2004 Buick Rendezvous Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Buick Rendezvous

2004 Buick Rendezvous Problems

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

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.

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.

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Questions

2004 Buick Rendezvous

We did not receive an owner's manual, when we purchased the car used. Therefore, although we have changed the oil several times, the "change engine oil" light has remained on since shortly after we purchased the car.

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Recalls

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.

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.

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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2004 Buick Rendezvous Reviews

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 f...

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 tha...

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