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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Cooling Unit And Lines Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles

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2003 Buick Rendezvous transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


I have had to replace the front and back brakes and rotors in my 2003 Buick Rendezvous twice now - one at 36,000 miles and again just recently at 73,000 miles. I had to have $1200 worth of work on the transmission at 62,000 miles because a gasket was leaking and causing transmission fluid to leak into the anti-freeze. Buick knew of this problem and had changed the design in 2003, but after I had purchased my vehicle. Now, I have been told the transmission cooling lines are leaking. Didn't they notice that when I had the transmission work done or did they cause it? mechanic says it has been leaking a long time.

- Highland, IN, USA

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