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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,965 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 012015

Rendezvous

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the fuel tank leaked and there was an abnormal odor. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel leak was near the filler spout. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline) was related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 242012

Rendezvous

  • 93,092 miles
The car would buck while I was on the road. During these times the wipers might come on and be intermittent. I took the cat in to a GM dealer. The problem was diagnosed as a faulty ignition switch, and so stated on my invoice. I called GM on this for a refund and was told that there were not enough complaints on this model. Its interesting that the 2003 Saturn, which was a recall, had the same ignition switch.

- Bonita Spings, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 192015

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The car has a noise and it lags at 4K RPM. We had it diagnosed and there where no codes. The noise has gotten worse. We were driving down the road and it staled out on us and then again when we were pulling in our driveway. I need it fixed and I refuses to pay for something that wont even show up on a shops computer.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 012014

Rendezvous

  • 117,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated the vehicle failed to accelerate up an incline. The contact mentioned that when travelling at a steady speed, the vehicle jerked violently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- Mcdowell, KY, USA

problem #5

Sep 012014

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. While the vehicle was parked, the horn activated independently. The failure persisted until the battery was disconnected. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Updated 11/20/14 updated 5/4/2015

- West Milton, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 242012

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 93,092 miles
The car was bucking and staling while I was on the road. I kept losing power steering and the windshield wipers would coming on. The GM dealer diagnosed the problem in the invoice report as " faulty ignition switch" the part number given as 15242754.

- Bonita Spings, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 082013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. After the vehicle stalled it would restart on its on within a few minutes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The fuel pump was replaced. The failure mileage was 160,000. The current mileage was 162,408. Updated 9/12/14- the consumer stated the throttle positioning sensor, camshaft sensor, and crank sensor were all replaced. The vehicle would idle /stall wall being driven. The steering wheel would lock. The vehicle was not repaired. Updated 2/5/2015

- Smethport, PA, USA

problem #2

May 122013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 147,500 miles
I was looking up info on my car found there was recalls on my specific problem. The transmission shifts very hard with poor engine performance. It idles high and at times it sputters taking off from a stop. I am afraid one of these times it will stall and will end up in an accident. We had it hooked up for a diagnostic it came up trouble code P0742. This is our main transportation and the car used to Transport our son. I would really like to get this fixed before it becomes a major issue or a problem resulting in a new car or accident.

- Waynesville, OH, USA

problem #1

May 082013

Rendezvous

  • 91,000 miles
When first accelerating, the car stalled out and the battery died. After braking to shift back into park and restarting, I was able to move again. Besides the acceleration issue, when driving and then braking when coming to a stop, it feels as if something is preventing the car from braking creating a grinding sensation. After the initial "grinding", AWD is disabled along with the anti-lock braking system. This happens just about every time the Rendezvous is driven.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

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