NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,664 miles

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2006 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

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2006 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 122013

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 91,886 miles


Fuel line corroded through and leaking in the engine compartment.

- Saint Joseph, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 012008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Fuel gauge has been grossly inaccurate since about the fall of 2009. We are never sure if we are going to run out of gas and be stranded. My wife is an registered nurse who's worked nights and getting off at 2:00 a.M. and running out of gas on the freeway could potentially put her life in danger, not to mention having to look for gas in crime riddled neighborhoods. This has happened once already, where the gauge showed 1/4 tank but was in fact empty, and caused a stall. Fortunately this was during the daytime on a lightly traveled rural road although we are just waiting for it to happen in traffic on the freeway. Very dangerous. 2006 Buick Rendezvous cxl AWD.

- Houlton, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 042011


  • miles
2006 Buick Rendezvous will not start until I put my foot on gas pedal.

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #3

May 022011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • miles


The gas gauge on my 2006 Buick Rendezvous is very erratic. It shows 1/2 tank one minute, and can quickly drop to less than 1/4 of a tank. Basically, you can't trust it at all. I have read of similar problems with other GM SUVS and ask that you add the Rendezvous to the list. Many people seem to have this problem.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 51,000 miles
Erratic gas gauge !!! any where between 1/2 and empty the gas gauge will read something different. Last week during my lunch the gas light came on. But, when I left work it read I had a 1/4 of tank. I decided to get gas anyway. Luckily I did... it took 16 gallons of gas. So it was actually empty. I would have run out of gas on my way home. I have taken my SUV to the dealership 5 times now and they still have mot corrected the problem. I have read on line there are so many other people out there with the same problem. Please do a recall and fix our vehicles before someone runs out of gas and gets hits on the side of the road.

- Conroe, TX, USA

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problem #1

Feb 282006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99 miles
In 02-06 I traded a '03 Buick Rendezvous for a '06 Rendezvous. Taking a financial loss on the trade, because, with a serious heart condition, I was willing to take the loss in exchange for the security and safety of a "new" car under warranty, signing a low lease" agreement. Instantly I noticed a problem with the rough drivability of the car. A right or left turn would result in the wheel pulling in the opposite direction of the turn while the "wheel" then "skipped" back around to center.the gas mileage was not as reported by gmac. I'm lucky if I get 250 miles per16 gal. Tank. The gauge drops 1/4 to 1/2 a tank in less than 10-12 miles, or registers 1/2 full after being "topped off". I notified gmac that I wanted out of my lease agreement due to their unsuccessful attempts to fix these problems. In 4 days GM couldn't balance 10 new tires or fix the gauge. I'm distressed and annoyed. Carl blacks sales rep, bob hascom, said he would initiate a "buy back" on 08-01-06. The matter however has been ignored. Waiting patiently 3 hrs. One day at their service depart.(after being instructed to come back after putting 500 miles on the car) for the above issues, I read a brochure on "wheel vibratiion", detailing "force or dynamic wheel balancing". Buick has put 10 new tires on my car over 4 days on the 2nd occasion. It stated that the inability to balance tires could be a "wheel to axle mounting error", which I suspect is the true problem. With the gauge issue, I never know if I am truly out of gas or have enough gas to get home. My sense of security is destroyed: The only reason for taking a $$ loss on the trade in the first place. Can this situation be investigated?

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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