NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,280 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,561 miles


2003 Buick Rendezvous with 87,000 miles. I started smelling a sweet burning smell through the vent. I am being told that my intake valve is leaking and the water pump needs replacing. This will apparently cost approximately $2,650. My father owns the exact same car and had this exact same problem arise in his 2001 Buick Rendezvous. It cost him significantly less. The dealers all know about this problem but is has not been issued as a recall therefore they can charge for it. My father's dealership in dayton, Ohio knew about it and when I brought mine into the dealership in alexandria, va the servicemen laughed because they were aware of the problem.

- Alexandrai, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
2003 Buick Rendezvous cxl 75000 miles cooling temperature varied widely indicating a possible problem. Took auto to authorized repair shop who replaced intake manifold gasket at 75000 miles.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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