25th Jun 2007, 13:49
I have a 2002 Rendevous CXL and I have had just about every problem mentioned on here. I have a moaning or groaning sound coming from the rear when you make a turn. I was wondering if anyone knows what hat might be or how to correct it.
26th Jun 2007, 22:39
Wow. I wish I had found this site before I bought my 2002 Rendezvous. Just about every problem listed here I have had, the latest being the intake gasket. Like most of us I got the thing for a decent price. We all know now why we got it for what we did. I tried 3 dealers trying to get anyone to help, Nothing. The only advice I can give on this truck is be afraid be very afraid. One last note if you check the top part edge on the hood and you notice the paint bubbling, you might get it done under warranty. Good Luck.
16th Jul 2007, 20:03
Yet another sucker here. I have the 2002 CXL. It started with the wiring harness which was a royal pain to repair. Had to drop the gas tank. Smae as everyone else it either wouldn't start or would shut off. Then last summer on vacation the air conditioning stopped working. The mechanic said I caught a rock in the condensor. I now know that it cracked like so many others. I am not in a position to buy another vehicle, but I am also not sure I can affor not to get another one. Buick really put out a clunker here.
19th Jul 2007, 17:10
Well, I am glad I found this site.
I purchased a 2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL in Oct 2006, and it makes a funny noise when I make tight turn like an old man groaning. They said that's normal because it's an all wheel drive.
Now last week the air didn't work when I took a ride for a fifteen minute break, but after work, it worked fine until this morning July 19 2007. I live Arizona, where the weather this morning was 93 degrees, and will hit 117 before the end of the day.
I took the car to a Brake Plus out here, where they checked for an A/C problem, and told me if it's still under warranty, to take it to the dealer. Once I got back in my car the air was working.
As soon as I got to work, I called the dealer and they said it's still under warranty, and it's covered for another 20,000 miles.
Well as soon as they fix the problem, I am trading this car in... I'd rather take a loss then deal with any future problems that I have read on this site.
24th Jul 2007, 21:21
... sigh... me, too.
We liked the 2002 Buick Rendezvous AWD CXL and bought it new. It got the best gas mileage of all 6 cyl SUVs. It was big enough for my tall husband. It would tow 3,500 pounds. It got great safety ratings. And we now have 115,000 miles on it.
And we've had a bunch of problems with it. HOWEVER, I must say that this little workhorse hauled a 3,500 lb. trailer over 8,800 miles in 33 days over the highest mountain passes in the continental U.S.
We've done the condenser, wheel bearings, tie rod, I don't even remember everything, but it's just about everything that everyone else has mentioned.
But I have a question. We now have a diagnosis of a bad transmission "pressure control solenoid" and wiring harness. While on a 2,000 mile trip last month, a dealer in TN diagnosed this problem and said that we could probably make it home (to NY!), but not to put it in overdrive. And, ahem, we were pulling said same trailer. So, we pulled the trailer 1,800 miles home, driving in '3', not 'D' and it seems to work fine like this. The TN dealer said this is probably a $2,000+ job. My question is: what am I doing to the car by continuing to drive it in "3" with a bad pressure control solenoid? Any wisdom?
By the way, we just bought a new Toyota Prius and we will (try to) sell this Rendezvous. Anybody in the market? :)
1st Aug 2007, 13:58
I would say almost every problem listed by folks in this forum has happened to my Buick Rendezvous 2002 CXL. This is the worst car on the face of this planet, I can say this with confidence.
The latest problem: The Driver Side power window won't roll up. God knows how much money that is going to cost me now. I'm never buying a GM vehicle ever again. How can they even put something like this in the market and would not issue a recall besides that!!
What a nightmare overall.
14th Aug 2007, 23:00
Got a 2002 Buick Rendezvous at 42,000 mile. Parked for a year then A/C does not work. The dealer told me it's the condenser leaking which needs to be replaced for $1100. Couldn't believe how come a condenser could crack itself. Now I believe.
3rd Sep 2007, 20:49
I to wish I would have known about this site. I purchased the vehicle used. I had to pay to replace the wheel bearings. My friend got hers replaced by the GM dealer, but they said I couldn't because it wasn't made at the same plant. Also my security system has messed up in it. The windows, radio, ac and all interior lights on the dash don't work. Driving down the road all these lights will flash on and off and the door locks will lock and unlock. Also the alarm will go off when it is just sitting in my driveway. I have to take the cables off the battery and leave them off. Took the battery cables off to reset it, but only helped once. Now it doesn't reset. I will have to take it to the dealer to have it fixed.
4th Sep 2007, 23:20
My 2002 Rendezvous has had the same air conditioning problem. Have had some overheating issues and disappearance of fluid for no good reason. Leaky manifold I suspect. Gremlins have invaded the electrical system - all lights going off and on - radio locks - windows don't operate - gas gauge is erratic. You name it - it's happening. Probably the $1000.00 Body Control Module they'll want to sell me next. Two days ago a loud clunk in the driver's window and it operates very tediously. I've read that on this site many times as well. As for the rear end growl - yes I have that too. Would I buy another one? N0! Would GM get my business again- Not it they keep living in denial.
7th Sep 2007, 11:30
I am just sick about my 2005 Buick Rendevous. I bought it brand new, and the reason for that is because I get my Dad's GM discount. I will have it for 3 years this coming December. Of course I still owe on it and will for another 2 years. The manufacturers warranty ran out this year and like a fool I didn't buy an extended warranty. I was just told this week from my dealership that it will cost me $1030.00 to fix the left front ABS jumper harness (what in the heck is that anyway?) Never had that problem with any car I have ever owned. Also, the hub bearings both need replaced. I called GM and I gave them all my info and they called the dealership and the got back with me and said sorry, but they just can't help me. This SUV only has 48,500 miles on it and I have only driven it approx 2 hour trips away from my house and have never hauled anything with it ever. The dealership asked me if I had the car in lots of water...never..other than rain and snow, I live in Ohio and we do have all seasons!! I wished someone out there could tell me someone else to call. I thought the GM guy was rather rude too. It was like his tone was too bad, but we just cant help you out. I even told them about a bulletin that was out there about the hub bearings and he said that it was only good on 2002 to 2004 vehicles. Can someone out there help me??
Very bummed out in Ohio and feeling scammed!!
24th Jun 2007, 09:20
2002 Buick Rendezvous with 90,000 miles having same problems as all comments left earlier! What in the world happened to GM? I am ready to go back to the junk yards and find a 60's, 70's or even 80's Buick of the past! At least they were easy to rebuild!