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#2277 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [rvrsd]
Aug 25, 2010 (9:36 am)
The "service engine soon" light (along with a bunch of others) comes on whenever you put the key in and turn it. It should go out when you actually turn it further and start the engine...this is just to let you know that they are in working order. If it stays on, get it checked out ( it doesn't always mean something major).
As far as I know , "check gages" will come on when you start the car if your emergency brake is engaged. Do you park with the brake engaged? "Check gages" can otherwise refer to a bunch of things - but does not refer to the fuel gauge. Could be low oil, coolant, or brake fluid. If none of these...then maybe its electrical (I'm not sure about this one!).
Hope this helps a little!!
ps I have a 2003 with 60,000 miles on it and, other than low gas mileage, I love it still after 7 years of faithful service!
#2278 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [rvrsd]
Aug 25, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Its typical and normal for the lights to go on as your starting vehicle, It sounds like the service engine soon stay on? If that the case the most common cause is loose/misaligned fuel cap. To correct (if that's it) just take cap off and back on and drive it for a few days and light should go out.
#2279 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [bostonterrier]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:35 am)
I just noticed that the "Check Gages" (winshield message) displays when I just put the key and turn it to Accessory only, once I start engine it disappears. The Service Engine soon stays on though. It might have to do with the fuel cap, b/c a night before I put some gas on it. I had already made an appointment with the dealer. Thanks for your help.
#2280 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [ray80]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:49 am)
I put some gas a night before I noticed the "service engine soon". I will check that out tonight. Btw, I bought a carMD I hope this device can detect those little things as well. Thanks for your assistance guys!
#2281 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [rvrsd]
Aug 26, 2010 (7:10 am)
You can also get this Service Engine soon message when you are due for an oil change and you have not updated the function buttons left of the steering wheel after you have changed your oil. Be sure to reset this if you have changed your oil recently. If not, check to see if you need to do so. Also, this Service Engine soon warning comes on when you are due to have your Rendezvous services at 30K, 60K, 90K. You may want to check your manual. I hope this helps. Been through this one before.
#2282 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [rvrsd]
Aug 26, 2010 (11:53 am)
> It might have to do with the fuel cap, b/c a night before I put some gas on it. I had already made an appointment with the dealer. Thanks for your help.
Check the rubber o-ring around the gas cap and use a rough cloth to clean the inside of the gas filler tube where the o-ring meets. Put some petroleum jelly on it to improve the seal if you find roughness.
The pressure test that the system does to insure the integrity of the fuel system against air leaks is done when the engine is luke warm and restarted AND when the gas gauge is in the middle 1/2. I suspect that is true of your Rendezvous like it is for my 98 leSabre. The coolant temp had to be something like 130-170 and the fuel level 1/4-3/4. Then it does the recheck. If you just filled your tank full, it won't do a recheck until the level of the gasoline is lower.
Personally I'd hold off on the visit to the dealer. I'd see if the light resets itself whenever it does a system leak recheck.
#2283 of 2540 Re: 02 Buick Rendezvous / "Check Gage" [rvrsd]
Aug 31, 2010 (3:01 pm)
UPDATE: I took it back to the dealer. PO 410, Air Pump not working properly. They replaced it at no cost since I had just bought days before this happened.
Guess what!!! I took it back to the dealer..... I will post my new problem :
#2284 of 2540 Break pedal vibrates sometimes
Aug 31, 2010 (3:21 pm)
Yes, Saturday morning after I picked up my car from the service dept. I felt the break pedal vibrate several times when I tried to stop. It happened several times on Saturday. I drove it on Sunday and I didnt feel anything. Today, when I was moving it out of the driveway I felt it again. After that...nothing.... until later on when I was about 5 blocks away from the dealership it happened again. The RVD stops without a problem but I dont like the vibrations on the break pedal. A friend told me that this may have to do with the ABS breaks... I dont know but once I found out from the dealer I will let you guys know. If anyone has any knowledge about this, I will appreciate if you can share your experience with us. Thanks
#2285 of 2540 Re: Break pedal vibrates sometimes [rvrsd]
Sep 02, 2010 (2:54 pm)
The dealer found ABS pump is pre-applying however data does not show which wheel is affected. They told me to come back when the ABS light comes on
#2286 of 2540 Re: 04 Buick RDV CXL Driver heated seat stop working [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 16, 2010 (6:49 am)
Need some help. My driver side heated seat had a hot spot; then my husband drove my car with the heated seat on and the heated seat started overheating and gave off a terrible smell. It took us a while to figure out if the smell was something burning outside or inside the car. No smoke, just awful fumes.
Evidentially the heated seat function is now burnt up. Does anyone have any advise on what to replace and if this is something we could do ourselves?