Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Buick Rendezvous

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.

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Average mileage: 139,286 (12,300–325,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
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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
2004 Buick Rendezvous 168,000 mi,
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
2002 Buick Rendezvous 200,000 mi,
Computer telling transmission more pressure is needed resulting in "hard" changing of gears.
2007 Buick Rendezvous 122,000 mi,
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
2002 Buick Rendezvous 120,000 mi,
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
2005 Buick Rendezvous 100,000 mi,
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.
transmission shifts erratically at takeoff and sometimes in the Thruway
2002 Buick Rendezvous 145,000 mi,
Awd disable light comes on AFTER car starts rolling and vehicle starts in 2nd and will not downshift.
2005 Buick Rendezvous 100,000 mi,
Had to have transmission completely rebuild
2004 Buick Rendezvous 129,785 mi,
Up shifts hard on every shift after driving for 5 minutes. Down shift same issue.
2002 Buick Rendezvous 165,000 mi,
eratic shifting control solinoid
2004 Buick Rendezvous 12,300 mi,
its goes then the trac goes to one and I cant get the car tp speed and makes a bogging
2005 Buick Rendezvous 151,000 mi,
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.
Transmission is slipping after cold start. Once its warmed up no problems.
2003 Buick Rendezvous 325,000 mi,
18 months after having transmission rebuilt it is acting up again. Slow shifting from low to second gear and after a mile or so it shifts
2007 Buick Rendezvous 166,968 mi,
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
2005 Buick Rendezvous 160,000 mi,
last year it started shifting hard out of first gear and more it does it when the tranny is cold gets a little better after it warms up
2007 Buick Rendezvous 111,000 mi,
Not fixed, took it to a transmission repair shop