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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2002 Buick Rendezvous (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,825 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Jun 192018

Rendezvous

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I find the 2002 Rendezvous has a defective gas tank. When they make the tank they use two different plastic materials for the tank and the filler tube that result on the weld not holding on. And due to the unusual position of that filler tube in the middle of the gas tank a very dangerous situation for explosion and fire. There is plenty of reports on the internet pertains only to the 2002 model. According to Buick its not their problem because the warranty expire.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #30

Jul 052007

Rendezvous

  • 20,000 miles
No notice from GM on recall dated 08/08/2007 fuel tank defect. Fuel leaking from fuel tank at this specific location. Dealers will not repair this defect. I am the orig. Owner.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #29

May 152018

Rendezvous

  • 110,000 miles
Vehicle showed check engine code for emissions for some time. Now smelling fuel from car. Mechanic diagnosed as cracked tank, same as recall number 06230A. VIN does not match recall. Dealership and Buick were not helpful at providing alternatives to getting issue fixed. Upon more research there are many complaints online of this same issue. Cracked tank and VIN is not listed in recall. This provides very dangerous conditions. Car smells like fuel inside and out. Never been in an accident or had any issues that would cause this problem.

- Coudersport, PA, USA

problem #28

Mar 122018

Rendezvous

  • 121,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving at 5 mph, the contact noticed a very strong fuel odor in the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed fuel was leaking very heavily from the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to their residence, then to an independent mechanic where the technician informed the contact that the fuel tank needed replacement. The dealer was not contacted or made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline) and offered no further assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 102018

Rendezvous

  • 45,000 miles
Noticed smell of gas by the 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Mechanic verified there was a leak near filling point of car. Said would be expensive to fix this, thought he saw something about GM recalling gas tanks on some vehicles. Looked it up and saw many complaints about this issue and there was a recall. This was my parents car, now being used by my teenage son, so I looked in their file and found a letter sent from GM that a crack could occur in the tank due to a defective product and if it happened to the vehicle they would replace it. Wrong. Apparently a dangerous fire hazard doesn't matter after 10 years. GM said this replacement offer has expired. GM told me to make an appointment at a Buick dealer to have them verify the problem. The dealer I brought it to told me not to waste my money having it diagnosed by them, since my mechanic had already verified it was leaking in the defective spot, because GM never covers this previously offered repair anymore. The 2002 Rendezvous has only approximately 45,000 miles on it!! owned by my parents who took meticulous care of it. What was supposed to be a great car for my 16 year old son is now a fire hazard, and essentially unsellable if I have any conscience!! I cannot believe GM refuses to uphold their promise to repair this completely, dangerously unsafe defect, that they allotted replacement parts and money for, because they knew it was their defective part they put into these Rendezvous. I guess they are waiting for someone to actually blow up to put this repair back into place.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

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problem #26

Aug 132017

Rendezvous

  • 40 miles
Fuel tank is defective, with the car in motion and stationary, when I put more than a half tank, gasoline will find a way out the tank, I already replaced the fuel tank for another original one and it was good for only 3 months. The traction system when the car is in motion and stationary is always giving an error on the computer and making funny noises and sometimes brakes make a noise like ta ta ta because of the traction system. Battery system is a joke I had to replace and put the battery terminals on the top because cables get disconnected from the original way. I would like to see more recalls on this car, so many problems and my car have a little over 80,000 miles

- Clewiston, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 302009

Rendezvous

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving various speeds, a fuel odor entered the vehicle. The contact noticed that there was a fuel leak around the rear of the vehicle. The dealer could not diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 07E021000 (fuel system) and 07V349000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Fox Lake, IL, USA

problem #24

Oct 312015

Rendezvous

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the vehicle had an abnormal fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that fuel was leaking from the fuel tank; however, the failure could not be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000(fuel/propulsion system); however, the VIN was excluded. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Ruleville, MS, USA

problem #23

Oct 162016

Rendezvous

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact observed fuel leaking from the vehicle onto the garage floor. The vehicle was taken to an dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was leaking fuel and that the fuel tank housing fractured. The fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 111,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #22

Jun 012015

Rendezvous

  • miles
Oil and anti freeze leaking valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. And also the wheel hub and the vehicle is currently running hot

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #21

Jul 212016

Rendezvous

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated the odor of fuel was present inside and outside of the vehicle. The contact discovered fuel leaked from the fuel tank. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

problem #20

Apr 012016

Rendezvous

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving various speeds, the fuel tank light illuminated continuously. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was filled with fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the check valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 07E021000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Spring Valley, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 042013

Rendezvous

  • miles
Fuel tank recall # 07V349000 I took my car to my service center to check out fuel leak a fracture in tank housing was found, I call Buick to report findings over 9 months and many phone calls nothing was done they finely said my VIN was not one of the ones with that problems and said I should have tank replaced at my expense if it is the same defect they should pay for it I would like the car fixed by Buick at their expense if U have a recall then honor it no pick and choose I would like to hear from someone if Buick doesn't want to repair my vehicle then they should buy it for the retail price or give me another vehicle of equal value

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #18

Oct 212015

Rendezvous

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that after exiting the vehicle, he observed fuel leaking from the rear driver's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was approximately 113,000.

- Cranesville, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 102015

Rendezvous

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, there was a strong odor of fuel without warning. The contact noticed that there was fuel leaking onto the ground and that the fuel gauge provided incorrect reading fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #16

Sep 262015

Rendezvous

  • miles
Auto stopped running suddenly determined to be mechanism in fuel tank

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 312015

Rendezvous

  • 178,060 miles
The fuel level indicator started to operate improperly, incorrectly checking the fuel level.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 272015

Rendezvous

  • 144,750 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the odor of fuel was present while operating the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact discovered fuel leaking from the fuel tank inlet valve. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 144,750.

- Bristal , CT, USA

problem #13

Jul 182015

Rendezvous

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that that fuel fumes were emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Pemberton, NJ, USA

problem #12

May 012015

Rendezvous

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. After refueling the vehicle, fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

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