2002 Buick Rendezvous CX from North America - Comments

7th May 2005, 22:09

Yep, I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous and at 64,000 miles the transmission went. I guess due too bad bearings. There where metal shavings everywhere. This was one big headache and I am very disapointed.

19th Sep 2005, 21:16

We own a 2002 rendezvous and love the ride and third seat. Also love the gas mileage 25 mpg. However, we have had problems with the AC, but had the condenser replaced under warranty. We now are hearing a bad noise when turning the wheel, like when your on a rough road sort of sound. I'm sure it is the bearings and it has 50000 miles on it so I doubt this will be covered under warranty.

2nd Apr 2006, 13:55

I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous and it is in the shop right now. We I took it in a year ago the hot engine light came on. The garage where I took it to told me that it was the air intake gaskets and replaced it at a cost of $650.00. Frustrated at that, I drove it for exactly one year to the month and the same thing happened. The mechanic told me that the gaskets have a bad design to it. I love my car, but hate the problems. What is my recourse? I cannot afford a new car and I am still paying for this one- two more years of this.

28th May 2006, 20:04

We had a baby and decided it was time to get a family car since our two door Cavalier was not the greatest choice for space.

We bought an as is Buick Rendezvous, which has driven this family out of our minds. It runs great... when it runs. Sometimes it will not turn on, tries to turn over, but doesn't get gas. This has been happening more frequently and we are unsure what the problem is. My guess is the connection from the fuel pump not getting gas to start up.

This problem has left our family out in the southern heat many times, including on way home from cross country in the middle of nowhere.

We bought this 2003 Buick a month ago with 54000M on it. Got any suggestions, please reply.

15th Jun 2006, 07:59

Same problem with my 2003 Buick Rendezvous not turning over. Sounds like it wants to start, but not getting fuel?? It has happened 3 times to me in last 3 weeks. As soon as I get it towed over the Lou Sohb Buick in Duluth GA, it starts up OK (like it needs a couple hours or jostling around to restart??) Lou Sohb Buick Service cannot recreate condition and don't know what is the problem, they don't want to fix because they don't want it to happen again and I would want money back for fuel pump or something else they might have replaced or repaired. Can top person from Buick respond to problem?

24th Jun 2006, 06:35

I brought a 2002 Buick Rendezvous CX with a price tag $28,000. At about 10,000 miles the car started having numerous problems that were beyond normal wear and tear repairs. At about 24,000 miles, I replaced the ABS sensor, the left front wheel speed sensor. Even after the replacement the car constantly got overheated. At about 28,000, the overheated problems still existed so I took the car to the different garage; the other wheel speed sensor was replaced. Another big repair bill. At 35,000 miles, the overheat problem happened again, the wheel speed sensor problem again, compounded with ABS sensor problem (again) and AC linkage... Although the car is about 5 year old, but the mileage at the current reading is 35,900 (warranty expired at 24,000 miles). It looks like new from the outside, but inside it is a piece of junk. So, my advice is stay away from this car.

1st Jul 2006, 22:00

The 2002 Rendezvous in on Consumer Report's "Used Cars to Avoid" list. Within two years, the air conditioning needed to be replaced. In year three, I needed a new radiatior and the entire traction control system had to be replaced, along with installing a new computer. In year four, the air conditioning had to be replaced again. Lemon.

28th Jul 2006, 06:52

We have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous... it is the most we have ever paid for a car.. and we have had the most problems with it... so here is our horror list...

Head gasket problem.. needed replacing, but of course only after warranty ran out...

Front wheel bearings needed replacing...

Fuel pump stopped working, but because the pump is in the gas tank, we had to replace both...

Air conditioner has broken down... need a new condensor...

I have had four tows in thelast year...

We are going to get rid of this lemon... and buy foreign.

Sad thing is this... my father worked for GM for 35 years, as did my uncles... I have always been a faithful North American purchaser... but never again... stay away from all GM products.

18th Aug 2006, 14:55

I own a 2005 Buick Rendezvous, since I bought the car it has had many problems: the vehicle stalls in the road, the mirror motors have broken twice, the parking aid doesn't work right, the rear windshiels wiper broke, the car has problems starting, the gas gauge has never worked, with no way to fix it, and now it is in the shop for probles with the motor. This car has had problems since we drove it off the lot. I have taken it back to the dealership and they replace parts, but continues to have the same problems. I am tired of this vehicle and wish I had never bought it. Jeremy.

13th Oct 2006, 13:06

I have owned a 2002 CXL since it was new. It has given me trouble, but I've still enjoyed driving it and love the ride. Smart thing was an extended warranty I bought with it. Glad I did because it paid for the first set of bearings, AC replacement, transmission repair, and various other repairs. Now with over 100k miles I'm beginning to see more problems with the front end. For all of you with less than 60k miles check with your local dealership. There is a recall that will repair the front wheel bearings.

8th Mar 2007, 19:25

I bought a used 2002 buick rendezvous it has 77,000 miles on it and I have had problems since I drove it off the lot. the front and rear wheel bearings had to be replaced, and the AWD has also been replaced. The smog pump has been replaced twice. This vehicle has been nothing, but a lemon. I love the way it drives, but it is always in the shop, and has very expensive repair bills. Stay away from this car!

24th Apr 2007, 22:12

I bought a 2002 Buick Rendezvous in 2004 with about 30,000 miles on it. We have had to replace both front wheel bearings. The condenser on our air conditioner has a hole in it and now our All Wheel Drive is messed up. Am going to have to put a Electrical Brake Control Module on at a cost of around 1000.00. We have had nothing, but problems and we owe more on it than it is worth so cannot afford to trade it off.

3rd Jun 2007, 21:03

We bought our 2002 Rendezvous off the showroom floor. We loved the look, seating, and smooth ride. We severely disliked the long history of repairs that came with the car. The best PR Buick could have done was to buy every Rendezvous back on the road. just like everyone else we have replaced both wheel bearings, the air conditioner condenser, starter, gasket, will not restart at times, overheats, I am sure there is more that I can't remember. What a list of repair costs. Adding insult to injury, the car has terrible resale value. I am 2 days away from cutting my losses and buying an Acura. The sad part about it is I know people that work for GM in Detroit and Shreveport. Building cars like this, I hope their resumes are updated.