NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,361 miles

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2003 Buick Rendezvous drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,083 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. While driving 45 mph, the all wheel light illuminated, which indicated that it was disabled. The contact took the vehicle to a nearby Buick dealer and they stated that the rear differential was coming apart on the inside. The cost for the repair was $2,667, but the contact was charged $1,302.58. The failure mileage was 67,083. Updated 05/20/08. Updated 05/20/08

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 102007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Buick Rendezvous - engine gaskets, wheel bearings, AWD, rear differential, A/C condenser and on and on. Car is a lemon.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 192006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Buick rendevous. 1st was a 2002 cxl - problems: Rear differential slipped, passenger side window regulator broke, ac condenser broken, rear view mirror fell off, back up sensors shut down vehicle - because of this fried entire electrical system, brakes and rotors replaced at 30K. 2nd is a 2003 cxl - problems - rear differential slipping, passenger side window regulator broken, driver 1 & 2 memory broken, engine running hot because of leak in radiator - again 30K

- Chapin, SC, USA

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