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NHTSA — Power Train: Transfer Case (4-Wheel Drive) Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 252005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


2004 Buick rendevous 64K miles - complete ato transmission failure - including transfer assembly. Occured 40mph with no previous signs or symptoms - almost caused rear end collision. Lost all gears, 1,2 and reverse - only 3rd barely operable. 5 miles from dealer - had to be towed. Superior Buick (Kansas City) pulled pan - said lot of ground up metal. Initial cost $5K! investigating other cases - finding GM knows of this problem - in some cases dealers buying back '02 rdv's. finding this exact same occurance with other owners is not just a random - but many failures. Just 30 days ago also had to replace entire ac condenser unit $1,500 - now finding this too is a GM defect with lot of other rdv oweners. Will try to pursue vehicle back by from GM - seeing a lot of 'lemon' cases out there.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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