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Buick Encore Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 9 Buick Encore recalls between 2013 and 2017. Learn if your Buick Encore is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 8, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your GM vehicle must be performed by the appropriate brand dealership. GM will notify known owners of affected vehicles. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, or GMC  dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 5, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall numbers are 50490 and 50491.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 20, 2015

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.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 15166.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 13, 2015

The power steering system may fail, resulting in steering effort being greater than expected. This could result in the loss of vehicle control.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 8, 2014

The driver and passenger seatbelts may not properly restrain vehicle occupants in the event of a crash.

General Motors will notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning in early October 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your GM dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The GM recall number is 14171.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 23, 2014

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.

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying owners of affected vehicles in August, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14340.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 2, 2014

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.

Recalls on your Buick or Chevrolet must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors began notifying owners of affected vehicles in 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 6, 2014

The passenger front air bag may not deploy in a crash as designed due to a manufacturing defect.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14211.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 28, 2013

2013 Buick Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel are being recalled because the steering wheel may come off with out warning.

General Motors will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles on April 12, 2013. If you notice any looseness in the steering wheel attachment please stop driving your car and contact your Buick dealer for further instruction. The General Motors recall number is 13098.