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#907 of 2540 Looks Like GM Is Helping Some Problem Plagued RDV Owners
Mar 15, 2005 (5:42 pm)
It looks like GM has finally decided to help some of the problem plagued 2002-2003 RDV owners.If you have a problem 02-03 RDV hammer away at GM and make them help you.They owe you.They read these forums and dont like lots of bad publicity.I pulled the following 02 RDV owners quote off another Buick forum where I post at.Here it is:
wish I had found this site sooner. At least I know I'm not alone. I have probably had almost one of everything go wrong with my 2002 rendezvous and many of the same problems more than once. I was lucky though as I got GM to give me their Major Guard extended warranty for free. It covers me to over 80000 miles and 5 1/2 years from in service date. Crazy, though. I love my rendezvous and would probably buy one again.
I say good job GM.Deeds like this will give you lots of good publicity.
#908 of 2540 Re: CRITERIA OF LEMON LAW [samyunlee]
Mar 24, 2005 (10:50 am)
I have a 2002 RDV CXL and it is at the dealership right now for this exact problem. While driving the engine simply shut off. They have had it for over week and cannot fix the problem. Luckly while the mechanic had it out for a test drive it shut off on him and then would not start. They were bummed because it happened 10 minutes before quitting time. they now want me to come pick it up because the don't know why/can't fix/can't recreate the problem.
It has 29,600 miles and I have until Sept. for the 3 year warranty to be up and if I have to not drive it and fight with them until Sept I will.
I was told the Lemon Law here in NY the car has to be within 2 years and 24,000 miles.
I would love info on how you negotiate a "buy back".
#911 of 2540 Re: Looking for info [ckinny]
Mar 24, 2005 (7:57 pm)
I bought a 02 RDV a year ago in Feb. I noticed a clicking sound and finally convinced the dealer to look in to it. After replacing the air compressor my SES light remained on. Took it back and mechanic discovered moisture in the wiring. It has now been about 6 weeks, the wiring has been totally replaced, got it home yesterday, 3 hours later the car would not start. Dealer came to tow it this morning and the car started up immediatly. Do not know that I will keep car as I am not sure I can depend on it. Unfortunatly, I like the bells and whistles that it has.
#912 of 2540 Wiring Harness
Mar 24, 2005 (8:03 pm)
Has anyone else seen such an extensive problem with the wiring? I was told by the Buick service department that I had a seal go bad on the underside of the car. Once moisture got in it created all kinds of corosion problems with the wiring. Once the wiring has been replaced, what are the chances I am going to have more problems? My dealer is offering to put me in something else for a good price, it is very tempting.
#913 of 2540 Rear air compressor
Apr 05, 2005 (11:02 am)
Has anyone had any problems with their rear air compressor? I have a 2003 CXL plus, and got it changed under Warranty 10 mo. ago. Now it's not working again and my warranty is now finished. Do parts that have been changed under warranty get additional warranty coverage (i.e. 1 year parts and service) regardless of the mileage?
The vehicle works great but this is a nice to have option that comes in handy from time to time.
#914 of 2540 Re: CRITERIA OF LEMON LAW [ckinny]
Apr 05, 2005 (11:10 am)
Don't know if this will help you, but I had a '02 Lesabre that did the same thing.For no apparent reason it started to simply shut off as I was driving down the road. Altho, I was able to pull over and it started again every time. Turns out there was some kind of elelctronic piece attached near the gas tank that just went bad and was causing the car to shut off. My mechanic fixed it, and it never happened again.
I've now owned a slightly used '02 rendezvous for about a year, and I LOVE IT! Unfortunately, as I was driving down the road the other day the "service vehicle soon" light came on. Of course the manual only says take it to the dealer. I found a site online that said it could be caused by a blown fuse, so I have to check that. Anyone feedback from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
#915 of 2540 Re: instrument cluster [michaelv1]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:53 am)
I have the same problem and I got an esitmate between 500-1000 dollars. Email me... I am wondering what yours was...
#916 of 2540 Re: instrument cluster [michaelv1]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:58 am)
getting the same thing... what did you pay to repair?