Buick Rendezvous - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Buick Rendezvous owners have reported a total of 1,388 problems for their cars built in the 7 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Buick Rendezvous. The 2002 Buick Rendezvous cars have the most problems reported (514 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Buick Rendezvous

  Common problems of Buick Rendezvous

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Buick Rendezvous cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (284 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (238 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Buick Rendezvous

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
284
  Engine And Engine Cooling
238
  Other Fuel System
132
  Gasoline Fuel System
110
  Service Brakes
99
  Power Train
85
  Equipment
66
  Air Bag
61
  Suspension
53
  Steering
52
   
  Visibility
45
  Structure
29
  Vehicle Speed Control
28
  Electronic Stability Control
17
  Wheel
16
  Unknown Or Other
14
  Exterior Lighting
13
  Latches/locks/linkage
12
  Seats
10
  Tire
7
  Parking Brake
5
  Traction Control System
5
  Seat Belt
4
  Air Brake
1
  Interior Lighting
1
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Buick Rendezvous of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Rendezvous model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Buick Rendezvous model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Rendezvous Model Years

Rendezvous
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2007 5429,34112    
0.15
  2006 10550,64313    
0.16
  2005 17354,77514    
0.23
  2004 23268,06215    
0.23
  2003 30667,24316    
0.28
  2002 51477,57617    
0.39

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Buick Rendezvous is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2007 Rendezvous
7
  2006 Rendezvous
9
  2005 Rendezvous
13
  2004 Rendezvous
31
  2003 Rendezvous
20
  2002 Rendezvous
22


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