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#214 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [wifey2u]
Jun 27, 2010 (9:39 am)
Hello, do you have any information regarding the class action suit.
I just purchased a 2002 rendezvous and now the power to the windows and raio are locked can't roll them up on the radio it says locked. I took it to a mechanic he says take it back where you bought it from, but I purchased as is. I got a diagnostic it says I need body control module replaced, intake manifold gasket, air conditioner condenser, what is wrong with this vehicle, 2 days and now I am screwed. Does anyone have any advice.
#215 of 288 Severely Pissed Off
Jun 27, 2010 (9:40 am)
Hello, do you have any information regarding the class action suit.
I just purchased a 2002 rendezvous and now the power to the windows and radio are locked can't roll them up on the radio it says locked. I took it to a mechanic he says take it back where you bought it from, but I purchased as is. I got a diagnostic it says I need body control module replaced, intake manifold gasket, air conditioner condenser, what is wrong with this vehicle, 2 days and now I am screwed. Does anyone have any advice.
#216 of 288 Re: Severely Pissed Off [dlhoffman]
Jun 27, 2010 (1:20 pm)
My radio locks up all the time too. I have not yet a problem with the windows though. I just usually pull the fuse for the radio for a few minutes and then put it back in and it seems to fix the problem. Try it with the windows too.My car gives me every code when I get in and start is up. I was told it is the sending unit. I have no AC, the lifters tick badly, the radio problem, the sending unit giving me every code imaginable, the anti lock brake light never goes off. ENDLESS problems. What a lemon
#217 of 288 Re: Severely Pissed Off [dlhoffman]
Jun 27, 2010 (1:43 pm)
For the radio locked and windows not working, do you have a sunroof? On my pontiac version and that and all kinds of messages indicating problem. In reality the sunroof ;leaked and moisture snuck its way around to somewhere it shouldn't have. Took the cover off the fuse box (both sides) and drove with heater on (towards floor) for for about 100 miles before I shut it off and problem was gone and hasn't returned. Glad I didn't waste money replacing BCM.
#218 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [wifey2u]
Sep 07, 2010 (7:04 pm)
If there is one, please add me also. Everything in the RDV just started acting super possessed. I don't know what to do.!!!!! AAAHHH!!!!
#219 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [sickntired2]
Sep 08, 2010 (8:02 am)
Can you please tell me what problems you are experiencing with your vehicle? Have you had the vehicle diagnosed? How long have the concerns been present? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#220 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [gmcustsvc]
Sep 08, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Mariah, where were you when I had severe problems with that Buick Rendevous from when I purchased it in 2004 till 9/5/2010 when I finally traded it in for a Japanese car.
You have my name on record as calling GM several times for help.
I am still paying on my credit card for the dealer repair on my head gaskets that cost $2700,
The AC went in 2004, ($2000) then both power windows, then the tie rods, then all kinds of other problems, then the head gaskets blew up probably from the Dex-Cool, then the AWD and the Power Lock brakes light went on and they said the sensors were bad, for $700 apiece (I passed), the the PCC solenoid for $495 I fixed, then the TCC solenoid and the Torque converter stuck open and it shifted with a slam.
I am over $10,000 in repairs on that vehicle, and you wonder why I traded it in for a Japanese car made in Japan.
Glenn Buick in Lexington, KY made lots of money off me, but you will not make any more off me or anyone I know, as my friends and family know what problems I had with the RDV and would never buy one.
Besides that car was made in Mexico, I should have known you would not make a car in America, no wonder you needed a bail out of my tax dollars. Not that I had anything left after all those repairs.
You can pass that all on to your CEO, tell him his car sucks.
#221 of 288 Same story, different 2002 Rendezvous CXL
Sep 16, 2010 (8:04 am)
We bought ours used with 55,000 miles and we still love it. We love the features and the comfortable ride on long trips. We are still, however, dealing with issues. We occasionally experience the dreaded 'Security' which flashes when you hit a bump (once in awhile). When this happens, the dash warning lights flash randomly. Sometimes this is all that happens, other times once you turn off the vehicle, the radio will become locked, can't use power windows, no heat or air conditioning, door locks don't function, basically nothing works except the headlights and turn signals. I have to pull the cable off the battery for a few seconds to reset (the BCM?). I expect to have to replace that BCM someday... We had a coolant leak that turned out to be the intake gasket and had that replaced. I saw the stories about air conditioning condenser failure, so I removed the one screw that is missing on the new condenser they put on when the old one breaks, hoping it will prevent it from failing. So far so good on that. I had to replace the rear differential fluid because of the squeaky noise it made when backing up. I had to replace the front left wheel bearing and, after a recall was announced, I was reimbursed my parts costs from Buick (they would not reimburse my labor which I reported at about $60). Now we have this clunking, lumbering sound coming from the right rear of vehicle. No one can seem to find it. I've had the spare tire off and had several different places inspect it. I even replaced both rear 'knuckle' assemblies which cost $440 for parts and still had the clunking. I am now sure it is the strut. I finally realized this after driving on a real bad road. The right rear strut couldn't keep up with the bumps and was just 'hammering' itself down the road. That is why I stumbled upon this site, looking for rear struts. We now have 85,000 miles on it. All that in 30,000 miles and still dealing with issues. We decided to keep it because we like it, we have invested some time/money into it and hopefully the major issues are over, and I know other vehicles will have their own issues too. My brother-in-law had a transmission go out in their RDV , then they sold it. It had a hitch on the back when they bought it. We won't be putting one on ours...
#222 of 288 Re: Same story, different 2002 Rendezvous CXL [rendezvoodoo]
Sep 16, 2010 (1:52 pm)
Rendezvoodoo is so true. I had so much money in mine at the $10,000 mark I thought I would keep it too, but then the AWD went out, the Power Lock Breaks, then The Torque converter stuck on on, then both the solenoids (?), and it was slamming into gear at 21, 30, and 41 miles an hour. I thought then I would have to pay for a new trans, so I cut my losses and dumped the GM disaster.
Love my new Nissan Murano, pearl white, leather seats, a 2007, made in Japan by Japanese.
Not like the Buick Rendezvoodoo, which I found after I bought it was made in Mexico probably by underpaid Mexicans with no health care benefits, while the fat cats in Michigan or wherever took their outrageous bonus' and drove the company into the ground.
Even making the car cheaper for them in Mexico did not reduce our price, only added to their bottom line and reduced mine to pennies.
Now my tax dollars are bailing those jerks out, they should have let them fold, they are not producing jobs anyway, just whinning about no money.
Guess the Mariah from GM Customer service that answered someone on this board is scared to show her hand, as I have had no response.
If I were you at 85,000 miles, you better dump that disaster, as the head gaskets are probably leaking and are ready to explode about 93,000 miles.
That was $2700 that I am still paying on.
Trust me, this car will not get better, it will only get worse, and even as comfortable as they are on the inside, it will explode.
If you value your retirement, you better trade it in for a foreign car.
To Mariah and GM, no one in my earshot will ever buy a Buick ever again.
#223 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [gmcustsvc]
Oct 14, 2010 (7:15 am)
I wrote GM customer service several times about the extensive problems I have with my Rendezvous and never have received any type of response. The entire sending unit in my car is fried!!!!! It gives me every code all the time (low oil pressure, low oil engine level, service traction system, service Anti lock brake, etc. etc. etc.) I took my car in two times before the warranty wore out for these same issues and of course the dealership could never duplicate the problem. Low and behold as soon as the warranty ran out I was told " Your whole sending unit is bad and it is $1800 to fix" - WHAT????. Also the air conditioning stopped working right after the warranty ran out. AND the worst problem of all. I CANNOT drive this car in the winter, it is a serious life risk. The back of the car sways all over the place. I have had several repairs made to the back suspension including replacing the springs and the spindles. No one can diagnose the problem. I have spent thousand of dollars on this issue alone and to no avail. I am terrified to put my family in this vehicle in the winters. This is the WORST car I have ever owned.
Just my thoughts