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Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

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Buick Enclave body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7740 mi the trim around the seat selection controls on the driver's door was defective and was not allowing the buttons to operate. 
rattle in headliner 

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2013 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21060 mi Rust on the Hood, they change the Hood under the gm warranty 
13700 mi Terrible squeak over bumps in the a pillar when cold 
46000 mi Terrible squeak never fixed. 

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2012 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

38000 mi Small rust bubble on hood (no damage in this area that would have caused the rust) 
Sunroof leaked over the third row seat from the dome light. Leaked also went forward to the right side passage dash board onto the floor 

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2012 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44300 mi Hood repainted due to original paint not adhering to the primer. 

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2012 Buick Enclave 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

42000 mi RH passenger seat surround broken - replaced by warranty 
51000 mi two wheels refinished - peeling clear coat seat belt recall air bag recall 

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2011 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

26000 mi Dash squeaks in two places on uneven road. Drivers window rattles in crosswinds. 
28000 mi Center Console wood trim melted in one spot. Very strange, but it was definitely melted. They replaced the trim piece.  
12000 mi Wind noise coming from the driver side door. Seals were replaced, door adjusted and clips added to the inside of door but noise returned. 
30000 mi Squeak when turning steering wheel. steering housing replaced. 
25000 mi HVAC controls hot/cold button had button color wearing off. Covered under warranty 
49000 mi

US $9
LEFT SIDE MOLDING HAD A BROKEN CLIP. MOLDING DID NOT FIT FLUSH WITH BODY. MOLDING REPLACED. 
44000 mi Creaky Drivers Seat 

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2011 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

31000 mi Climate control knobs started peeling. They replaced entire controls 

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2010 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

20400 mi REPLACED TRIM APPLIQUE ON REAR WINDOW FRAME 
23000 mi A/C buttons paint coming off 
3000 mi Air leak driver side door 
5000 mi Air leak drivers side around door handle and window trim. Confirmed same on other new vehicles. 
22000 mi buttons peeling arm rest squeaking 
48700 mi Drivers side weatherstrip came loose. Replaced with new weatherstrip. 
10000 mi Chrome trim on driver tail light loose/Resecured chrome trim Pass rear door window jamb applique material wrinkled This material is in place at top/sides of door windows and around rear view mirror. Dealer put in SPECIAL ORDER Forum reports others with this material bubbling and getting wrong parts. 
12300 mi I had to phone dealer and inquire about ordered applique from Nov. 16 2010. It was in so took in to shop and they successfully r&r this pass rear door window applique. 
38000 mi wrinkled front door driver & pass window jamb appliques replaced ac control button symbols worn off. Replaced. Front pass seat material(not the leather), on side adjacent to center console had come loose. R&R. 

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2010 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

5000 mi 1) Rattle dashboard when the weather is hot. 2) Tail light chrome trim came off after first car wash. 
34000 mi Paint on FAV radio button started peel off. The entire radio was replaced. 
66300 mi

US $320
Paint started to bubble on Hood. The hood was sanded down, sealed and repainted. After contacting GM, they agreed to pay 60% of $850 cost. Has been a problem with other Enclaves in the past. 
27000 mi Wind noise; gasket replaced on passenger side window. Trim at base of windshield was cracked and dealer replaced same. 
12400 mi "Grab bar handle" on the passenger side replaced(broken on delivery). 
27900 mi Wind noise on driver's door 
7000 mi Rear right wheel well trim coming off 

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2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37000 mi Door alignment 
12680 mi Felt was coming out behind silver trim above center vents on dash. They just trimmed it. Center brushed aluminum trim where meets in center - left side a bit raised - they said it may be the clip in behind - couldn't get it down all the way - may have to replace it if it gets worse. It's just a bit higher than right side. 
24180 mi Front passanger side vent had broken trim around the vent - trim had a hair line crack  
36000 mi

US $59
Torn LR door gasket/weatherstripping; replaced 
32000 mi Applique on drivers door exterior window piller was bubbled. 
78000 mi lift gate clunks when full open is reached 
14000 mi Finally fixed a steering wheel squeak. 
50700 mi interior plastic trim pieces falling off 
7000 mi Creaking noises coming from drivers side wheel area. It took several visits to finally resolve the problem. Dealer greased several areas. 
9000 mi Lights on rear of vehicle and tailgate had to be replaced. They started to rub when hatch was open and broke one another. 
3000 mi Windshield molding replaced 
24667 mi Air bag light on. Repaired. I reported still hearing clunking. Found noise and replaced rack bushings on lft and shimmed rgt rack mount. 
6000 mi Right rear taillight assembly had water in the lens, seal broken, defective part. Dealer swapped out with a new taillight assembly. 
17000 mi Seatbelt casement, driver's side replaced. The belts were cutting into the casements and needed the newer designed casements that keep the belts from doing that. Still waiting on part for passenger side. 
17000 mi Passenger side seatbelt casement replaced 
21000 mi Rear seatbelt tether broken. Replaced part. 
23700 mi Left middle row seatbelt tether replaced. 

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2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

50300 mi Drivers door had wind noise whenever driving in a cross-wind. Door adjusted and resolved the problem 
81000 mi

US $900
Bezel around a/c vents are cracked. Both the drivers side and the passenger side, $300. 
19820 mi Exterior trim around rear left signal popped off-reattached. 
50000 mi Trim around one of the rear interior heater ducts had fallen off for the 3rd time. Driver's seat belt was wearing a larg gash into the upper edge of the trim where it exited. Poor design and problem will probably reoccur. 
42000 mi

US $200
Paint bubbling problem on the edges of the hood possibly due to a galvanic reaction between the aluminum hood and steel bolts and hinges. Hood needed to be repainted. 
13400 mi Replace outer rear cargo door opening latch above license plate. 
46000 mi Replace both torn rear door weatherstrips. Design flawed, replacements on way to similar issue already. Edge loose on one side, so easily caught as get in/out of the car. Same part on Chevy Traverse has this edge sort of "sealed."  Repaired squeak in the driver seat. 
21000 mi Trim cover for seat belt on B pillar is worn. Part ordered. 
22000 mi New trim cover for seatbelt installed. 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Leaking sunroof. Replacment of sunroof. 
33000 mi Sunroof drainage clogged caused leak thru sunroof 
5000 mi Trim around rear tail light coming off - new light ordered under warranty 
35000 mi Armrest squeaked when pressure put on it. New one ordered. 
50700 mi Rattle from clock in the IP. Rattle during rough road. 
6000 mi Rear right door must be slammed shut. 
140000 mi

US $580
Sunroof track full of water & not draining out. Head liner was lowered & front sunroof drains cleared out. Front seats & carpeting needed to be removed to dry out all of the water. 
58000 mi paint bubbling on hood-buick would NOT cover under warranty 
7000 mi Driver's seat would catch during fore and aft travel. 
55000 mi

US $1000
Roof Leaked. Drain lines kinked/clogged. 
8000 mi Weather stripping from driver's side rear door needed replacing. It had become loose at the bottom. 
11000 mi Returned to have weather stripping replaced. 
1240 mi Moulding around steering column had become loose and was rattling. fixed at the shop. 
14880 mi

C $150
Trim on top of vehicle near the roof rack was popping up and not seated properly. new trim was ordered ahead of time, but needed to be painted before installation. 
16120 mi Trim was replaced by dealer. 
8000 mi Dash board rattle (right side). 
30000 mi

US $200
sunroof leak caused "short" to electrical system. key was stuck in ignition doorlocks would not allow door opening with me inside vehicle. jump started vehicle to open doors. dealer paid 3rd party to clean out drain tubes. removed wind defl 
45000 mi

US $65
sunroof leak due to plugged drains. unplugged drains and re-engineered. 
54300 mi

US $329
water leak caused possible short in fuse block; repeated discharge of battery required battery replacement. sunroof drains unclogged for the third time. 
11000 mi Mount for backup sensor broken from time Enclave delivered new. 
1240 mi Chrome trim around tail lights coming off. Another new Enclave at dealer showed same problem. 
18600 mi Drivers door dropped and wind noise was noticed. The door wasn't closing as it should either. The dealer did some adjusting and the wind noise is gone but the door closing is not as good as it should be. I may take it back again. 
21000 mi Rattle on dashboard when vehicle reaches 60+ mph. Fixed "bubble" in applique on front passenger door. Weather stripping on rear driver door needed to be re-sealed. 
44000 mi The trim piece that surrounds the clock on the dash board came off. A replacement part was ordered.  
44700 mi The trim piece around the clock was replaced by the dealer. 
46000 mi Front seatbelts cutting into trim. Rear coat hook will not retract and headliner pulling away. Seat trim arround center bucket seat will not stay on. RF sunvisor trim fell off. 
48000 mi Dealer replaced parts. New coat hook installed. 
29760 mi -drivers seatbelt guide is being worn (cut) by seatbelt  
13000 mi Leak from sunroof, clogged tubes were cleaned 
15500 mi Clicking sound behind steering wheel. 
15000 mi water leak down "a" pillar to floor near parking brake pedal. Dealer cleared drain tube(s) for sunroof and re-sealed the tube connections 
26000 mi Body molding was reattached on passenger side. 
23000 mi Both rear door seals were loose and were both replaced. 
29000 mi driver side door rubbing...door sagging slightly. dealer aligned door. problem went away but is back. will need to return to the shop. 
30380 mi Rear sunroof leaking 
33000 mi Panic handle cover was warped and kept popping out. Handle was replaced. 
24000 mi Sunroof leak 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

24180 mi plugged drain tubes in sun roof, causing water to leak all over the place, electrical etc. 
39680 mi Collar fell down on Stick shift Tubes in Skylight plugged causing water to spread through out interior and leak out along door posts 
5735 mi Sunroof leak - rear pipe too short from factory 
6200 mi Repainted the rear panel to eliminate paint cracking. Trim repaired by seat being removed and sent to trim shop. 
7440 mi Front sunroof shade rattles when open. Plastic slide broken. New parts ordered. 
9300 mi The rattle in the sun roof was temporarily corrected till the new part came in and then was installed and corrected. Repair took less than 30 minutes. Very pleased with service repairs and Enclave is great now. 
4000 mi Car was leaking through the 3rd row seat belt assembly...told it was a defect in sun roof drainage tube. 
20000 mi Sunroof "squeaky" = told one of the seals was out of alignment. Repaired and lubed. 
64700 mi

US $98
Water leaked into vehicle via A pillar on divers sidernduring rain. 
2000 mi Drivers door wind noise 
2000 mi Drivers door wind noise still there 
24000 mi Water leaking through lights between second and third row. I believe the water was coming in from drain tubes in the sunroof and running off and out through the lights. 
114000 mi Sun roof drains leaked. 
12000 mi Water leaking inside on right front passenger kick panel after storm. rattle coming from front passenger seat when no pass is in seat 
28000 mi

US $95
Water leaking from moonroofs into interior. Fixed on this visit. 
6820 mi  
8000 mi Also front pass. window rubbing and air noise. 
29000 mi Replace pitted, corroded chrome rims on all four wheels 
45000 mi Steering wheel vibrating upon stopping - brakes resurfaced. . Weather stripping on drivers side door fell off and replaced. 
46000 mi

US $38
Rubber trim around passenger rear door. 
2000 mi Chrome trim around taillight came loose. 
3000 mi Chrome trim that was re-attached in April came loose again. Dealer replaced entire tail light assembly to correct problem. 
48360 mi Water leak from Sunroof. Had been repaired previously, but problem re-occurred. 
40700 mi

US $38
Both seat belt retractor covers in front cabin were worn by seat belt "sawing." Greatly improved cover design made it right. Parts Numbers: 20937911 and 25971317. Very happy with results 
5000 mi Molding around visor came off. 
20000 mi Seven spoke chrome plated wheels began showing signs of corrosion. Dealer replaced the wheels with new set. 
34000 mi Wrinkling of paint/covering on B-pillar. Had to replace the upper door frame, couldn't simply reapply coating. 
20000 mi Paint chipping on fan, air, heat buttons. 
45440 mi Seat belt was cutting into plastic seat belt panels. Replaced seat belt panels. Weather stripping on rear doors was tearing off. Dealer removed old tape, applied new tape and reattached weather stripping. 
2000 mi Sun roof had leaked during a trip with heavy rain. Asked dealer to fix it along with replacing rear hatch switch on August 27, 08. Dealer blamed leak on sun roof air deflector. When told deflector is GM Accessory, Dealer adjusted sun roof and fixed leak. 
22320 mi rear door seals pulling off top of door and were replaced as part of warranty 
22620 mi left drivers's seat vinyl panel between leather seat surface and plastic seat trim cracked had a crack and was removed and replaced 
40000 mi Lettering on HVAC controls worn off 
26264 mi Sunroof leaked. It was repaired along with water damage to passenger side pillar and headliner. 
40000 mi Panelling on exterior of vehicle on the passenger side had some off 
49000 mi Exterior black trim around all 4 doors windows was peeling off and bubbling 
51000 mi

US $618
The "Buick" lettering located on liftgate fell off. 
82300 mi Windshield leaking 
14000 mi Seatbelt webbing wearing into casement. Dealer refused to replace. Contacting dispute services for GM. 
16000 mi Weatherstripping was peeling off the rear doors on the inside. Reglued under warranty. 
20000 mi Cracked A/C cool button. Dealer ordered replacement. 
20000 mi Cracked A/C cool button were replaced under warranty. 
35000 mi Headrest was broken. Headrest would rock back and forth. Installed new headrest. 
38000 mi Seat belt casement replaced for the second time. 
50000 mi front sunroof started leaking again, the wife noticed the seatbelt was soaked on the drivers side of vehicle 
70000 mi

US $200
Sunroof seal failed resulting in water leak. 
104000 mi

US $240
Sunroof drains plugged. Drains cleaned. 
37000 mi water leaking from roof. 
2000 mi Knob for tilt wheel broken at delivery. Had it replaced. 

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