Buick
Rendezvous
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Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Buick Rendezvous

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 144,478 (12,300–325,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
76 people reported this problem
Comments
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when you put it in drive and first hit the gas you feel like it in neutral and wont go till you let off the gas for a second then it will go
Sometimes after being stopped I apply the gas and the car just sits there and then slams into gear and moves. It feels like the transmission is slipping.
hard shifting. feels like it just won't go at take off and then all of a sudden it engages. Then this morning, it did this and started making a really loud noise too.
Erratic . Shifting and speedometer does not exceed 20 mph, even though I am traveling in excess of 20 mph. When symptoms appeared, we had the taken the car to AAmaco to have it checked out. They stated the transmission had to be replaced. The symptoms have occurred twice since the repair. Now the vehicle is going to the dealer
1st and 2nd gears shift hard and the rest shift hard but not as hard as 1st and 2nd. If I'm in town going 25-45mph it sputters like it's stuck between gears just started happening within the past couple days out of nowhere had trans fluid checked and changed when I had my oil changed a day ago nothing changed
Computer telling transmission more pressure is needed resulting in "hard" changing of gears.
Had to have transmission completely rebuild
transmission slipping have fluid at correct level just started.
my car have a problem went put the trasmition on drive and press the gasoline pedal when make the first change make a noise
transmission shifts erratically at takeoff and sometimes in the Thruway
transmission started not shifting around 2nd to 3rd, engine revs but no engagement, must ease off gas and eventually engages, jerks and pops regularly, had system flushed and it helped a little but is getting worse
Awd disable light comes on AFTER car starts rolling and vehicle starts in 2nd and will not downshift.
Up shifts hard on every shift after driving for 5 minutes. Down shift same issue.
eratic shifting control solinoid
its goes then the trac goes to one and I cant get the car tp speed and makes a bogging
I had no indication whatsoever that it was happening and just start shifting real hard it does it on a regular basis official required to fix this problem no lights whatsoever coming on telling you that you have the same common problem for this issue I haven't got it fixed yes but I wouldn't even know what to say
When shifting up, it feels like it's on neutral. It finally shifts hard. Constant loud noise. Service Engine Light on. Code does not seem related-it's for a thermostat, per Advanced Auto.
Will not accelerate until completely warmed up then once it takes off it jerks really hard
I brought my car and 05/04/2014. My transmission went out 02/14/2015. I got it fix by King transmission on 05/04/2015. Then my transmission went out again 11/01/16 i paid 1500 to get it
Transmission has 219,000+ miles now. Still hesitates to engage at acceleration no repair exists. All dash lights are out, began dropping at 35,000 miles both front hub bearings replaced at 15,000. Have had gas tank replaced before recall cost $500, dealer reimbursed half. Am currently waiting for rear wheels to fall off even after replacing all bushings, rear hub assembly, shocks, welding shock mounts after replacement..........list continues on.