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2002 Buick Rendezvous Class Action?



  • The electrical problem was due to the short at the fuse box, the battery was the original battery and did need replaced ~ nothing was wrong with the BCM. The car has been fine since the repair.
  • I got my class action lawsuit check yesterday. I'm just disappointed that GM couldn't step up to the plate and fix this problem on their own.
  • How did you do that. Did you have tons of forms to fill out, and was there a deadline. I have not heard how to get into this lawsuit. I have the 02 Rendevous, up to $10,000 in repairs, and not its leaking oil.
  • I also got my money 2 days ago, even better, I got rid of the car 1 year ago!
  • My 2002 Buick Rendevous. Has a coolant gasket leak, engine coolant fans are not working so it is overheating. Rotors, drums, are shot. I am making payments on a car that I am not driving because they want 1700.00 to fix the problem. Not to mention sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn.t I had to have tow 3 times but the mechanic said that there is no reason for it not to start except the computer gets mess up and it just won't start. If there is a class action suit on these cars let me know. ASAP :P :cry: :lemon: :sick:
  • I have had a new problem arise and I am wondering if it might be related to the same c-305 connector that you told me about. My rear wiper blade will just turn on sometimes, the switch is not in the on position and it will just run. I can not turn it off all the time, it will sometimes stop on its own, but it will start again in a day or two. I have not replaced the connector yet because I have not had the time, but I thought I would ask what you thought. Thanks for all your help.
  • How did you get signed up for the class action lawsuit? Is this a lawsuit in the US or Canada. I would like to sign up for it if it is in the US.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,643
    Hhmm, In general I think a c305 problem would lead to something not working (as opposed to working when it shoudn't). For the wiper issue I think I'd be looking more at a short somewhere. The exception would be if there is liquid water intrusion in the connector creating a complete circuit that turns the wiper on.
  • billohbilloh Posts: 5
    I had the paperwork mailed to me.

    The case is #HG03093843, Sadowski v. General Moters


    Dex Cool Litigation
    c/o The garden City Group, Inc
    P.O.Box 9239
    Dublin, Ohio 43017

    Also a website

    or call 866-245-4291
  • ridavidridavid Posts: 1
    I have a 02 CXL and have alot of the same problems. I have done wheel bearings,which didn't fix it,motor mount,ac condensor,and it was ticking and I was told the lifters collapsed. I fixed it about 3000 miles ago and now I have another problem. It lacks power and burns fuel like a jet. When I drive steady it makes a noise underneath. The only thing I can think of to explain it is it sounds like the jake brake on a tractor trailer. When I try to accelerate it bogs and I have to floor it to get it to go anywhere. I replaced the catalytic converter today and still have the same problem. I just bought a house a month ago,so it would be tough to trade it in. I still have a year to pay on it. JUNK!!!
  • Thank you, It is nice to know that this is out there and that we can all talk about the issues that we are having and get ideas. Thanks again.
  • I just bought a 2002 RDV 6 months ago. It had 81,000 miles on it so I thought it would have all the bugs worked out of it. Wrong! First trip I took that was longer than 60 miles from home hot coolant light came on and I lost acceleration, still had power just couldn't go anywhere! It was towed to the nearest Buick Dealership and I was 200 miles from home! Of course it was a Friday night so no one would even touch it until Monday. They did a diagnostic on it and found it needed the head gaskets replaced, water pump replaced, a new head bolt set filter and 6 exhaust studs replaced! When they called to tell me all that was wrong they also mentioned that the rear rotors would need replaced but that it would get me home to where my own mechanic could take care of it. Then when it was ready I had to drive 200 miles to pick it up! When I took it to my mechanic to check out the rotor situation he told me it was just rust build up and that I didn't drive the car enough but they would gladly put them on a lathe and clean it off for $160.00. Furious I was. I asked if it was a problem with the RDV or just in general? He said some cars have this problem and some don't. I then I stated that my husbands car (1999 Mercury Tracer with 53,000 miles on it) was driven less than the RDV and asked why it never had this problem. He had no answer. I'm going back to the dealer and talk to the salesperson who I bought it from to see what they are going to do about this. I am not keeping this car! I have dealt with this dealership for 10 years and have purchased 5 cars in 10 years from them, 4 of which were in the last 5 years and never had a problem until now. I am going to be curious as to how they handle this! They should be bending over backwards to make me happy. They'll either work with me on this or I'll never deal with them again.
  • Sorry to hear about your problems. Try searching for used car lemon laws. You might find something in there that could help you. I bought my 2002 RDV 7 months ago and am already having problems w/it. Wish I would have researched before I bought, it would have made a huge difference in my choice. :mad:
  • mmosesmmoses Posts: 1
    I also have a 2002 Rendezvous and I had problems with it starting. It never stalled out on me, just wouldn't start. They ended up replacing the fuel pump, spark plug wires, and the power control module and the wires going to the pcm. Drove me nuts because each time I had it towed, they couldn't replicate it. My car was at the mechanics for a total of 2.5 weeks. Never again will I buy another car like this.
  • I got lucky. I took my RDV back to the dealership and talked to the salesman I bought my last 5 cars from and he got the owner of the dealership involved. They gave me a deal I couldn't get anywhere else so I traded it. I ended up with a newer car and a 6 year loan instead of a 3 year loan though. But it was worth it not to have the worry and stress of wondering what I was going to have to fix next.
  • bnrhuntbnrhunt Posts: 1
    The deadline was October 2008 wasn't it? Is it too late to do anything? I've already spent $2000.00 on this car.
  • ritzyladyritzylady Posts: 1
    i have the same problem. When I gently push on the gas pedal a few times
    it will start to go, or push hard and it takes of ...eventually like a rocket.
    I had the fuel injector cleaned and it worked great for a few weeks and is
    doing the same thing again. I have had this problem for months but
    it never seems to get worse.
    I have owned my rendezvous since it was almost new. I purchased it after
    the buick open. My biggest problem is the window. Every window
    1st Drivers window next passenger window in the front then the window
    behind the drivers seat and last the rear window behind the front passenger seat.
    The window starts to squeak going up or down and then...THE ENTIRE WINDOW
    FALLS INSIDE THE DOOR1 The first time was under warrnaty the second
    window I paid for as well as the two back seat windows!
    Now this is the weirdest thing I have ever heard and when I called the customer
    service Dept. they said they have never had this problem reported.
    Any one else have a case of the dropping windows?
  • blakrob78blakrob78 Posts: 1
    what did you have to do for the class action suit mine is overheating the same way replaced the intake and head gasket also the waterpump and thermostat still overheating.
  • wjk4wjk4 Posts: 2
    I have a 2002 Buick R...and it won't turn over. I just replaced my stupid fuel pump so I know it works as I hear it during the first 30 seconds my car "starts"...the battery is new (once again another cost)..and works as windows and radio works. The car simply won't start. I was told it might be the camshaft...but I cannot find the stupid thing in my car. Anyone? I was told it was in front near the engine...The picture I have of the part is not it's hard to find. Also, I cannot anywhere find a diagram of the engine that will help me know exactly where to look. Since the car is dead in my garage....I can't have mechanic look at it w/out having moved at my expense.
  • laurend1laurend1 Posts: 2
    i too have had the case of the dropping window. i got my vehicle in february and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
  • laurend1laurend1 Posts: 2
    I just got my buick r cx is feb. of this year and I've had the wheel bearing problems and the window problems and i'm now experiencing the possible BCM problems. i have the security message, locked radio, and service vehicle soon light on.i haven't taken it to the buick house yet because i can't afford another 40 dollars an hour to just have it looked at..does anyone know how much the BCM even cost? i'm stressing! i should have just gone with the minivan... any help or input is appreciated!!!
  • I am not sure about the BCM, but I have had all the problems that you have listed so far. My head gasket blew, air conditionir is not working, driver wheel bearing went, and now the passanger wheel bearing is going, and the paint is pealing from my hood. Buick has told me that they are aware of all these issues with the 02 year and that there is nothing that they can do. There is a recall out there on the wheel bearings, but it is very strict and hard to get into, after much arguing and many phone calls Buick did reimberse me for half of the drivers wheel bearing. If I did not owe $6K on it still I would get ride of it, but with the paint issue, fuel gage issue and now the other wheel bearing, I would get nothing for it. I have place over $2K into this auto in the last 3 weeks and still am not done. I can not afford to have the air fixed and the new wheel bearing yet, it will have to wait. Good Luck to you, but try and call Buick, the worse they can say is no, but they may cover some.
  • stutrustutru Posts: 1
    Purchased a 2002 Buick Rendezvous in 2001 - loved the vehicle for approximately 2 weeks and then the nightmare began: paint peeled on the console; radio buttons etc. GM tried to repaint it which was a joke - was replaced, Wheel bearing after wheel bearing, traction on both sides, air conditioner, suspension, transmission, wires for the lights, head gaskets, paint peeled on the hood, tie rods, brakes, brakes, brakes etc.
    When I called GM, they wouldn't stand behind anything. Things that were fixed on warranty broke again but they would not cover it b/c it was fixed on the warranty. This vehicle has cost me soooo much money it is pathetic. I tried to trade it but GM would give me nothing for it - they suggested I sell it privately!! - please!!
    I have no remorse for GM because when you sell junk and rob people of hard earned money, it's got to come back and bite you in the butt - and it did!

    I wonder if Tiger had these problems and if so, what kind of service did he receive!!!
    I recently bought a Toyota and the service is excellent so far!!!
  • npdnpd Posts: 1
    i know the pain i have an 02 redezvous that i bought at 80000, it now has 125000. i have in my 45000 miles replaced the rear differential twice at 3500 each an ac condenser, now the abs kicks in all the time and it needs a fuel sensor and has an issue with the coolant system. overall i have put over 10000 into this piece of garbage.
    i have bought nothing but buick since i was a kid, and this is my 4th one. no matter how much i loved my well built previous model cars... because of this i will never buy another gm product. not even because of the issues i have had, but because all these components are only warrantied for 12 months. and when i called into the dealership that i paid these thousands of dollars to, they asked me why i even called if its out of warranty.

    and they wonder why people buy imports
  • comet67comet67 Posts: 2
    Just today, my driver side window fell down on my 2002 rdv. it had been rattling if the window was down and i closed the door, so i was expecting something. I'm not very mechanical, but I found the following site that shows how to fix it.
    the website says to order them, but it takes 7 days. I'm checking with the dealer tomorrow. if the car would be just half reliable, it would be a nice car. i bought it used 3 years ago. it only has 67,000 miles.
  • comet67comet67 Posts: 2
    replacing the fuel pump worked for me. the camshaft is inside the engine. You can't see it without taking major parts off. Try to find someone that knows just a little about cars. There are so many possibilites. they could narrow it down. does the engine turnover? if not, could be the starter.
  • Bye BYe GM...BUICK.Finaly, i bought Honda Odessy and hyundai Elantara for my son. Never ever GM cars anymore even after they emerge from bankruptcy hole...i will try my best to convince all of my friends, family members or anyone who i know is looking to buy car will not buy GM cars anymore. I bought because of American car (total 3 in last 10 years) but what did i get from it?
  • 2002 Buick Rendezvous now stuck in securtiy mode! Service lights and dash lights flash on and off. AC radio everything dims then sounds like power goes out and on again. this happens every three to five munites. I have taken it to the shop. They told me to take it to the dealer :mad: I can't get rid of the stupid car I still owe on it and I can't fix it right now cause money is tight and I just paid $900 in the last 3 moonths fixing things that could of been the problem! Why hasn't BUICK recalled this junk! Can anyone direct me to get help to fix it or something!
  • jml14jml14 Posts: 2
    I recently bought my 2002 RDV with 92K miles... I wish i would have found this forum before i made this purchase. I have the ABS brakes problem slipping, grinding noises, applying themselves when I am on the gas and not the brake peddle, etc... I read in here about pulling the ABS fuse. I looked in my manual and found multiple fuses, now I am not sure which one to pull, or if I have to pull them all:

    Mini Fuse 6 - ABS Control Module
    Mini Fuse 9 - ABS Solenoid Valves
    J-Style Fuse 36 - ABS Motor

    Can someone tell me which fuse(s) to pull in order to disable the ABS?
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