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2009 Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

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

Other (8%)

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2009 Buick Enclave electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

30000 mi passenger side air conditioning not working right 
36000 mi

US $59
Wiper control module fell out of dash; re-positioned retainer and secured. 
37000 mi heated/cooled driver seat stopped working 
47000 mi whole stereo had to be replaced. DVD/CD player stoped functioning. Some dummy lights on the dash werent working either. 
50700 mi whole stereo had to be replaced again. DVD/CD player stopped functioning. issues with turn signals 
55000 mi DVD player never was repaired satisfactorily. the system was never able to play DVD's 
3000 mi

US $80
Rear hatch does not always close. Starts to close but makes loud noise and opens back up. 
45000 mi Battery will discharge overnight for an undetermind reason 
16120 mi Whistling noise from heating fan - replaced blower motor under warranty. 
25000 mi Airbag light on, repaired. I was told that the fix on the airbag hadn't been completed. They worked on it again, but while OnStar said it was the driver side they worked on the passenger side. Light has stayed off, though. 
24000 mi Not sure which electrical wires were touching, but dealership said a tech bulletin was available for a low whining noise heard through the speakers at idle, and goes up in pitch on acceleration. 
9000 mi Tire pressure transmitter quit working in drivers side front wheel. 
10000 mi DVD nav system would not read disc. 3 different dealers attempted to update system before GM would consider sending a new unit. Finally we drove back to selling dealer out of town and they took a unit out of another car. It worked when it wanted to. 
97000 mi Driver side seat heater would not stay on for more than 30 seconds. 
21000 mi Driver's seat lumbar support inoperative. 
37000 mi Driver seat would not move forward or backward Installed motor for driver's seat ordered previously. All works well now. 
68000 mi

US $123
AC would not cool. Mode light blinked on and off.rnWe used a local Car Care Center to diagnose and make the repairs which included Evacuation and recharge of the system, filling with refrigerant, oil & dye. 
47000 mi

US $675
AC worked intermintently, took took the dealer to check and they recharded system & looked for leaks. Evaporator core needed to be replaced ($2,300) list price to fix inc. labor. Dealer offered 50/50 split on warrenty repair costs. 
63700 mi

US $2000
The AC compressor failed catastrophically and caused some damage to the condenser as well. 

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2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

60380 mi

C $550
Would only blow cold air on passenger side. Purchased module to install 
20000 mi HVAC Evaporator Coil Leak, replaced under warranty. 
53000 mi replaced rear tail light. took about 35 minutes. 
87000 mi

US $450
heated seat didn't work - driver side heating element and control module replaced in 3 visits 
50000 mi Automatic rear liftgate no longer responded to keyfob remote controls. 
62700 mi Power driver's seat no longer moves forward & back. Just hums when an attempt to move it is made. Seat is now too far back for shorter drivers to use the car. 
30000 mi replace DRL bulb 
45000 mi intermittent failure of drivers door control module for locks, windows, side view mirror adjustment 
14000 mi Replaced LH H.I.D. headlight assembly which was loose and vibrating also badly mis-aligned. Ordered parts for rear cargo door opener/closer switch. Replaced rear window glass in cargo door because two of the defroster wires were inoperative. Installed parts for rear cargo door opener/closer switch. 
21000 mi Relpaced rear hatch switch Heated Seat switch 
72000 mi

US $125
A/C needed recharge. Was blowing warm air. 
81000 mi

US $900
Hose on a/c replaced. Leaking. Dealer said they have replaced several, $600. 
100000 mi

US $55
A/c died on vacation 
124000 mi

US $250
Speakers were not working. Chimes are not working. 
1000 mi Power drain on battery required jump to start. Nav system software update to correct auto shutoff resolved issue. 
2000 mi OnStar module failed. This also affected the hands free Bluetooth cell phone operation. Overnight was to aquire parts. Loaner vehicle provided, service was excellent. 
23000 mi

US $45
Liftgate motor failed 
54000 mi

US $900
Pass side rearview mirror assm replaced due to malfunction retract motor 
3000 mi Battery went dead during night. Jumped and drove to dealer. Dealer said known software problem that caused slow battery drain was fixed with a software program fix. 
16000 mi Destination and POI buttons on nav inoperable Destination and POI buttons on nav inperable 
18000 mi Dest and poi nav buttons inoperable 
28000 mi Rear (hatch) door inoperable. Switches and arms replaced 
32700 mi

US $226
dead battery 
15000 mi Heated seat element failed. Ordered parts. Seat heating element replaced. Repair successful. 
18600 mi liftgate opening on its own-once in carwash. liftgate latch replaced as well as electrical checked 
24180 mi Warm air from A/C. Coolant completely empty. Could not fine leak. Had dye placed in system back a few days later. Still could not fine leak. Back month later due to warm air from A/C. Found leak in back. Ordered part. Repaired 1 week later. 
27060 mi A/C blowing warm air and fan squealing. A/C coolant empty again. Could not find leak. Dye placed in system and I have to go back again in 1 week to see if they can find problem. 
55180 mi Reset liftgate electrical, covered by a recall. 
5000 mi Dash lights on and off.  
22000 mi Advanced 2 way remote antennae originally installed in wrong position. Was moved to proper location. 
15000 mi Key could not be removed after turning car off. Pass. window would not work, driver's side 2nd row window would not work. Both turn signals flashed quickly like a bulb had burned out. 
27000 mi Car wouldn't start for the second time in 2 weeks. Dealer found bad cell in battery. 
43000 mi

US $42
back-up sensor had a warning 
18000 mi Software glitch in Nav/backup camera system ran the battery completely dead. Updated the software and haven't had the issue since. 
22300 mi XM radio stopped functioning. Had to replace XM radio module in the back end of the car 
68000 mi

US $1100
Had to replace HVAC control module and two HVAC mode actuator modules. Initially tried to have repaired at an independent shop, but the components must be taken to a GM dealer to have the proprietary software installed in order to function. 

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2009 Buick Enclave Electrical Problems

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