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#89 of 288 Re: 2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action??? [fader325]
Feb 25, 2008 (7:06 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 288 Ut oh worried now
Mar 01, 2008 (4:15 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 288 sluggishness
Mar 05, 2008 (5:33 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 288 Wheel bearings and intake problems here too
Mar 07, 2008 (6:31 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?
#93 of 288 Re: Wheel bearings and intake problems here too [timmes]
Mar 07, 2008 (12:56 pm)
there is a class action suit going in canada look it up on google search. i believe a court date is set for this month. save all your bills for your repairs , i feel that if it suit goes in canada the states will have to do them same. the us will not do a thing given all of the troubles gm has at the moment . could be wrong , but i have no other options
at this point...............
#94 of 288 Re: Intake/Head gaskets in older RDVs.... [spike99]
Mar 12, 2008 (5:57 pm)
I own a 2002 RDV with the 3.4L. I just picked my car up from the shop yesterday after having my engine rebuilt because of the problem with the gaskets and the dex coolant mixed with the oil but no leak. The repairs along with a rental I had to get to back and forth to work totals over $3100.00. I am in the process of trying to get GM to reimburse me or talk to an attorney to see if I can do anything. The engine started with a knock and in the fourth chamber followed by chamber 2. I had 83526 miles when the engine died. Now that I have had the engine rebuilt with everything new I plan to keep it for a while.
#95 of 288 Re: 2002 Rendezvous headaches [mallaik]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Sorry to hear that. I have the same problems with the wheel bearings 3 X's just had the engine replaced the starter was replaced A/C condensor is messed up to because I had the Ac recharged and the next day it blew out hot air. I am gonna fight with GM to get my just deserves.
#96 of 288 buick rendezvous 2002
Apr 01, 2008 (5:55 am)
for those of you having troubles w/ your ABS lights & it having nothing to do w/ ice...have your intake manifold & head gasket checked. I had/have problems w/ the ABS 3 times...first 2x's was becasue of the intake manifold (within a 1 1/2 years of each other) now it is happening again except this time it is the head gasket. I am convienced that the ABS problems are related to the engine troubles caused once I fix the engine ABS are fine until the next time...............
#98 of 288 Worst of the Worst NOT
Apr 05, 2008 (9:01 pm)
You did not read report very good. It says that the all wheel drive models are the Worst of the Worst. The years they are talking about are 2002 thru 2004. The article is in Consumer Reports April 2008. We have 2006 Buick Rdvz. FWD good car so far.