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Buick Enclave Problems and Repair Histories

515 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Buick Enclave. 278 of these members (54%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1103 repairs to Buick Enclaves--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Buick Enclave problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Buick Enclave problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Buick Enclave problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

17% of the Buick Enclave repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1103 repairs.

Buick Enclave repair cost distribution

Of the Buick Enclave repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 16% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 105 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 620    
1240 0 Chrome trim around tail lights coming off. Another new Enclave at dealer showed same problem. The door on the on dash compartment very hard to open. 
18600 0 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. 
28800 0 Leak in transmission cooler line. Replaced under warranty Power Steering cooler leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
32860 0 Replaced the glove box door(on the dash) and latch assembly. Left rear back up light replaced. Tailgate panel had to be removed to access the light assembly therefore I had the dealer replace the bulb (warranty). 
34060 132 Car in for semi annual maintenance. Dealer noticed water pump leaking. Repaired under warranty. 
37820 113 Hole in muffler 
40920 100 Two front speakers not working. These work with On Star including the phone. No speakers - no phone 
48360  
Buick Enclave in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
1000 0 engine and transmission reflash 
7000 65 ONSTAR WOULD NOT CONNECT. 
12000 0 Lift gate switch replaced, liftgate would not open from switch on outside of gate 
 
Buick Enclave in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
2000 0 Tire monitoring system notified of a problem in system. At dealer's, they also found that the wheels were not calibrated with the system ie. tire placement was not the sme as what the monitoring system said they should be. Tires were rotated and system Auto manufactured before the August 1 transmission software update. Had auto transmission re-computerized while in the shop for problem number 1. 
17000 0 Losing coolant. Discovered when oil changed. Two seals were replaced. 
 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
1000 0 Had three manufacturing defects identified for this trip to the dealer for service. None have been repaired and will require an additional service scheduled. First: passenger mirror turn signal, Trim piece out of alignment. Dealer agree defect exists. Forwarded to GM tech line. Whining air conditioning vent. Dealer agree defect exists. Forwarded to GM tech line. 
1000 0 Mirror turn signal was not repaired properly. Defective connector made the window inoperable and has been repaired. Trim piece was out of alignment. Service department removed excess material and realigned trim. Issue resolved. Whining passenger AC vent. Dealer has posted a case number for the GM techline. No response and the service department is not sure when or if there will be a response. 
 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Buick Enclave in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 0    
3000 0 External temperature gauge is off. I was told that there is a bulletin for this problem, but no fix yet. 
 

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