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Buick Enclave Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

Buick Enclave Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Average Mileage: 80,257 mi (4,775 mi - 165,439 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    At first the vehicle would shake and stutter while in reverse. Afterwards, the vehicle would have hardshifting and wouldn't engage while in drive...just accelerate! Vehicle stalled out and was towed to the dealership. They did a complete "teardown" of both the tranny and engine. The diagnosis is an internal damage to the transmission (wave plate), and a bearing in the engine came loose. I've researched this issue and am shocked that there has been no TSB or recall!! If this is an on-going problem, why hasn't GM issued a courtesy recall?

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  • Visitor, , 45,700 mi

    Have an 2008 Enclave at 45,700 miles and suddenly it feels like the transmission is stalling or sticking. Won't reverse and the the Transmission Hot Engine Light is on. Can smell the transmission fluid and can't go past 40 without loud engine noise. Is there something going on with the transmissions as a whole? any recalls for transmission problems?

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  • Visitor, , 102,000 mi

    Transmission slipped once and engine light came on. Car would not exceed 40 MPH.

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  • Visitor, , 59,000 mi

    Iwas traveling on the ohio turnpike when my check engine light illuminated. It then started flashing that my transmission was overheating. I had to be towed 35 miles. The result was a new transmission at 59,000 miles.It would appear that the wave plate is the issue. The dealership did not know if the new transmission had the same faulty wave plate,or if a revised wave plate was installed. $4000.00 on the spot. It would appear a recall is in order. Very dangerous to be on the highway , and not able to go forward with trucks barreling down on you!!

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  • Visitor, , 83,329 mi

    Slippage in transmission in reverse and going from 2nd to 3rd and 5th to 6th.

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  • Visitor, , 63,000 mi

    no reverse gear, won't shift to higher gears,steering whining when turning wheel

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    sudden loss of powerand prolongued gear shift in slow and go highway conditions. likely from 3-5th gear. Then within a week the car refused to go into reverse. 1 week for the repair at the dealership luckily uner warranty. no issues

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Same as everyone else. It would not go into revese and whe n placed in drive the engine would rev up but not move. What a huge disappointment this car has been for what it cost.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    Wave plate failure, No reverse and wont get out of first gear. Should be a recall.$ 2100 to repair

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  • Visitor, , 69,657 mi

    2009 Buick Enclave AWD CXL Wave Plate failure. 24 days out of 5 year warranty. GM refused to cover the repair. Would only pay 60%.

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