NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,722 miles

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2004 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012006


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the vehicle loses braking and steering power while driving. The failures cause the vehicle to stall. The dealer was unable to find the cause of failure. She took the vehicle to another auto repair shop and they called an expert, who stated that there was a design flaw with the engine and the fuel line was too close to the air intake system/valve. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, failure speed, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 21,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

Dec 162006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,030 miles
- the contact said that the car shuts off wile driving at different speeds. The contact said that she as had taken the car to the repair shop, but they could not find a problem. It is still under warranty and the dealer has not give the contact a repair order for a possible problem. The contact stated that the speed at last failure was 25 mph.

- Oxford, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 042004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles
: the contact stated in stop and go traffic, the vehicle overheats. This is an intermittent problem. The contact continues driving the vehicle without the overheating causing damage. The dealership is unable to determine a problem and there are no codes on the computer. The cruise control did not work and the gas cap was faulty which caused the engine light to illuminate. Updated 04/06/06.

- Hershey, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


I brought a Buick rendevouz on July 17,2004. From the very first week I had it I told the dealer the gas gage doesnot work properly. They checked it over and still cannot find ahything wrong with it. And it still not working properply now but theat is not the biggest issu with this vehicle. The first incident 10.10.04. I was driving on the highway to work when the vehilce just stalls out. I didn't know what was going on. The car get rolling for a couple of sceonds and then I applied the brake put the car in park. A couple of seconds later I started the truck up and begin driving. I dropped the truck off to the dealer and told them what had occurred. They replaced a apart and sent me on my way. Since then the vidhilce hase stalled out over 10 times. And someday it stalls out twice a day. I have brought it back to the dealer and they keep changeing and replacing parts but its not fixing the stalling out. I am scared that me and my daughter will killed from it stalling out. They just changed something witht the transmisson and now it back in the shop with the same problem.

- Bklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

May 012004


  • 10,000 miles
2004 Buick Rendezvous has had engine failure three times. The vehicle would stall intermittently while driving. The first time the dealer replaced the fuel pump at 10000 miles. The second time the dealer replaced the crank position sensor at 11000. The vehicle stalled a third time at 12000 miles and was taken to the dealer. The dealer has not determined the cause of the failure. The consumer believes she should be give a new vehicle since the problem cannot seem to be permanently resolved.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 072004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
The following are the symptoms which I experienced within 1-3 miles of leaving your dealership: 1.transmission disengaged 2.engine raced 3.transmission reengaged 4.the vehicle lurched forward, causing me to have to break to avoid an accident 5.speedometer readings were all over the dial and not indicative of speeds actually traveled. When the above was not happening the transmission shifted very unevenly

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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