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#179 of 288 RE: 02 BUICK RENDEZVOUS HORRORS [wandakayc]
Apr 23, 2009 (2:38 pm)
I also have a 2002 Rendezvous and I had problems with it starting. It never stalled out on me, just wouldn't start. They ended up replacing the fuel pump, spark plug wires, and the power control module and the wires going to the pcm. Drove me nuts because each time I had it towed, they couldn't replicate it. My car was at the mechanics for a total of 2.5 weeks. Never again will I buy another car like this.
#180 of 288 RE: 02 BUICK RENDEZVOUS HORRORS [mmoses]
Apr 23, 2009 (7:21 pm)
I got lucky. I took my RDV back to the dealership and talked to the salesman I bought my last 5 cars from and he got the owner of the dealership involved. They gave me a deal I couldn't get anywhere else so I traded it. I ended up with a newer car and a 6 year loan instead of a 3 year loan though. But it was worth it not to have the worry and stress of wondering what I was going to have to fix next.
#181 of 288 Re: Class Action Money [billoh]
Apr 28, 2009 (8:39 am)
The deadline was October 2008 wasn't it? Is it too late to do anything? I've already spent $2000.00 on this car.
May 07, 2009 (7:25 am)
i have the same problem. When I gently push on the gas pedal a few times
it will start to go, or push hard and it takes of ...eventually like a rocket.
I had the fuel injector cleaned and it worked great for a few weeks and is
doing the same thing again. I have had this problem for months but
it never seems to get worse.
I have owned my rendezvous since it was almost new. I purchased it after
the buick open. My biggest problem is the window. Every window
1st Drivers window next passenger window in the front then the window
behind the drivers seat and last the rear window behind the front passenger seat.
The window starts to squeak going up or down and then...THE ENTIRE WINDOW
FALLS INSIDE THE DOOR1 The first time was under warrnaty the second
window I paid for as well as the two back seat windows!
Now this is the weirdest thing I have ever heard and when I called the customer
service Dept. they said they have never had this problem reported.
Any one else have a case of the dropping windows?
#183 of 288 Re: Class Action Money [juliaom]
May 09, 2009 (12:59 pm)
what did you have to do for the class action suit mine is overheating the same way replaced the intake and head gasket also the waterpump and thermostat still overheating.
#184 of 288 camshaft location
Jun 21, 2009 (6:12 am)
I have a 2002 Buick R...and it won't turn over. I just replaced my stupid fuel pump so I know it works as I hear it during the first 30 seconds my car "starts"...the battery is new (once again another cost)..and works as windows and radio works. The car simply won't start. I was told it might be the camshaft...but I cannot find the stupid thing in my car. Anyone? I was told it was in front near the engine...The picture I have of the part is not great...so it's hard to find. Also, I cannot anywhere find a diagram of the engine that will help me know exactly where to look. Since the car is dead in my garage....I can't have mechanic look at it w/out having moved at my expense.
#185 of 288 Re: the [ritzylady]
Jun 27, 2009 (12:24 am)
i too have had the case of the dropping window. i got my vehicle in february and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
Jun 27, 2009 (12:55 am)
I just got my buick r cx is feb. of this year and I've had the wheel bearing problems and the window problems and i'm now experiencing the possible BCM problems. i have the security message, locked radio, and service vehicle soon light on.i haven't taken it to the buick house yet because i can't afford another 40 dollars an hour to just have it looked at..does anyone know how much the BCM even cost? i'm stressing! i should have just gone with the minivan... any help or input is appreciated!!!
#187 of 288 Re: ughh [laurend1]
Jun 29, 2009 (5:10 am)
I am not sure about the BCM, but I have had all the problems that you have listed so far. My head gasket blew, air conditionir is not working, driver wheel bearing went, and now the passanger wheel bearing is going, and the paint is pealing from my hood. Buick has told me that they are aware of all these issues with the 02 year and that there is nothing that they can do. There is a recall out there on the wheel bearings, but it is very strict and hard to get into, after much arguing and many phone calls Buick did reimberse me for half of the drivers wheel bearing. If I did not owe $6K on it still I would get ride of it, but with the paint issue, fuel gage issue and now the other wheel bearing, I would get nothing for it. I have place over $2K into this auto in the last 3 weeks and still am not done. I can not afford to have the air fixed and the new wheel bearing yet, it will have to wait. Good Luck to you, but try and call Buick, the worse they can say is no, but they may cover some.
#188 of 288 Re: Fed up! Johnnieq [johnnieq]
Jul 17, 2009 (8:53 pm)
Purchased a 2002 Buick Rendezvous in 2001 - loved the vehicle for approximately 2 weeks and then the nightmare began: paint peeled on the console; radio buttons etc. GM tried to repaint it which was a joke - was replaced, Wheel bearing after wheel bearing, traction on both sides, air conditioner, suspension, transmission, wires for the lights, head gaskets, paint peeled on the hood, tie rods, brakes, brakes, brakes etc.
When I called GM, they wouldn't stand behind anything. Things that were fixed on warranty broke again but they would not cover it b/c it was fixed on the warranty. This vehicle has cost me soooo much money it is pathetic. I tried to trade it but GM would give me nothing for it - they suggested I sell it privately!! - please!!
I have no remorse for GM because when you sell junk and rob people of hard earned money, it's got to come back and bite you in the butt - and it did!
I wonder if Tiger had these problems and if so, what kind of service did he receive!!!
I recently bought a Toyota and the service is excellent so far!!!