2008 Buick Enclave Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Buick Enclave

2008 Buick Enclave Problems

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 is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.

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

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.

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2008 Buick Enclave Questions

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On occasion, my brakes will get really soft and almost go to the floor when pushed. It will scare you to death. Then, all of the sudden, they are fine. Just every few weeks it will do this. I thought I was imagining this at first, but now my husband drove it and noticed it, as well.

Its was repaired once, by the dealer, when the car was just 2 years old. now the same problem again. now they want to charge me 1500.00 to repair.

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2008 Buick Enclave Recalls

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.

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.

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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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.

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