NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,745 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

fuel system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Buick Rendezvous:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 272016


  • 302,723 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After inspecting the vehicle, it was discovered that the fuel hose had detached. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was restarted after two hours. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 302,723.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 152015


  • miles
One day I was on my way to drop of the kids at daycare when the care suddenly turns off, I was going at least 60 mph;I was on the highway. Thank god nothing happened, I was able to pull over safely I waited for a while then maybe 15 min later it turns back on.I started to notice that the car started smelling, like gas, I took it to the mechanic, several times but they never could figure out what it was. After that incident it went down hill it started to heat up on me, wasted more gas, would turn off on me a lot and air/heat stopped working. I replaced the transmission because it started to slip, thinking that it will fix the problem and boy was I wrong. It was still doing the same, the smell was getting worse, I took it back to my mechanic. He told me that the head gasket needed to be replaced, I didn't have more money. He did't let me drive home, he was very worried because the smell of gas was so bad, he said that I should risk my kids and myself, the care can catch on fire. He had the truck towed to my house didn't charge me for it and I haven't moved it since then..ive put so much money in that truck, I kept up with the maintenance like clock work. I was just lucky that we never crashed we got close and we didn't blow up. I don't know weather I should take it in to a GM dealer to have them evaluate the truck to see if it is part of the recall.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 282015


  • 196,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle caught fire near the rear passenger side. The driver was alerted by another motorist that the vehicle was on fire. It was determined that the fire was due to a fuel leak from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 196,000.

- Merkel, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 062015

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Intermittent loss of power, loss of ABS brakes and loss of AWD. When you apply pressure to the gas pedal (accelerator) if you depress the pedal for what feels like over a 1/2 inch you lose power and the rpms go sky high and you can hear it trying to rev up. To get going you have to release the gas and press lightly. I loss power, esp. Going uphill since it needs more to go, but you can't give it more gas else it won't go. I and my fiancé were almost hit in an intersection because of this loss of power. You can gain speed, but very slowly and anytime you depress the gas pedal further it again fails. Replaced three wheel bearings, all brakes, two calipers and the throttle position sensor. Nothing shows on the readout except for the front bearings aren't reading right, but they're brand new and have been re-checked for defect. Still that hasn't fixed the issue. Upon problem has actually been occurring for almost two months now.

- Guys Mills, PA, USA

problem #1

May 122010


  • 34,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated while driving up an incline at various speeds the fuel gauge reading fluctuated. The failure only occurred when driving up or down an incline. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the fuel gauge was replaced; however, the failure persisted. The technician stated that a baffle would need to be installed inside of the fuel tank or the fuel tank would require replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

- Johnstown , PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?