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#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.
#99 of 288 GM Dex -Cool /Intake manifold Gasket settlement
Apr 09, 2008 (10:23 am)
I have a 2002 Rendezvous. My car has 60,000 miles on it and it started a clicking noise a couple of weeks ago. I told my husband that it sounded like my lifters. I did some research on it and it landed me here. Called my Buick dealer and since it was out of warranty the couldn't offer me anything but they the first thing they said was that it could be, was the intake manifold gasket (surprise, surprise). I did more research and found this web site http://www.girardgibbs.com/dexcool.html. On March 20, 2008, the California Superior Court granted preliminary approval to the class action settlement reached with General Motors in the GM/Dex-Cool class action lawsuit. This settlement affects people who purchased or leased a "covered vehicle" anywhere in the United States other than Missouri. A separate settlement has been reached for those who purchased or leased their vehicle in Missouri, which will offer the same benefits but will be separately approved by a Missouri court.
The lawsuits were filed on behalf of owners of General Motors vehicles, which were factory-filled with "Dex-Cool" coolant. In summary, the lawsuits alleged that Dex-Cool degraded certain vehicles’ intake manifold gaskets and other engine sealability components, and that in certain other vehicles, Dex-Cool formed a rusty sludge, clogging the vehicles’ cooling systems and causing vehicles to overheat.
Terms of the Settlement:
You may be eligible to receive between $50 and $800 in cash reimbursement under the settlement if you have paid for a covered repair by May 30, 2008, and if you submit a claim by October 27, 2008. If you paid for multiple covered repairs, you may be eligible to receive multiple cash reimbursements provided you submit a separate claim for each repair.
Please go to this web site http://www.girardgibbs.com/dexcool.html to get all the information. I hope this helps everyone. It certainly helped my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please let everyone know about this. It may be a good idea to do more research on it to make sure it's legit.
#100 of 288 dexcool settlement
Apr 09, 2008 (12:06 pm)
Go to http://dexcoolsettlement.com/ to review the settlement requirements. There is also a number to call to ask questions. It seems to be legitimate. They said that repairs don't have to be done by a dealer. You only have until May 30, 2008 to get the repairs done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good -luck.
#103 of 288 Re: Wheel bearings and intake problems here too [matti5475]
Apr 17, 2008 (10:05 am)
Gasket leaks?Try a OTC sealant.I did that 80k ago,and I'm still ok,using a universal coolant.A/C condensor?Steel core Napa,$250-75.Window regulator?Ebay..the switch might be burnt out after forcing regulator due to slider damage,also.Tire leaks?The "chrome"rims have peeled their coating on the inner edges and rust-pitted,leaking air.Replace rims.I changed headlight bulbs,serviced it for recalls.At 190,000 km on my '02,I can't say it's been a total lemon,great in snow and slush(AWD).I'm going to have my diff. fluid changed out today,good advice.Keep all fluids fresh!!!
#104 of 288 Buick Customer Service Phone Call
May 06, 2008 (2:23 pm)
I just received a phone call from the Executive offices at Buick. I sent them a nasty letter letting them know that I had to walk away from my 02 Ren with ONLY 37,000 miles on it because I could no longer afford to replace wheel bearings and intake manifold gaskets. Somehow they thought apologizing would make things better. However, she did state that people need to call the customer service number and complain about all the things wrong with this car. I know we have all called at least once, if not twice to complain and yet they still don't get it. But, please everyone start calling AGAIN! Call and let them know about your gaskets, your wheel bearings, your fuel tanks. Keep calling till they figure out this car is a LEMON! The woman I talked to just could not believe there were this many of us that had the same problem and they had never heard of it. By far the most obsurd thing I have ever heard! The number is 1-866-608-8080. I was fortunate enough to be able to trade mine in (at a hUGE loss), but the dealership turned right around and sold it to some poor soul....