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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to have it replaced/reprogrammed (1 reports)
2004 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 162008

Rendezvous Ultra 3.6L-L Ohv V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


We've owned this car for 10 months, and this is the 3rd major issue we've had. I'll be posting the others as well, but I'm pretty sure all 3 are known issues. In this case, we went to turn the car on (at the airport @ 1:00am) and it wouldn't start. The odometer read 'error', the fuel gauge read nothing (even though we had 3/4 of a tank in it) and it didn't even try to turn over. Had it towed to a Pontiac dealership and after telling us the car was "kicking their butts" they fixed it by replacing and reprogramming the ECM (when they first replaced it, it wouldn't recognize the car)

All in all it took 4 days to get it fixed, cost us a cab ride home after our vacation, along with towing fees. Do yourself a favor, don't buy a GM car

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

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