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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,386 miles

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2004 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012010


  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous purchased in June 2009. She stated the owner continued to smell a strong odor of gasoline fuel from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised having a diagnostic done, however it was not performed. No repairs were made to correct the failure. Although there was a recall for the failure, her VIN was excluded (see NHTSA campaign id number: 03V454000; component: Fuel system, gasoline:storage). No repairs were made to the vehicle to date. The failure and current mileages were under 78,000.

- Pontotoc, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 282007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,042 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. She stated that she smelled gas while the vehicle was parked. She looked under the vehicle and noticed gas on the ground. The dealer noticed that there was a hole in the gas tank. There is a recall for the fuel system storage (NHTSA campaign id#03V454000). The current mileage was 36,047 and the failure mileage was 36,042. Updated 02-01-08. Updated 02/01/08

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 032007

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1. 2004 Buick Rendezvous stalls driving at all speeds. Will not restart until it sits awhile. 2. starter stays engaged and whines after engine starts for aprox. 3 to 4 seconds. 3. the gas tank is leaking around the filler neck where the tank is (welded). All of these problems have been looked at by 2 dealerships and I have contacted GM to get these problems, all of which are recall problems fixed. GM will not repair my vehicle after one of the dealership service departments stated that my vehicle was considered undriveable and a serious vehicle hazard. GM stated that since my vehicle was a part made by a different manufacturer the exact problems on the recall would not apply. Repair cost estimate was aprox. $1200. Gas leak is about 8 inches away from the left rear "hot" brake rotor "fire". EA07-006.pco

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 142004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Gas tank neck on the gas tank snapped off when hit by road debris. After discovering gas spilling while refilling, I noticed the neck on the gas tank where the filler hose connects to the gas tank (at the lowest point where the filler hose ends and connects onto the gas tank) had snapped off. It is my opinion the vehicle design leaves the low hanging hose (like a radiator hose) that connects to the neck of gas tank way over exposed without any sheilding for road hazards...ie debris...lucky for me it broke of when my tank was low. Replacent of new tank was $610 total cost with tax and labor was $778 total.

- Joplin, MO, USA

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