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#66 of 283 need help
Sep 23, 2007 (12:30 pm)
i need help couse my 2002 buick rendezvous is actin up crazy first the service engone is always comein on and off then my engine started to make alot of noise hwen i put it on park then it started to kill my gas real quick then when i am at a red light then let go of the gas it go off real quick with high tourqu it really stated when it would take speed by it self not needing to push the gas and if you let go of the gas then it would stay at the same speed it was real wierd then it started to do all the othor sruff the mechanic said 6 codes came on something to do withair and the map sensor he said it might be the computer but i dont know how much that can cost this car is so not reliable does anyone knoe what is wrong i really am stressin this i have to put 20 dollars of gas everyday to go to work it killin my gas
#67 of 283 2002 rendezvous lost electrical power
Sep 30, 2007 (7:37 pm)
This happened a few months ago and I replaced the battery. Now, it happened again. I got a jump, ran the car for 20 minutes then all of a sudden it craps out. Vehicle only has 65,000 mi. Right now it's at the shop again. So far, replaced both wheel bearings (recall items)and head casket. I will never, ever buy another GM car again. I hope the class action goes through on this vehicle. If so, please post the information on this website. GM employees, you should have stayed on strike. Your cars stink!
#68 of 283 oh, I forgot more problems
Sep 30, 2007 (7:47 pm)
My mechanic says both my front control arms on my 2002 Rendezvous are close to being shot. If I don't replace them soon, I could end up cracking my frame. Great!!!!
#69 of 283 Re: Reply to "What a Nightmare" [jk27]
Jan 04, 2008 (8:06 pm)
watch out for your famous last words, our wonderful 2002 rondezvous was about 51/2 years old before the problems started. It will not start unless it is jumped, now we just hook it up at night, because we know it's not going to start in the morning. And it's not just in the morning, it's off and on all day. We have had it in 3 dealers and no one can find anything wrong with it. Believe me my husband has tried everything.
#70 of 283 glad to see that lemon go
Jan 05, 2008 (10:36 pm)
After spending money on replacing the a/c compressor, the engine leaking oil constantly, replacing window motors, the AWD and ABS lights coming on and trouble with brakes, the transmission started to go. Contacted GM and their solution was to offer us 10% reimbursement for repair work done by an authorized dealer - if we had receipts. What a deal - thanks GM. They could not have possibly cared any less. Tired of throwing good money after bad and sure that there would be something else to go wrong, the day after Thanksgiving we paid Honda to take that 2002 Rendezvous and were glad to do so. Even Honda didn't want it! It's nice to drive a car without holding my breath and being afraid that I won't get to my destination. Never ever again will we own a GM.
#71 of 283 Re: 2002 Rendezvous - let's get a class action going [ihatemycar1]
Jan 06, 2008 (11:41 am)
I think your idea of getting a class action going is great. If you know how to start it....go for it....i think a lot of people will back you.
#72 of 283 Re: WORST CAR I'VE EVER OWNED [sharrac]
Jan 06, 2008 (7:57 pm)
I own a 02 Ren CXL and I have the same grinding nose. I purchased the vehical with 78k and in the same week I noticed the noise. I took it back to the dealer and they had said it was the wheel baringsalong with my roters needed to be macheined, so they suposdly replaced the wheel bearings and macheined my roters. It only took a week after the said that they fixed the noise that it started up again. After a month of my own research I diagnosed the prob my self and it turned out that they had just repacked the wheel berings and my roters were macheined below specs. I then thought about sueing the dealer ship but figured ti would be cheaper to do the work my self and never do buisness with them again. I sugest that your husband go and buy a caliper and research what thickness the roters need to be for your Ren and if the roters need to be replaced you will have to buy knew brakes again. If your roters are bad and you dont replace the breaks it could damage the knew roters.
#73 of 283 Re: WORST CAR I'VE EVER OWNED [cweber]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:09 pm)
I have had this car for about 1 year and 3 months, and I must say it has been just terrible. First it was the air conditioner, then the electrical window and now the transmission. It started accelerating and making weird noises, then it ust stop shifting in a huge snow weather condition in North Carfolina last week. Thank God I added a new insurance last November to it. I feel terrible for the Insurance Company since it will cost them so far $3,600.00. If anyone knows about a recall please let me know.
#74 of 283 wheel bearings
Jan 11, 2008 (9:03 pm)
I just got a 2002 Rendezvous and now it needs wheel bearings where did you find this as a recall item?
#75 of 283 Re: 2002 rendezvous lost electrical power [markphil]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:21 pm)
where did you find the recalls for the wheel bearings?