Table 1 shows one common gasoline fuel system related problems of the 2005 Buick Rendezvous.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Gasoline Fuel System problems||
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle. It was discovered that fuel was leaking beneath the vehicle on the driver side. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.
Raw gasoline fumes upon starting the car . Fumes enter the cabin so strong the windows have to be rolled down . No apparent leak. No fuel on garage floor. This begin in =Feb 2013 and continues off and on. Some times it feels like it would explode if a ignition source was there. A definite health hazard and gm dealer has not been able to identify the source of the fumes. I see other reports of this problem on the internet. Dealer says no recall and no safety bulletins. 2004 had a recall but not 2005, it is not safe to drive unless problem is found.
Over the past year I have been contacting Buick and delphi about the recall on the fuel system in my 2005 Buick Rendezvous. I recently slightly passed out and crashed in the car due to being overcome by the intensive raw gas fumes. I recently contacted both again and I was told that there is a recall on certain vehicles but my vehicles VIN # is not one identified in the recall. I checked to see if my previous complaint was on file and it was no where to be found. I am making this complaint so before hand so that anyone else with this issue can take it serious and take action right away before they start displaying health related issues like me and my family.
A fuel leak occurred while idling with the gas running back toward and under the driver near the catalytic converter. This could have caused a major fire and loss of life / wife. The Buick mechanic found no o ring in the unit. It was not listed as a gm / Buick recall and they refused to take responsibility for the cost. An internet check found it to be a NHTSA recall (07e021000. ) as an "aftermarket equipment by made by delphi. " in calling delphi at 877-411-8770, they denied responsibility and liability to replace it. When questioned the customer service representative noted he gets "5 or 6 call day about this defective part. ".
Upon starting the vehicle, raw gas fumes enter the cab in such quantities that make it impossible to drive comfortably or seemingly safely. The fume can be so bad that all windows must be opened and heads held outside of the car to breathe fresh air. My husband driving behind me on the freeway can sometimes also smell the raw gasoline odor. I have taken this vehicle to the dealer twice and they are unable to find anything wrong. I fear for health problems from breathing so many gas fumes as I use the vehicle everyday to drive 40 minutes to work and 40 m inutes back home. It is now 01/01/2012 and this problem is still existant with so solution apparant. Thank-you. Leonora kabala.