2002 Buick Rendezvous - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous

515 problems have been reported for the 2002 Buick Rendezvous.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2002 Buick Rendezvous.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 113 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(100 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous in the United States are 77,576 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Rendezvous owners in the last 17 years is 515, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

1

2018

5

2017

4

2016

12

2015

24

2014

14

2013

24

2012

10

2011

33

2010

19

2009

36

2008

47

2007

51

2006

51

2005

61

2004

43

2003

37

2002

1

Compare the 2002 Buick Rendezvous with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Rendezvous,
the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Buick Rendezvous
with the Buick Rendezvous from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Rendezvous is 515
while the average number of problems reported for the 7 model years of the Buick Rendezvous is 198.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Buick Rendezvous with other model years