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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,947 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.

2004 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282014


  • 131,000 miles


One day I woke up got in my car started driving and it wouldn't go past 55mph I took it to East detroit auto on gratiot in detroit mi and they kept my car for over 30 days saying they don't know what's wrong with it. They changed the fuel pump and gave me my car back not working. I just recently brought this car and its a huge hassle.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 072012


  • 180,800 miles
The steering grinds and the power brakes don't stop unless you pump them when this happens, its not all the time, and the shifting gear broke while I was parked trying to put it into reverse. My name is [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 032006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,188 miles
: the contact stated while parking the vehicle at driving 3 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning, colliding with a nearby retaining wall. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was unable to determine the problem. The manufacturer was also notified.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #1

Mar 072004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
The following are the symptoms which I experienced within 1-3 miles of leaving your dealership: 1.transmission disengaged 2.engine raced 3.transmission reengaged 4.the vehicle lurched forward, causing me to have to break to avoid an accident 5.speedometer readings were all over the dial and not indicative of speeds actually traveled. When the above was not happening the transmission shifted very unevenly

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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