NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Buick Rendezvous accessories - interior problems

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 222012

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the speedometer displayed a different reading. The contact noticed the failure because the gps system was displaying the accurate mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the failure needed to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 83,000. Updated 08/01/12 the consumer stated the speedometer was giving an inaccurate reading. Updated 08/01/12

- Athens , GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 092011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the speedometer was inoperable. The dealer repaired the vehicle by replacing the instrument panel assembly. The manufacturer was contacted and promised to call the contact back. The failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000. Updated 11/03/11

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #6

Mar 162011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
The speedometer stopped working properly and reads seriously erroneous speeds, both higher and lower than true speeds, which I checked with a gps unit. Apparently this is due to defective stepper motors in the instrument cluster from what I read on the internet. GM needs to recall and fix these. The defect can cause drivers to travel at unsafe speeds, as they are misled by the speedometer reading.

- Camp Nelson, CA, USA

problem #5

May 082008


  • miles


I have no speedometer and the bearings have gone bad, I called GM to see about it and get the run around, can U help. 2005 Buick Rendezvous cx. I have only had 9 months.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 202008


  • 51,000 miles
Our 2005 Buick Rendezvous speedometer stopped working. The dealer changed a sensor for $125, that did not work. They greased the lines and checked it out on their equipment but that has not worked either. I saw online that many people had problems with this and their electronic problems. Is there a recall from Buick?

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 252008


  • 47,000 miles
While driving my speedometer just stopped working. It has not worked since. Sometimes it says I'm going 10mph and sometimes it says I'm going 110mph and sometimes it just hangs down at the bottom. Obviously, this is extremely dangerous not knowing what speed you are traveling at.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 282006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Buick Rendezvous rolled from park with keys out of the ignition injuring consumers wife. The consumer had other problems with the vehicle such as the power steering becoming hard. The dealer replaced the pump and the power steering rack. The ABS, and brake light illuminated, then the AWD disable light came on. The gas gauge fluctuated as well. The vehicle pulled to the left. The dealer readjusted the camber, caster and rear tow.

- Youngsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 102006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on normal road conditions the lights for the AWD and ABS systems illuminated. According to the owner's manual when ABS illuminates the vehicle should be stopped and towed for assistance. This incident has occurred several times and the dealer advised the contact to drive the vehicle eventhough the manual recommended towing. The contact was not aware of the remedy repair to fix AWD and ABS illumination problem.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

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