Buick Rendezvous 2005 - Electrical system



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Buick Rendezvous 2005 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Gm: onstar is making incomplete calls without the driver knowing. when have a data connection. *rm2011-06-27
PB-10037A04/01/201110038759Ready2011-06-27
378110018553B3840 (park lamp signal circuit low) and/or b3841 (park lamp signal circuit high). *tt2006-01-05
350510016490Diagnostic trouble codes involving mass air flow (maf)/intake air temperature (iat) sensor; barometric pressure (baro) sensor; engine oil pressure (eop) sensor; throttle position (tp) sensor; accelerator pedal position (app) sensor; a/c ref2005-09-14
0552402/28/200510015051Ucm reprogram. *eh2005-05-17
360300448A10008782Intermittent or steady traction control off light illuminated accompanied by diagnostic trouble code c0240. *tt2004-08-23
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
367710019235Calibration to correct stall on awd. *ak2006-02-22
310701/01/200410010272Intermittent stall, crank, no start. *tt2004-11-09
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
33073307B10013545No crank no start. *tt2005-04-21
Buick Rendezvous 2005 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
02/18/2013140534
 Stepper motors in the instrument cluster failing. one gauge goes bad they all do. cannot determine how much gas i have or how fast i am going cause all needles point down or stop at 70. i can be at a red light , completely stopped and it says i am going 110 mph. i have a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 5 month old in the back of the car. its pretty scary for them as well. i have seen this is a common problem with gm made cars from 2000-2005. wouldn't you think they would fix this by now? not happy with this car at all.
02/18/2013140534
 Stepper motors in the instrument cluster failing. one gauge goes bad they all do. cannot determine how much gas i have or how fast i am going cause all needles point down or stop at 70. i can be at a red light , completely stopped and it says i am going 110 mph. i have a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 5 month old in the back of the car. its pretty scary for them as well. i have seen this is a common problem with gm made cars from 2000-2005. wouldn't you think they would fix this by now? not happy with this car at all.
02/18/2013140534
 Stepper motors in the instrument cluster failing. one gauge goes bad they all do. cannot determine how much gas i have or how fast i am going cause all needles point down or stop at 70. i can be at a red light , completely stopped and it says i am going 110 mph. i have a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 5 month old in the back of the car. its pretty scary for them as well. i have seen this is a common problem with gm made cars from 2000-2005. wouldn't you think they would fix this by now? not happy with this car at all.
02/18/2013140534
 Stepper motors in the instrument cluster failing. one gauge goes bad they all do. cannot determine how much gas i have or how fast i am going cause all needles point down or stop at 70. i can be at a red light , completely stopped and it says i am going 110 mph. i have a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 5 month old in the back of the car. its pretty scary for them as well. i have seen this is a common problem with gm made cars from 2000-2005. wouldn't you think they would fix this by now? not happy with this car at all.
02/18/2013140534
 Stepper motors in the instrument cluster failing. one gauge goes bad they all do. cannot determine how much gas i have or how fast i am going cause all needles point down or stop at 70. i can be at a red light , completely stopped and it says i am going 110 mph. i have a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 5 month old in the back of the car. its pretty scary for them as well. i have seen this is a common problem with gm made cars from 2000-2005. wouldn't you think they would fix this by now? not happy with this car at all.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
10/21/2011100772
 Transmission clunks, jumps and shifts at the wrong times and at the wrong speeds. this can be felt and heard as a loud bank and whole vehicle jerk by all passengers. unnerving as well as concern for safety. two trips to the dealer without any solution.
08/09/201164000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the speedometer was inoperable. the dealer repaired the vehicle by replacing the instrument panel assembly. the manufacturer was contacted and promised to call the contact back. the failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.
08/09/201164000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the speedometer was inoperable. the dealer repaired the vehicle by replacing the instrument panel assembly. the manufacturer was contacted and promised to call the contact back. the failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.
08/09/201164000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 buick rendezvous. the contact stated that the speedometer was inoperable. the dealer repaired the vehicle by replacing the instrument panel assembly. the manufacturer was contacted and promised to call the contact back. the failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000. kmj
03/04/201080000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 buick rendezvous. for the last two months she noticed that the brakes seemed to be locking when they were applied which made it difficult to stop the vehicle. when the dealer diagnosed the failure there were no failure codes. on april 12, 2010, the failure recurred; however, on april 19, 2010 the dealer stated that the vehicle was safe to drive and no failure codes were detected. while the contact was driving the service traction, abs and brake lights were illuminated on the instrument panel when the failure occurred. the dealer drove the vehicle and stated that they were unable to duplicate the failure. the failure became progressively worse and it became more difficult to stop the vehicle when the brakes were applied. the service manager drove the vehicle on april 21, 2010 and was able to duplicate the failure; however, they were unable to determine what caused the failure to occur. the failure occurred at least three times in ten days. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. the vin was not available. the current mileage was 85,851 and the failure mileage was 86,000.
04/08/201058040
 While slowing down or at stop lights, car will just stall. so far it has restarted every time. mechanic can not find any problems. frustrated and afraid to drive far from home. i have also replaced right side wheel bearings at 42,000 miles.
03/02/201020130
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 buick rendezvous. the contact stated as she was driving at 40mph the lights for the entire brake system came on, the anti lock brake light, traction light and the check engine light. this also caused the vehicle to stall. the contact called onstar which performed a diagnostic test and informed her to drive the vehicle to the dealer for them to repair it. the dealer kept the vehicle for three days and repaired it. after the vehicle was driven home, after a couple days the failure lights came back on . the gm manufacturer was called and they stated the vehicle is out of warranty and there was no recall. the failure mileage was 20,130.
12/24/2008501851
 While on vacation, the speedometer indicated a speed of 20 mph while it was obvious that i was traveling much faster. during this period, the speedometer would not go above 20 mph and at times indicated 0 mph while the vehicle was moving. the next day the speedometer worked correctly. when traveling home, the speedometer would work for about 100 miles and gradually would indicate lower and lower speeds. it i stopped the vehicle and shut off the engine and restarted the vehicle it would start working again for an undetermined length of time. this is very unsafe and is unusual for this item to fail on a vehicle. i called a local buick dealer and was told that they have recently seen a lot of failures with the speedometer and the instrument cluster on the buick rendezvous. *tr
03/26/200837000210/26/2004
 A few months ago my car stalled at the bus stop and shut down. it would not restart. the car needed to be jumped. the warranty was going to be up soon so we took the vehicle to rice buick in knoxville, tn to get looked at. they hooked it up to the machine and it didn't do it so they determined that it must have been something i did that made the car stop. this past wednesday i was parked at the bus stop with my car running with the blinkers on in park and with the emergency brake on. my car shut down again and would not restart. it is habit for me to take the emergency brake off when i go to start the vehicle so it remained off while i tried to start the car. i kept taking the keys out and trying to start the car like it was the first time in it that day. i again checked to see if i was in park and it was. i took the remote keyless entry device off of the keys in case my friend could not help me and i had to use my house key on that ring. when i shut the door of my car everything was fine for about 10 seconds and then my car started rolling down the street. i tried to use the remote to get the door unlocked because my 2 year old was in the car. it would not unlock. i never locked the car when i got out. my car finally crashed into a parked truck and stopped. when my friend tried to get my daughter out the door would not open. she asked me to unlock it but i had dropped my keys on the way down. she tried again and it opened right away. all of the doors were then unlocked except the drivers side door. my daughter was fine because she was buckled in her seat. i had a lot of bruises and scrapes. this is the second electrical incident we have had with this car. the power steering has also stopped working on several incidents while we were driving. i don't know if that is linked to this electrical problem. i have read several internet complaints about the same thing happening to other buick rendezvous. *tr
01/16/200619892301/14/2006
 I purchased my 2005 buick rendezvous on jan. 14, 06. after having it for 3 days, i was driving down the highway, coming to a stop and the vehicle died. i put the vehicle in park, cranked it, and luckily it started with no problem. i later happened to me 2 more times. i took it to my dealer and they said due to the fact that they can not get it to duplicate what happened when i was driving there is nothing they can do about it. so i'm stuck driving a vehicle that goes dead on me for no apparent reason. *jb
04/20/20055368511/29/2004
 Engine on this vehicle has stalled five times since service date of 11/29/04. the vehicle is a 2005 buick rendezvous. the engine stalls without warning and has always quit at slow to idle speeds. this vehicle was purchased to replace a 2004 buick rendezvous due to the same stalling problem. due to the problem i have become scared to drive this vehicle. the engine has stalled without warning on april 20th., may 5th, may 8th, august 13th, august 18th, and i have an appointment to take the vehicle into the dealership this coming monday on august 22nd on 05/09/05 vehicle was at the dealership they could not duplicate the problem, and there are never any codes in the computer. on 06/24/05 vehicle was back at the dealership for the same problem and at that time the ignition relay was replaced per pip3139a and i have had two engine since then. i don't know if old parts are available. any help here would be greatly appreciated as i am a 78 year old women scared to drive this vehicle. *nm
06/16/2005750305/27/2005
 On may 27, 2005 my husband purchased a 2005 buick rendezvous cx plus. 3 times since the purchase the vehicle has stalled during our rush hour trip to work, 06/16, 06/20 & 06/27. each time the vehicle was slowing down, once when entering a highway (route i-95 in pa) and twice when coming to a stop light on nj route 130. i was with him each time it occurred. fortunately, the vehicle restarted. my husband has taken the vehicle to the dealer, explaining the exact circumstances before the failure. because the dealer could not duplicate the problem, nothing was done. this seem to be the same problem encountered by the 2004 rendezvous for which gm issued a recall (#05v157000). the resolution was to replace the ignition relay. there is also a njtsa action number pe04075 that describes this problem for the 2004 rendezvous.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
09/17/200619980102/25/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while decelerating from 30 mph, the engine stalled. the vehicle was restarted immediately, and taken to a service dealer. the dealer replaced the ignition relay and performed a fuel card cleaning, however the problem persisted. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the problem.*ak
04/05/20059600108/06/2004
 While backing our of my driveway the vehicle started vibrating due to engine ignition malfunction but did not stall. at the same time dashboard light went on indicating that engine needed an oil change though the oil was just changed 2 days prior to the incident. shut the engine off and restarted and engine operated normally except the dashboard light again indicated need for an oil change. brought the vehicle back to the dealer for repair. after discussion with service representative it was decided to install ignition relay part for the second time. a scan system test regulator test was done with no problem found. will continue to run vehicle and hope problem corrected.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
05/02/2005312/21/2004
 Dt: the contact stated vehicle stalled while driving. the only warning was the battery light. when the vehicle stalled there was no steering or brakes. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, and they have placed a recorder on the vehicle three times. from the information obtained from the recorder they have replaced the ignition relay, ignition switch, the air control module valve, and reprogrammed the computer. none of these repairs have corrected the stalling problem. *ak