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#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!!!!!!!!!!
#253 of 288 Re: 03 abs/traction is there a perm fix? [69fordfastback]
Aug 09, 2011 (1:34 pm)
While it could be the speed sensor in the hub assembly, often times its the connection to the sensor corroded/loose , or somewhere else in wiring, or an issue with the c-305 connector
#254 of 288 Re: 03 abs/traction is there a perm fix? [ray80]
Aug 09, 2011 (5:37 pm)
Where exactly is the c-305 connector located? Do you know how many volts or ohms should show through the wires so I can try and track down any bad connections? Thanks for the reply!!!!! Ive got more help from you then when I called Buick about it.
#255 of 288 Re: 03 abs/traction is there a perm fix? [69fordfastback]
Aug 10, 2011 (3:00 am)
The C-305 connector is just behind the drivers seat (about where a rear passenger would be their feet). It goes from inside the cabin to underneath vehicle. Pretty easy to see underneath. You can google 'gm c035 connector' and find the various issues it can cause. I do not have the specs the values you should see.
#256 of 288 Re: 03 abs/traction is there a perm fix? [69fordfastback]
Sep 20, 2011 (2:59 am)
My 02 had the same problem with the ABS and traction control. It is a pretty easy fix. Order new wiring harness plugs for the wheel sensors. Once I replaced them, no problems. The connector goes bad for some reason.