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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Buick Enclave

2008 Buick Enclave

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2008 Buick Enclave Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It ...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Engine -- Verified

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

Maintenance -- Verified

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

2008 Buick Enclave Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 17, 2014

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Increased resistance in the front seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harness can result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections to correct this concern.

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Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2008

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If a buildup of snow were to occur on the windshield, the movement of the wipers may be restricted. This could result in the wiper linkage becoming detached from the wiper motor, rendering the wipers inoperable. Visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new wiper crank arm, driver's side link, and crank arm nut to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin on October 13, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08091.

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Electrical & Lights, June 11, 2010

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The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

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Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2008

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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

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2008 Buick Enclave Questions and Answers

MDK, 2008 Buick Enclave, Hot Springs National Park, AR

I have a 2008 Buick Enclave, 65,000 miles. Recently we have been unable to get any air to come out of the floor or defroster vents. Any ideas on the problem and/or fix?

brigitte12, 2008 Buick Enclave, Kahoka, MO

Just got the vehicle back today for above. When I drove it home, water ran out from underneath the glove box. I had a puddle on the floormat when got home. Only about a 5 minute drive.

Neocg1, 2008 Buick Enclave, Friendswood, TX

Could it be because they damamged something or lifted my car? I read about the code and its either the Vapor Canister or the Vapor Check Valve. Where are they located and how do you change them or...

swampman10, 2008 Buick Enclave, Shreveport, LA

leaking water on floor on passenger side of car

Joycee12, 2008 Buick Enclave, El Dorado Springs, MO

Has done this 3 times now in the past 2 months.

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2008 Buick Enclave Reviews

I love the look of this car! I have the only Blue/gold one in my city. I have had nothing but problems with this car!!!!! It stinks. I have had the water pump replaced, the steering rack twice, the front end part, the major leak and the transmission. All within the (barely) warranty!. This car had MAJOR problems

08 enclave , bought it new i've had nothing but problems with everything you can imagine . just hit 64k and babied this car and the transmission wave plat all need replacement $3400 Absolute BS! 6 yr car with only 64k easy driving mi
went from my dream car to biggest purchase mistake ever!!!!!
not to mention ruined 2 vacations due to having to cut them short for repairs

Everything that could go wrong with this vehicle has gone wrong...cost of repairs have been average.Warranty ended and so did things working properly.
Very disappointed with the value for cost of this vehicle.
Now we have to track down a very weird thumping/growl noise from the rear of this vehicle.
If it hadn't deprciated so much in past 4 years I would trade it in.

This was my dream car for awhile. Now it's a nightmare since the factory warranty expired. Just today I drove thru the carwash and out of the no where water began leaking in steadily on the entire right side of my vehicle. Without a doubt I know something electric is going to be impacted. Water was coming out my speakers located on the front door and windshield area. 2 weeks prior to this, here in Virginia there was really heavy raining everday for about a week. I went to work and at the end of the day got into my car and it beeped all the way home due to a brake sensor warning (45 minute drive from DC). Next morning I took it to the Buick Service Repair and there was no light and no beeping. They checked the brakes, there were no problems and the brake fluid level was fine. The next day, my check engine light came on, scheduled an appointment then of course the day I was schduled to take it in the light was no longer appearing. I am starting to believe it was related to water leaking into my electrical system. I think a class action suit is warranted because there is no doubt GM is aware of this problem and refuses to do a recall.

Love everything about this car. Purchased in 2007 and have had continuous problems with air conditioning. I have it serviced (dye ran through lines, etc.) but they never find anything wrong. It does not cool!!! My opinion is that it's a design flaw, needs a larger compressor. I will be taking it for service in the next few days.

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