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#1790 of 2539 Re: Engine Noise - 2006 Rendezvous CXL [jacklin30]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:10 am)
Took my car to the dealer and it appears the right front hub went out and that is what was causing the noise I thought was engine noise. It was covered under warranty. I also had a horrible rattle in the dash that was driving me crazy. They found a screw was missing on the instrument panel, replaced that and now the dash is quiet again. I also have a popping noise that I hear under the car when I put it into gear and start to drive off, or back up as the case may be. If I ease into it, I don't hear the pop. If I put her in gear and go, it pops. The dealership said they couldn't duplicate the noise. But, I was able to duplicate it across the street in a parking lot three times out of four right after I picked it up! And, they heard it during a drive along and it also did it in the driveway at the dealership when they were filling out the paperwork when I dropped the car off. I think they were just running out of time and wanted me to bring it back. They asked me to bring it back and they would provide me with a loaner car. Great, an hour there and back on a work day. So, I have to take it back in a week or two. The starting problem has never been fixed. Sometimes it starts right up. Sometimes I have to try two or three times before it will turn over. I have taken it to two dealerships and both say they can find nothing wrong with it. One couldn't fix the dash rattle while the other one did. So, who knows.
I still love my car, but I'm concerned that these problems are going to continue. I've owned Hondas and Nissans in the past and had no problems with either of them whatsoever until they got older and things started wearing out. Having things like this happening on a car that's just a year old really concerns me. Time will tell I guess. I hope I didn't make a mistake buying a Buick. There are plenty of people standing in line to tell me "I told you so."
#1791 of 2539 Re: Engine Noise - 2006 Rendezvous CXL [jacklin30]
Apr 17, 2007 (12:32 pm)
Ok im quite sure i know what that popping noise your hearing is. I just got my 03 rvd 2 months ago and was wondering the same thing. after a while i noticed that the popping noise does not happen when i park on level ground. so i figure its the transmission popping when the car rolls back a bit while on a hill. to fix the problem i simply started using the hand break every single time i park now. i had 3500$ worth of repairs in the 2nd week of owning the car. the last thing im waiting to break on me is the transmission as everything else already gave out on me. oh ya. if your wondering how to engage the hand break. you simply have to press down the peddle on the left that says, press to disengage hand break or something like that. i press it all the way untill it dont go anymore. before driving off i press it lightly and its comes back up. ok hope that helps. cheers, perfect its 4:30 time to go home.
#1792 of 2539 Re: Buick Rendezvous - no-start when engine hot [shirley2307]
Apr 24, 2007 (7:30 am)
I have This exact same problem with my 02 Rend, we have been fighting with different dealerships over two years now trying to get a fix for this and gotten no where, we have replaced the fuel pump and computer etc I finely got smart and googled this problem but that has only led to me finding lots of posts about the exact same problem but no one has posted a solution for this. Is there a Fix?? BTW I now see I am not the only one to experiance the pain of the 02 Rend I have replaced the following on this
- wheel bearings x 4 (both front twice)
- exaust Manafold X 2
- Tranfer Case
- drivers side eletric window thing because a tiny plastic clip broke
- Exaust felx pipe and Catalic converter as they are all one piece
- winshield wiper motor ($750)
- rear Bezel (Closed the Hatch and it shattered in the cold)
- 6 disc Changer melted down.
- Fuel Pump (to try and fix the hot no start)
- break Lines Rusted out in the firewall and left me with no breaks on the hwy
- computer Module (to try and fix the hot no start)
- Plugs (to try and fix the hot no start)
- Some wire harness (to try and fix the hot no start)
Please Please Please if anyone knows the Fix to this I will be a very happy Person! And it will be Much better for the envorment as I will be able to shut off my car when I make quick stops, I have even had to refuel my car with it running cause otherwise I know I will be waiting 1/2 an hour to restart it.
#1793 of 2539 Re: Buick Rendezvous - no-start when engine hot [techiman]
Apr 24, 2007 (8:04 am)
although your vehicle is not stalling, make sure your dealer checks for contamination of the ignition relay contacts. contamination can cause you vehicle to experience stalls and/or no starts. below is recal info from NHTSA:GM RECALL NO. 05014. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
#1794 of 2539 Re: Buick Rendezvous - no-start when engine hot [techiman]
Apr 24, 2007 (10:16 am)
I see this sometimes with ours also (pontiac version), I don't know of any official fix for it, but have found I get around it by holding key in start position a little longer (on the second try after start fails)
#1795 of 2539 Re: heater runs cold when idle, overheating [sshaffer]
Apr 27, 2007 (10:58 am)
I had the same problem. I got stuck in traffic and the heater was blowing cold air. Once I was able to get moving, the air was warm again. The problem was low coolant which was eventually traced to a leak in the intake manifold. There was no obvious leak or puddles under the car. Mechanic was able to stop the leak temporarily, but eventually will cost $800 to replace the intake manifold.
#1796 of 2539 RATTLING NOISE FROM UNDERNEATH
Apr 27, 2007 (1:31 pm)
I'm hearing this rattling noise underneath the car. It only happens when stepping on the gas pedal while the car is going. Does anyone have this problem? The dealer can't seem to find the problem.
#1797 of 2539 Re: RATTLING NOISE FROM UNDERNEATH [samyunlee]
Apr 27, 2007 (1:44 pm)
Did they check the heat shield on the exhaust system? Where is the rattle? Front of car, middle, or rear? Does it only do it while being driven, or will it rattle if you step on the gas pedal while sitting still? If while sitting still, does it do it in only Drive, or also in park?
Any work done on the suspension lately?
#1798 of 2539 Re: RATTLING NOISE FROM UNDERNEATH 
Apr 30, 2007 (10:55 am)
I have a similar issue coming from the center line of the car just below the dash. Happens when the car is cruising along. Myself I think its just a heat shield. I will get GM to have a look at my next oil change. It is probably that.
There was also a problem at one time when I got a very loud vibration noise from the front end of the car during acceleration (GM was unable to determine what this was) and it appeared to be allot of complaints around this. I think this turned out to be a loose exhaust manifold heat shield(broken bolts). This got repaired during head gasket replacement. Vibration did not return after this repair. It appears over torquing the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts at the factory lead to this problem (of loose exhaust manifold heat shields on 2002s) that according to my mechanic at GM who fixed the problem. So your noise could be that as well.
Just some food for thought
#1799 of 2539 Re: [KarenS] Rendevous Problems HELP
May 07, 2007 (3:14 pm)
Have had the same "wandering mirror" problem along with a host of other issues. When I try and adjust the driver's side mirror up or down, it will adjust all the way up and I can't stop it. Or, when I push down, it goes all the way down and I can't stop it. I have to turn the car off and on again to get it to stop. The radio will also turn on and off randomly while I'm driving. The power seats only work sometimes (now they only work on a rare occasion). The rear driver's side window won't go down. The other day I was sitting in the car around 7pm at night, in Ohio, in May, and the outside temp. was reading 106 degrees! And, there's a strange vibration in the gas pedal that happens when I go from Park or Reverse into Drive. It feels like a rubbing but only happens once. Anyone having similiar problems? Just got the car 2 months ago, has 32k miles. Thanks!