Brake Sensor Problems of Buick Rendezvous

Buick Rendezvous owners have reported 6 problems related to brake sensor (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 Sensor problem of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous 1
Failure Date: 12/09/2013

We bought the car from a used dealership in oct. 2013. Just over a month later we are having problems with the vehicle. The light came on, on the dash saying abs disabled. As this comes if you are slowing down you literally have to pump the break to stop. This is scary especially when you are trying to come to a stop behind someone and you are not sure if you are going to have enough distance to come to a complete stop before hitting the car in front of you. This light likes to come on while we are driving roughly 65 on the interstate as well, not really effecting driving just stopping. We have already paid to have it fixed in December of 2013 was told it was a bad abs sensor on the front wheel. Well here we are only a few month later and its happening all over again. We figured we would look into recalls before we go and pay to have it fixed again because it's looking like it's going to be a reoccurring problem.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2005 Buick Rendezvous 2
Failure Date: 10/18/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that when driving various speeds, the vehicle would decelerate independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the brake caliper, all wheel drive sensor and the brake pads. The failure progressively worsened and the vehicle eventually failed to accelerate intermittently. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer however, the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,453. Kmj.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Buick Rendezvous 3
Failure Date: 05/04/2013

When I applied brakes my traction light came on and I didn't have any power to my breaks. I double pumped and they worked again, almost ran into a subway!!! this is very scary and I brought vehicle in and they could diagnosis a problem because it was intermittent. I have googled this and this is a severe problem when your brakes don't work and how do you fix them when the shop can't figure it out!!! it says it is a sensory issue, and feels like the abs are working when you are on ice, but this is happening on dry pavement.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2006 Buick Rendezvous 4
Failure Date: 11/05/2012

I own a 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV. This SUV has 59,000 miles. In November a sensor light came on that states "reduce engine speed" while driving and you lose all power. This includes steering, brakes, speed and the engine stalls. However the radio stays on. I was traveling on a hwy with a speed limit of 45 mph. I lose control of steering, brakes and speed control. The SUV stalled and I had to change three lanes to get out of traffic. I was concerned about getting hit or hitting another car. This has happened frequently. Two separate mechanics had recommend replacing the throttle body but one said there was no guarantee this would solve my problem. We replaced this part in December at a cost of $400 and now I still lose power and am afraid of being hit or causing an accident. As this week this problem has occurred every day I drove it. Buick insists there are no recalls regarding this issue for my 2006 however there is a bulletin for GMC but different models/years. This is dangerous and I am afraid to drive this vehicle. I cannot sell or trade this in with this type of defect. I feel gm should fix this dangerous defect. Please investigate.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous 5
Failure Date: 01/03/2012

Got abs & tcs lights and either "traction system active" or "service traction system". Two dtc codes c0036 & c0245. Ck'd left wheel sensor per Buick service manuals by disconnecting connector at wheel hub & ck'd ok. No problem again for more than a year. Recently got same lights abt & tcs and master light (ck traction system). Also, concurrent got a thumping sound from left front of vehicle over bumps & when applying brakes. Also, when turning left/right the abs pump would turn on (felt thru steering wheel). Scan tool confirmed left wheel solenoid acivated during test drive. Ck'd the front wheel sensors ac voltage out put per Buick service manuals & found left wheel sensor output at 150 mvac and right wheel sensor at 120mvac for "approx" same wheel speed; spec is 100mvac when "spinning wheel" (no speed of wheel in spec!). Other sensor cks (open, shorts to ground, short to voltage, shorted together) all ok. During long trip (400miles) problem (abs,tcs, etc) lights never came on. Problems that occurred during local/short trips totally went away during long trip???? sooooo what to do??? plan to change left front wheel hub as thumping in front end during braking (bearings?) hasn't gone away.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous 6
Failure Date: 08/08/2005

Anti-lock brakes activate at low speeds. Basically the same thing that is stated with the new recall for GMC! when I unplug the sensor and plug it back in the problem goes away for a day, then the problem lasts for several days until the sensor is unplugged again.

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