Buick Rendezvous Owner Manuals

Buick Rendezvous

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Name of Car Company and Location

Buick Rendezvous is a division of General Motors, an automobile manufacturing company; it was designed by Elizabeth Wetzel in 1999 and built at the GM assembly plant located in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

Major models operated

The Buick Rendezvous models include 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. It was discontinued after the 2007 model year. It was succeeded by the 8-passenger Buick Enclave crossover and Buick Envision. The last Terraza rolled off the assembly line on July 5, 2007.

Major Innovations

Innovations Buick carried out on the Rendezvous include separate front climate controls for driver and passenger, rear parking alarm sensor (which sounds a cockpit alarm to prevent you from backing into another car’s bumper when parallel parking), OnStar Generation 6 hardware (which includes hands-free voice recognition capabilities such as continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy), as well as the VersaTrak all-wheel-drive-on demand system. It also featured standard all-disc antilock brakes, standard Turn-by-Turn navigation system, a state-of-the-art 3.6L V-6 VVT variable valve timing power plant, with fuel efficiency. In addition to this, the Rendezvous was equipped with Buick’s Quiet Tuning initiative, PASS-Key III theft deterrent system, and a Passenger Sensing System (PSS) sensing technology which turns the front passenger air bag on or off.

Most sold vehicle by model type

The 2003 model recorded the most sales with a figure of 72,643 cars sold.

Most common problems

Buick Rendezvous owners reported the following common problems:

1) Leaking head gaskets.

2) Air conditioning failure.

3) Breakage of interior parts.

4) Electrical problems such as failure of window motors.

5) Leaking intake manifolds.

6) Coolant and engine oil leakage.

7) Brake malfunctions.

8) Loose or worn out gas caps leading to illumination of the check engine light.