Vehicle Overheat problems of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous

Four problems related to vehicle overheat have been reported for the 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous based on all problems reported for the 2002 Rendezvous.

car   Vehicle Overheat problem 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle overheated causing the engine to stall. The vehicle was unable to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Ak.

car   Vehicle Overheat problem 2
Failure Date: 10/02/2008

My 2002 Buick Rendezvous with 79,300 miles on it blew a head gasket. There was no warning on vehicle overheating. All of a sudden temp gauge was in the red zone and a warning light and sound came. I immediately pulled over and turned off the engine to check the manual. The manual said the vehicle needed to be serviced immediately. I was one mile from the dealership and drove straight there. They said the vehicle had a blown head gasket. Repairs normally approx $1,800. Dealer did it for $950 because my son-in-law works there. I was told this is a common problem with the Rendezvous and my investigation reveals the same. A well maintained vehicle should not have a blown head gasket at 79,300 with no warning of the vehicle overheating. Contacted Buick customer service and was told there was nothing they would do as vehicle was outside of warranty.

car   Vehicle Overheat problem 3
Failure Date: 12/17/2007

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the vehicle overheated when he used the air conditioner. He took vehicle to dealer but because of the costs, he decided to have a friend repair it. However, the issue still occurred. The other issue with the vehicle was that it did not get the fuel mileage that it was supposed. He also noticed that the rear end of the vehicle was making noise, a grumbling noise to be exact. He changed rear end fluid but could still hear noise. The noise would be heard when he turned right or left. He received recall notices for his vehicle (02v222000, 07v349000, 07e021000) but when he consulted the dealer and manufacturer, he was told very conflicting stories about whether the recalls on his vehicle existed and if they had been previously performed. At this time, the contact did not know if the recalls could affect his vehicle and how to get the issues remedied. The current mileage was 112,000 and failure mileage was 107,000. Updated 09/10/08. Updated 09/11/jb.

car   Vehicle Overheat problem 4
Failure Date: 06/11/2006

Brought a new 2002 Buick Rendezvous cx from a dealer. At about 10,000 miles the car started having numerous problems that were beyond normal wear and tear. Starting with the engine light and other problems. They were repaired under the warranty. But about 24,000 and without warranty, the car got overheated for a 15 minutes traffic jam. Turned out the front wheel bearing needed to be replaced, and the ac sensor wasn't working. Replaced the front wheel bearing sensor. About 6 months later, the other wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Just about 1 month ago and 35,000 miles later, the overheated problem happened again, compounded with the a/c linkage, and the abs sensor wasn't working. I paid $1,200 for fixing the overheat problem and replacing the abs sensor. I didn't fix the ac linkage because it would cost me another $900!! now I am so worry that another major problem going to happen anytime soon. I am so disappointed with this car. I am hoping gm will issue a recall and stop cheating consumers.

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