We hope our site will help with selecting of a reliable and safe car. The dealer replaced the torque converter but that did not solve the problem. When I bought this car it had 37,591 miles on it. Occured 40mph with no previous signs or symptoms - almost caused rear end collision. The current and failure mileages were 130,000. Soon it started happening in reverse.
Please E-mail me with any info. My car manual specifically states not to use anything other than dexcool antifreeze. As of november 8, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Rendezvous. Without these replacement parts, my vehicle is unsafe, unable to pass inspection and my tires are wearing out considerably faster. Your Rendezvous should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate.
This continued to happen and about a week and a half later - gear shifting got much rougher and the vehicle would not move when initially put into drive, then would jump into gear - but would jump out of gear while driving! Every time I turn around it needs another repair. Complaint Number: 10208434 Incident Date: March 1, 2006 Date Added to File: November 8, 2007 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2002 buick rendezvous. After only 80,000 miles the transmission was replaced. The blower for the heat or air conditioner only works on three or above, the air conditioning no longer works, both rear coil springs must be replaced, an outer tierod is bad, two rear bushings need to be replaced, the front right control arm is broken, the drivers side window goes down but not up, it is leaking antifreeze and the tires keep going bad because they are wearing incorrectly. Wheels will not spin at all when it is on a hill.
Contacted dealer, they can't fix problem. I am going to take it to a frame specialist and have the work done there. A problem in the second clutch assembly, a solenoid problem, debre in the valvebody, or even a voltage problem. It was making a whining noise and acting as if it was in neutral while stopping. Need a cooling system pressure test to determine if there is a leak externally. I was told by the mechanic that it is the right rear knuckle that was making the noise. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift.
The video above shows how to fix minor transmission fluid leaks in a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. Complaint Number: 10087035 Incident Date: August 17, 2004 Date Added to File: August 17, 2004 Description of the Complaint: After regular maintenance and with no warning the car started making metallic noise in first gear and reverse. After they were done with it I went to pick it up but they said the problem was still present, they also informed me they didn't have to replace the gasket as it was a reusable one, ok red flag, if this was the case a call would have been nice, in my mind its really the only assurance that they did all the work as I sure know what a new gasket looks like, this car has less than 80,000 miles on it, he was also reluctant to tell me what brand fluid was used, after asking I was told x3 common, whatever that is. The contact stated that after replacing the vehicles transmission cooling line to the radiator, the engine warning light illuminated. The contact stated that after replacing the vehicles transmission cooling line to the radiator, the engine warning light illuminated.
If the rear end locks up at 65 mph and I live thru it there will be a major law suit. I have receipts for all repairs but no I do not have the old parts. As of November 8, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. It is an awd v6 cxl suv. I don't want the car back.
My car manual specifically states not to use anything other than dexcool antifreeze. At this time, the contact did not know if the recalls could affect his vehicle and how to get the issues remedied. Four months later, on March 9, 2006, the car was found to have the intake manifold gaskets leaking oil and coolant, and the front timing cover seal was leaking. The cost of the repairs is almost as much as I have paid on the vehicle so far. Dealer replaced with complete new rear housing assy. Suspect poor design of spring or substandard metal or wrong spring used by manufacturer. The blower for the heat or air conditioner only works on three or above, the air conditioning no longer works, both rear coil springs must be replaced, an outer tierod is bad, two rear bushings need to be replaced, the front right control arm is broken, the drivers side window goes down but not up, it is leaking antifreeze and the tires keep going bad because they are wearing incorrectly.
This car is a total piece of garbage. As of November 8, 2007, the mechanic had not repaired the vehicle. Highly unusual that springs would break. Has lemon law 2 times for same repair, which could cause bodily harm or death we are to get another car. These sensors should always be checked first in the event of transmission problems with these models.
He took vehicle to dealer but because of the costs, he decided to have a friend repair it. I was told about a year ago that the intake gasket was leaking oil and coolant again and had to be replaced again. If you have automatic transmission problems in your Rendezvous, ie: it hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next 1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc. My 2002 buick rendezvous has had 3 transmission problems, the last one the transmission exploded. Complaint Number: 10127027 Incident Date: June 25, 2005 Date Added to File: June 29, 2005 Description of the Complaint: 2004 buick rendevous 64k miles - complete ato transmission failure - including transfer assembly. I also have had to replace the window regulator on the passenger side window.
The cost of the repairs is almost as much as I have paid on the vehicle so far. Something needs done about this. One week later the transmission suddenly failed while driving. I need to know how to find out what caused this and to get it repaired. Complaint Number: 897884 Date Added to File: October 17, 2001 Description of the Complaint: While on a steep hill vehicle will not go in reverse. So I took it to a shop that handled flushes, they said they would flush, replace the filter and gasket then refill. Finding this exact same occurance with other owners is not just a random - but many failures.