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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
Jul 08, 2008 (5:21 am)
I purchased my 2002 Rendezvous in 04, I've had nothing but problems since! I've had to replace the rotors twice,the wheel bearings 3 times, the body control module and now my a/c doesn't work. The repair shop says it's the condenser and it'll cost $700.00 to fix. I'm sick of this car! I contacted the BBB and they are investigating my claim. Buick customer service called me to discuss my claim and informed me that because of the age and # of miles on my car there was nothing they could do. I have 68,000 miles on my car, what a joke! No wonder GM sales are down. I hope they never recover from this recession, I hope they go out of business completely. They deserve to be punished for all the suffering and expense they've caused. I will never support GM again, they are a bunch of crooks. Like many others, I wish I'd found this site before I bought that piece of crap but hindsight is 20/20. I would definitely support a class action suit against this auto maker - they're all a bunch of thieves, from the executives to the dealers! Because of Buick, I will never purchase another american-made automobile. They have no loyalty to their consumers!
#112 of 288 Re: I hate Buick [ginnmill]
Jul 08, 2008 (9:47 am)
Ginmill sorry to hear your problem.....but watch out for that head gasket......its another major problem for Buick rendezvous. I replaced in 2006 & GM didn't take care of it and within less then two years my head gasket again went bad.....I called Buick again and they still can't help it although it went bad within two years....they told me parts have only 12 months or 12000 mile warranty on it when replaced. I don't have $1500 to fix my head gasket.....
My condenser went bad too and GM don't want to take blame that its their condenser is defective....so i had to buy Condenser off ebay and went to local mechanic...i still end up paying almost 500 bucks. Dealer mechanic told i won't repair car if you don't buy parts from us........
#113 of 288 Re: I hate Buick [ginnmill]
Jul 09, 2008 (4:38 am)
It is just mind blowing to me that Buick seems to think that their cars are only good for about 80,000 miles. I don't care how "old" a car is, with mileage as low as this, they should be standing up for their product. Mine 02 CXL only made it for 38,000 miles before I had it towed to the dealership and told them it was theirs, I couldn't afford to fix it anymore. There is a class action against GM/Buick but it is for gasket leaks that you had to have repaired by I believe May 30th. There defintely should be one for the wheel bearings on this, even though they did one of their so called recalls on them. I'm curios to hear what you hear back from the BBB because this car should not be on the road.
#114 of 288 Re: Reply to "What a Nightmare" [da_hepcat]
Aug 10, 2008 (8:03 pm)
i have a question about the blower motor resistor, why did you replace this piece.
was it because the 1-5 channels were not working? my issue is 1-3 channels does not work, 4 & 5 the air does work.
any answer will help!
Aug 11, 2008 (12:42 pm)
My ABS takes over randomly and occassionally the light will come on. I have had it in to the dealer 8 times now (it's actually currently there) and they have replaced both front wheel hubs and harnesses. Last time it was in they said it was a wire further up the frame rubbing. Now they can't replicate the problem and have no clue what to do. HELP!!
Aug 11, 2008 (12:44 pm)
i replaced it for that very reason. the resistor reduces the current to the blower motor. pi bought it on rock auto.com . it was way cheaper that gm and you can compare the photo`s to the one you have. it is located under the glove box and takes a 9/32 socket to remove it. i had trouble get the 9/32 screws on the resistor out so i had to take the blower motor out as well.
p.s i have also done the window regulators and wheel bearings as well, so if you run into these problems i will be more than happy to tell you how i was able to fix them.
thanks for the question , makes me feel good that i can help someone who owns one of these gems.
#117 of 288 Class action suit
Aug 12, 2008 (4:12 pm)
We have had numerous problems with our 2002 Buick Rendezvous! We just had an AC condenser replaced last week and now our head gasket is leaking and in need of repair. The intake manifold has also been replace, wheel bearings, and who knows what is to come! We have 3 more years to pay on this piece of shit. I am planning on writing to BBB and to GM to see if they will help us recoup some of these repairs. There is no reason a car with 70K miles on it should have these HUGE problems! GM must be aware of these issues.
#118 of 288 Re: I hate Buick [ginnmill]
Aug 12, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I'm with you on that! Our 2002 has cost us 1000s in repairs!!! And I am sure there are more to come! We only have 70000 on it and we just replaced the AC condenser and head gaskets in a matter of a month! I'm beside myself and planning to write and call!
#119 of 288 Re: I hate Buick [samjay]
Aug 12, 2008 (8:13 pm)
Samjay, you can call and complain BBB but will of no use. Only good will do is that BBB will keep track of how many complain they are getting for 2002 buick for same problem. I had the same problem that you had. First, AC condenser and then head gasket. I replaced both. I replaced Head gasket in aug. 2006 and spend over $1600 to replace them. Within less then 2 years i just found out that my head gasket went bad again. So i have to replace head gasket again in 2008. I complained BBB and you know what GM offered me to resolve the problem????? They are just using BBB as a selling point. Instead of helping me repair my car, they offered me $500 to buy new GM vehicle..can you believe that?...It was insulting....why would i buy another GM vehicle after terrible nightmare expereince with one of their Vehicle. I don't have money to fix a car and they want me to buy another car. In complain i repeatedly mentioned i don't have $$$$ to replace again head gasket and i need help. What kind of idot work at GM who offers $500 to me to buy another vehicle who don't have money to fix car. Let say if another car cost 25000 and they offered me $500 against buying another vehicle. I don't have money to fix head gasket on my 2002 buick. so i have to come up with $24500. I have to get loan to buy that another GM Vehicle. (who will give me loan when i dn't have $1000 to fix my car). Loan monthly payment will probably somewhere around $500 or may be more. Did GM think about any of that stuff....NO wonder if GM employee comes up with such idea to resolve problem, then no wonder GM is performing so poorly and just ruining all the reputation. I wonder all the big guns at GM are just bunch of Idiots. Wrong people at wrong place.