Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Buick Rendezvous

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 133,051 (74,000–203,563)
Engine affected: 3.4L V6
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
18 people reported this problem
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Leak water pump, slightly overheating when on idle n loss of coolant
I took my car to a Buick dealer three times for the overheating and they ended up putting in a new thermostat and still had problems now have coolant loss all over the driveway and have to take it back after over $550 for a thermostat I never needed in the first place
Car keeps getting hot....
Over heating when in stop and go traffic. Once on freeway, it will go back down to regular temp. Fan not turning on as should. does the fan run by a fuse?
I noticed my car leaking small amounts of water. When i drive the needle will go to hot rather fast
I noticed what looks like water, puddling on the ground beneath the motor.. Also there is no heat inside.. The Buick Rendezvous is not over heating but just dripping water on the ground...
I Lareece Gantt are having all the exact problems list below! I have been trying to get help and everybody keep giving me the run around in Greenville SC!!!!!
It seems to heat when it is idling
During some recent rain there was some brown stuff all over the car that I thought was just dirt but later my vehicle started running hot. That is when I found a small hose was busted and it was replace. Now there is another leak underneath and it is running very rough. I took it to a mechanic and now I have to replace the water pump. I have had to replace almost everything on this vehicle and something always breaks down.
I have had numerous overheating problems and I have discovered that the water pump is leaking. It is not yet resolved.