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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#6 of 35 Re: Help me understand these repairs! [rose50]
Oct 28, 2008 (9:31 pm)
Well at least you had a good dealer. I am still paying on the Head Gaskets $2700, plus the new motor repair on the driver window of my 2002 RDV CXL.
This car is a nightmare, has cost more than all my prior four cars combined since I bought it used in 2004.
No extended warrenty, and dealer said nothing they could do to help, althought they knew I had excessive repairs on this, the Buick rep also said tough.
Apr 08, 2009 (7:02 pm)
My 03 Rondevous has very poor performance at highway speeds. No power. Losses speed going up minor hills. I've had the fuel pump, fuel filter and air filter replaced. Improved fuel economy but still sluggish. Any help would be appreciated.
#8 of 35 Re: Jim Felix [jamesfelix]
Apr 09, 2009 (6:12 am)
Something happened to me it was the transmission. It had to be replaced.=
GM paid half and I paid half due to it being an internal problem.A0 The dealer will probally try to get out of it but due to the mileage at the time of my car problem like 75000 they would only do half.It was better
then paying it all.Also there was a problem with the antifreeze leaking
they repaired that for free it was a 500 dollar repair...Both were factory
defects....I do have a contact at GM that helped me with the dealership if
you need it I had to stop payment with the dealer before they finally had the owner call me to explain my situation.Mine runs great since.
Good luck.If I can make them do it anyone can..Menopausal Rose
#9 of 35 Re: 2002 Rendezvous [rose50]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:14 am)
I had the problem with the fuel tank, it was the fuel pump...( I had to do the same thing..I filled up and used mileage). It cost 800.00 to fix.
#10 of 35 Re: Jim Felix [jamesfelix]
Jul 03, 2009 (4:31 am)
I would definatlty try the fuel regulator. My car would stall and not start no power. I replaced it at a cost of 50$for part and 125$ labor. Now i get better gas milage. more power. I also changed the air filter. Last year I did a compete tune up. I had 100,000 miles. It should have been done at 60,000. If I had to do it over at 60,000 I would have changed the plugs only.
Bewary of garages many are rip offs and their only concern is taking your money. Do your homework!
Jul 09, 2009 (2:33 pm)
02 Rendezvous CXL, 76,000 mi.
I noticed when turning into parking spaces or making tight or U turns there is a groaning sound coming from the front wheels,manely when the outside temp is 80+, I took it to my mechanic and he told me there was a service tech bulletin on this problem and was told the fluid is breaking down and needed to be replaced, he said they told him he had to drain the axle fluid and after you replace the fluid you have to drive it then drain it again and replace again, this stuff is $38.00 a quart and he said I need 6 quarts but I can't believe you put $100. of fluid in then just put it down the drain ? Has anyone heard of this problem ?
#12 of 35 Re: rbarone49 [rbarone49]
Jul 15, 2009 (7:07 pm)
Sounds like your vehicle has:
TSB 1835 or
The AWD drive system growling on sharp turns is a known problem with many GM Vehicles. For example, Venture Rendezvous Silhouette Aztek Montana Uplander Terraza, etc..
For more details, read the many posts within: http://www.aztekfanclub.com/SMF/index.php?topic=2490.15
Note: Scroll down the page for its discussion.
Bottom line... Sounds like you need to "flush / replace" your vehicle's AWD Fluids. This "most often" eliminates the growning sound. Hopefully, it eliminates the growling / growning sounds in your GM vehicle as well.
Hope this helps - some how...
#13 of 35 AWD, Rear Hatch Control, Wheel Bearings, Rotors, Engine, Power Steering
Dec 04, 2009 (8:12 am)
Everything above has been repaired atleast once on my Buick. I bought my 06 used with 10,000 miles on it in Dec of 06. It's just about 3 years old. I've got 80,000 miles on it and so far my repairs have totaled over $6,000.00 on a car I paid $26,000 for! The AWD sensor failed in June of 08 along with the rear hatch button to open the door from the outside. I had to have the entire rear end taken apart to replace the sensor and they replaced the button at the same time. I've had to put 9 wheel bearings in so far and the front passenger side is failing for the third time now. I've had all 4 rotors replaced. Then in June of 09 the engine blew for no apparent reason. The dealership put another engine in that they claim had 12,000 miles on it, but today (12/4/09) the valves have started tapping very loudly and suddenly. A week after the engine was replaced the power steering failed on the NJ Turnpike! I have filed a law case against GM and so far they have utterly denied that my repairs are out of the ordinary. I have NEVER had to replace an entire engine on a 2 year old car! Much less, ever had to think about it happening again only 6 months later! There are more issues with this car too. Like, the back passenger door no longer stays closed once you open it. I took it to the dealership and they said they fixed it. I happily left and 2 days later it was back to not staying closed again and also if you accelerate uphill after turning right all the dash lights turn on/off very quickly. I can not wait to get rid of this car!
#14 of 35 Re: rbarone49 [spike99]
Dec 04, 2009 (3:04 pm)
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond back but Thanks for the info, I did go to the dealer and purchased 4 pints of diff.($25.00 a pint) fluid, took it to jiffy lube, they evacuated old and replaced with new fluid ($50.00) and it took care of the problem..Cost me $150.00 total so I saved $300.00 my mechanic wanted 450.00 !!
Thanks again, Richard
#15 of 35 Buyer Beware: Buick Rendezvous Design Problems, Multiple repeating failures
Jul 30, 2010 (12:21 pm)
I am the original owner of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX. To date, we have repaired parts listed below for this vehicle.
Intake manifold gasket...$1,100
Driver side Window Regulator
Driver side Window Motor
Driver side Window Regulator Clips.....total $170
Front Wheel Bearing Assembly....(repaired both front assemblies on separate occasions - this is simply a horrible part)....total $3000
Thermostat.......(replaced twice)....total $615
In addition to the repairs listed above, we live with a constant electrical problem which plagues this car. It will sometimes fail to start or will lock and unlock the doors for no reason. I once had to disconnect the battery in order to force the car from repeatedly locking and unlocking the doors. However, by that time, the batter was drained to the point that it needed to be recharged.
This is simply a horribly designed vehicle. I hope that anyone considering buying a GM car will think twice before putting good money into a GM money pit like this one.