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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.

Buick Enclave Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 26, 2008

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The seat belt buckles in the second or third row seats may be missing a rivet. If a crash occurs, the buckle may separate from the strap, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger. Dealers will inspect the seat belt buckles and replace any as needed.

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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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Drive Train, March 15, 2009

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The shifter cable adjustment may become dislodged. This may cause the vehicle to show that it is in "Park," when it could actually be in another gear. If this happens, the vehicle may move and not be secure. Dealers will inspect the shift cable adjustment clip to make sure it is fully engaged, and will replace any shift cables that cannot be secured. The General Motors recall number is 09041. The recall began on March 24, 2009.

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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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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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Buick Enclave Reviews

love the car but not very "do-it-yourself" friendly

Bought my 2010 Enclave new in May 2010. I drove many other SUV's before making my purchase and have not been disappointed. I never realized how many people have had trouble with the earlier models until my friend called me yesterday to tell me his 2008 (he bought used) needs a very expensive repair involving an oil leak. GM apparently had some issues with the early models, but it seems like these issues have been resolved.

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

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perry jordan

Like others I bought this brand new as my dream car. My first problem, which occurred with only roughly 30,000 miles, was the power steering failed. The car had to be taken on a flatbed. That was fixed under warranty. Tires for the vehicle were over $1,000 at 30,000 miles. I now have 42,000 miles and my transmission is slipping! Plus, I also have that "moaning" noise coming from somewhere in the back. Very disappointed :(

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