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#1499 of 2539 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous starting problems [macpherson]
Aug 07, 2006 (10:05 am)
Mine is a 2006 and had this problem. I posted earlier that I took it back to the dealership and they told me it was a bad cell in the battery. They put in a new battery and things were good until recently. In the last week it has started hestitating when trying to start again. That is exactly what happened last time and it progressively got worse. Maybe I'll try new spark plugs this time. So far I just love this car, but the starting problem seems to be coming back and I still haven't been able to get anyone to do anything about the fuel gauge fluctuating. I thought when I got a new car that I wouldn't be having car problems anymore for awhile so this is especially annoying to me. What's worse is everyone told me do not buy an American car, especially one assembled in Mexico. Well, I decided to give it a chance anyway and so far my experience has not been very good. I had a Nissan and a Honda before this and never had a single problem with them when they were new. When things started wearing out then I had a few problems naturally, but the Nissan had 189,000 miles on it when I sold it and the Honda had 210,000. My experience with this car so far tells me I might not be so lucky with the Rendezvous and that makes me very sad because I really like the car. I get tired of taking it to the dealer and continuing to have the same problems though. Time will tell I guess, but it doesn't look good.
#1500 of 2539 Re: Anti-lock Brakes [nbw0305]
Aug 07, 2006 (5:41 pm)
Yes I was feeling a pulsing in the brake pedal. I brought it back for service or repair and the sensors in front was replaced. I believe I may have traveled 10 miles on the highway and it happened again. This time the tires were replaced and I was able to make it home without problem. I hope I'm not cursing myself, but I haven't had any problems in the last 24 hours.
#1501 of 2539 Problems w/ the Buick Rendezvous
Aug 08, 2006 (10:28 am)
Have you all investigated the Lemon Law in your state? I had a reoccurring problem with a Ford Windstar several years ago. They could not repair a problem with the transmission. After three to four tries I filed a Lemon Law claim and Ford had to reinburse me for the vechicle. I filed the claim about a year and a half after buying the minivan... I had to get a lawyer, but the Lemon Law in MI forced Ford to pay my lawyer and I received 100% of my cost back...
#1502 of 2539 2002 Rendezvous Problems & Solutions
Aug 08, 2006 (11:45 am)
Wow- Wish I lived in the US. In Canada we are at the mercy of the dealer who sold it & I have told everyone I know to stay away from them & I've told everyone to tell everyone they know as well to stay away. I even called GM & was told that they had had no complaints like I was describing & that I must be mistaken!!! How 'bout that? When I told them how hundreds had written about the same problems on the Internet the rep. told me not to believe everything that I read on the Internet. This is GM calling me a liar. Is it any wonder that they are in financial trouble? With an attitude such as theirs towards their customers, they should be in trouble & the Customer Service Rep. should be unemployed.
#1503 of 2539 2006 Rendezvous battery light
Aug 08, 2006 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2006 Rendezvous that the battery light comes on and off intermittently. Dealer has performed tsb for replacing the 105 amp alt with the 125 amp per gm with no luck. Now, tech assistance tells them to replace the drivers information cluster. Same done and same results. Battery light comes on when it wants to. I know there are others out there like this because my service manager said that tech assistance has had 4 others in my region with the same complaints. Now, I've reported this 5 times since 5,000 miles, each time, unable to duplicate problem or replace part and see what happens. ANY SUGGESTIONS or Comments???
#1504 of 2539 2002 Rend. CXL, Hood paint bubbling, anyone else?
Aug 08, 2006 (9:03 pm)
I just noticed that the paint on my hood (close to the windshield) is bubbling in several places and it looks like underneath there will be a problem with the paint coming off and rust soon. When I lift the hood, there is some of the same on the inside. I've searched online and on this board and only saw one mention of it in a 2005 post. I have it under the gm extended warranty for another year and 12,000 miles (it has 59,000 or so now) and am assuming that it's covered since it seems to be faulty paint and build. Any suggesstions before I call our lovely service department whom I am weary of would be appreciated.
#1505 of 2539 anyone had this problem
Aug 09, 2006 (1:02 pm)
I have a 2004 Buick Rendevous. Just recently and only sometimes after I stop and put it in park and let it set for a few minutes...It won't start...It will only start when I put it in neutral then put it back in park. If I do this a couple of times it will start. This happens mostly in the morning. I took it to a dealership and they spent all day and couldn't find the problem. They said when they ran diagnostics, some code would come up and they called GM, but they have not been able to find and fix the exact problem.
#1506 of 2539 Re: 2006 Rendezvous battery light [seapro2210]
Aug 09, 2006 (1:24 pm)
me again....now the dealership has told me that gm has said to disregard the tsb about the alt. replacement. they now know that there is a software problem and have a team of engineers working on a new reprogram for the pcm.. sounds like they are trying to drag out the problem and really are just guessing at what may or may not fix the issue. my dealership has been great but i feel like everybody is getting the runaround. I know that there are more '06 owners who have experienced this problem. Please post some replies..
#1507 of 2539 Re: anyone had this problem [gazz]
Aug 10, 2006 (3:47 am)
Hhmm that could be an interesting one to try and fix. When you say it doesn't start, do you mean it doesn't turn over,or turns over but won't fire up? I know on our pontiac version it sometimes won't 'hot start' very well (meaning shutting it off for only a couple minutes abd trying to restart), it turns over but won't fire without holding it in start position for quite a bit longer then usual. If it doesn't turn over, I would suspect it could have something to do with brake transaxle shift interlock or related system(s). Maybe bad connection near shift lever itself that gets corrected when you move shifter and wiggle wire.
Aug 10, 2006 (10:58 am)
Just picked up my 06 CXL FWD this week. Got on the highway last night and tried to set the cruise control. Didn't work. Anyone have similiar issue that I need to be aware of otherwise I will assume something simple for dealership to fix.