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2004 Buick Rendezvous AWD Light Stays On

All of a sudden my AWD light in my Buick Rendezvous 2004 stays on. My AWD light stays lit reading AWD IS DISABLE. What can I do to fix it and is the car safe to drive. Is this a recall problem that should of been address threw the dealer.

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    I am having the same problem with my 2004 Rendezvous. My anti-lock brake light is on also and will not go over 50 miles per hour. What is going on,

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    My AWD is on and won't go off. I had a flat tire, thought maybe that was the problem but it's still on.

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Our 2002 did the same thing. Easy cheap fix! Pull the wheel off and check the wiring that goes to the wheel sensor. You will find after removing a few inches of wrap, a broken wire or two. This could be on either wheel, so check both. Fix the wires back up and you are good to go. Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • saidaduberry Jan 04, 2011

    what tires do i check all

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    timothy williams Dec 10, 2013

    hey thanks i will check wire


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I had the same problem and had it diagnosed at the garage I work for and it was the rear awd actuator on the rear axle pumpkin which is costly to replace and only GM has them also changed the Versatrack fluid and it solved my problem !

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

  • Explain Your Issue Nov 26, 2014

    That is the correct answer. For ABS issues, replace the harness.


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