hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,727 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 162013


  • 158,633 miles


5 minutes after being on the highway at 70 miles per hour the vehicle started dropping speed and message center started showing low battery, lights problem, service engine soon, brake fluid low, windshield wiper fluid low, low tire pressure, security service. Also, when I come to a stop the engine shuts off by itself as a low power, few minutes later, starts back up and can keep driving but hitting the gas pedal and releasing it after a few seconds at a time to recharge the battery so it would not shut off again. Also, after this happened the emergency lights began to come on and off by themselves. Took to a mechanic to have it serviced they said to replace the battery and alternator and if problems continued the starter. Few months later after replacing these parts, it started giving me problems with low fan as if the relays were bad but they are in good condition, low battery fuel and had to be changed again because the battery was not retaining charge. The vehicle still has all the messages in the message center, they never went away. Then within the last month I wanted to have the radio replaced, but I found out the speakers have power coming straight from the battery to the radio that causes it to overheat and makes static when the radio is on while driving. Also, the neutral safety switch for the ignition key got burned so now it is not working but still has allowed for the car to turn on and off and dry. A week ago, 04/28/14 the vehicle has been showing an error message in the message center, every light possible in the message center about the services that need to be done come on, which I assume now is the body control module that has gone bad. Most frequent message is security. Gas gauge goes up and down and never gives an accurate reading of how much is in the vehicle.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #4

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 #3

May 202013


  • 136,000 miles
When driving our car accelerates while driving. Doesn't matter what speed, 25 and or up, it's frightening and not sure of where to go or who to see.

- East Troy, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on highway at 65mph vehicle would not accelerate and car slowed down. Dealer contacted, said it was caused by transmission shaft pump having a defect.

- Summerville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 202001

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle rolls rearward when accelerating on a slight incline. Dealer has been contacted.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

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