2004 Buick Rendezvous Repair and Maintenance

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

2004 Buick Rendezvous Problems

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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 Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

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

The cars temputure keep going high but there are no leaks and all fluids filled! My husband says it needs a thermostat because the hose is to hard and bottom hose does not appear to have and fluids going thru it! (2 answers)

Just started yesterday and I have driven the car since
Also when you start the a funny white residue comes out but dies not appear to smoke!

I have a Buick rendezvous 2004 that doesn't read the miles and it says AWD Disabled they say we'd have too change the computer. What would be an estimate on how much it'd be too get that fixed? (2 answers)

instrument cluster in dash going out. looking to find what to expect for cost? (1 answer)

In the instrument cluster, my RPM's are stuck at 7+ and I have no temperature gauge anymore either. I know I probably will need the entire cluster changed out, but I was wondering if anyone knew what I might expect as far as cost on this project. Also, how hard would it be for me to buy the p...

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2004 Buick Rendezvous Recalls

The Fuel Tank Inlet Check Valve Can Crack and Leak

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.

The Engine May Stall and Not Restart

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.

Liftgate May Open in Certain Severe Crash Conditions

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

Great vehicle very good running cond. I have never had too many problems with my Rendezvous CXL replace steering pump, set of new brakes and engine module also last year had master cylinder replaced. Overall it runs and drives mint, no problems that be expensive on Rendezvous. Has lots of room like a mini van seats and interior in great condition like the climate control system and power sunroo...
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 f...

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