NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,855 miles

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2003 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 062007

Rendezvous 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact's daughter stated that the vehicle consumed a lot of fuel. She found a large puddle of fuel on the ground underneath the vehicle. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the weld between the fuel tank and the fuel filler failed. The dealer stated that it was a manufacturer defect. The current mileage was 110,000 and failure mileage was 105,000. Updated 02-01-08.

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 242007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,737 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact noticed fuel leaking from the fuel tank where the filler pipe connects. The dealer stated that there was no visible damage to the fuel tank, but it needed to be replaced. The dealer made the replacement and there have been no further failures. The current and failure mileages were 93,737. Updated 02-01-08 updated 02/01/08

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #6

Jul 282006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
: the contact stated the seam on the fuel tank was leaking around the fuel spout spilling gas out the back of the vehicle. The dealership has been informed. Updated 08/14/06.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #5

Dec 152005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,700 miles


: the contact states there is NHTSA recall campaign 03V454000 regarding the fuel system, storage:tank assembly. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The vehicle has been repaired.

- Newbury, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 302005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Gas tank was leaking gas tank cracked. Also the wheel covers have plastic bolts and they break off easily and when you rotate tires they break off. People at the shop usually do not tell you when it breaks off because they will have to pay/or the employee there will be in trouble then you lose those wheel covers while driving without noticing it. I have lost 2 of them and could be hazard on the road for other vehicles.

- Glenvew, IL, USA

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problem #3

Jul 302005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Filled up tank, put car in garage. Next day entered garage and smelled gas. Found large puddle under back of car. My son came over and crawled under car, found leak where filler neck enters tank. Did not appear to be damaged, just a bad seal. Took car to dealership early Monday morning, after much arguing dealership agreed to replace tank under warranty.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #2

May 232005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
About a week ago smelled gas. However, vehicle always received poor gas mileage. The gas smell was very strong. Driver hardly ever filled gas tank up but did so yesterday, and discovered gas was pouring out of the vehicle. While driving the gas continues to pour out. Took vehicle to dealer, who noted the seal around the gas tank broke or was poorly sealed. No repairs have been made yet.

- Portland, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 282003

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
The gas tank fill hose enters tank in a poorly situated location. The hose enters the tank on the side, bottom through a flexible boot. The boot/hose in this location is susceptible to damage from road debris. The boot was torn open by a stone the size of a golf ball hitting the vehicle while moving at 60mph. The tear was significant (3/4" tear in boot where connected to tank). The filler hose should have been located either higher on side or on top of tank. Potential of fire or explosion severe.

- Mullica Hill, NJ, USA

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