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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125 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.

2003 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 042006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed the back ground color on the instrument panel made the instrument gauges impossible to see. The primary problem with this is in daylight. The sun beams into the window and there is direct contact with the instrument panel making it unable to be seen. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no alternative to the problem. The contact stated he could not read the speedometer during daylight hours. It was so bad that the contact's wife could not and would not drive in daylight hours.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 112002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Dashboard lights can't be visible during the day. Consumer can't see the speedometeror gas gauge. Continuous complaints to the manufacturer have been made with no resolution.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #2

May 282003

(reported on)


  • miles
Nar 05/28/2003 serious defect speedometer.

- Nashville, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 112004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Speedometer numbers are difficult to see during day light. Dealer informed consumer that they had several complaints about this problem, but there was no remedy for this problem.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

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