2004 Rendezvous there is a 'thunking' sound in the right front

Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 12:09 AM about the 2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Rendezvous when I make a right turn or go over a speed bump there is a
'thunking' sound in the right front -- what could that be?  I took it to our mechanic and he said
it is nothing, might be bushings but nothing to worry about.  The sound is getting more
frequent and louder.  I am primarily concerned about safety, but also am planning on selling
or trading in the vehicle this summer and am betting the an individual or dealership will
devalue the car because of this issue.

Thoughts?

1 Answer

112,075

If front wheel drive. Possibly cv axle going bad. Could also be bad wheel bearing, bad ball joint, bad tie rod end or bad shock/strut. I would have it inspected. These things only get worse and like you said this could turn into a major safety issue for you or other motorists if it breaks completely while driving down the road.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Buick Rendezvous Questions

Buick Rendezvous Experts

#1 jimmypd65
jimmypd65
Reputation 700
#2 Clamblin85
Clamblin85
Reputation 580
#3 Bilhar
Bilhar
Reputation 570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,007 Great Deals out of 88,264 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer
904 Great Deals out of 65,303 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Escape
1,374 Great Deals out of 84,720 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Murano
406 Great Deals out of 25,261 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda CR-V
982 Great Deals out of 57,314 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Pilot
394 Great Deals out of 23,467 listings starting at $995
Used Buick LaCrosse
275 Great Deals out of 19,410 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento
497 Great Deals out of 30,259 listings starting at $1,240
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,546 listings starting at $899
Used Saturn VUE
64 Great Deals out of 2,210 listings starting at $799
Used GMC Envoy
58 Great Deals out of 2,215 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Camry
1,226 Great Deals out of 84,968 listings starting at $750
Used Buick LeSabre
16 Great Deals out of 1,938 listings starting at $1,588

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Buick Rendezvous CXL For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 53 listings starting at $2,400
2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL For Sale
33 listings starting at $2,400
2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL For Sale
35 listings starting at $2,900
2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL For Sale
26 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.