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2008 Buick Enclave Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

239 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Buick Enclave. 82 of these members (34.3%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 139 suspension and steering repairs to 2008 Buick Enclaves--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Buick Enclave problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Buick Enclave problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

15% of the 2008 Buick Enclave repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 708 repairs.

2008 Buick Enclave suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Buick Enclave suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 50% cost between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, and 20% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Buick Enclave Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Buick Enclave

Engine not specified

Buick in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
2000 0 They could not duplicate the scraping and was not sure what would be making it. 
 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 20000    
26000 0 Replaced interior steering column assembly. Since the part has been replaced, the right turn signal return mechanism does not work. Back to the shop. 
31000 0 Complaint of power steering pump noise when turning steering wheel. Check revealed air in the lines due to small power steering fluid leak. Dealer repaired leak and replenished fluid level. Noise is gone. 
73000  
Buick Enclave in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 44000    
46000 0 Rattle in front end on bumps. 
48000 0 Dealer replaced bushing. 
49000 0 Vehicle pulls to the right on roads with a crown in them. Pull is severe on high crowned roads. 
83000 50 Steering Noise, P/S Rack replaced. 
89000  
Buick Enclave in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
6000 0 Loud humming/whining noise during stops or at idle. Power steering pump replaced, noise subsided but is not completely gone. Also, now hear some knocking sounds during turns 
8000 0 Noise steering wheel problem - replaced power steering pump and rack assembly. 
 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
9300 0 leak in power steering fluid cooler. 
35340  
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 1000    
17000 0 Noise from front suspension. 
19000 0 Took car back again when noise louder and fluid leaking. Need new front struts and shocks. Parts backordered until 4/25. Car not safe to drive. Car is still at dealer. Given free rental. 
19000 0 Both front struts and shocks replaced. Had trouble finding parts due to supplier issues. 
21000 0 New front strut bearing mounts and steering column. 
32500 0 replaced left sway bar link 
34000 0 1. blew out air in steering mechanism 
44000 0 steering mechanism replaced 
45000 0 right front strut replaced 
61500 0 knocking noise. sway bar links replaed. 
 
Buick Enclave in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 1000    
16000 0 Clicking in steering column. Column was replaced under warranty. 
25000 0 During a timing cover replacement, the mechanic noticed that the power steering pump was making noise. New pump was ordered and installed. 
36000 0 Steering pump was making considerable noise. Shop noted that there was a service bulletin to drain and replace the PS fluid with a new variant. 
 
Buick Enclave in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
14000 0 Replaced leaky shock. 
 
Buick Enclave in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 3000    
7000 0 Rattle/clunk in front end of car - new suspension mounts ordered - not installed. 
8000 0 Sway bar bushings were replaced to eliminate front end rattle/clunk over medium suspension. Reduced the noise but did not eliminate. Problem still exsists. 
9000 0 Revisit for continuing rattle/clank in front end. Rescheduled for repair in July. 
10000 0 Suspension mounts replaced again based on TSB updated in June. Problem has not resurfaced  
24000 0 Rattle in front passenger side of car appears to come from engine compartment. Ordered part to fix "loose link" 
70000  

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2008 Buick Enclave 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Buick in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
1000 0 Clank/clunk in front end of car. 
 

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