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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,702 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild transmission (5 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Buick Rendezvous transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 172011

Rendezvous CXL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,215 miles


transmission just one of many ongoing problem, it would be better to list

- values and lifters (2X) under extended warranty thank God - numerous recalls(backgate, rear suspen,air bags) - front bearing (2X) 600.00 - body control mod 800.00 - front driverside window motor(2X) 400.00 - trans rebuild 2000.00

I hate this truck and G.M because they knew about this lemon and cant help me.

Out of work TomR

- , Brampton, Ontario, Canada

problem #5

Feb 152011

Rendezvous CX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Another "its been a problem with the 02 Rendezvous". GM dropped the ball on this model year.

- , Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 062010

Rendezvous CXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

i'm mad a hell this damn car is a lemon and we the consumers need to file a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST GM!!!!!!!!! THEY SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO TOYOTA BECAUSE THEY WERE TRYING TO BE CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 102008

Rendezvous CX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


I was told by the mechanic who repaired the transmission that the part that failed in the transmission had been flagged by Buick as a known problem. He also informed me that the failed part was not due to anything I had done, it just happens to these cars. I want to know why GM didn't inform their customers of this problem in a more direct way, that could have help save a lot of people, a lot of money. I also now have a head gasket leak and the front diver side window has failed to work consistently. All of these problems have been reported by other customers, so I would have to assume this is a major issue, not just one time perfect storm of a car gone bad.

- , Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 132005

Rendezvous CL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

Thank God we bought an extended warranty! The second problem I had just 4 months after purchasing the car. I had to fight with the Buick dealer to get them to not charge me anything for the repair. I told them if they didn't I would go to the consumer reportor on our local AtlaNTA NEWS.... After much back and forth they did replace the transmission. but as I said in another post, I having the car 3 days and having to have the intake gasket replaced and then the transmission, then the computer, then the drivers window mechanism breaking, then now the intake gasket is having to be replaced again!!!!! Love the car when it is not giving problems, but..... too much trouble for me!

- , Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152008

Rendezvous V6 3400

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

After months of the car sputtering and poor performance, numerous trips to the mechanic to no avail, A transmission sensor threw a service code. Because GM is completely stupid, the sensor is placed inside the transmission. $800.00 just to pull the transmission out and replace the $40.00 sensor, with no guarantee that this sensor will fix the problem. After finding nasty transmission fluid, the shop recommended a new transmission and a new torque converter. $1900 later, the damn car still sucks! No one can figure out this problem. Someone please steal this car from me!

- , Twinsburg, OH, US

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