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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#83 of 284 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action?
Feb 04, 2008 (12:26 pm)
I purchased mine in 2006. The AWD Disabled light came on within 4 month. I took it to the dealer. They said it is the sensor that regulates the AWD feature and it needs to be replaced. Spent $550. Then right after the stupid warranty expired the AWD disabled light came on again. This time, I took it to the Dealer. Same problem with a different wheel. Spent another $650 dollars that was Feb. '07. Guess what, it came on again just few weeks ago. I need the stupid AWD function because it is winter and I live in Minnesota.
I, agree with you (mandy312) mine is driving funny. It feels like it is dragging a big load. It doesn’t accelerate well either. And the gears are not shifting properly.
I am in for any kind of class action suit against the makers or the dealers.
#84 of 284 Re: Horrible Car! [matti5475]
Feb 09, 2008 (3:38 pm)
I have just had my 2002 rendezvous inspected because this past summer it would
overheat occasionally usually in stopped traffic or in line at a fast food. He said
that the intake gasket need replaced that it happens to all the rendezvous he has
worked on this is a factory defect. How do we get in the class action suit?
#86 of 284 Re: Horrible Car! [grandchildren]
Feb 10, 2008 (8:12 am)
i to have had the intake problems , as you can see from my other messages. i have been looking to see what i can do to get what i am owed by gm. a car with 83 thousand miles on it should not blow an intake gasket. they know it and so do i. i don`t need a mission in life and was not looking for one, but i feel we all need to stand up together for what is right. this is what i have found out since i have had to shell out three grand for my lemon. the website i found on a google search is kclawyer.blogspot.com it says that there are 2 class action suits going in canada right now. check it out and see what we can do. i know there is also a petition going aswell
just google it and you will find it!!!!!!!!
good luck matt
#87 of 284 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action? [saidm]
Feb 11, 2008 (2:45 pm)
Your AWD disable warning is most likely the sensor saying that your wheel bearings are going bad. You should have received a letter from Buick about this saying they would pay for them to be replaced from 5 years or 50,000 miles. My AWD light comes on EVERY time the bearing goes bad, whick is about every 10,000 miles. This car is a lemon!
#89 of 284 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [fader325]
Feb 25, 2008 (8:06 pm)
We just had the same problems as you did. At 51,000 miles, had to have the intake manifold gasket and head gaskets replaced ($1,680). Two days later noticed fluid leaking and took it back in to the local Buick dealer. The a/c condenser was cracked. Had it replaced. The estimate was $851, and after making inquiries with GM, etc. GM finally agreed to pay for the part (condenser) but we paid the labor ($423). They won't help us at all with the intake manifold gasket and head gasket repair costs. Sounds like you are in the same boat as us, with you only having 46,000 miles. We found that most had close to 80,000 when these problems cropped up.
GM said they would not help us with the first repair (sounded like they said no as soon as we said we did not get the extended warranty). The extended warranty has nothing to do with anything because this happened after the extended warranty would have run out. We don't put very many miles on our vehicle so the time runs out before the miles.
We are pursuing our crusade to get GM to step up and do the right thing, even if we have to try small claims court.
#90 of 284 Ut oh worried now
Mar 01, 2008 (5:15 am)
I bought my Rendezvous last April after my 1992 Dodge Caravan(3.3L engine) with 200,000 miles and rarely any problems was totalled in a car accident. So far only have paid for lower intake manifold gasket. That was a 700 dollar repair and the mechanic accidently cut the cruise control but they went good on that. The mechanic put in New Formula antifreeze in it when doing this repair. Said the Dex Cool coolant has been suspected of causing the issues with the gaskets. I just realized some things we concidered just odd flukes with the car may be potential problems. The gas guage goes up and down constantly after the bottom half of gas. It's pretty good staying right where it should be when the car is full but because of this and running out of gas once we just have been watching the fuel used monitor on the driver information. Also, recently the rear parking aid stopped beeping when backing up. The lights are still working to notify me that I am getting too close to something, but the car no longer beeps as it get closer to the object. My car has 105,000 miles on it. I am hoping alot of these things have already been replaced.
#91 of 284 sluggishness
Mar 05, 2008 (6:33 pm)
Im up for a calss action lawsuit!!!! About a month ago my rearend on my Ren went out, almost 4k in repair cost luckly I purcased extended warranty. That might be what is causeing your Ren not to shift properly and seem sluggish. Have your Rearends looked at by someone else other than a dealer.
#92 of 284 Wheel bearings and intake problems here too
Mar 07, 2008 (7:31 am)
2002 rendezvous. We need to get the ball going on a class action suit. Called buick and they refuse to do anything with my $900 bill for intake that seems to be a 1. design issue and 2. dexcool issue.
How can we get this organized?