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#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.
#257 of 288 Re: 2002 Rendezvous [jhammonds]
Sep 21, 2011 (5:58 am)
We had to have our manifold gaskets replaced this year as well - cost a bit more than your repair bill. Now, my Traction light is coming on and activating. A/C went earlier in the summer. If we forget to turn off the radio before turning off the car, the radio becomes locked and Security flashes! Has there been a Class Action? Some other postings indicate there was one. We are the original owners and have less than 50K miles on it.
#260 of 288 Cylinder head gasket trouble
Oct 18, 2011 (11:48 am)
I didn't know about this forum. However, yesterday's experience at a GM dealer shop and a phone call today made me search for any information regarding this rendezvous. I bought this truch in 2005 with 46,000 miles on it. I drive is very sparingly, and today it has only 87,000 miles on it. I have not had much problems with it apart from fixing bearings. On Saturday, as l was driving on the freeway, the temp gage just did an Usain Bolt on me to the red and back to zero and again to red, and the coolant overheating alarm started wailing followed by a
"a change oil" signal yet the oil was just changed about 2 months ago. The truck lost power till it couldnt even go 30 mph. I decided to turn round, and drove slowly back to my apartment. Yesterday morning, l became the first customer at the shop begging for some answers since they are the ones who chnaged the oil. The jury verdic was that "your cylinder head gasket has blown out, and it will cost you $1,900 plus tax to fix it" What? l screamed! How can that happen? I added! Well, thats what it is, added a voice on the other side. I told the guy that please send me the courtesy vehicle to pick me up so that l may come and pick up the truck for keeping while pondering how l will raise the $2000 plus for this repair. I picked up the truck, and its safely in purgatory in our apartment parking lot, courtesy of Metropolitan apartments. Then came a Tuesday phone call! The dealer shop informed me that GM wants to participate in repairing my truck if l agree to pay $500 deductable. Who can refuse such a lucrative offer? I answered yes, and l will take the truck back next week! This phone call sent my head spinning! Really? GM is paying for my repair? The quest for learning more about this offer overshadowed the original excitement. As an engineer, l decided to discover more, and here l am! It seems as if people are having more problems with this truck than l originally thought! God save me because l don't have enough money to even trade it in for something! The other problem l have noticed is wailing of the front passenger door window when being wheeled up and down. And, l will tell the shop! As for now, l leave my truck to God to take care of it since am screwed in this much as long as l still own this truck!