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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,704 miles

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2003 Buick Rendezvous drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 172009

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 114,324 miles


Undetected safety hazard with 2003 Buick Rendezvous..spent over 11,000 with repairs & maintenance on this SUV and now over 5000 dollars trying to find the reason for the vehicle to keep shutting down after appx. 40 miles of stop and go traffic..have had many close calls of being hit when this happens and have had the vehicle in 5 times to the dealer to diagnose the problem to no avail..can not afford to trade and should not have loses power too when this problem happens..they say they can not duplicate it when they drive it..I have had 2 other people experience this problem..I believe this is a very big concern for my safety and others too.

- Poestenkill, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 112008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,083 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. While driving 45 mph, the all wheel light illuminated, which indicated that it was disabled. The contact took the vehicle to a nearby Buick dealer and they stated that the rear differential was coming apart on the inside. The cost for the repair was $2,667, but the contact was charged $1,302.58. The failure mileage was 67,083. Updated 05/20/08. Updated 05/20/08

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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