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2008 Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

Chart based on 781 repairs.

2008 Buick Enclave suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 29 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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2008 Buick Enclave

Engine not specified

2000 mi 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

26000 mi 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 mi 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. 
46000 mi Rattle in front end on bumps. 
48000 mi Dealer replaced bushing. 
49000 mi Vehicle pulls to the right on roads with a crown in them. Pull is severe on high crowned roads. 
83000 mi

US $50
Steering Noise, P/S Rack replaced. 
6000 mi 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 mi 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

9300 mi leak in power steering fluid cooler. 
17000 mi Noise from front suspension. 
19000 mi 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 mi Both front struts and shocks replaced. Had trouble finding parts due to supplier issues. 
21000 mi New front strut bearing mounts and steering column. 
32500 mi replaced left sway bar link 
34000 mi 1. blew out air in steering mechanism 
44000 mi steering mechanism replaced 
45000 mi right front strut replaced 
61500 mi knocking noise. sway bar links replaed. 
16000 mi Clicking in steering column. Column was replaced under warranty. 
25000 mi During a timing cover replacement, the mechanic noticed that the power steering pump was making noise. New pump was ordered and installed. 
36000 mi 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. 
14000 mi Replaced leaky shock. 
7000 mi Rattle/clunk in front end of car - new suspension mounts ordered - not installed. 
8000 mi 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 mi Revisit for continuing rattle/clank in front end. Rescheduled for repair in July. 
10000 mi Suspension mounts replaced again based on TSB updated in June. Problem has not resurfaced  
24000 mi Rattle in front passenger side of car appears to come from engine compartment. Ordered part to fix "loose link" 

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2008 Buick Enclave 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

1000 mi Clank/clunk in front end of car. 

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2008 Buick Enclave Suspension Problems

254 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Buick Enclave. 79 of these members (31.1%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 156 suspension repairs to 2008 Buick Enclaves--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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