NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,184 miles

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2005 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 292014


  • 250,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle. It was discovered that fuel was leaking beneath the vehicle on the driver side. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.

- Aurora, MO, USA

problem #7

Jul 142014

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
When I would start my car in the morning, I would get a overwhelming gas smell in my to point of me thinking gas was leaking underneath my and I would get out and check and nothing. I took it to a mechanic and asked him if the car was leaking gas and he said no. I'm constantly adding power steering fluid to my vehicle at least twice a month. And recently my speedometer needle has started sticking and sometimes not working at all. Ironically my gas needle is always fluctuating throughout my car trips. I'm so nervous when I drive because I think I'm about to run out of gas even though I may have recently added gas to the car. This may sound simple but the gas fumes are making me sick and my two kids especially since all of us suffer from asthma. Please provide a resolution or fix for these unhealthy incidents.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 052014

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 117,703 miles
I was driving the car came to a complete stop at the right light, turned green took my foot off the brake push the gas pedal, car completely cut off, could not get it to crank, service engine light came on, I had to get the car towed, took it to the dealership, I have a 50% warranty on the engine, powertrain, and transmission. Then crankshaft position sensor need to be replace and the transmission needed to be replaced. I only had this car for one week, when it started doing this, the car is still cutting off and in the middle of driving I have a young son, this issue is very serious doesn't matter where I am whiling driving the car just cuts off. Please help with this.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 282013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


We have had numerous issues with the 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The biggest issue is the fuel loss. The car is leaking fuel. Peoria Kia stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and since we purchased it used it was as is. This is very dangerous and we need to get the fuel and electrical system fixed..we have two children and it is not safe for us. I am glad that I found this recall information but I need help getting the fuel and electrical system fixed.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 212013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Raw gasoline fumes upon starting the car. Fumes enter the cabin so strong the windows have to be rolled down. No apparent leak. No fuel on garage floor. This begin in =Feb 2013 and continues off and on. Some times it feels like it would explode if a ignition source was there. A definite health hazard and GM dealer has not been able to identify the source of the fumes. I see other reports of this problem on the internet. Dealer says no recall and no safety bulletins. 2004 had a recall but not 2005, it is not safe to drive unless problem is found.

- Columbus, NE, USA

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problem #3

May 062012

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Over the past year I have been contacting Buick and delphi about the recall on the fuel system in my 2005 Buick Rendezvous. I recently slightly passed out and crashed in the car due to being overcome by the intensive raw gas fumes. I recently contacted both again and I was told that there is a recall on certain vehicles but my vehicles VIN # is not one identified in the recall. I checked to see if my previous complaint was on file and it was no where to be found. I am making this complaint so before hand so that anyone else with this issue can take it serious and take action right away before they start displaying health related issues like me and my family.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 122012


  • miles
A fuel leak occurred while idling with the gas running back toward and under the driver near the catalytic converter. This could have caused a major fire and loss of life / wife. The Buick mechanic found no O ring in the unit. It was not listed as a GM / Buick recall and they refused to take responsibility for the cost. An internet check found it to be a NHTSA recall (07E021000.) as an "aftermarket equipment by made by delphi." In calling delphi at 877-411-8770, they denied responsibility and liability to replace it. When questioned the customer service representative noted he gets "5 or 6 call day about this defective part."

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 212011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 100,772 miles
Upon starting the vehicle, raw gas fumes enter the cab in such quantities that make it impossible to drive comfortably or seemingly safely. The fume can be so bad that all windows must be opened and heads held outside of the car to breathe fresh air. My husband driving behind me on the freeway can sometimes also smell the raw gasoline odor. I have taken this vehicle to the dealer twice and they are unable to find anything wrong. I fear for health problems from breathing so many gas fumes as I use the vehicle everyday to drive 40 minutes to work and 40 minutes back home. It is now 01/01/2012 and this problem is still existent with so solution apparent. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vail, AZ, USA

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