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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#2476 of 2541 Re: A/C Condenser and Air Bag Light [courtneycalu]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 18, 2012 (9:39 am)
From the Buick Service Bulletin:
Some owners may comment that the carpet in the passenger foot well of the vehicle is wet and the interior of the vehicle has an odor.
This condition may be caused by a plugged evaporator case drain or a leaking evaporator case drain to cowl seal leak.
Make a simple tool to clean the evaporator case drain following these steps:
1. Obtain a fixed antenna mast (new or used).
2. Measure from the tip of the antenna a distance of 121 mm (4.75 in) and make a paint line or tape line completely around the antenna mast. This will be the depth stop reference.
This antenna tool is to be reused.
2001 Aztek and 2002 Rendezvous Vehicles Only:
1. Place the vehicle in the service stall over a hoist.
2. Open the hood.
3. With a light (a flashlight works best), look over the top of the engine between the back of the generator and the power brake vacuum hose attachment to the intake plenum. Look down to the base of the cowl to locate the evaporator case drain outlet.
4. Insert the antenna mast tool described above into the evaporator case drain to the depth stop reference line on the antenna mast. Some force may be required the last 6.35 mm (.25 in) as you break away the flashing on the inside of the HVAC case covering the drain tube.
#2477 of 2541 Re: A/C Condenser and Air Bag Light [ray80]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 18, 2012 (9:42 am)
The airbag light situation needs a computer scan to help locate the problem Could be as simple as a defective seat belt sensor.
#2478 of 2541 Re: engine "missing" during acceleration [caande]
Sep 19, 2012 (5:37 am)
I would say that your electric fuel pump is going bad or you need to change the fuel filters, I had this same problems.
Also i would find a different mechanic than the one that sold you that transmission part for $100, as i have never heard of a "due for replacement" trans part - If they just changed your trans filter that would be OK.
Sep 19, 2012 (5:39 am)
Please comment on what you feel should be done and when. Thanks
#2480 of 2541 Re: engine "missing" during acceleration [caande]
Sep 19, 2012 (8:12 am)
Good afternoon caande,
It looks like you've worked with your dealership on this but without any results in getting your primary concern diagnosed. If we can follow up on this with your dealer, please send us more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership) to socialmediagm.com
Sarah, GM Customer Service
Sep 27, 2012 (7:17 am)
UGH...I have a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. I had a 2002 which blew up after two years, hence being replaced with the 2005. My car is now seven years old with 120,000 miles on it. The check engine light came on two weeks ago. I took it to dealer and dealer says I need a new engine to the tune of 4,000 - 5,000 dollars. I reached out to GM in Michigan explaining that this is my second Rendezvous within 12 years. All my cars before lasted that long and longer without all of this expense. At this point they are "willing," to give me a $3000 toward a new car. Does anyone else find this ridiculous!!! I can't afford a new car in this economy nor can I afford an unreliable GM!!! Any suggestions????
#2483 of 2541 Re: Battery light always on. [andykay]
Sep 27, 2012 (10:15 am)
I have a 2006 Buick Rendezvous and I sometimes have the same issue. I have found that when I park on an incline with the front of the car higher than the back, put the hand brake on and leave it parked for an hour or so, it usually goes off by it's self. As far as the root cause....the verdict is still out on that
#2484 of 2541 Re: Battery light always on. [natshans]
Sep 27, 2012 (11:49 am)
Good afternoon natshans,
I see you're still searching for the root of the concern; had you already had this diagnosed by a dealership? If so, and if you would like for us to follow up on that with them, please contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and the name of your dealer).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#2485 of 2541 Engine noise / 2006 Rainier V8
Dec 09, 2012 (6:47 am)
I've got a rattleing noise like something in the wheel weld is fliping but it's in the engine. Buick garage says it's in the #6 cylinder, possible cam & lifters? They say it will be very expensive. Noise happens between 15 & 20 mph, just as it shifts. In 3,000 miles it used 2 qts of oil but there's no oil leaks. No smoke is noiceable coming out of exhaust although there is black stains slightly on the bottom of chrome exhaust tip. Most of the time at highway speeds (70 mph) everything appears smooth. When oil is down a quart or slightly more there is a rattleing sound that comes and goes at 70 mph. I can't get rid of the Rainier because of this but otherwise this is a good vehicle. What can I do with this engine noise and how much will it cost?