NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,750 miles

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2005 Buick Rendezvous transmission problems

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2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012009


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. In March 2009, while driving 10 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning and he was unable to shift into drive. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was inspected and diagnosed with a faulty transmission. The dealer replaced the transmission. In July 2011, the contact stated the vehicle was unable to shift beyond second or third gear. The contact was awaiting diagnosis from the dealer. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The current mileage was 101,000. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Kenton, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 012010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick rendezous. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, she noticed a loud noise. There were no warning lights. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who informed the contact that she needed to replace the front wheel bearings. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. She then stated that while driving after a stop and trying to shift gears, it was very difficult to do so. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted who advised her to take the vehicle to a certified dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Nashville, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 112008


  • miles
My wife and I own a 2005 Buick Rendezvous and we are starting to have problems with the transmission. I have been researching about the transmission for this vehicle and it seems after 60K miles the transmissions starts to go bad. I have keep up with the changing of the fluid but I think this a problem that should be looked into.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

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

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