general problems of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous

24 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous based on all problems reported for the 2004 Rendezvous.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2019

I can be on the street driving and my vehicle just stalls out and I have to get it restarted and pulling the side of the road to restart it that's the first issue the second one is my check engine light keeps coming on and off and my traction system light stays on had it looked at it was fine system light remains on.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 03/17/2017

Dash gauges, warning lights, & alarms, bells flash on & off and vehicle suddenly runs rough. Dash codes of all sorts blink on & off. New battery and new altenator installed, problem still exists. This happened first when driving on hiway. After vehicle pulled off road and engine turned off. The dash code then read battery issue. We tried to drive again but now vehicle operated roughly and there was no more daylight. We had vehicle towed 100 miles. Then paid for new battery problem did not change so we had a new altenator installed after having a diagnostic test advising the need for a new altenator. I am quite upset becaus ei feel that there is fraud on part of sears autorepair. Diagnostic said altenator was the problem. I paid over $450 for that service and another $150 for the battery.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power while traveling various speeds. The contact stated that the vehicle intermittently restarted after a manual restart attempt was made. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but it could not be replicated. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v171000 (air bags, electrical system) as a possible solution; however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 24,000.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 12/14/2015

Tl-te contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled as the battery warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. Ss.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 04/10/2015

While driving at aprx 60 mph the car just died stalled no power had to man handle car to a stop with out getting into an accident almost like driving a bait car the car just shut down this is not the first time had to get towed car still wont start put key in all bells and whistles light up and sounds then nothing as if alarm cut off.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 11/30/2014

Looked down to check my speed and it registered 30 mph. I know I was going faster than that as I was driving on a 55 mph highway. From that time it varied considerably, at times showing 0 mph when going down the road. Today it seems to be working again. In researching I've discovered that this is a known problem but if your vehicle has more than 70,000 miles it was not covered in a recall for the problem. Also when searching for recalls on this year and model it shows several but I have never been notified of any recalls.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 09/02/2014

I bought my Rendezvous on 9/2/14 with 193,960 miles on it. On the way home from the dealership, the instrument cluster started acting up. All of the readings of gauges are accurate, however most of the lights on the cluster do not work. The turn signal lights, check engine light, etc. Don't work, however the lights on the speedometer, gas gauge, and as of recently the temperature gauge work. The Rendezvous has experienced no other issues. I haven't contacted gm because I assumed I'd get shrugged off due to the age and mileage of the vehicle.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

One day I woke up got in my car started driving and it wouldnt go past 55mph I took it to east detroit auto on gratiot in detroit mi and they kept my car for over 30 days saying they dont know whats wrong with it. They changed the fuel pump and gave me my car back not working. I just recenlty brought this car and its a huge hassell.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

I had a transmission repair at an ammco transmission outlet. As a result of the repair my instrument cluster was not working the first day the car was declared repaired. I left the car with the repairer who told me a second transmission would be installed. I was told approximately ten days later my car was repaired. When the car was picked up a second the time the problem was not resolved. I was told it needed to time for the computer to reset iteself. That never happened since I found out later that the computer was in default mode and was not communicating with the transmission. Aamco pretended to tell me my car was safe to drive throughout this ordeal. The same night I received the car back my exterior lights went when my car glitched again. I almost hit the side of the mountain because there was total darkness. My complaint is that there is no oversight of secondary repair shops. I have tried hard. No one should go through what I have been through. This mechanics used many excuses but in the end it was a pinched (best word I can utilized) wire that caused the problem. After being turned down by four local mechanics the problem was fixed by the dealer. No one was wants to step forward to explain my problem. However I have documents to show that my electrical system was working fine prior to this repair. The attroney generals office in PA has limited authority on this issue and cannot help me. These people need oversight someone will be killed or already has.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 01/09/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The anti-lock braking system, heating system and the all-wheel drive disable warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The contact also stated that when refueling, the fuel indicator gage would remain on an empty reading. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnosis or repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 12/09/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact was also informed that her vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 05v157000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 11/06/2013

Electrical fire started causing vehicle to be totalled.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 04/05/2013

I purchased a used car from jim doran auto center3075 n hwy 99w po box 598 mc minngville, or 97128 503-472-3131 this vehicle was advertised as a "cream puff" meaning the vehicle was in excellent condition and after I received it in California it cost me over $3,000 in repairs. Please remember that even know the SUV sold to me by this dealership was sold (as-is) but advertised and a car in excellent condition. I have paid over $3,000 in repairs to this car just to bring it up to pass a dmv vehicle inspection for California. Some kind of resolution to satisfy me monetarily for the repairs for the false advertising that this dealership posted online for the sale of the vehicle. The car sold to 2004 Buick Rendezvous sold (as-is) but the SUV was advertised as a "cream puff" being in excellent condition and it's been anything but! the value of the vehicle is just under $6,000 in excellent condition and this vehicle was not even in fair condition.

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 12/01/2009

Speedometer worked erratically showing wrong mph. This was similar problem with other gm vehicles that resulted on a law suit and settlement. Speedometer was defective and the same sub - contractor produced these units. Gm refused to make good on this.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 11/17/2009

Speedometer often reads the wrong speed, fuel gauge does not work properly, sometimes the rpms are also off! has been happening for over 6 months!.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 02/15/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the speedometer and fuel gauge display inaccurate readings. The gauges show the incorrect speed and fuel amount. The failure has been occurring for approximately one year, but the vehicle has not been diagnosed. He feels that it is a safety issue because he does not know how fast he is driving or how much fuel is in the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 01/18/2009

Speedometer and fuel gauge goes nuts and not working.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 12/15/2008

The speedometer goes nuts and at times the fuel gage does not work.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 01/02/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The contact was traveling 60 mph when the speedometer displayed that he was traveling 1 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the cluster board would need replacing. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

car   Electrical System problem 20
Failure Date: 09/08/2005

Vehicle's manual states 18/25 mpg, vehicle average 13. 0 mpg. Service department at rydell (dealership) stated 18 mpg after 40 miles test drive, service department at vermont chevy/Buick (dealership) stated 27 mpg after 25 (freeway) miles test drive. Both service departments are wrong: vehicle averages 13. 0 mpg under normal driving conditions & normal driving habits on city streets and freeway. Dealer could not duplicate problem, I was advised that vehicle checked ok after scan. Problem persists. Service advisor/service manager advised that this high mpg is normal for this type of vehicle: 3. 6 l engine. Door locks sometimes work, sometimes don't. Dealer could not duplicate problem. Scan and check system after recall. Problem persisting. Passenger side mirror moves inside mirrors housing at highway speeds (65 m/h) and have to be re-set upon reaching destination. Dealer could not duplicate problem. Problem persisting. Audio system could not read all cds. Dealer replaced radio/cd player twice. Problem persisting. Driver's seat moves back and forth. Dealer replaced seat adjuster due to excessive loosening. Replaced seat track assy. Vehicle went to rydell's service department three (3) times due to excessive alignment/steering issues: vehicle currently still pulling to right side of road, steering wheel off center. Dealer did not resolve issues after three attempts, alignment now out of warranty (7. 5 k miles only), problem persisting.

car   Electrical System problem 21
Failure Date: 04/06/2005

My second complaint (10110658). I was driving down the highway at speeds between 55 - 65mph; when I slowed down as I was approaching the light, the car cut off. I shift the gear back to park and restarted the vehicle and proceeded. The car had been warm for 20 minutes and it was around 7:40 a. M. In the morning. This is at least the 8th incident where I've been in the middle of traffic and having to restart my vehicle. I'm concerned about a possible accident in the near by future. After taking it back to the dealership in February, they suggested that I tried using fuel from more reputable gas stations such as shell, texaco, amoco. Using better gas has not resoved this problem.

car   Electrical System problem 22
Failure Date: 10/10/2004

I brought a Buick rendevouz on July 17,2004. From the very first week I had it I told the dealer the gas gage doesnot work properly. They checked it over and still cannot find ahything wrong with it. And it still not working properply now but theat is not the biggest issu with this vehicle. The first incident 10. 10. 04. I was driving on the highway to work when the vehilce just stalls out. I didn't know what was going on. The car get rolling for a couple of sceonds and then I applied the brake put the car in park. A couple of seconds later I started the truck up and begin driving. I dropped the truck off to the dealer and told them what had occurred. They replaced a apart and sent me on my way. Since then the vidhilce hase stalled out over 10 times. And someday it stalls out twice a day. I have brought it back to the dealer and they keep changeing and replacing parts but its not fixing the stalling out. I am scared that me and my daughter will killed from it stalling out. They just changed something witht the transmisson and now it back in the shop with the same problem.

car   Electrical System problem 23
Failure Date: 09/23/2004

Vehicle stalled while stopped at intersection - occurred twice in 2 days. Subsequently vehicle experienced excessive cranking to start - twice. Orange Buick serviced the vehicle and repaired a wire harness that had been worn. 2 days later while driving the vehicle at 30 mph the vehicle lost all power (engine and electrical), I had to turn on the flashers and pull on to the shoulder. Once the vehicle was stopped I put it in park and it restarted. However, the 'traction control off' light was on and after pressing the button it remained on.

car   Electrical System problem 24
Failure Date: 06/09/2004

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer and fuel gauge displayed inaccurate readings. The speed that was displayed was lower than the actual traveled speed. The failure occurred intermittently. The driver observed that the failure occurred more frequently when traveling extended distances. In addition, the contact was concerned about driving around curves without the benefit of knowing the desired speed. There were no warnings prior to the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failures were contributed to malfunctions of the instrument cluster, which needed to be replaced. The service warranty was expired and the vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer has been notified of the failures. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 51,000.

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