2004 Buick Rendezvous - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous

226 problems have been reported for the 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 69 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (24 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 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 2004 Buick Rendezvous in the United States are 68,062 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Rendezvous owners in the last 15 years is 226, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 226 / 68,062 / 15 * 1000 = 0.22.

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 2004 Buick Rendezvous in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
8
  2017
8
  2016
7
  2015
18
  2014
31
  2013
16
  2012
12
  2011
9
  2010
10
  2009
12
  2008
8
  2007
15
  2006
11
  2005
26
  2004
3

small car iamge Compare the 2004 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 2004 Buick Rendezvous with the Buick Rendezvous from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Rendezvous is 226 while the average number of problems reported for the 7 model years of the Buick Rendezvous is 196.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 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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