Intake manifold gasket - cost one thousand dollars. After looking on the internet, we have seen millions of complaints for all these things breaking in the 2002 model. We both fell in love with it immediately. Both the dealer and a local garage were unable to duplicate the failure. This occurred on highway 680 southbound during rush hour traffic.
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. I was told the problem was a faulty fuel filter. Someone put a lot of thought into the details of this vehicle as you can tell after having one for a while. The vehicle has been serviced repeatedly for the same issue with no remedy more than five times. It's a gift from god that we're not dead. The model years 2004 through 2007 have far fewer reported issues and have much more favorable ratings. Pull the wheel off and check the wiring that goes to the wheel sensor.
They went ahead and replaced it. I had the vehicle towed to the dealership for service. Though the looks may not be the most stylish anyone I give a ride to is impressed by it after one ride. My wife found this vehicle and pursuaded me to take it for a test drive. All of a sudden temp gauge was in the red zone and a warning light and sound came.
Oct 11, 2014 I had the same problem in my 02 Rendezvous. Fluid was leaking from the rear of the vehicle and it was towed to a repair shop. The keyless remote is not responding to the truck as well. Please move forward and have gm do something about this before it results in something more severe than near-miss accidents. Common problems of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous 514 problems have been reported for the 2002 Buick Rendezvous.
For more information, refer to this page:. Repair facility commented that this is a common problem that was easily confirm by some research. The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Consequently, the vehicle produces a peculiar sound when idling. We are wondering if this carriage issue would control these other issues? This car seems to have some major problems and there are tsbs on this stuff, but no recalls.
The current mileage was approximately 150,000 and failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The security warning now flashes above the speedometer and my radio states locked. I hope I can drive this vehicle trouble free for years to come. There must be some reasonable explanation for this recurring problem, but no one seems to have an answer. The sub-damper door may vibrate or fall closed if not secured in place.
The contact stated that the vehicle overheated when he used the air conditioner. From the onset, solenoid difficulties created dangerous situation on highway, called them and spoke rather bluntly. 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. Loop the tie-strap over the upper actuator attachment boss, making sure to also get the strap over the side ribs, as the side ribs are the locating feature for the actuator backing plate. After a couple of hundred miles same issue returned and didn't bother taking it to the dealer. I never had those problems with previous vehicles. The dealership and gm tell me that since they cannot duplicate the problem, there is nothing they can do.
This has happened to my wife 3 or 4 times and to me on a very dark road. This could be on either wheel, so check both. The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous in 2002. At approx 45,000 -50,00 the computer unit went bad. We've taken it to mechanics, but it still happens. We are looking at having to pay over 5 thousand dollars to fix everything. The most commonly cited problem with the Buick Rendezvous are leaky manifold gaskets and other engine issues, according to CarComplaints.