2003 Buick Rendezvous - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous

306 problems have been reported for the 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 56 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (46 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 2003 Buick Rendezvous in the United States are 67,243 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Rendezvous owners in the last 16 years is 306, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 306 / 67,243 / 16 * 1000 = 0.28.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Buick Rendezvous model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
4
  2017
4
  2016
12
  2015
19
  2014
29
  2013
19
  2012
20
  2011
12
  2010
15
  2009
13
  2008
16
  2007
31
  2006
33
  2005
29
  2004
20
  2003
5

small car iamge Compare the 2003 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 2003 Buick Rendezvous with the Buick Rendezvous from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Rendezvous is 306 while the average number of problems reported for the 7 model years of the Buick Rendezvous is 196.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Buick Rendezvous with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2007 Rendezvous
52
  2006 Rendezvous
103
  2005 Rendezvous
171
  2004 Rendezvous
226
  2003 Rendezvous
306
  2002 Rendezvous
514
  2001 Rendezvous
4


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