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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
157,786 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.

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2003 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 062012

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 1,143,200 miles


Fuel system, gasoline:storage fuel tank leakage on the side of the fuel tank, when tank is filled up to 3/4 of tank or is filled to full tank.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 102008


  • 72,390 miles
There is a recall - investigation # ea 07-006 that describes a gas leak near the inlet of the gas tank. I smell gas fumes in my garage every day after filling up the tank and there is residue under the tank inlet on the floor of the garage. I took the vehicle to the Buick dealer on 10/4/08 and they indicated there was no evidence of cracks and this vehicle was not part of the recall. I am still having the problem and the dealer has provided no remedy. There is gas residue along the side of the tank. What can I do? so far the dealer has done nothing but inspect.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 112008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,105 miles
I am having to replace my fuel tank on 2003 Buick Rendezvous since I could smell it leaking fuel and making noise. This is costing me $850. I noticed there was a recall on this.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 062007

Rendezvous 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


Fuel tank inlet connection to fuel tank has fractured, allowing vapors and fuel to escape from the fuel tank. The area around the joint is moist with fuel, and leaking droplets make a spot on the driveway underneath fuel tank. Symptoms are identical to recall number 07V349000 (Rendezvous 2002-2004) but dealer says recall does not apply to this car.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #6

Aug 272007

Rendezvous 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Approximately 30 minutes after filling up the vehicle with gasoline, the fuel would leak completely out of the gas tank. The contact smelled a strong gasoline odor in the passenger compartment. He notified the dealer and they stated that his vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 42,000 and current mileage was 43,000.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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problem #5

Jun 102007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas tank is emitting fumes. Gas pump line crack, leading to fuel settling at the O'ring releases component. Now O'ring has become correded. Cannot replace O'ring since it is connected to the tank. Gas pump and line replaced; now the gas tank needs to be replaced due faulty gas pump. GM has a recall on both 07E021000 and 07V349000; which has been reported it could cause a fire.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 062007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact smelled gasoline and noticed fuel leaking from the gas tank. The mechanic stated that the fuel tank was fractured and he made the replacement. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The current and failure mileages were 97,000.

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 172006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was parked when the contact noticed a pool of gas underneath the vehicle. Upon inspection, the filler nozzle elbow coming out of the gas tank appeared to be a two piece unit. The seam around the filler elbow seemed to be leaking. Changed comp code.pco

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 232006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,765 miles
I own a 2003 Buick Rendezvous AWD. Service engine light came on Saturday. Sunday gas was dripping from my car. I was told by my mechanic that the failure was between the fuel intake valve and the fuel tank. He suggested that I check to see if there were any recalls for that particular problem and there was for the exact same problem on 2004 models. I can only get parts through the dealership and I am trying to resolve this with them right now. In the meantime I have to be afraid to drive my car with my children, and my car smells like gasoline.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282003

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
The gas tank fill hose enters tank in a poorly situated location. The hose enters the tank on the side, bottom through a flexible boot. The boot/hose in this location is susceptible to damage from road debris. The boot was torn open by a stone the size of a golf ball hitting the vehicle while moving at 60mph. The tear was significant (3/4" tear in boot where connected to tank). The filler hose should have been located either higher on side or on top of tank. Potential of fire or explosion severe.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

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