pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,750 miles
Total Complaints:
15 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace power window motor (9 reports)
  2. not sure (4 reports)
  3. replaced window actuator clips (2 reports)
2003 Buick Rendezvous windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 292013

Rendezvous CX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


I had the driver side fixed once. Then front passenger side went out. Then front drivers side went out again. Need tape to keep passenger side up, forced drivers side up with board. Can't afford to fix, can hardly afford the insurance, but need to get to work. I love the vehicle, but hate the windows. DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BUICK WON'T FIX THEIR PROBLEM!!!!

- Linda S., Grand Rapids, MI, US

problem #14

May 162013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Both rear windows stopped working. They were stuck down (in the winter). Was told $400 to replace everything. Had service station to just put to where there were rolled up and wouldn't come down. Needless to say they did a crappy job and now it just randomly falls down and I have to periodically push them back up. Then if they get pushed too far down they go into the door frame and can't be put up without taking it all apart.

Driver's side switch will sometimes work and sometimes not. So, sometimes I get stuck with it down and then later on it just flies up like there was no problem.

Worst windows ever on a vehicle. It's like they threw some junk together and called it a day. Why it hasn't been recalled and them pay to fix it instead of owner's having to deal with shoddy parts and workmanship is beyond me.

A simple thing that they cut corners on and now won't make good on....I won't buy a buick again...this is not the only issues I've had with this one....wish I just had the old roll up and down windows instead of being stuck with this garbage.

- Lorrie S., Jonesville, KY, US

problem #13

Sep 162011

Rendezvous CXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles

Love this vehicle but WTH ??!! All 4 quit working ! Fuses are good so what now??

- Kevin D., Pell City, AL, US

problem #12

Mar 092011

Rendezvous CXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


I have had issues with all 4 windows and had to replace whatever it is that makes them go up and down with all of them. Again this car is junk.

- Kathy J., Holland, MI, US

problem #11

Aug 232010

Rendezvous LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

This is the third of the four windows this has happened to..The first time it happened was at about 40000 miles. This is just ridiculous, and they wont recall this. Everyone that I tell that I drive a rendezvous, the first thing they ask is have I had window problems. Buick might have got me with this piece of crap, but never ever again. They need to do something about this. We pay way to much for these cars for this to happen. To beat it all tonight the third(driver back seat) window went out while I was taking my husband out for his birthday. I AM DONE WITH BUICK FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They need to man up and recall this and fix these windows. Hello Buick obviously there is a problem with your windows. Read all the complaints. All three of my windows just stopped working with no warning...........unacceptable!!!!

- Michelle J., Aberdeen, MS, US

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problem #10

Feb 012009

Rendezvous CX 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Not only did the motor and regulator go bad, the whole part broke due to it being mostly plastic, What a joke that they wont recall these!! Buick is a vehicle I will never ever own again, not to mention GM all together due to there lack of thinking about the working class and the ability to work with the working class who would enjoy being able to use the stupid windows.

- nilajulie, Columbus, OH, US

problem #9

Oct 012008

Rendezvous CX 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


I would never buy another one since the dealer wont recall the regulators due to it being a common problem not to mention they still dont have the regulator to buy as after market. They sure know about the money pit problems and want to bleed the consumer dry!

- nilajulie, Columbus, OH, US

problem #8

Nov 172007

Rendezvous CX 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Replaced driver and passenger window motors. Rear passenger starting to make noise like the two I replaced. I've stopped rolling them down.

- hhaleballs, Lakewood, CO, US

problem #7

Jan 012008

Rendezvous 3-2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Dealer couldn't recommend any inexpensive fix. Window switch drivers side won't go up consistently. but does go down...and takes multiple attempts to close.

- cupaco, Chassell, MI, US

problem #6

Dec 152007

Rendezvous CXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Clips broke had to tape window up intill I could find new clips. Dealer stated could not order clips alone would have to order acc. $200.00. Bull&#@% Found clips online for about $30.00 Then to top it off got everything back together and window would not go up motor broke once again spoke with dealer $200.00. Bull found motor on line $50.00 window will roll up now But will not roll down think switch is bad. Go figure

- Jeff M., Lancaster, OH, US

problem #5

Jul 142006

Rendezvous LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Rolled the window up and heard both a big clunk and a snapping break type noise. The cheap plastic &#@&$@()SOB76009&$ clips on the actuater arm that supports the front passenger and driver windows will snap off when you raise the window full up and then drive it up a little more. The window falls down in the door and the motors will still actuate without the window. The dealers will quote entire motor actuator replacement. Just take the door panels off, find the two broken clips (2 per window), and then take them to the dealer for replacement. Cost me only $70 total for both clips and about 2.5 hours labor per window (not too difficult). Had to do this for both front windows.

- hanch, Lorain, OH, US

problem #4

Oct 012007

Rendezvous CXL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

This is the 2nd window on this vehicle to have the window regulator break. It is going to be another $500 to have it fixed.

- Gene C., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #3

Sep 032006

Rendezvous CXL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

The sorry part of the window motor breaking was that I had it looked at twice while it was still under warranty and they reported no problems. I was out of town on a trip and had to spend an extra day for a dealership to open before I could get it fixed.

- Gene C., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #2

Sep 142007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

I won't have a huge complaint until I find out how much this will cost to repair. Oh- besides the fact that my driver side window was experiencing similiar symptons of the passenger window before it stopped working. So I hope the driver window won't have to be replaced, too.

- Nicole W., Marietta, GA, US

problem #1

Oct 222006

(reported on)

Rendezvous CRW

  • 55,000 miles

I lowered the window (automatic) and it would not come back up. The motor in the door for the window broke. The whole motor had to be replaced.

- Gloria S., Medina, OH, US

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