Brake Fluid Leak Problems of Buick Rendezvous

Buick Rendezvous owners have reported 3 problems related to brake fluid leak (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Rendezvous based on all problems reported for the Rendezvous.

car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous 1
Failure Date: 01/25/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while at a complete stop with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle rolled away. The brake warning light was illuminated and smoke emitted from the engine compartment. Upon inspection, it was found that brake fluid was leaking and making contact with the exhaust manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 127,000.

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car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous 2
Failure Date: 12/29/2011

We drove 6. 4 miles from our relatives house to a restaurant. When I parked, my wife noticed smoke coming out from the front of the vehicle on the passangers side. I told her to exit the vehicle and I released the hood latch. When I opened the hood the flames were visible. I called 911, prior to fd arrival the flames were put out by someone from the restaurant. The brake line had rusted out and the brake fluid leaked out onto the exhaust system catching the electrical system on fire. The response from Buick via claims admisinstrator bryan schwartz they claim no liability due to braach of warranty. I claim this brake line should not have rusted out after only 60,000 miles. At 59,411 miles this vehicle was serviced @ vyletel Buick included in this service was a multi-point vehicle inspection including the brake system (also including lines,hoses and parking brake) no issues were noted.

car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Buick Rendezvous 3
Failure Date: 09/16/2011

I was parked on a hill facing up wards. I made a u turn in the street to go down the hill as I always do. As I approached the stop sign I lost all pressure to the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I went through the stop sign but no accident occurred. I was able to come to a very slow stop. While I continued driving to the nearest mechanic I noticed smoke coming from under the hood and now the "low brake fluid" warning light came on and warning chimes were ringing constantly. I pulled over and noticed brake fluid hitting hot engine components causing the smoke. I could see brake fluid dripping under the vehicle too but under the engine. The mechanic inspected the line and said that the line runs up to the fire wall behind the top of the engine and that he didn't want to work on it. "real nice". I have to find a shop who is competent to do this job. I would have no doubt been in a very serious accident had I been on the freeway while this happened. From reading some other similar issues online this should be a recall issue. Apparently all these brake lines run up to the fire wall where installation holds moisture and causes failure. This is not a normal wear and tear issue. If the line wasn't in or close to insulation this wouldn't be happening.

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