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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
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.
#198 of 288 Re: NO MORE GM CARS [vani2004]
Nov 21, 2009 (1:34 pm)
My sister bought a Honda Oddasee and had to replace all the brakes and tires after 10K miles... not under warranty... my Buick brakes lasted 42K and my original tires lasted 60K... total repairs for my Buick Rendezvous for 8 years 90K in Pgh ... $101.
While my sister continues to repair and replace parts in her Honda and see paid $10K more than my Buick.
#199 of 288 Re: NO MORE GM CARS [pjk2]
Nov 25, 2009 (11:39 am)
First of all, you claim is wrong unless your sister bought old honda odyssey....Any new car regardless of brand is covered under warranty if you have drove only 10k miles unless normal wear and tear. Paid 10K more???? Unbelievable.. Did she donate some money when she bought her Odyssey? unless you comparing to way higher end model with lower end model.
And your another Biggest lie, Buick introduced Rendezvous in 2002. How did you get 8 years old Rendezvous????? Plain & Simple, Get your fact right first...there is no credibility in your post.
#200 of 288 Re: NO MORE GM CARS [vani2004]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 25, 2009 (12:39 pm)
The Rendezvous was introduced in the spring of '01 as a 2002 model per Wikipedia.
Let's calm down a bit and stick to talking about the cars please.
#201 of 288 Re: camshaft location [wjk4]
Jan 10, 2010 (7:39 pm)
I am having a starting problem with my 2002 RDV. I bought the car new, have loved it but now the repairs are taking the joy out of owning it.
It's recent history is not starting for a couple of hours when I drive short distances. If I try to start it too frequently it strands me even longer so I just wait it out. Now it won't start at all.
At first I was told it was the fuel injection first so got some of the stuff to put in the gas. It did help but not for long. It kept doing the same thing and leaving me stranded.
I took it to a private auto shop for 4 days and they could not replicate the problem.
I had it took it to a Buick dealership for 2 weeks and they could not replicate the problem.
When I picked it up and went to the market for 20 minutes. When trying to leave, I was once again stranded. I was also stranded on a short lunch break many times from work and recently on several occasions. This has been happening for about 3 months.
I've recently had the fuel filter, fuel pump switch and now the fuel pump replaced w/new parts and it still won't start. AAA towing just picked it up to take it to the dealership once again. What on earth is keeping this car from starting???!!
Battery is new, cables are good, spark plug wires are GM and new but my mechanic found a cracked spark plug. Could this stupid spark plug have been the culprit and no one even considered that? He didn't replace it or even put it back in, so now I won't know, which irritates me too.
Meanwhile $600 later, the dealership will do a diagnostic now that it won't start and Service Engine Soon light is on. They said they couldn't do a diagnostic before because it always started for them.
Does anyone have any experience with this for me that won't cost an arm and a leg at the dealership?
#202 of 288 Re: Class Action Money [juliaom]
Jan 10, 2010 (7:51 pm)
I have had a lot of repair problems with my 2002 RDV. I bought two of them new and one ended up being returned as a lemon.
How do I get more information on this Class Action Law Suit for repair reimbursements and maybe get rid of the car for a new something else?
#203 of 288 How much longer will I have my beloved Rendezvous
Jan 22, 2010 (5:04 pm)
I have a 2002 Rendezvous that I just love. I have had issues with it but nothing like what I read in these forums. I have the ABS issue. I got stuck in the snow once and my ABS system hasn't worked since. I had the tie rods replaced but the pigtail needs to be replaced. That's my only issue other than the Manifold gasket replacement 2 years ago. My question is, Gloria as I lovingly refer to her, has 124K miles and I've never owned a "truck" before. Is this really a truck or is it a car? Should I be thinking about sending Gloria off to the great scrapyard in the sky or will she last longer. I have not been faithful with the oil changes but I have had fairly regular maintenance. The body looks pretty good considering her age and I just wonder how much longer this car will last. Any thoughts???