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#2302 of 2539 Sluggish when turning and when getting up to speed
Oct 11, 2010 (9:21 am)
I have a 2005 Buick Rendezvous and I have been noticing that when I come to a complete stop and then proceed to make a turn my gas response does not kick in right away. I have recently replaced the fuel filter and up'd the my gas to 99 or better octane, but the problem did not go completely away. Has anyone experienced this same thing? If, so please let me know how to resolve the issue.
#2303 of 2539 Re: Sluggish when turning and when getting up to speed [cassandraj]
Oct 11, 2010 (11:21 am)
Have you had the vehicle diagnosed for the problem? How long has the concern been present? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#2304 of 2539 Re: Troubles to date after 8-1/2 Years and 134K Miles [kriegsie]
Oct 13, 2010 (4:47 pm)
Sorry to read the long list of problems with your 2002 Rendezvous. For my wife's 2003 FWD "basic model" Rendezvous, we've had to perform the following repairs (since our 3.5 year ownership):
1 - Front Wheel Bearings - replaced with 3rd party HD replacements.
2 - Rear Wheel Bearings - replaced with 3rd party HD replacements.
3 - One time, we replaced Front brake rotors & pads "much faster" then expected. Probably because this vehicle is "front end" heavy and during braking, its front brakes are taking 60% of the stress. For replacement rotors and pads, we selected HD replacements. They's been "good" ever since. But... I'm sure "normal quality" replacements would have needed replacement by now.
4 - Front right brake cylinder - scheduled for next oil change. Currently, it has "slow return". It will last for another 3 weeks - until our next engine oil change.
Other then items 1 & 2, our vehicle has been "solid as a rock". And, its other repairs are "as expected" - for a vehicle of its heavy weight. Currently at 180,000 kms (111,846 miles) and still going strong. We hope it continues to give us many more years of reliable and "comfortable to drive" service.
Only time will tell...
#2305 of 2539 Re: P0741 Code [ragerrl]
Oct 27, 2010 (8:13 am)
Wondering if you ever resolved the overdrive problem and if so how?
#2306 of 2539 whining noise from rear end
Dec 16, 2010 (1:15 pm)
My 2005 RDV is making a whining sound from the rear end. Third row passengers say it sounds like the transmission does not shift out of first gear, although the tach reads 1,500rpm at about 50mph. Just had new tires put on and the rear diff. flush done, still the whining noise. Have 54,000 miles on car. Front wheel hub, right, has been replaced. If this is a rear wheel bearing-hub problem, is it usually on both sides or only one side?
#2307 of 2539 Re: whining noise from rear end [zootr]
Dec 16, 2010 (5:29 pm)
Our 2005 RDV's transmission just went out. I was driving the car and it just started to slow down, no warning, no grinding, just a click and no transmission. It won't go forward, reverse...nothing. My son said the same thing like it wasn't shifting out of first gear about a month ago. Shop couldn't find any problem...this was a first because anything and everything has gone wrong with this car. I'm letting it sit until I decide to either buy a new one or fix it again! These cars should be recalled...
#2308 of 2539 Re: whining noise from rear end [zootr]
Dec 17, 2010 (10:28 am)
Usually just one side
#2309 of 2539 Rear Hatch lift gate won't stay up !
Dec 20, 2010 (12:11 pm)
Hi folks- I have a 2003 CXL with about 70,000 miles on it. This is a small problem, but darn annoying. My rear hatch gate suddenly will not stay up. I push it up all the way, and after about a second (just long enough for you to put your head underneath it!) down it comes. Arghh! Is there any DIY fix for this...or its it "off to the dealership I go"?
#2310 of 2539 Re: Rear Hatch lift gate won't stay up ! [bostonterrier]
Dec 20, 2010 (12:27 pm)
The rear hatch struts (also called lift supports) have failed and don't have the pressure they need to hold up the hatch anymore. Usually cold weather makes things worse. They cost about $25 each, you'll need one for each side. They are easy to replace and can be found at any auto parts store. If you don't have a strong helper to hold the hatch as you replace them, use a 6' ladder to carefully prop it.
#2311 of 2539 Re: Rear Hatch lift gate won't stay up ! [bxd]
Dec 20, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Thank you! I'll take your advice. I have a helper so this should be an easy one...whew!