Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
308601/01/200410010226False diagnostic trouble codes. *sc11/04/2004
360300448A10008782Intermittent or steady traction control off light illuminated accompanied by diagnostic trouble code c0240. *tt08/23/2004
0164601/01/200410007222Outside air temperature displayed seems inaccurate.*mr06/04/2004
0184001/01/200410006377Body control module (bcm) part restriction- contact pqc. *mr04/30/2004
154401/01/200410005384Rear park assist diagnostic connector location. sit bulletin 1410051. *tt02/24/2004
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
5707/01/200310016464Wire harness may be stretched, or the pcs may not be oriented in the same position, after installing a service replacement valve body assembly. gm tech link. *tt09/13/2005
0174001/01/200410006270Cross injector wires causing misfire at steady state speed and rpm, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated, and a p0300 set. sit bulletin 1460291. *tt04/27/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
07/17/20061
 Main computer failed and has been displaying error for yrs. the exact mileage is unknown. leaking gaskets and intake valve. the most current issue is the leaking gas tank. the gauge is also wrong. the smell of gas is nauseating. there is a recall for this issue, but not my vin. gm couldn't possibly care less and it infuriates me that the government bailed them out. i will never buy gm again!! fortunately for them, i live in a state where there is tort reform and can't get in on the class action lawsuit. i have also spent lots of $ on this lemon and can't afford to fix it or replace it. hopefully i won't catch fire or blow up! it's no wonder why most people buy foreign cars, they are made better!!! i will be contacting an atty. to pursue a suit against them as an individual. they can also expect complaints on every avenue i can find. i also call them relentlessly and make sure they record all my complaints and concerns. best of luck to all....so unfortunate. *tr
07/17/20061
 Main computer failed and has been displaying error for yrs. the exact mileage is unknown. leaking gaskets and intake valve. the most current issue is the leaking gas tank. the gauge is also wrong. the smell of gas is nauseating. there is a recall for this issue, but not my vin. gm couldn't possibly care less and it infuriates me that the government bailed them out. i will never buy gm again!! fortunately for them, i live in a state where there is tort reform and can't get in on the class action lawsuit. i have also spent lots of $ on this lemon and can't afford to fix it or replace it. hopefully i won't catch fire or blow up! it's no wonder why most people buy foreign cars, they are made better!!! i will be contacting an atty. to pursue a suit against them as an individual. they can also expect complaints on every avenue i can find. i also call them relentlessly and make sure they record all my complaints and concerns. best of luck to all....so unfortunate. *tr
07/17/20061
 Main computer failed and has been displaying error for yrs. the exact mileage is unknown. leaking gaskets and intake valve. the most current issue is the leaking gas tank. the gauge is also wrong. the smell of gas is nauseating. there is a recall for this issue, but not my vin. gm couldn't possibly care less and it infuriates me that the government bailed them out. i will never buy gm again!! fortunately for them, i live in a state where there is tort reform and can't get in on the class action lawsuit. i have also spent lots of $ on this lemon and can't afford to fix it or replace it. hopefully i won't catch fire or blow up! it's no wonder why most people buy foreign cars, they are made better!!! i will be contacting an atty. to pursue a suit against them as an individual. they can also expect complaints on every avenue i can find. i also call them relentlessly and make sure they record all my complaints and concerns. best of luck to all....so unfortunate. *tr
07/17/2006
 Main computer failed and has been displaying error for yrs. the exact mileage is unknown. leaking gaskets and intake valve.the most current issue is the leaking gas tank.the gauge is also wrong.the smell of gas is nauseating.there is a recall for this issue, but not my vin.gm couldn't possibly care less and it infuriates me that the government bailed them out.i will never buy gm again!! fortunately for them, i live in a state where there is tort reform and can't get in on the class action lawsuit.i have also spent lots of $ on this lemon and can't afford to fix it or replace it. hopefully i won't catch fire or blow up! it's no wonder why most people buy foreign cars, they are made better!!! i will be contacting an attny. to pursue a suit against them as an individual. they can also expect complaints on every avenue i can find.i also call them relentlessly and make sure they record all my complaints and concerns. best of luck to all....so unfortunate.
07/17/2006
 Main computer failed and has been displaying error for yrs. the exact mileage is unknown. leaking gaskets and intake valve.the most current issue is the leaking gas tank.the gauge is also wrong.the smell of gas is nauseating.there is a recall for this issue, but not my vin.gm couldn't possibly care less and it infuriates me that the government bailed them out.i will never buy gm again!! fortunately for them, i live in a state where there is tort reform and can't get in on the class action lawsuit.i have also spent lots of $ on this lemon and can't afford to fix it or replace it. hopefully i won't catch fire or blow up! it's no wonder why most people buy foreign cars, they are made better!!! i will be contacting an attny. to pursue a suit against them as an individual. they can also expect complaints on every avenue i can find.i also call them relentlessly and make sure they record all my complaints and concerns. best of luck to all....so unfortunate.
07/30/201098000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact was driving 35 mph when the anti theft warning light illuminated. the contact also stated that a grinding noise emitted from the vehicle after the brakes were depressed. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 102,000.
07/30/201098000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact was driving 35 mph when the anti theft warning light illuminated. the contact also stated that a grinding noise emitted from the vehicle after the brakes were depressed. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 102,000. sm.
07/30/201098000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact was driving 35 mph when the anti theft warning light illuminated. the contact also stated that a grinding noise emitted from the vehicle after the brakes were depressed. the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop. the manufacturer was not notified. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 102,000. sm.
07/30/201098000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact was traveling 35 mph when the anti theft warning light illuminated. the contact also stated a grinding noise emitted from the vehicle after the brakes were depressed.the vehicle was was taken to local repair shop. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 102,000. rds
12/03/200849000
 I had the car 2 weeks & the window regulator/motor in my drivers window stopped working. but was told it was not covered. i only had about 49,000 miles on it. at 75,000 my fuel gauge went out, that was replaced, but was told that my gas tank had been leaking. which explains the gas smell when i filled my tank up. i thought it was just where some might have gotten on the outside. then i read there is a recall, however, buick told me that they were not going to replace mine. a new one is 1,800. i can't afford that. at 80,000 1 of my back wheel hubs & assembly went out & i needed a new universal belt, so both were replaced.85,000 the second wheel hub & assembly went out. that too replaced. at 101,000 my transmisson started slipping a little. had it flushed & filter changed, helped for about a day, then started again. awd light started coming on & going off, coming on & going off. blew 2 fuses in my car, nothing would work. at 101,000 car went from a normal temp.(just got off work, had not even drove 2 miles) to hot, pulled over, oh guess what thermostat stopped working, it was leaking coolant, cracked a header. that too replaced. check engine light came on around 108,000, now what, o2 censor, fuel pump, intake manifold, and catylic converter. all replaced too. when i start my car, sometimes it won't start. so i have to pop the hood & move wires around and play with the battery post to get it to start. i thought it was the battery but its not, because i have replaced that too. when your driving down the road at about 60, and turn the wheel either right or left, the steering wheel will shake, & you can feel something that feels like a rattle under your feet. i want to get rid of it so bad, but i have finally got it down to where hopefully i can trade it in, because the extra money i was planning on using to pay it off, has had to go into it to fix it.
12/03/200849000
 I had the car 2 weeks & the window regulator/motor in my drivers window stopped working. but was told it was not covered. i only had about 49,000 miles on it. at 75,000 my fuel gauge went out, that was replaced, but was told that my gas tank had been leaking. which explains the gas smell when i filled my tank up. i thought it was just where some might have gotten on the outside. then i read there is a recall, however, buick told me that they were not going to replace mine. a new one is 1,800. i can't afford that. at 80,000 1 of my back wheel hubs & assembly went out & i needed a new universal belt, so both were replaced.85,000 the second wheel hub & assembly went out. that too replaced. at 101,000 my transmisson started slipping a little. had it flushed & filter changed, helped for about a day, then started again. awd light started coming on & going off, coming on & going off. blew 2 fuses in my car, nothing would work. at 101,000 car went from a normal temp.(just got off work, had not even drove 2 miles) to hot, pulled over, oh guess what thermostat stopped working, it was leaking coolant, cracked a header. that too replaced. check engine light came on around 108,000, now what, o2 censor, fuel pump, intake manifold, and catylic converter. all replaced too. when i start my car, sometimes it won't start. so i have to pop the hood & move wires around and play with the battery post to get it to start. i thought it was the battery but its not, because i have replaced that too. when your driving down the road at about 60, and turn the wheel either right or left, the steering wheel will shake, & you can feel something that feels like a rattle under your feet. i want to get rid of it so bad, but i have finally got it down to where hopefully i can trade it in, because the extra money i was planning on using to pay it off, has had to go into it to fix it.
12/03/200849000
 I had the car 2 weeks & the window regulator/motor in my drivers window stopped working. but was told it was not covered. i only had about 49,000 miles on it. at 75,000 my fuel gauge went out, that was replaced, but was told that my gas tank had been leaking. which explains the gas smell when i filled my tank up. i thought it was just where some might have gotten on the outside. then i read there is a recall, however, buick told me that they were not going to replace mine. a new one is 1,800. i can't afford that. at 80,000 1 of my back wheel hubs & assembly went out & i needed a new universal belt, so both were replaced.85,000 the second wheel hub & assembly went out. that too replaced. at 101,000 my transmisson started slipping a little. had it flushed & filter changed, helped for about a day, then started again. awd light started coming on & going off, coming on & going off. blew 2 fuses in my car, nothing would work. at 101,000 car went from a normal temp.(just got off work, had not even drove 2 miles) to hot, pulled over, oh guess what thermostat stopped working, it was leaking coolant, cracked a header. that too replaced. check engine light came on around 108,000, now what, o2 censor, fuel pump, intake manifold, and catylic converter. all replaced too. when i start my car, sometimes it won't start. so i have to pop the hood & move wires around and play with the battery post to get it to start. i thought it was the battery but its not, because i have replaced that too. when your driving down the road at about 60, and turn the wheel either right or left, the steering wheel will shake, & you can feel something that feels like a rattle under your feet. i want to get rid of it so bad, but i have finally got it down to where hopefully i can trade it in, because the extra money i was planning on using to pay it off, has had to go into it to fix it.
12/03/200849000
 I had the car 2 weeks & the window regulator/motor in my drivers window stopped working. but was told it was not covered. i only had about 49,000 miles on it. at 75,000 my fuel gauge went out, that was replaced, but was told that my gas tank had been leaking. which explains the gas smell when i filled my tank up. i thought it was just where some might have gotten on the outside. then i read there is a recall, however, buick told me that they were not going to replace mine. a new one is 1,800. i can't afford that. at 80,000 1 of my back wheel hubs & assembly went out & i needed a new universal belt, so both were replaced.85,000 the second wheel hub & assembly went out. that too replaced. at 101,000 my transmisson started slipping a little. had it flushed & filter changed, helped for about a day, then started again. awd light started coming on & going off, coming on & going off. blew 2 fuses in my car, nothing would work. at 101,000 car went from a normal temp.(just got off work, had not even drove 2 miles) to hot, pulled over, oh guess what thermostat stopped working, it was leaking coolant, cracked a header. that too replaced. check engine light came on around 108,000, now what, o2 censor, fuel pump, intake manifold, and catylic converter. all replaced too. when i start my car, sometimes it won't start. so i have to pop the hood & move wires around and play with the battery post to get it to start. i thought it was the battery but its not, because i have replaced that too. when your driving down the road at about 60, and turn the wheel either right or left, the steering wheel will shake, & you can feel something that feels like a rattle under your feet. i want to get rid of it so bad, but i have finally got it down to where hopefully i can trade it in, because the extra money i was planning on using to pay it off, has had to go into it to fix it.
01/01/2011200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel system, air conditioning and the engine failed. the fuel gauge would not indicate when the fuel tank was full or empty. the air conditioning would not blow cool air and the engine was exhibiting an abnormal knocking noise. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 1,794. kmj
01/01/2011200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated the fuel system, the air conditioning, and the engine failed. the fuel gauge does not indicate if the fuel tank was full, or empty, the air conditioning does not blow cool air, and the engine makes a knocking noise. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 1,794. li
01/01/2011200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated the fuel system, the air conditioning, and the engine failed. the fuel gauge does not indicate if the fuel tank was full, or empty, the air conditioning does not blow cool air, and the engine makes a knocking noise. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 1,794. li
01/01/2011200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated the fuel system, the air conditioning, and the engine failed. the fuel gauge does not indicate if the fuel tank was full, or empty, the air conditioning does not blow cool air, and the engine makes a knocking noise. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 1,794. li
01/01/2011200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated the fuel system, the air conditioning, and the engine failed. the fuel gauge does not indicate if the fuel tank was full, or empty, the air conditioning does not blow cool air, and the engine makes a knocking noise. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 1,794. li
12/23/201170000
 The headlights, dashboard instrument cluster, and radio, cd player, interior lights, and tail lights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason while driving on the freeway. i took the car to the shop and they said it is the body control module. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, i was in a dangerous place (on curvey highway between pensylvania and ohio at speeds between 55-70mph) the suitation when the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences espcially when tall hills surround curvey freeways and roads and such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. the problem is still occuring and the bcm keeps malfunctioning every few minutes turning off all lights and dashboard clusters and it costs too much for me to fix-almost $1400
12/23/201170000
 The headlights, dashboard instrument cluster, and radio, cd player, interior lights, and tail lights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason while driving on the freeway. i took the car to the shop and they said it is the body control module. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, i was in a dangerous place (on curvey highway between pensylvania and ohio at speeds between 55-70mph) the suitation when the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences espcially when tall hills surround curvey freeways and roads and such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. the problem is still occuring and the bcm keeps malfunctioning every few minutes turning off all lights and dashboard clusters and it costs too much for me to fix-almost $1400
12/23/201170000
 The headlights, dashboard instrument cluster, and radio, cd player, interior lights, and tail lights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason while driving on the freeway. i took the car to the shop and they said it is the body control module. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, i was in a dangerous place (on curvey highway between pensylvania and ohio at speeds between 55-70mph) the suitation when the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences espcially when tall hills surround curvey freeways and roads and such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. the problem is still occuring and the bcm keeps malfunctioning every few minutes turning off all lights and dashboard clusters and it costs too much for me to fix-almost $1400
12/23/201170000
 The headlights, dashboard instrument cluster, and radio, cd player, interior lights, and tail lights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason while driving on the freeway. i took the car to the shop and they said it is the body control module. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, i was in a dangerous place (on curvey highway between pensylvania and ohio at speeds between 55-70mph) the suitation when the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences espcially when tall hills surround curvey freeways and roads and such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. the problem is still occuring and the bcm keeps malfunctioning every few minutes turning off all lights and dashboard clusters and it costs too much for me to fix-almost $1400
12/23/201170000
 The headlights, dashboard instrument cluster, and radio, cd player, interior lights, and tail lights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason while driving on the freeway. i took the car to the shop and they said it is the body control module. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, i was in a dangerous place (on curvey highway between pensylvania and ohio at speeds between 55-70mph) the suitation when the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences espcially when tall hills surround curvey freeways and roads and such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. the problem is still occuring and the bcm keeps malfunctioning every few minutes turning off all lights and dashboard clusters and it costs too much for me to fix-almost $1400
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/03/2011165000
 Body control module went out. had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650 front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $? catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850 water pump $25 o2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145 mass air flow sensor- $104 fuel filter- $11 steering rack and pinion- $195 total $1980 all these things happened in one month. i hate the buick rondezous. getting rid of as soon as i can.
10/24/2011122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel gauge and the air conditioner failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
10/24/2011122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel gauge and the air conditioner failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
10/24/2011122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel gauge and the air conditioner failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
10/24/2011122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel gauge and the air conditioner failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. kmj
10/24/2011122000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the fuel gauge and the air conditioner failed. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. kmj
06/01/200560000
 The vehicle experienced total electrical failure and would not start. the car radio, door locks, and instrument panel would repeatedly light up and turn off even with the key out of the ignition. the body control module had to be replaced. buick refused to honor the warranty on this part. as a result, i paid $575 for the repair.
06/01/200560000
 The vehicle experienced total electrical failure and would not start. the car radio, door locks, and instrument panel would repeatedly light up and turn off even with the key out of the ignition. the body control module had to be replaced. buick refused to honor the warranty on this part. as a result, i paid $575 for the repair.
06/01/200560000
 The vehicle experienced total electrical failure and would not start. the car radio, door locks, and instrument panel would repeatedly light up and turn off even with the key out of the ignition. the body control module had to be replaced. buick refused to honor the warranty on this part. as a result, i paid $575 for the repair.
06/01/200560000
 The vehicle experienced total electrical failure and would not start. the car radio, door locks, and instrument panel would repeatedly light up and turn off even with the key out of the ignition. the body control module had to be replaced. buick refused to honor the warranty on this part. as a result, i paid $575 for the repair.
11/15/2010130000
 Tl - the contact owns 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the vehicle heater was not working and anti-freeze is leaking out. the vehicle was taken to a shop to be repaired and they diagnosed that manifold gasket needed to be the replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage is 130,000. pm
11/15/2010130000
 Tl - the contact owns 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the vehicle heater was not working and anti-freeze is leaking out. the vehicle was taken to a shop to be repaired and they diagnosed that manifold gasket needed to be the replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage is 130,000. pm
11/15/2010130000
 Tl - the contact owns 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the vehicle heater was not working and anti-freeze is leaking out. the vehicle was taken to a shop to be repaired and they diagnosed that manifold gasket needed to be the replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage is 130,000. pm
06/08/2010129000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. after stopping the vehicle the contact attempted to turn off the vehicle and noticed that the key can be pulled out of the ignition with the vehicle turned on. the vehicle has not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages was 129000. bml
03/01/200992000
 2002 buick rendevous, electrical and head gasket purchased this car over a year ago so far had to replace transmission and repair transmission x2, needs head gaskets due to my car overheating gradually, have to bleed the system for air pretty much every other day to get heat in the car. my computer has been replaced 6 months after purchasing it after being unable to clear itself of the codes. this last incident the battery died and since now the computer is running the car causing my car to run in park at 3 rpm's, in neutral it shoots up to 4500, it drives about 2-2.5 rpms. the computer was cleared and reset last night rpm's dropped to about 760 still elevated but ok, then started it this morning to take my daughter to school and it drove itself, stalling as i watched the computer run through as it was possessed, i have since called the car christine. i can see the computer running the car, as the rpms elevate and then decrease, shutting the car down etc, i can not believe that there is no recalls as this is so dangerous. there are no codes relating to this issue, no transmission, engine issues, this is completely computer related. i had someone with a complex system delete all codes and have the computer relearn itself. it worked. started it this morning and started all over. between the computer and heating and cooling system, this car is a constant headache not to mention i have had this car in the repair shop more than i have been able to drive it especially since i'm still paying on it.
09/17/20091390001
 I own a 2002 buick rendezvous and on many (at least once per month for the last 3 yrs) occasions driving (especially at night), the power goes out to all the outside and inside lights and the car seems to do a system reboot. we've been scared out of our mind and have to pull over to remedy it (by unplugging battery and putting it back on) we've had the whole car shut off, lose power steering and nearly run off an embankment. we've taken it to mechanics, but it still happens. other website complaints show it is the body control module and gm is aware of it, but no recall has occurred. i am attempting to get this looked at now, but after looking at the website complaints, i'm not the only one dealing with this. these have all been near-misses for our family and one was extremely scary when you have an 18-wheeler coming at you with not lights and no power steering at night. please move forward and have gm do something about this before it results in something more severe than near-miss accidents. *tr
12/26/2009102000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 buick rendevous. while driving the headlights began to turn on and then off. also the door locks were unlocking and locking on its own. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and there were no prior warnings. the current and failure mileages were 102000.
09/25/20091200001
 Just purchased a 2002 buick rendezvous 4 months ago and have had nothing but issues with this car, it left me stranded and started up by a jump start. i got the battery, alternator, and starter checked all reported fine. car ran fine for about 2 months then it did it again. the headlights will flicker at night sometimes at a rhythm. the interior lights decided when they will and will not work. mainly the seat heater buttons. replaced battery yesterday and while driving to richmond va all interior/exterior lights flashed on and off with the battery light showing in the dash. after a few minutes everything went back to normal. these cheaply made vehicles will cause a serious accident if not deaths if these companies don't stand behind what they put out to it's public. considering that i owe 5000.00 for it i will not put alot into it to keep it running. this company needs to fix their vehicles the way they were advertised. *tr
10/23/20091071501
 I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and the battery power drain which resulted in the car going into security mode. the security warning now flashes above the speedometer and my radio states locked. the power windows & locks, radio, fog lights, interior lights and ac are not working due to the security feature being enabled. the keyless remote is not responding to the truck as well. i have also heard and read about several rendezvous owners having this problem. i am surprise it is not consider part of the recall on the 02 rdz. *tr
09/05/200915600
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. he experienced electrical failure including failure of the lights on the instrument control panel, the head-lights, and the door locks. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician concluded that he would have to pay $500.00 for a diagnostic fee to have the vehicle inspected. the failure and the current mileages were 56,812.
06/30/200980000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the service vehicle light illuminated on the instrument panel. it started to blink and dims the light or cuts off the exterior and interior lights in the vehicle. the vehicle also goes into security mode and locks the entire vehicle. the vehicle will need to be taken to an authorized dealer the current mileage was 81,500 and failure mileage was 80,000.
06/30/2009875001
 Lose all gauges, and lights in the car. car continues to run. happens from several times a minutes to every few seconds. now security check light comes on and car is locked. *tr
06/02/20091
 I have a 2002 buick rendezvous with 52,650 miles on it. in the past 3 months i have had to have the body control module, a rt frt wheel speed sensor replaced. when i had it in for the speed sensor replaced, the gm shop found that the intake manifold is leaking and must be repaired @ a cost od $1000.00 and then maybe the head gaskets may need to be replaced due to the type od gaskets that gm used and the dex-cool anti freeze used i by gm. this has been a problem for several years and numerous complaints have been filed. a class action suit was filed but no one--no one notified the public about it until it was to late to get in on it. i think that there needs to be a forced recall to correct this problem. tax payers have bailed out gm and we get stuck with a faulty product. i contacted gm and in the end they refused to make good or even admit this problem has existed since they started to use dexcool. *tr
04/04/20091350001
 Body control module needs replacement. this seems to be happening to a ton of rendezvous owners. please help! *tr
03/27/2009835041
 While traveling home for spring break. my 2002 buick rendezvous experienced electrical problems and stalled on the highway. i purchased this vehicle in december 2008 and it is still under warranty. i had the vehicle towed from stockton ca to tracy ca where it remains awaiting a service authorization to be fixed from my contract holder. the mechanic at the tracy dealership stated the battery was dead, the oil was very low and that the engine had internal problems that would require him to dismantle or replace the engine. this particular vehicle is listed in many complaints in the data base here and has serious mechanical / electrical issues. to date march 29, 2009 i am awaiting service and a resolution. nothing has been done to correct the issue to date. *tr
01/10/2008100000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. while driving at an unknown speed, the security system warning indicator illuminated and caused the automatic windows, doors, and trunk to lock. the door locks intermittently moved from the locked to unlocked position. the contact could not exit the vehicle and attempted to place it into park and turn off the ignition. however, she was still unable to exit the vehicle. in addition, the radio lock button enabled and she could not move it from the unlock position. the dealer input a code that unlocked all the components that were affected by the security system. the ignition cylinder was repaired and the contact removed a fuse in an attempt to correct the failures. currently, the trunk is still locked and the failures persist. the failure and current mileages were less than 100,000.
05/15/20061
 Car just shuts off will not start for 15 min. then runs ruff after 30 min will start and run fine up to a week or a month no will not run at all. it is the wiring from bcm to fuel tank and now bcm is bad reading some foreign language also smell gas after fill up. *tr
03/02/20091300001
 I have owned my 2002 buick rendezvous for less than 2 yrs and i have had to replace 2 wheel bearings and now i have blown a head gasket. less than a month ago i had to replace the alternator and battery. the driver side window fell in less than a yr ago and i have electrical problems with it constantly. including the alarm and security going off for no reason at all. *tr
04/07/20081050001
 Changed battery in 2002 buick rendezvous. now cluster is broke. odometer displays error (no mileage). cost to repair is >$800. changing battery should not result in this repair. need repaired to get plates and insurance. *tr
10/18/20081
 The rear hatch door unlocks by itself from the body computer problem when you first start the car also other things that are controlled by this unit work or don't work including air bags sys outside temp air cond. cooling fans among others. if you shut the car off and turn it on it goes away until you shut the car off. *tr
10/10/200866000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. the contact noticed that the power locks were inoperative, which prevented him from exiting and locking the doors. secondly, he noticed that the instrument panel gauges displayed inaccurate readings. thirdly, he noticed that the battery warning indicator illuminated on the instrument control panel. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the battery and two modules in the electrical system. one week after the repair, the failure resurfaced. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 66,000.
03/16/20081010001
 I own a 2002 buick rendezvous, it is the worst car i ever bought, transmission broke, abs is damaged, cooling system has been repaired several times dashboard lights are out of control, condenser is cracked. *tr
08/31/2008775001
 2002 buick rendezvous. dealership has informed me that bcm needs replacement. internet searches show me that this has been a problem for many owners. this is a very serious problem & i am just relieved that my family did not suffer any serious physical harm from the incident. car packed to bring son back to college. all of a sudden, while traveling at highway speed, all electrical controls seemed to stop. radio cut out, all windows became inoperable, air conditioning stopped, back hatch inoperable. control panel gave security alert and locked message across radio display. biggest problem was fact that we were traveling at high speed on interstate on a very hot day. no operable windows and no a.c. had to exit over to shoulder. took short spurts of stopping car to manually open doors for air, until we could return to our house. in the two weeks proceeding this incident, we had some sort of coil replaced in our steering column, and the car's battery replaced (already had replaced last year). car only has 77,000 miles on it. also were a victim of the rendezvous' cracked a/c condenser about 2 yrs ago. this car seems to have some major problems and there are tsbs on this stuff, but no recalls. this latest problem with the bcm was very scary and dangerous! even though getting replaced at nearly $1,000 to me, i am afraid of driving this car on the highway. it was like the car was possessed. *tr
07/10/2008431221
 2002 buick rendezvous gas gauge / sending unit failure gauge shows tank full when full but also registers full when tank is near empty. ran out of fuel in heavy traffic but had no collision. gm has no fix for the problem. *tr
07/15/2008490001
 Multiple issues with regard to 2002 buick rendezvous: with less than 50,000 miles, i have had to replace the onboard computer ($900), left front hub assembly ($1100) and a/c condenser ($1300). among other issues related to design defects, the odometer is located inside the onboard computer, so the vehicle was in the repair shop for 5 days while the part was shipped to california (from virginia) for repair. recalls have not been issued for these parts, though there are numerous complaints on web forums (recommend initiating google search for 2002 buick rendezvous complaint). *tr
07/25/20081300001
 We have a buick rendezvous. the car's interior lights go off without warning, and it becomes impossible to see dashboard lights, including speedometer, at night. other times, horn will start blaring for several minutes with no warning...almost caused an accident yesterday...it startles anyone around. now, when we turn off the car, the headlights won't go off at all, no matter what we try. will have a dead battery next time we go to drive the car (tomorrow morning). *tr
01/10/2008740001
 Manifold leak/ electrical. *tr
11/01/2007801001
 Alarm goes off any time you lock doors, can't open locks without using keys so can't open rear doors to get my kids out. light will not shut off, exterior thermostat is inaccurate, a/c does not work at all times. door unlock buttons do not work all the time. car goes into security mode, so no a/c, no clock, no stereo. trunk pops open by itself. the interior door alarm won't go off even when door is closed. need to disconnect batteries at times to shut off lights. *tr
03/15/2008540002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. while driving approximately 70 mph on the highway at night, all of the warning lights on the dashboard started flickering. suddenly, all of the warning lights, headlights and speed odometer shut off. she experienced difficulty driving without headlights and was unaware of the speed. the dashboard lights continued to flicker on and off. the following day, an independent mechanic diagnosed the failure and stated that the body control module needed to be replaced. the cost of repairs were $926.00. the manufacturer reimbursed her for $383.56 since the vehicle was not repaired at an authorized dealer. she was unable to afford the cost to repair the vehicle at the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 54,000. updated 06/25/08. *lj the consumer stated the problem has returned. updated
01/01/20061100001
 2002 buick rendezvous all the lights turn off and turn back on- there is not a loss of engine power. this has happened over 50-60 times in the last year. lost count on the previous years before that. we've been to the dealer twice and they state they can not get the problem to happen (while in the shop), and without it happening at the precise time, they can not fix the issue. it's only a matter of time until something really bad happens. we want to sell this vehicle, but i can't sell it myself knowing this will happen to the buyer. dealer will not give us even close to a trade in value (pricing obtained from three separate sources) stating the vehicle is plagued with electrical problems. *tr
03/14/200865912202/01/2002
 Starting sometime at the end of october 2007 into november of 2007 my 2002 buick rendezvous started having starting problems associated with the security system. vehicle would intermittently not would be hard to start or not start at all. if jumped off the alarm system would go off. sometimes the radio would not come on, a/c would not come on, lights would flash, etc. in late november the vehicle finally went haywire and started blowing the horn, lights blinking and lights not going off after vehicle was turned off. disconnected battery repeatedly to reset until that would no longer work. took it to the dealer to have it checked. was told it was the bcm. had bcm replaced and reprogrammed. on march 14, 2008, vehicle started doing the same things that lead up to this part being replaced. am taking it in again this week if i can keep it started. doing this complaint because after reading various internet blogs, forums and chats this problem seems to be a recurring problem for many 2002 buick rendezvous'. *tr
02/27/2008101000109/14/2005
 On occasions my rendezvous would make a sputtering sound when i would turn it off, then lights and radio would turn off immediately, instead of the upon opening the door. this has happen several times. dealers explained not to worry about the problem. anti lock brake light came on 3 days ago, it went out then came back on again. after starting the vehicle normally this morning and driving apprx 2 1/2 miles, i turned the vehicle off. immediately my 2002 rendezvous doors locks are automatically engaging itself in the unlock mode; the doors will not lock with or without manual control; the lights are constantly flashing; the radio is locked out. it would not allow me to start it at all. after waiting apprx 30mins and removing the fuse for the door lock it started. but once the fuse is placed back in it begin to have the same problem. this problem continues since 7:45am time now approx 4:20pm called a few dealers who wants to charge $90 per hr to look at the vehicle, unfortunately i don't have the funds. i've been treated like like an idiot when i take my vehicle in for service by a buick dealer. ed rinke in centerline, mi, refused to even look at my vehicle regarding the fuel tank recall. i don't want to pay hundreds of $ for a minor repair or an malfunction by the manufacturer. this vehicle was purchase in 2005 w 63,000 and now has apprx 101,000 miles. *tr
02/15/2008103193604/25/2002
 I have experienced a series of mechanical failures on my vehicle since the year i purchased it. the latest incident was 02/15/08 wherein the lights on the vehicle console began to flash...engine coolant light, change oil, battery-the vehicle then began to slow down approaching 42mph (the car had regular maintenance on 02/08/08). this occurred on highway 680 southbound during rush hour traffic. the vehicle has been serviced repeatedly for the same issue with no remedy more than five times. i now feel at risk and feel the vehicle is a safety hazard. the car completely shut down on me 08/30/07 in triple digit heat on highway 680 northbound. i had the vehicle towed to the dealership for service. i was told the problem was a faulty fuel filter. the filter was replaced and the problem recurred about 3 or 4 weeks later. the dealership and gm tell me that since they cannot duplicate the problem, there is nothing they can do. the previous time i had my vehicle serviced for mechanical failure, my husband picked the vehicle up for repair and he experienced the same problem immediately after pulling off the delearship property. all of my services have been performed by the same dealership. all of my maintenance is current. there must be some reasonable explanation for this recurring problem, but no one seems to have an answer. i have had the computer/parts replaced twice within 6 months, fuel filters replaced, sensors replaced and a host of other items. i want to get rid of the vehicle at this point because i have to travel almost 30 miles one way to my place of employment. since gm says there is nothing wrong with the vehicle, i should at least be able to trade the current vehicle in at the highest trade-in value and purchase a vehicle of similar design and value. *tr
02/08/200868000111/12/2003
 2002 buick rendezvous, - sold by gm s gm certified.. only must have been a joke. from the onset, solenoid difficulties created dangerous situation on highway, called them and spoke rather bluntly... that was after many, many calls. wipers didn't work in the rain... would stick.. very dangerous while driving. intake manifold gasket - cost one thousand dollars.. fuel gauge does not work. car does not run.. get stuck for the past two months, at least three times per week. paid four hundred dollars to replace things.. still gets stuck.. now car won't start. sometimes, windows don't work, car won't lock or unlock, car won't start. at this point, car is dead. bcm? who knows. disaster car. it's a gift from god that we're not dead. *tr
03/01/200645000609/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. while driving 45 mph, the interior lights dimmed for approximately three seconds. the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure; however, they replaced the electronic brake and traction control module along with the body control module. the failure continued. the dealer stated that the hvac control head and the battery caused the failure. the contact stated that her husband replaced both parts and there had been no further occurrences. while driving 35 mph, the contact heard a clinking noise coming from underneath the vehicle. the vehicle then shut off without warning. the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. the contact took the vehicle to a different mechanic and he stated that the transmission failed. as of november 8, 2007, the mechanic had not repaired the vehicle. the contact stated that the front passenger side electronic door locks would not operate. as of november 8, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. the failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 65,000.
05/19/20075600030
 My 2002 rendezvous was purchased mid-year 2005. at first there were only small flickers in the headlights, like blinking quickly. the auto electrician said our battery was overcharging and replaced it. about 6 months ago,my car wouldn't start, no sound at all like the battery was dead. bought another battery and two days later it wouldn't start again. again electrician looked it over, could find nothing. soon my door locks began to lock and unlock by themselves even when the car was off and no one was in it. coming home one night on a very dark road, all of my lights went out, inside and out. there was no where to pull over and no outside lights. it scared me bad. the weather sensor would say there was ice on the road when it was 95 degrees outside. when it was really hot one day some kind of lock was put on my air conditioner ,power door locks and windows and i thought i'd suffocate before i got to work. the car did the sensor lock by itself. i have paid another 145 dollars to the auto electrician to try and trace what we thought was a ground fault. he ordered the electrical schematics and traced all grounds and could find nothing. the only way we could reset the computer was to unhook the battery, then hook it back up. i haven't driven this car in 6 weeks because it is so unreliable and dangerous to drive. i can't afford to keep paying people to fix something that we're not sure is the problem. from reading complaints on the internet, i'm not the only one dealing with this. someone needs to do something before there is a bad accident stemming from this. *tr
03/04/200760000508/10/2006
 I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and i believe it should be recalled. we have had many problems with this car! on top of our 400 dollar a month car payment we can not afford to replace all of these problems. our ac condenser and blower do not work properly. in fact only the two highest settings of the heater work on our car. so it's great driving hours to christmas knowing that our three young daughters will either be freezing or sweating. next the wheel bearings went. that was going to be a very costly repair. we purchased a wheel bearing at sturdevants to help us save money. then when that didn't fix the problem we brought it into the buick dealership again. only then did they tell us that they were recalled and replaced them for free. the 150 we spent personally to buy the wheel bearing? too bad gm said. the electrical unit does not work properly. the car will lose power or not start at all sometimes like the battery is dead, but then it will work fine 20 minutes later. my kids love sitting in a cold car when it's 20 below zero here in south dakota for 20 minutes until our car decides to start. this is great for the 8 month old baby. a small gust of wind hit our car door when we were getting out and now the whole darn thing is off it's track and ruining the front panel of our car. we can barely get the door open at all. another repair we can not afford. every spare dollar that we have gets put into this damn car. we pay 400 dollars a month in car payments and the rest of our money fixing it. too bad for my daughters that we can't afford to put money in their college fund until we get a reliable car. only 3 more years left on our loan. wonder if the whole damn thing will blow up before we get it paid off. we've only owned it 7 months!!!!!!*jb
02/03/200746150999912/28/2001
 None of the three buttons on my on-star system work; my plan is paid to dec. 2007. at the same time i discovered that the back turn signals and back hazard lights do not work (totally off while front ones blink too fast). *jb
10/05/2006110000211/01/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at night, the headlights and the dashboard electronics failed to illuminate intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the bcm module; however the problem was not corrected. upon further inspection the dealer could find no problem.
10/02/200666000106/23/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated after starting the vehicle, there was an error message on the dashboard, the power controls were inoperable and the lights did not work intermittently. the dealership determined the body control module needed to be replaced.
09/15/2006760001012/27/2005
 I was driving in the dark and the lights shut off almost causing a crash, luckily, i was able to pull over in time, but this issue affects all the lights so no one can see me stopping. *jb
07/01/2006400003
 Buick rendezvous 2002. awd disable light ongoing problem. dealer can't diagnose the problem after 3 times in the repair shop. *nm
09/03/200657578504/16/2004
 At approx 20,000 miles my air conditioner unit went bad. i believe it was the condenser. at approx 23,000 miles my radio will stay on after we exited the car and would drain our battery. took it to the dealer and found no problems. they regrounded the electrical system. after a couple of hundred miles same issue returned and didn't bother taking it to the dealer. at approx 30,000 miles we were getting a check engine light but dealer didn't find anything. they thought it was air in the fuel tank. had same issues for a couple of times but didn't bother taking it to the dealer. at approx 45,000 -50,00 the computer unit went bad. the speedometer, odometer, temperature gauge and fuel gauge was going haywire. the dealer replaced the computer unit and at the same time they found the intake manifold gasket was bad. they went ahead and replaced it. at approx 50,00 - 52,000 the key cylinder went bad. i couldn't put in the ignition key and had to tow the truck to the dealer. i never had those problems with previous vehicles. now at approx 57,500 miles there is a noise in the engine compartment. there's no noise when the engine idles when the car is stopped. when the truck starts speeding up you hear a hum in the engine compartment. the faster you go the louder it gets. it also gets louder if you steer to the right. i have to take it to the dealer to find out what's wrong. the problem is that after you get the car fixed, there's always some other things going bad. once after another. i have to be at the dealer once a month. there is a website that you can reference to these similar incidents that correspond to what i have been experiencing. it is http://www.carsurvey.org/viewcomments_review_75095.html. *jb
08/27/2006600007
 I own a 2002 buick rendezvous. this vehicle has been nothing but trouble for me since the get go (2004). i have numerous amount of problems that are going on with my vehicle as other owners. all of these problems started at or around 70000 miles. the exterior lights and interior lights go off with out warning and for no reason for sometimes up to a minute (and this has happened at nightime) major saftey issue no one can tell us why the vehicle does this. the noise that comes from the front of the vehicle when driven at 45 mph or more is outragious...it makes an awful humming sound so loud that the radio can't be heard. the vehicle also will not start at times as well...for no particular reason at all...nothing can be found wrong with it all!!! it will stall or will not start at all after several starts and turn offs. it has also done this on inclines or after filling at the gas station once as well. if you go back and try to start the vehicle in about a half hour it will start...i figured this out after calling a tow truck several times...and by the time they got to me..they tried to start the vehicle and it started. the vehicle burns a qurt of oil every 3000 miles or so. now my brakes are to the floor which i have recently had it to the shop again and the mechanic has told me that my brakes are fine that i need my abs pump (master cylinder) replaced it is leaking 800.00 +++ just for the part alone hmmmmm??? just another issue reported like all the above from other buick rendezvous 2002 owners. oh and also my driver side window regulator has broke and that will be costing me 450.00. passenger side door does not shut correctly now at all the hinges are messed up on these models. the door gets stuck all the time. all of these problems are problems that other buick rendezvous owners of the 2002 models are having and something needs to be done about it asap. *jb
07/06/20061504/27/2004
 The electrical system reboots or becomes inoperable while driving. replaced body control module twice and problem still exists. service dealer cannot seem to duplicate problem and they don't get any readings off the system. this has been an ongoing problem for about 1 1/2 years and they cannot resolve it. *jb
08/05/2006608/25/2001
 I have been having so many problems with our 2002 buick rendezvous. took it to the shop so many times but they can not find nor fix the problem. had electrical problems just couple of months after purchasing. right now of 8/8/06 its currently in the shop for: 1. all external and internal lights including headlights and back lights turn off even while car is in drive. turns off for about 6 seconds. drove couple of nights when this occurred 1 incident on major highway while merging, almost an accident. left in pure darkness. happens anytime of the day. safety issue that gm service has not yet fixed. 2. car goes on like a security mode. service engine light soon indicator stays on, radio not work, ac not work, windows and doors lock, clock stops. everything electrical locks up. took this to the shop many times and still not fixed. bcm changed in 2004 to try to fix the electrical problems but did not work. 3. 1st time only suv completely won't start. last driven was july 31st 06 and it worked fine, it sat in the garage after. next day of wanting to use it was aug. 5th 06 would not start and tried to jump charge it but did not work. had to get it towed out of our garage. my vehicle is currently being diagnosed for the electrical problems that it has been having. so far, no luck on what's the cause of it again. the internal and external light issue should really be addressed for this is something to be concerned about. could possibly lead to an accident therefore it may be too late. *nm
06/29/200554887110/01/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated after the vehicle was parked for a short time, it failed to immediately restart and when the engine restarted several electrical items failed to operate. the on-star, power windows, air conditioner, and power locks would not operate at all. the security system alert light illuminated after the vehicle started. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced a modulator in the electrical system.
04/06/2006106/10/2004
 I have a 2002 buick rendezvous that had been having some electrical problems. lights would shut off going down the road, security locking things up, doors locking and unlocking on its own. on april 6th, it caught on fire, causing a total loss. the insurance company has been dragging their feet and now tell me that there has been 232 reports of electrical problems causing fires in the same make and model as mine. therefore they now are calling in a pyro team? i just wonder if buick should not be responsible for something is there has been so many problems.*jb
03/31/20061000510/02/2001
 We purchased a 2002 buick rendezvous and been having electrical problems. all external and internal lights completely shuts off for 6-8 seconds and turns back on. we went to the dealer to have the problem fix but they can not find the problem because it is an intermittent issue. been in the shop over 5 times and problem started couple of months after purchase and continues till this day. we purchased in oct. 2001. dealer changed bcm and problem still occurred. this is a great issue that needs attention! couple of nights driving on highway lights all shut off and highway not lit, extremely terrifying!! happens anytime of the day & any weather condition. *jb
03/01/20055
 Transmission was kicking in and out and found out from transmission dealer that the electrical carriage was burnt and repaired/replaced. now the gas gauge does not work, air conditioner quit and sensor for reversing quit as well. we are wondering if this carriage issue would control these other issues? there are a number of issues that continues to be a problem, that appears to be sensor/electrical related. we have also had several instances lately where the car would stall. we thought it was the battery, but the battery was fine. *jb
08/07/20053
 2002 buick rendezvous consumer returned from a trip and found battery dead. next morning consumer gauges were not working. *ts the dealer installed a module to correct the gauge problem. the warning lights came on and the dealer installed another module to correct the problem. the next problem was the air condition blowing hot air, it was soon discovered that the incorrect module was installed. the dealer then notified the consumer that the radio kept the air condition from working and a new radio was needed. the consumer stated after the vehicle was jump started due to a dead battery, he began to experience all types of problems. *jb
08/26/200549500607/20/2005
 While driving all electrics shut off- engine seems to keep running. this is especially troubling at night. there is a ding-ding battery display turns on briefly then all interior lights, dashboard, and exterior lights shut down for 2 to 3 seconds. this has happened to my wife 3 or 4 times and to me on a very dark road. we purchased the car used and had it 3 weeks -the dealer replaced battery which tested bad -the dealer took care of labor but we had to pay for the battery. 3 days later same issue occurred. *jb
07/01/200548000305/01/2004
 Restarting and delayed start on 2002 buick rendezvous. only 7/1/05 stopped to fill gas tank. after refill, the car started and may have moved no more than 2 feet. shut off and wouldn't re-crank for at least 15 minutes. on 7/5/05 took the car to master pontiac in augusta, ga for diagnostics and they could not find anything that could have caused the problem. on 7/17/05, husband was driving the car. took some friends home, shut the car off for 5 minutes. tried to restart and car could not start. they tried for several hours before they had the car towed to master pontiac augusta georgia. on 7/18/05 the car was started immediately at the dealership. they could not find anything wrong with it. on 7/22/05 again at a gas station the car would not start after refilling. had to push it out of the way and wait 30 minutes before it would start again. on 7/23/05 (saturday) called master pontiac and told service manager about the night before incident. he stated that the next time it happens to call them immediately. though i truly appreciate the offer, i personally don't see how this will help, since they immediately will try and start the car and sometimes all you have to do is wait 15-30 minutes before it will restart. master pontiac has been very helpful, but unfortunately nothing can be found. i supplied the service manager with a listing of other complaints from edmunds forum to show them i'm not making up this problem. this is very frustrating especially when you do not know when the problem is going to happen. this is unsafe for mothers with small children. it's unsafe for anyone. there are numerous complaints regarding this on edmunds forum and something must be done. in addition to the above not starting problem, the car will 80% of the time have a slow start when cranking. something is definitely wrong. the question is what. *nm
07/27/200542850309/05/2004
 After operating my 2002 buick rendezvous for about an hour on a hot day, i turned off the engine for a few minutes (5) while i completed some errands. when i attempted to start the engine it would turn over but would not fire. i assumed the engine had overheated so i let it cool for 15 minutes and tried it again. no luck. this went on for the next hour. i finally let the vehicle sit for 45 minutes and it started right up. this has occurred 2 previous times and seems to be a recurring problem with this make and model. buick refuses to admit to a problem. *nm
07/01/20044
 After running for a while if you shut the vehicle down and try to restart it within minutes it doesn't always want to start. the first time it happened i had the vehicle towed to the dealership. it was afterhours, so it sat overnight. the next morning when the service dept. checked the vehicle it started right up. they put it on the computer and found no problem. the problem has happened 3 more times since then. i just let have to let the car sit for upto 30 minutes and it will start up again. i spoke with gm and they said there is really nothing they can do. the dealership can't duplicate the problem and therefore can't find a solution.
05/09/200536000102/24/2005
 Bought 2002 buick rendezvous cxl from carmax with 29k miles. seemed to run ok for first couple months...at around 36k miles, the condenser went out at the same time as the odometer started to display error. unacceptable for condenser to fail with just 3 years of light use. also, had to replace instrument panel to get rid of error - took a week to ship the error panel to factory so they could read mileage and set on a new panel to ship back to the dealer. luckily i purchased extended warranty, but i still have a 75 deductable for every repair and rental vehicle is not covered.
06/14/2005102/15/2003
 Dt: while driving the body control module cut off the tachometer, speedometer, air compressor, headlights, and locked the windows to the car so that one could not row down the window. the body control module could go out at anytime while driving.*ak
06/18/200430600601/09/2004
 Various electrical problems. horn only works some of the time. sometimes engine will not crank only the warning lights come on but no engine crank. various chimes for delayed door locking etc. do not work. special programmed features do not work such as removing the key from ignition should open locked doors. bcm has been replaced but problems persist. dealer states they cannot recreate problems while in service. no events lead up to failures, just started to occur. *la
06/15/200462000111/06/2001
 When driving 55 mph rear right tire blewout. this caused the consumer to pull of the road and change the tire. consumer stated that the tire looked like it just melted ,and there were no objects and the road. this was a firestone tire. *ak the consumer noticed that the passenger side front floor mat was wet. the technician determined that the a/c evaporator drain was clogged due to leaves coming from the windshield cowling. the dealer cleaned the drain and removed the leaves. the left front hub and bearing had excessive play and were noisy. the check engine light illuminated. the trouble codes indicated that the gas cap may have been loose. the vehicle body control module (bcm) failed and had to be replaced. it caused the security lights to remain on, the a/c not to work and at night the horn would sound when the vehicle was off. after the consumer locked the door the vehicle radio would come on. this caused the battery to drain and as a result the vehicle had to be jump started. *nm
06/15/200462500411/06/2001
 The consumer stated the horn would blow and the radio would come on for no reason. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection; however the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. *ak the consumer had taken the vehicle to another dealer and they fixed the module the same day. there has been no other problem. currently the vehicle is in security mode. the consumer was unable to open the windows and the rear doors. *sc the consumer noticed the floor mats were discolored , it was determined that the air condition system had malfunctioned. there was a screeching noise in the steering column, but no problem was found. the left front hub and bearing was replaced the brakes were replaced.*jb
05/22/2004611/10/2001
 Car stalls while driving, or car will not start when left parked for minutes. car was towed to local dealership 3 times during may 2004. it has happened on other occasions prior to may 2004, but only sporadically. dealership can not duplicate or locate problem and keeps returning the car to me. buick customer service will do nothing to help me. this car does not qualify for the lemon law because they can not find anything wrong with it. *mr
11/30/20031
 After about 1/2 hour of driving my 2002 buick rendezvous, all of the check bulb lights came on and the gauges went to zero. this lasted for about 1 second, and the engine did not shut down. it began to happen every few minutes and with greater frequency until it was occurring continuously. i pulled off to the side of the road, and after 20 minutes it appeared to go back to normal. after 20 more minutes of driving the same thing happened again. i took the car to the dealer and they said the black box failed and they replaced it. *nlm
08/01/2002227001
 The electrical system locked up. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
205/02/2002
 Consumer complained about an ignition problem. ignition turned over but won't start. computer showed there was no problem. also, battery replaced. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
01/02/2002
 While driving instruction panel lights go out, and vehicle loses all electric power.,etc head lights, power windows, etc.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
03/28/200658000203/23/2004
 Bearings and sensor on anti lock went out. car stopping, locking up, not re-starting. *tr
12/02/20051
 Dt: the contact stated while driving there was flickering and clicking coming from the dashboard. all of the lights went out and the vehicle began to idle. although the vehicle went into gear, it would not move when the contact took foot off the brakes. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic , who replaced the electronic control module (ecm). the vehicle was then towed to the dealership to have the computer reprogrammed. prior to this incident, there were other components replaced on the vehicle which the dealership stated were related to the aforementioned failure. also, the dealership stated that there may be other problems with the vehicle. however, the ecm needed to be replaced before they could be diagnosed. *ak
07/01/20044
 After running for a while if you shut the vehicle down and try to restart it within minutes it doesn't always want to start. the first time it happened i had the vehicle towed to the dealership. it was afterhours, so it sat overnight. the next morning when the service dept. checked the vehicle it started right up. they put it on the computer and found no problem. the problem has happened 3 more times since then. i just let have to let the car sit for upto 30 minutes and it will start up again. i spoke with gm and they said there is really nothing they can do. the dealership can't duplicate the problem and therefore can't find a solution.
08/29/2004108/13/2004
 2002 buick rendezvous 3.4 engine would not start after travelling approximately 200 miles and ignition was turned off. check engine light did not illuminate at any time during travel. engine water temp. was normal. gasoline consumption was 1/2 tank. engine would turn over but would not start during 45 minute try. vehicle towed for 50 miles to gm dealer. after being towed, vehicle let down from tow truck and started with no problem. engine continued to operate normally for remander of trip, approx. 50 miles. vehicle continues to start normally. did not have dealer diagnose problem. *ak
205/02/2002
 Consumer complained about an ignition problem. ignition turned over but won't start. computer showed there was no problem. also, battery replaced. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
03/14/200865912202/01/2002
 Starting sometime at the end of october 2007 into november of 2007 my 2002 buick rendezvous started having starting problems associated with the security system. vehicle would intermittently not would be hard to start or not start at all. if jumped off the alarm system would go off. sometimes the radio would not come on, a/c would not come on, lights would flash, etc. in late november the vehicle finally went haywire and started blowing the horn, lights blinking and lights not going off after vehicle was turned off. disconnected battery repeatedly to reset until that would no longer work. took it to the dealer to have it checked. was told it was the bcm. had bcm replaced and reprogrammed. on march 14, 2008, vehicle started doing the same things that lead up to this part being replaced. am taking it in again this week if i can keep it started. doing this complaint because after reading various internet blogs, forums and chats this problem seems to be a recurring problem for many 2002 buick rendezvous'. *tr
11/09/2005240003611/30/2001
 Our 2002 buick rendezvous began acting up shortly after purchase. once when it happened, we called the buick hotline number on the window sticker & the onstar people. buick guy said sorry not under warranty & a certified center would have to look at the problem as it was happening. onstar couldn't offer any advice. when the vehicle was taken to buick for a recall/latch repair, we asked about this problem & were told unless they saw the problem right then they couldn't help. obviously, i was driving the car & it was starting and running like it should. the problem: pulled into a non-buick garage to get vehicle inspected. when mechanic was done he pulled the car out of the bay & parked it turning off engine. i got in to leave & engine cranked but wouldn't start. this happened before in our driveway but we thought it was a fluke. the mechanics couldn't figure it out so we left it there for them to work on. when staff went to start the car an hour later it ran just fine. another time, my finger slipped while turning the ignition key so i went to turn it a second time. the car would not start, or if it did it would stop, as if choking out & not getting gas to the engine. i tried several times then gave it 30 minutes to sit & it then started. another time we pulled up to a gas pump, got gas, got back in, & the same problem...had to let vehicle sit where it was for 20 minutes without cranking the ignition then it started fine. again: on a weekend while shopping, pulled into a parking space & cut off the engine; realized needed to go to the bank first & when attempted to restart the car, it kept shutting off. now, finally, i am very lucky if this car will start at all. took it to my friendly garage, thinking it needed a new starter, & they cannot find the problem. am now on my way to a local buick service center, which will no doubt cost me an arm & a leg for something it seems like has been problematic with this vehicle since purchase! *jb
07/01/20044
 After running for a while if you shut the vehicle down and try to restart it within minutes it doesn't always want to start. the first time it happened i had the vehicle towed to the dealership. it was afterhours, so it sat overnight. the next morning when the service dept. checked the vehicle it started right up. they put it on the computer and found no problem. the problem has happened 3 more times since then. i just let have to let the car sit for upto 30 minutes and it will start up again. i spoke with gm and they said there is really nothing they can do. the dealership can't duplicate the problem and therefore can't find a solution.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
03/14/200865912202/01/2002
 Starting sometime at the end of october 2007 into november of 2007 my 2002 buick rendezvous started having starting problems associated with the security system. vehicle would intermittently not would be hard to start or not start at all. if jumped off the alarm system would go off. sometimes the radio would not come on, a/c would not come on, lights would flash, etc. in late november the vehicle finally went haywire and started blowing the horn, lights blinking and lights not going off after vehicle was turned off. disconnected battery repeatedly to reset until that would no longer work. took it to the dealer to have it checked. was told it was the bcm. had bcm replaced and reprogrammed. on march 14, 2008, vehicle started doing the same things that lead up to this part being replaced. am taking it in again this week if i can keep it started. doing this complaint because after reading various internet blogs, forums and chats this problem seems to be a recurring problem for many 2002 buick rendezvous'. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
11/04/200315000402/01/2002
 While driving transmission jerked and won't shift properly from second to third gear. dealer replaced the transmission. also, in the last past five months, the liftgate hinges/tie rod, and ignition switch had been replaced. *ak gears and tires were replaced, but problem still exists. *ph
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
11/14/2006112/14/2002
 Car's electrical system turns on and off while driving. car will not start. *nm
07/03/200650400112/22/2004
 Rear wiper in 2002 rendezvous turning on when the button was not depressed. followed by, all lights flashing on and off while driving causing the vehicle to go into security/locked mode. security mode keeps all cabin lights on, but all the other lights still flicker. resolution not found as of yet. *jb
03/11/2005542375
 The service engine soon light came on. my manual suggested this has to do with the emmissions system and my person that does my oil changes had told me that they should change the fuel filter and clean emissions system. i took and had the previously mentioned done. light still on. i took the vehicle to dealer who said that the computer indicated a transmission solonoid but they would replace the transmission fluid and filter and hope that would unstick solonoid. to drive for a few days and see if it cleared. light stayed on. i took to an independent mechanic and he took transmission apart, checked all parts (including the solonoid) all parts were fine. however, he did put in a new solonoid. light was still on. he consulted gm (buick) database to learn that this is a wiring problem that gm is aware of. that there is a short somewhere in the wiring and can cause transmission to burn up.
09/25/2003
 Corrosion of waterproof connectors in electricial systems and water and corrosion in tail lights
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
12/30/200549500109/24/2001
 Dash instruments and remote access clicker failed. we had no speedometer or any other engine indicators and could only gain access with key in door lock. after one week delay waiting for a new cluster it was replaced. two weeks later, same problem and dealer again replaced the instrument cluster. upon picking car up from the dealer it was driven home and parked in front of garage. next day same problem again but, when door was unlocked with the key, smoke was observed inside. as soon as 911 call was made, car burst into flames and blew out windows, and sunroof 10 feet into the air. by the time the fire department arrived (located only 1/4 mile away) car was fully engulfed in flames and subsequently totally destroyed. if it had not burned, we'd have returned it to the dealer for the third instrument cluster.*ak
02/24/2004560001
 While driving at any speed and when the air conditioner is used interior will not cool in the vehicle. consumer contacted the dealer, and dealer found that air conditioner condencer malfunctioned. also, dashboard lights flashed and went out. then vehicle stalled at any speed. *ak
11/26/200343000808/08/2002
 The headlights on my 2002 buick, rendezvous kept going out for no apparent reason. i took the car to the shop (vanatta buick in vestal ny) and they said it could be the body control module. they scanned the data output and found several codes that indicated a malfunction of this unit. i had them replace the unit. they covered the cost of the unit and i payed the labor.. the problem has not occured sense the unit was replaced. it is my opinion that this malfunciton is a very serious problem. in my situation the several times that the lights went out, ii was not in a dangerous place (ie on a super highway going 65 mph) if i had been in that situation, the second or two the headlights and dash lights were out could have had fatal consequences-- such as a deer crossing the road or worse yet, a person on the side of the road. *ak
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 The vehicle was taken in for a recall # 03 v 211 000 and the dealer failed to reconnect the driver information center. please describe further. *ph
01/02/2002
 While driving instruction panel lights go out, and vehicle loses all electric power.,etc head lights, power windows, etc.*ak
01/02/2002
 While driving instruction panel lights go out, loses all power in vehicle. when system is out it is easy for vehicle to shift into neutral gear without applying brakes. lost control, and vehicle went over hill.*ak