Buick Rendezvous owners have reported 7 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling 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.
The problem happend while driving, the engine shut off without warning. The 'reduced power engine' light came on. I coasted to side of road to let folks get by and sat and waited for about 5 minutes and tried the key and the engine started. No codes stored. No check engine light. I still had power windows, radio, lights and horn. The silent engine happens at least twice every other day. Noone has a sense of what is hapening and the saftyi issue is when I am on the interstate and the engine suddenly dies out. I am a little worried since this is the only car I have to drive to get me back and forth to work.
See all problems of the 2006 Buick Rendezvous.
I am a 70 year old woman. This is the last car my husband purchased before he lost his battle with cancer in 2009. He is a retiree from gm. He left me what I thought was a good car. I went out to start to go to my daughters in another town that day my car was dead! no lights nothing. My son took me got a battery car seem to run okay that evening. The next day or two dead again! well this time I had to wait a week or so for help! after 5 batteries we took my car to the dealership. They charged me like crazy for dignostics and checjed my battery, starter, and alternator! they said my battery was bad! so 170 dollars for that then my breaks needed done myntires needed air or sealed, list of things. So okay battery done car running fix breaks etc. 2000,00 later two days later car is dead! take it to dealership again! 1 week later now they say more testing, find a module gone bad 600. 00 more! come get car its dead! wait 2 more days! battery again! get it home 1 week later car is dead! has to to dealership again! do you see the pattern, this is over a 2- 3 month period! cold cold weather only! now the next reoccurring problem! 5 times replacing the awd harnesses and misc parts! and since all the trouble at dealership now they want more money for more test! that they should have already done! day 1! and now my cluster behind my dash is bad and my check engine light has come back on! please help me! thanks.
See all problems of the 2002 Buick Rendezvous.
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the engine stalled as the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on numerous occasions but they could not determine the cause of the stalling failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.
See all problems of the 2005 Buick Rendezvous.
Multiple discussions with Rendezvous owners all revolve around hub bearings being almost detached making driving hazardous and the car running hot, multiple people have check engine light on.
Owner purchased 2003 Buick Rendezvous in July, 2007. At the beginning of August, 2007, with approximately 80k miles on it, the vehicle's abs, traction control, and check engine lights came on and the gas gauge began fluctuating erratically. Upon inspection at the local gm service center, the service technician diagnosed that the problem had been caused by a manufacturer design flaw related to the air conditioning system in which the condensation drain was made forward facing, which while driving at moderate to high speeds, would prevent the condensation to drain properly while running the air conditioning due to wind resistance. This caused the condensation (water) to pool inside the vehicle, causing multiple valves to rust, various electrical functions to malfunction, and resulted in a musty mildew smell inside the vehicle because the carpet was becoming saturated. The service technician stated he had seen this problem several times before and informed the consumer that Buick remedied the problem for the 2005 and newer models. Therefore, the remedy provided was that the original a/c condensation drain was replaced to match that of the 2005 and newer Rendezvous. This remedy alone would have been relatively inexpensive had Buick issued a recall for this design flaw (which they clearly recognized as evidenced by the design modification on the 2005 and newer models), however since the problem was not observable until significant damage had been done (including multiple rusted valves that had to be replaced and several hours of labor), the repair ended up costing the consumer over $1,000.
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I have a 2004 Buick Rendezvous that I bought in 2004 with 9000 miles on it. At 32000 miles the check engine light came on and the dealer said the number three cylinder was misfiring. He reset the the cylinder and 10000 miles later it is doing it again. Also at 42000 I have had to replace both front and rear breaks along with the power steering pump and the master cylinder. I think these are excessive breakdowns for a vehicle this age and milage. So far repairs to the vehicle in the last month have exceeded $1000. 00. Luckly I wasn't in and accident when the steering and breaks failed. There was no warnign chirp or dash indicator showing the steering and breaks were failing.
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Consumer states that while driving at any speed engine light comes on and will stay on the remainder of the time the vehicle is being operated. Dealer notified.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Vehicle Overheat problems||