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#135 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [johnnieq]
Dec 17, 2008 (2:24 am)
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#136 of 288 Interior lights won't go off
Dec 18, 2008 (9:20 am)
I am hoping someone can help. I have 2002 Buick Rendevous. The interior lights will not shut off after you start the car. I have changed fuses without sucess. Currently running without dash board lights because cirucuit is same as interior lights. Any suggestions?????
#137 of 288 Re: Interior lights won't go off [dickburgio]
Dec 18, 2008 (9:47 am)
Hhmm if this were the Pontiac version, I could guess maybe the interior lamp control had been turned to 'on' instead of 'door',not sure on the vous though.
#138 of 288 All the same problems!
Dec 18, 2008 (11:11 am)
I have all the same problems listed in this blog. I just spent $2,000 getting the head gasket fixed and now I find the air conditioning needs to be fixed for $1,000. I've already replaced the gas tank, which I found became a recall item. I think the car is a lemon and poorly engineered. It's a shame Buick won't be more responsive.
#139 of 288 Re: Interior lights won't go off [dickburgio]
Dec 18, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I do not know how many miles you have on this 2002, but my suggestion is get the extended warranty, quickly. My 2002, bought in 2004 with 29,000 miles has cost me $9000 in repairs, and tomorrow is going in for a new hum as the AWD light has been on for two months, and now the tie rod is going out.
The head gaskets were repair a few monts ago for almost $3000, and both front window motors, and the driver side switch, and the first year I bought it the AC went out when I was out of town, that was over $2000.
If you can, get rid of this car asap.
#140 of 288 Re: All the same problems! [margaretg]
Dec 18, 2008 (5:18 pm)
Welcome to my Rendevous 2002 world, first the AC, then the hubs, then the head gaskets, both front window motors, and the window switch, now the AWD is out and they found the tie rod is going too.
The lemon laws do not apply unless you are the original owner and bought it from a dealer, which I did but it was in 2004. The dealer has been good but not much help to intercede for me.
#141 of 288 Re: All the same problems! [juliaom]
Dec 20, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I would love to join your class action law suit. I bought my 02 Rendevous 11 months ago with 60 thousand miles on it. First the transmission went out then the AC then the fuel pump and not the BCM is out. Please send me info on what I need to do to join. My Email address is gregkayahoo.com.
#142 of 288 Re: All the same problems! [benlucky36]
Dec 20, 2008 (4:27 pm)
I am not positive there is a Class Action suit, I saw a reference on this board.
Friday I reached $10000 in repairs in 4 years on this Buick Rendevous. The dealer and GM paid for the AWD system failure of $454.00, after a month of haggling, but the tie rod breaking and of course the front breaks and rotors were out.
The front breaks could have been exacerbated by the failure of the AWD system, but GM said tough.
If I were I would find an after market warrenty (cheaper than the dealers) and get it quick. You have just begun you disaster with this car.
GM kept telling me my milage was too high at 114,000, but the car started breaking at 45,000 with the AC system.
I suggested to the GM person, who by the way was in Argentina, that they should say they cars are only good for 60,000 miles and save us some trouble.
The first GM customer service person I spoke with was in the Phillipines.
So much for GM outsourcing our jobs.
This company is totally stupid, and they make a crap car.
#143 of 288 2002 Rendevous issues
Dec 23, 2008 (3:48 pm)
Have an 02 CX. All in all not a bad car. Had Gas tank issue(leak) fixed prior to recall, got recall notice, GM covered entire cost. had 80k manifold problem. Dealer says it is 'common' in this car, sounds like a design flaw to me, should be covered by GM). Now having issue with car just going DEAD. Drove yesterday about 50 miles, went to lock car with FOB, no response. Went back and tried to start car DEAD totally.
came back 40 mins later, started right up, clock did not lose any time, so it was not the battery. Drove car home, turned off, every light and indicator started to blink,
could not shut off, finally stopped, car was now DEAD again, 10 mins later started up, but everything blinking again. Trio to dealer next action. Anyone have DEAD car issue
#144 of 288 Re: 2002 Rendevous issues [bobc515]
Dec 24, 2008 (4:19 am)
Really sounds like a cable connection problem, loose or corroded, could also be battery/charging system issue.