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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,333 miles

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2003 Buick Rendezvous suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

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

2003 Buick Rendezvous. Sporadic brake noise and braking problems with accompanying warning messages required service assessment. Diagnosis was defective hub and bearing assembly on right rear. Repaired at cost of $340. Six hundred miles later, same problem, same repair required. Now, three weeks later, I have the same problem. Each time, it seems a different wheel is involved. I have begun investigating and it appears Buick has had a significant problem with their hub and bearing assemblies. It seems a recall is in order.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 102007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
All 4 of my wheel bearings went bad before 60,000 miles, I received a letter from Buick stating they are offering an extended warranty for the front wheel bearings up to 60,000 miles. This problem was not diagnosed until I had 63,000 miles, though 4 months ago when I asked my mechanic about the load noise coming from my vehicle I was told it was from my new tires and I just needed to wear the tread and the noise would stop. It got worse and I brought the vehicle to 3 mechanics. The first 2 both said it is almost impossible for even 1 wheel bearing to go bad with this little of miles and they could not explain how all my wheel bearings could be shot. They stated when I asked about the noise 4 months ago it is most likely this would not have been diagnosed because no one would have even considered wheel bearings problems in a vehicle this new. One of the mechanics shook my tire in front of me a half an inch, stating "this is a huge safety issue". the letter I received from Buick claimed this was not recalled because it did not pose a safety concern. I did have the front 2 recently replaced and the dealer/Buick paid for half the cost, but refused to pay for the rear wheel bearings because that was not an issue on the letter I received. I researched online and found this was reported on a news station and over 272,000 people are affected by this.

- Le Center, MN, USA

problem #1

Dec 192006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Buick rendevous. 1st was a 2002 cxl - problems: Rear differential slipped, passenger side window regulator broke, ac condenser broken, rear view mirror fell off, back up sensors shut down vehicle - because of this fried entire electrical system, brakes and rotors replaced at 30K. 2nd is a 2003 cxl - problems - rear differential slipping, passenger side window regulator broken, driver 1 & 2 memory broken, engine running hot because of leak in radiator - again 30K

- Chapin, SC, USA

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