pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,200 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. should have a recall by Buick (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Buick Rendezvous wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 092011

Rendezvous CXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


This is #6 repair for this same issue. Every 6 months I replace a wheel bearing. This car has been junk since I bought it as this is not the only problem with it.

- Kathy J., Holland, MI, US

problem #4

Oct 122005

Rendezvous 3-2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

we have had the wheel hub assembly changed several times since this first time...recall was for 60K miles so we were out of luck . happens every spring? this car has been a lemon if you ask me. we drive on gravel road 1.7 miles every day and that must be enough to bother this vehicle. Do not buy this car !!!!! We have transmission leak now, window drivers side stopped working. Intake gaskets needed replacing.

Do not buy this car!!!!

- cupaco, Chassell, MI, US

problem #3

Mar 252008

Rendezvous CXL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

Had to replace both rear wheel bearings. Also had replaced both front wheel bearings at 45,000 and 47,000 miles. The fronts were covered by a "reimbursement" program from Buick. (They conveniently avoided a recall). I can not believe these failed so quickly. I have driven several vehicles past the 120,000 mark and have never replaced any component of the wheel hub.

- Stephane M., Coopersville, MI, US

problem #2

Jan 102008

Rendezvous CXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

This is the 2nd wheel hub failure that I have experienced since owning the vehicle.

The first one occurred at 57,000 miles. In forty years of driving I have never seen

a wheel hub failure occurring with less than 120,000 miles, and that only happened once. If others have incurred similar failures, maybe a recall action should be

pursued with the GM lawyers. At roughly $600 per repair, the company may be

cashing in on defective workmanship.


- Raymond A., Laurel, MD, US

problem #1

Aug 132005

(reported on)

Rendezvous CXL

  • 51,000 miles

This vehicle has been had multiple failures. Of course if the wheel hub failure had caused my wheel to fall off at 65 mph I wouldn't be here to gripe. I have put in a complaint with NHTSA but they don't seen to really care about safety as they claim (must be government paid off by GM). I have been to several other sites and have found numerous other complaints about this and other major failures. This is my 3rd GM lemon and will not buy GM again. JD Powers must be out of their minds (or also paid off by GM)!!!!!

- uaw239gm, Manchester, MD, US

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