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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,333 miles

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2005 Buick Rendezvous seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 052008


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. While driving approximately 15 mph on normal road conditions, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. It was believed that the aftermarket leather seats in the vehicle were affecting the air bag sensors. A book bag was placed on the front passenger seat once, which contributed to the air bag warning indicator illuminating intermittently. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but there was no resolution. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 06V417000 (air bags:frontal), although the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been inspected by an authorized dealer. There was concern of the safety risk involved in the event of a crash. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 44,000.

- Malibu, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
- the contact called regarding recall number: 06V417000. The contact states that they purchase another GM vehicle from a different dealership and that the dealership where they purchase the recalled vehicle is reluctant to take back the vehicle because contact didn't purchase the new vehicle at his dealership. The dealership in question is powell watson and is located in Laredo, tx. The contact states that when he spoke with manager (ricardo maldonado) he stated that they wouldn't be able to re-purchase his vehicle since he went to a different dealership to buy a Chevy Suburban. The contact filled complaint with manufacture.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 272006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
: the contact stated a NHTSA recall letter #06V417000 regarding the GM repurchase of vehicles due to the frontal airbags was received. The contact expressed concern that the manufacturer was not honoring all of the terms listed under the recall. The letter stated GM would repurchase the vehicle at full price, not exceeding the fair market value at the time purchased, including taxes. The contact expressed the manufacturer should be paying for the full loan, but they are only willing to pay for $16,500 of the $19,100 remaining on the loan. The contact understood the recall indicated GM would pay the full amount. Updated 12/28/06.

- Forney, TX, USA

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