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#4184 of 4284 Dangerous, any one else having this problem?
Apr 10, 2007 (12:33 pm)
My 2005 buick will die instantly. I will drive down the freeway and my car will die. For example I will be driving 50+ mph, and the car dies, kind of similar to slamming on my brakes. Things in my car will go flying it stops so abruptly. It gives no warning signs, just stops, and the engine turns off. It dies so instantly and stops right in its tracks so I am unable to steer it off the road, which is pretty dangerous. GM can not figure out what is causing this problem, and it has happened 3 times in 2 months. I know longer call it a Buick Rendezvous, I know call it the buick death trap. Please help if you know what could be causing this.
#4185 of 4284 Re: Dangerous, any one else having this problem? [lea3182]
Apr 10, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I had a 2002 RDV. I had that problem along with many others. The Dealer replaced the BCM three times in the five years I had the RDV. I believe Once for the reason you stated and once because for no reason the horn would blow and the lights would flash and the wipers would go full blast. ( Real pain at 3:00 AM in a attached garage ). The last time was for a variety of little things. Like the doors locking while the vehicle was in neutral and the engine was running ( happened twice going through the car wash ) instrument panel would go blank while driving and other things I have been trying to forget. Absolutely the worst vehicle I have ever owned. Perhaps the last American vehicle I will purchase
#4186 of 4284 Re: Dangerous, any one else having this problem? [lea3182]
Apr 10, 2007 (5:55 pm)
has your transmission been checked? sounds like a mechanical failure I know we had a car that somehting happened to the tranny and when you started it it would clunk and die. mental picture of a wheel spinning and something gets thrown in the spokes and it stops instantly think it was torqu converter gadget of some sort. if it does dies can you shift it to neutral and start it again? it sounds like the transmission. if it was electrical it would just die not stop/ Good luck have the pcm checked out
#4187 of 4284 Buick Rendezvous 2002 Upgrade Available?
May 04, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I have already bought the 2002 cx version, but now I want to upgrade the cxl version for more seats,features etc..., does anyone know if I can do this and if so how?
#4188 of 4284 Re: Buick Rendezvous 2002 Upgrade Available? [santos8199]
May 05, 2007 (9:03 am)
anyuhting can be done if you have the expertise, money and a friend at the dealer with a computer what features of the CXL do you want? i have the CX plus and i think the only thing im missing is moonroof, auto climate zone, and heated seats. problem with the vous is you have to program the BCM to recognize the options which i think can be done. so what options do ya want and i can check my repair DVD and my other sources to see if it can be done easily
#4189 of 4284 Re: Buick Rendezvous 2002 Upgrade Available? [intrepidcub]
May 05, 2007 (3:10 pm)
I mainly want the third row of seats and the sunroof. I also wanted to know here I can get the other type of grilles. and what other types of upgrades are available?
#4190 of 4284 Re: Buick Rendezvous 2002 Upgrade Available? [santos8199]
May 05, 2007 (7:56 pm)
hmm the third row may be possible i know there was one on ebay for 120 bucks or so. the problem comes with the seat belts youll ahve to run the shoulder belts and get the plastic rear quarter with the seat belt holes etc. not sure whats under the carpet but it uses studs which the holes and reinforcemnts may be there and you may need to drill holes and insert studs you wont know till you pull the carpet up and look. the grilles there was only one grille available earlier ones were gray later ones black and the ultra had bodycolored, I have an xclusive chrome one i got off ebay its aftermarket and its the full grille thats been chromed but here is also a E&G classic grill overlay doesnt look nearly as good in my opinion and its more expensive than the xclusive one. the moonroof you can add in aftermarket . then there is the wood dash which makes a drastic iumprovemnt. the black faced guages which require some dissecting so not for the faint of heart. you gotta switch the circuit board or the milages is innacurate. there are a few rendezvous sites and also check out the Aztek sites the aztek is the lil cousin and shares alot of parts those guys are do some awesome stuff as well. i think im one of the rendezvous nuts and breathe these cars so hit me up an email and i can send ya some more info.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Xklusive-02-07-Buick-Rendezvous-Chrome-Grille_W0Q- - QcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ018QQitemZ280109126613QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BUICK-RENDEZVOUS-GRILLE-GRILL-2002-03-04-05-06-07- - -E-G_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33645QQihZ020QQitemZ300108468764QQrdZ1QQsspagena- - meZWDVW
#4191 of 4284 Re: Reliability and fuel economy of 3.5L V6 vs. 3.6L V6 [bluedevils]
May 19, 2007 (1:34 pm)
Sorry it took me so long to answer you. Have not checked in for about 4 mos.
Re. the mpg: no I don't keep close track of but will check it now and then. Last time I checked in-town mileage it was a little over 16. On a trip from central Ohio through Pennsylvania I think it was 23 mpg with mostly secondary roads and lots of hills. It's my wife's vehicle and is used mostly in town. It is an '04 Ultra, AWD, with only 14,000 miles on it. WIfe loves it and have had no problems.
#4192 of 4284 Re: Dangerous, any one else having this problem? [intrepidcub]
Jun 08, 2007 (4:19 am)
Does anyone know where the PCM is located under the hood (on the 2006 Rendezvous). Also, who is the wiring manufacturer for GM for the engine harness?
#4193 of 4284 Re: Dangerous, any one else having this problem? [lea3182]
Jun 10, 2007 (6:02 pm)
We are having the same problem in our 2002, everthing dies. The car will die for about 5 sec or so and then start back up, all the dash light blink, all the bell go off and the car start back up. This all happens at 65 MPR Took it to the dealership they said everthing check out fine and could not find any problem.
Any help would be great.