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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#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!!!
#190 of 288 2002 rendezvous cxl awd
Aug 03, 2009 (5:12 pm)
i know the pain i have an 02 redezvous that i bought at 80000, it now has 125000. i have in my 45000 miles replaced the rear differential twice at 3500 each an ac condenser, now the abs kicks in all the time and it needs a fuel sensor and has an issue with the coolant system. overall i have put over 10000 into this piece of garbage.
i have bought nothing but buick since i was a kid, and this is my 4th one. no matter how much i loved my well built previous model cars... because of this i will never buy another gm product. not even because of the issues i have had, but because all these components are only warrantied for 12 months. and when i called into the dealership that i paid these thousands of dollars to, they asked me why i even called if its out of warranty.
and they wonder why people buy imports
#191 of 288 Re: the [laurend1]
Aug 10, 2009 (7:35 pm)
Just today, my driver side window fell down on my 2002 rdv. it had been rattling if the window was down and i closed the door, so i was expecting something. I'm not very mechanical, but I found the following site that shows how to fix it. http://www.teamneon.com/buick/
the website says to order them, but it takes 7 days. I'm checking with the dealer tomorrow. if the car would be just half reliable, it would be a nice car. i bought it used 3 years ago. it only has 67,000 miles.
#192 of 288 Re: camshaft location [wjk4]
Aug 10, 2009 (7:43 pm)
replacing the fuel pump worked for me. the camshaft is inside the engine. You can't see it without taking major parts off. Try to find someone that knows just a little about cars. There are so many possibilites. they could narrow it down. does the engine turnover? if not, could be the starter.
#193 of 288 NO MORE GM CARS
Aug 11, 2009 (9:42 am)
Bye BYe GM...BUICK.Finaly, i bought Honda Odessy and hyundai Elantara for my son. Never ever GM cars anymore even after they emerge from bankruptcy hole...i will try my best to convince all of my friends, family members or anyone who i know is looking to buy car will not buy GM cars anymore. I bought because of American car (total 3 in last 10 years) but what did i get from it?
Aug 17, 2009 (2:29 pm)
2002 Buick Rendezvous now stuck in securtiy mode! Service lights and dash lights flash on and off. AC radio everything dims then sounds like power goes out and on again. this happens every three to five munites. I have taken it to the shop. They told me to take it to the dealer I can't get rid of the stupid car I still owe on it and I can't fix it right now cause money is tight and I just paid $900 in the last 3 moonths fixing things that could of been the problem! Why hasn't BUICK recalled this junk! Can anyone direct me to get help to fix it or something!
#195 of 288 Re: Braking headache [spike99]
Nov 17, 2009 (9:09 am)
I recently bought my 2002 RDV with 92K miles... I wish i would have found this forum before i made this purchase. I have the ABS brakes problem slipping, grinding noises, applying themselves when I am on the gas and not the brake peddle, etc... I read in here about pulling the ABS fuse. I looked in my manual and found multiple fuses, now I am not sure which one to pull, or if I have to pull them all:
Mini Fuse 6 - ABS Control Module
Mini Fuse 9 - ABS Solenoid Valves
J-Style Fuse 36 - ABS Motor
Can someone tell me which fuse(s) to pull in order to disable the ABS?
#196 of 288 Re: Braking headache [jml14]
Nov 17, 2009 (9:21 am)
If the brakes are being applied while your foot is in gas tank it sounds more like traction control is being engaged, usually because it thinks tires are slipping.
#197 of 288 Re: Braking headache [jml14]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:38 am)
Well, i just tried first experiment, I pulled Mini Fuse 6 - ABS Control Module fuse. Started the car, and dash lights up message ABS Disabled, and the warning beeper in the car beeps constantly and does not shut off. Obviously I cannot drive like this.
I plugged the fuse back in.