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#243 of 288 Re: 2002 Rendezvous [jhammonds]
Jun 27, 2011 (5:49 pm)
well it was from the beginning overheating and took in several times due to the dexcoolant eventually but denied by the dealer causing are gaskets to rot. We did find a suitable mechanic that did replace them for 2300 only to find out it started nocking 2 days later and we did return it and was not called for 3 weeks and I called him to see if he found what was wrong and he said the engine was blown and it would another 3 to 4,000 to put in a new engine in no time he died of a heart attack and we picked it up with the engine in the back end and it did sit here 2 years with hearing from nothing on the lawsuit since we sent all materials and bills like we were told. I walked 6 miles to work for a long time because of this and we lost out several thousands with 2 1/s years of 540 payments monthly it was a little over 100,000 when blown so we could not file a lemon law . This car sucks the windows,electric ,alarms.breaks,tires is should have been recalled we will never buy a Buick again. Poor guy probably died due to the stupid vehicle.
#244 of 288 Re: Class Action Against GM [lfclarke2010]
Jul 01, 2011 (2:40 pm)
I am replacing my BCM today - for the 2nd time. I purchased my 2002 Buick RDV brand new - so it's 9 years old with 136k+ miles. This item is not cheap to replace and I did so about 2 years ago. I think it's time to dump the vehicle before all the other major items start to crap out on it. I am additionally having to repair more leaks in the AC system. I've been doing this since the car was about 2 years old - and I recall the service manager at the dealership saying "Oh ya - we see this a lot!" Hmmm - that does (did) not instill much confidence in the GM/Buick brand for me. The heater at the feet area is horrible - I think they forgot to hook up the heater hose and the vents down at the feet is way to small to be effective. I bought the car in Michigan - winters are long and cold - and you need a good foot heater!! Now I live in Texas - LONG HOT summers - and the AC needs to BLOW - not just on setting 5. Oh I've owned this car so long I could ramble and ramble about all the things I don't like about it. I will say - it has always been a nice comfortable (luxury) ride and is extremely spacious in the front cabin with little blind spots. It has been a very good vehicle to me overall - I guess they just don't build 'em like the used to. I don't really want to buy another car - but can't justify the money pit my Rendezvous is becoming.
#245 of 288 Buick Rendezvous sucksget rid of it asap
Jul 01, 2011 (3:32 pm)
I dont understand why a recall was never made on this vehicle with all the issues people have been having since it was made. my niece has a Aztek with the same issues so I dont know if it was ever corrected. I loved my car but after 28,000 and 100,000 and Blown after all the issues and fixex and Blown and another 3200 Bllown I said rid of it other problems, window regulator,gaskets,overheat,brakes and more it would be worth it we sold ares after the engine was took apart again after gaskets just replaced and Blown for $1500 what a shame I loved it
#246 of 288 Thankfully I hit a deer
Jul 02, 2011 (12:27 am)
I bought a 2002 Vous new. It was a terrible car. It had great features but 2002 was not a good year. GM should have bought them all back.
Under warranty, I had 3 BCM's replaced. I paid out of pocket for replacing the wheel bearings.
Thankfully, in 2007, I hit a deer and took the insurance money and bought a 2007 Vous. It has been a very reliable car.
I love my 07, but hated my 02.
#247 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [regalluvr2]
Jul 12, 2011 (10:51 am)
I own a 2002 Buick Rendezvous also, and I just took it to the shop for overheating. Two different garages told me it was the intake manifold gaskets were leaking coolant. My A/C went out a couple of months ago. I'm also having issues with the anti-lock brakes. I bought the car last summer, and it currently has about 97k miles on it. I gather from these posts, that this is a problem vehicle. It is going to cost me $650 to fix the intake gasket issue ALONE! Not to mention the other issues. I wondered why the car had only 87K , when I purchased it. Maybe it was a problem to the previous owner too. I don't really have this kind of money for repairs.
#248 of 288 Re: Thankfully I hit a deer [rewinding]
Jul 13, 2011 (8:03 am)
So sorry for the deer, but happy for you to be rid of the 02. Boy we all got taken to the cleaners by GM on that Vous. I am so happy I finally dumped mine and got a Nissan Murano. Love it, faublous ride, no problems and I am no longer stressed out when I get in my car.
#249 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [martywt]
Jul 13, 2011 (8:09 am)
Your problems are just beginning, my head gaskets started to leak around 86,000 and the GM dealer did not tell me, just put a tiny note on the second page of my receipt. Then when they blew at 96,000 when I was out of town, I coasted back to town and the dealer charged me $2600 plus to fix the heads. Thank you dexcool.
This dealer saw me at least every month for something with this car and they knew these cars had problems, but did he mention it, NO.
Do yourself a favor, push it off a bridge, or trade it in fast.
My Vou-do cost me close to $11,000 for repairs from 04 to 2010, when I finally got a brain and traded it in for a beautiful Nissan Murano. Love it.
I will never, never, never buy another GM car, which by the way, they made my Vous in Mexico.
#250 of 288 Re: 2002 gasket & engine problems [02blues]
Jul 13, 2011 (8:15 am)
Good luck getting GM to fix anything. They can sure take our money fast for their junk car but not even the dealer warned me of the problems with that Vous, after taking it in month after month for something elst to fix.
Finally I could not spend another cent on it, and when it died on the highway off ramp I had it towed many miles to a shop, where it sat till I could trade it in.
Get a Nissan and save your sanity.
Bet their fat cats in the corporate office do not drive a Rendevous, or even a GM car, but they sure cash their bonus checks fast, not to mention our stimulus money.
#251 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [juliaom]
Jul 14, 2011 (7:50 pm)
Thanks for the heads up Julia. I've had mine since August 2010, but didn't start having issues until about a couple of months ago. I currently have 97k miles on my RDV. The first thing to go was my A/C , then my anti-lock brakes are scrubbing bad, and now my intake manifold gasket is leaking. I didn't put all of this together until my mechanic said that GM should have recalled these vehicles! I got home and got online and did some research, and discovered he was right!! Seems like thousands of complaints have been lodged about this vehicle. You would think that GM would acknowledge the problems and make it right. I paid $6k cash for mine last year, and realize I over paid now. Mine is only worth a little over 4k now!! I can't afford to trade at this point. So, I guess I'm stuck with it for now. I wish there would be a Class Action suit. I would join in a heartbeat!
#252 of 288 03 abs/traction is there a perm fix?
Aug 08, 2011 (2:03 pm)
My wife has an 03 we bought used that is a POS!!!!!! The abs/service traction sys light keeps coming on. I know a lot of people have had this problem but is there a permanent fix? I have replaced both wheel bearing assy's, brand new tires, and brand new brakes all around. It worked fine for about a month and now the dang service traction system/ abs light keeps coming on and the dang abs is popping again. I can keep replacing wheel bearings but it only fixes the problem for a few weeks at a time. I promise I will avoid GM like the plague because of this!!!!!!!!!!