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2004 Buick Rendezvous

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Problems

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

2004 Buick Rendezvous Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 21, 2004

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The structural support for the liftgate latch may be inadequate and could allow the latch to separate from the liftgate in certain severe crash conditions. If the liftgate were to open in a crash, an occupant could be ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will add structural reinforcements to the liftgate in the area adjoining the latch assembly.

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Drive Train, May 4, 2005

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Contamination of the ignition relay contacts may cause high resistance inside the relay. This can affect signals to the powertrain control module, resulting in intermittent vehicle stalling. The vehicle may not restart immediately, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition relay to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during May 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05014.

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Engine, December 4, 2007

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Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

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Engine, November 4, 2003

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On 79 vehicles, a weld between the fuel tank inlet check valve and the fuel tank can fail. As a result, a fuel odor or leak could develop and/or the Check Engine Light could illuminate. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank by serial number and replace it if it's on the list of affected fuel tanks. The recall began during November 2003. The General Motors recall number is 03055.


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2004 Buick Rendezvous Questions and Answers

joelj, 2004 Buick Rendezvous, 3.4L V6, Boynton Beach, FL

I just bought this vehicle and the mechanic that repaired it before I purchased it installed a rebuilt rack and pinion unit. Is this ok?

CHRISAG, 2004 Buick Rendezvous, 3.6L V6, Flushing, MI


chris1, 2004 Buick Rendezvous, Valparaiso, IN

how do I get to the read wiper. It works irregularly.

june bug, 2004 Buick Rendezvous, 3.4L V6, Detroit, MI

two front auxiliary plugs does not have power can not use my new gps toy

bcipp1, 2004 Buick Rendezvous, 3.6L V6, Hoosick Falls, NY

Where is the fuse for the heater, defroster, and rear defroster?

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

Love everything about this car, Great on gas, smooth ride

I have 149,000 miles on my 2004 Buick Rendezvous and I have not experienced any major problems. Oil changes, brakes and tires have been my only major expense. I was impressed how well it handled in snow and I only have front wheel drive. Excellent gas milage and the third seat has come in handy on many occasions.

I like the feature of the seats folding forward or being able to remove them for additional storage space.

140,000 no major problems.

I bought my 04 RDVU on Thanksgiving Day 03. Its got only about 74000 miles on it. I'm only on my 3rd set of tires, still haven't had brake work done on it yet, no suspension issues, no electrical issues, hell no issues at all other than the couple of recalls that I took my RDVU back to the dealer for and didn't cost me anything. The cloth seats are a pain in the butt to keep clean but other than that, I love this XUV. I wanted something more stylish than a mini-van but more room than a car and this did it for me. 3rd row is plenty comfortable for anybody that I have had back there. I am just now having to replace my O2 sensor and thats after having driven this vehicle for 3 years in CA and 4 years in MD. Different climates and changing seasons means something too ya'll! My kids are about out of the house so I'll be downsizing my wife's vehicle next year, otherwise I would buy another. Maybe not a RDVU but definitely the ENCLAVE! (better looking)

luv the car the only problem i have is the service traction system light comes on every now and then

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