NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,236 miles

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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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2006 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2006 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 162016

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


I am the owner of a 2006 Buick Rendezvous with 133,000+ miles. I am writing to document a serious safety issue that has occurred as a result of a manufacturer defect on my vehicle. On October 17 2016 I filled my tank at the shell station at 5842 columbia pike in Virginia. Once the gas tank was filled, I noticed a significant amount of fuel pouring from the underside, top and down the side and rearmost end of the gas tank. The fuel spillage continued for approximately five minutes but not before at least a half gallon of fuel leaked from the tank. When the tow truck arrived, the driver told me that he could not Transport the vehicle because of the risk posed by the fuel leak. I contacted another tow truck who took my vehicle to ourisman in alexandria Virginia. Currently, I am without a vehicle and will incur significant expense and inconvenience through a vehicle rental or public transportation until my vehicle is repaired. Since the incident, I discovered that the issue is prevalent on all years of the vehicle. There are thousands of complaints and numerous NHTSA campaigns which point to fuel line corrosion, fuel inlet check valve weld breakage, and fuel tank rust as prominent causes. GM issued a recall for specific vins providing repair at no cost to the owner. My research also revealed that many owners whose vehicles had the same defect but we're not covered under the recall, were either provided a fully covered repair, or reimbursed for expenses under a special service coverage provision. Given the significant risk of ignition, fire and/or explosion that this documented manufacturer defect has caused, and the safety risk that this vehicle now poses to me and my family, I am requesting that whatever repair is required to remedy this defect be covered in full by General Motors. I will await and expect a response by Friday October 29, 2016.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 222016


  • 129,125 miles
Gaslinerustedoutcausingfueltosorayundervehiclcausinghealthproblemsandsicknesscausingbreathingproblems since I have emphysmsa

- Republic, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 122015


  • 83,000 miles
Fuel lines in engine are rusted and needed to be replaced. This occurred around engine and leak could have started a fire in the engine compartment because of the hot pipes etc. This leak was extremely dangerous because of location

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 122015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Rendezvous. While the vehicle was parked, there was a fuel odor in the cabin. The contact discovered that fuel was leaking from the vehicle and observed a section of the fuel line that had excessive rust. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Carthage, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 092015


  • miles
I purchased this vehicle used in December 2014, the very first night driving it home, the engine would nit start. I immediately called the dealer, took the car back and watched as they ran a diagnostic. Nothing was wrong with it. I did some research and it seems to be a normal issue with the make and model. Then I noticed the faulty gas guage, reading low fuel then all of a sudden I have gas. Again, contacted the dealer, took it back and yet again, diagnostic ran with clear readings. I looked up thaylt issue and of course, complaints about the same issue were common. Finally, on April 9th I was on my way home and was involved in an accident. It was a front impact accident which totaled the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The windshield was completely shattered, glass flew everywhere. After the front impact, the vehicle rolled over then landed on on the passengers side. How is it safe to have multiple complaints about serious issues and nothing be done about it by the manufactures! I almost lost my life due to the airbags failing which is a, yet again, a common complaint!

- Hopkins, SC, USA

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problem #4

Mar 142014


  • 90,000 miles
My gas cap light and service engine light continue to come on since January of 2014. I have been told several reasons why this happen and took my vehicle back to carmax three times for same issue. Here is different diagnosis and the repairs done: 2 new factory installed gas caps and purge solenoid replaced due to leak. Both lights are still on.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 012013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated the fuel line burst and leaked fuel. The leak was located in the front of the vehicle just below the drivers seat. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated the fuel line burst in four places. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 82,516.

- Vienna, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 132012

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while adding air to the tire, he noticed that there was a severe leak of gasoline coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised him that the fuel line had become rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the rusted fuel line. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 37,000......updated 12/20/12 the consumer stated the manufacturer called the failure an enviormental issue. Updated 12/31/2012

- Foley, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 092012


  • 68,000 miles
Discovered problem before an incident occurred but I believe this issue requires some attention. The steel fuel supply line on my 2006 Buick Rendezvous that goes from the gas tank to the fuel injectors has a sleeve on it, located beneath the drivers seat, that traps moisture causing accelerated rust and corrosion of the pressurized supply line. The vehicle is only six years old and the amount of rust around the sleeve is advanced relative to the surrounding areas. Without attention, the fuel line appears as if failure is imminent. While rust is inevitable and expected, this amount of rust in a relatively short period of time is surprising and, most likely, caused by the protective sleeve installed at the factory.

- Hamilton Township, NJ, USA

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