NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,125 miles

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2004 Buick Rendezvous accessories - interior problems

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 182011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Speedometer on my 2004 Buick Rendezvous cxl SUV has not been working properly for the last 6 months. Some days it will be alot lower than actual speed of the vehicle and other days it will be alot higher, like showing 110 mph while I'm actually driving 45 mph. Some days it does not register anything other than 0 mph.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 222010

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the speedometer displayed an incorrect speed; it would indicate that the vehicle was traveling faster than it actually was. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000. Updated 3/11/11 the consumer stated the speedometer registers at 100- 105 mph when she was actually driving 45 mph. Updated 03/16/11

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 022010


  • miles
I have been seriously frustrated with my vehicle. I have taken to mechanics where I paid to have it placed on the diagnostic machine and I have had every fuse checked numerous times. Not once but many times over the past year. My 2004 Buick Rendezvous' gas gauge and speedometer work when they want to. Most of the time not at all. The speedometer will read over 100 mph. The gas gauge does not work. I took it to another mechanic today to be told it must be in the board. I have been told it has something to do with a ground wire. I don't know but for the money I spent on this car it should work. I am worried about safety. I have had problems with it stalling also. One window will not roll up and down by the button on the door (only by the driver's button). One door won't open from the inside. And the back windshield wiper does not touch the window. This also has been looked at since 2 weeks after I purchased the vehicle. I just found out about GM' recalls etc today and am hoping something will finally get done cause I love my SUV.

- Hornell, NY, USA

problem #5

May 042010


  • 51,000 miles


Speedometer often fails to work properly.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 052009


  • 70,000 miles
Vehicle dashboard instruments (speedometer and vehicle engine temperature) do not operate properly.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012008


  • 85,000 miles
Initially the fuel gauge began to act incorrectly. Now not only does the fuel gauge not work, but the speedometer does not work.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 122007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Speed gauge keeps spending around wont stay adjusted. My rear defrost won't work tried fuses keep blowing out.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 302007

Rendezvous 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
We have a 2004 Buick Rendezvous that does not keep accurate speedometer readings and it jumps lanes or severely pulls to the left. We have been trying to get this repaired but it does not do these things when the dealer drives it. This has gone on over 3 months. The speedometer reads excessive speeds over 100 mph or it reads 20 mph sitting in the drive. We have pictures of the speedometer reading 100+ miles per hour but they wont take those. The dealer can not get the nac warranty department to cover or replace the cluster because they cant duplicate the problem. I recently read where there is a class action lawsuit against GM due to the same speedometer issues.

- Powell, OH, USA

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