hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,800 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022016


  • 130,000 miles


Vehicle gave no kind of notice just started jumping out of gear going down the main road. It will jump in and out of gear and just stops shifting. Have to turn engine off then back on for it to go back into gear and sometimes that still does not work. Almost got hit from the rear because it jumped out of gear.

- Sewanee, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 092014


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving 40 mph, the acceleration decreased and the engine revved. An independent mechanic stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Glasgow, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011


  • 189,000 miles
Car is reluctant to move at low speeds (25/30 mph). Gear moves very reluctantly into higher gear. Hear loud cluttering noises from gear box, metals grinding against each other. This causes slowing the traffic and feel as if someone will hit me from behind. Feel unsafe to drive. Safety issue.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 132010


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact was traveling 55 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The engine was still running and as the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and had been inspected or repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #1

May 122002


  • miles
While driving the vehicles transmission jerked heavily, the gears locked up and the vehicle accelerated. The dealer was notified.

- Littlerock, CA, USA

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