Buick Encore Recalls
During certain driving conditions, the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) may activate a testing mode. If a crash were to occur during this mode, the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners would not deploy, increasing risk of injury to driver and front passengers.
The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without the vehicle's transmission being shifted to the park position, which could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly as occupants exit the vehicle. This would increase risk of injury.
The tire placard on the vehicle does not list proper information about the wheel rim size. This can lead to replacing rims with improper sizing, leading to safety concerns operating the vehicle.
The power steering system may fail, resulting in steering effort being greater than expected. This could result in the loss of vehicle control.
The driver and passenger seatbelts may not properly restrain vehicle occupants in the event of a crash.
The front seats may not stay secure to the vehicle in the event of a high load or an accident. This can cause risk of occupant injury.
On vehicles equipped with an engine block heater, the heater power cord may become damaged in cold temperatures, resulting in risk of electrical shock and personal injury.
The passenger front air bag may not deploy in a crash as designed due to a manufacturing defect.
2013 Buick Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel are being recalled because the steering wheel may come off with out warning.