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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,748 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Buick Rendezvous brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012014


  • 92,142 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the brake system failed when the brake pedal was engaged. The contact mentioned that the brake pedal felt soft, hesitated, and vibrated as it emitted a loud grinding noise. The all wheel drive and the anti lock light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer replaced the brake pads, the tires, and wheel; however, the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,142.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 062015

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Intermittent loss of power, loss of ABS brakes and loss of AWD. When you apply pressure to the gas pedal (accelerator) if you depress the pedal for what feels like over a 1/2 inch you lose power and the rpms go sky high and you can hear it trying to rev up. To get going you have to release the gas and press lightly. I loss power, esp. Going uphill since it needs more to go, but you can't give it more gas else it won't go. I and my fiancé were almost hit in an intersection because of this loss of power. You can gain speed, but very slowly and anytime you depress the gas pedal further it again fails. Replaced three wheel bearings, all brakes, two calipers and the throttle position sensor. Nothing shows on the readout except for the front bearings aren't reading right, but they're brand new and have been re-checked for defect. Still that hasn't fixed the issue. Upon problem has actually been occurring for almost two months now.

- Guys Mills, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014


  • 168,397 miles
I was coming to a stop to make a turn and my brake pedal fought back at me and I had to put all my strength to get the car to stop. I finally got it to stop but I'm worried one day it will not stop and I'll get into a wreck. I don't know if this has to do with the brake system or something more severe.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 182013


  • 124,453 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that when driving various speeds, the vehicle would decelerate independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the brake caliper, all wheel drive sensor and the brake pads. The failure progressively worsened and the vehicle eventually failed to accelerate intermittently. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer however, the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,453. Kmj

- Cave City , AR, USA

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