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Buick Enclave Recalls

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06/27/14 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles manufactured march 26, 2013, through august 15, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ecm) software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately.

An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ecm to correct the fuel gauge reading, free of charge. the recall began on june 27, 2014. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/27/12 General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 chevrolet traverse, buick enclave, and gmc acadia vehicles currently registered in alaska, colorado, connecticut, delaware, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, nebraska, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, north dakota, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, wyoming and the district of columbia. snow or ice buildup on the windshield or on the wiper may restrict the movement of the wiper arm, causing the wiper arm to loosen and cause the wiper to become inoperative.

If this occurs, driver visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the wiper arm nuts, free of charge. the safety recall began on april 20, 2012.

Gm?s safety recall campaign number is 12036. customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/26/08 Gm is recalling 16,667 my 2009 buick enclave, chevrolet traverse, gmc acadia, and saturn outlook vehicles for failing to conform with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, 'seat belt assemblies.' these vehicles may have been built with a safety belt buckle in the second or third row that is missing a rivet.

In a vehicle crash, if the rivet is missing, the buckle may separate from the mounting strap, increasing the risk of injury to the passenger.

Dealers will inspect the safety belt buckles in the second and third rows, and replace them if necessary. the recall began on november 26, 2008. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; gmc at 1-866-996-9463; saturn at 1-800-972-8876; or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08387.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/13/08 Gm is recalling 88,809 my 2008 buick enclave, and my 2007-2008 gmc acadia and saturn outlook vehicles currently or previously registered in the following states: alaska, colorado, connecticut, delaware, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, nebraska, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, north dakota, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, wyoming, and the district of columbia. if a buildup of snow or ice on the windshield or on the wipers restricts the movement of the wiper arm, the windshield wiper linkage may become detached from the motor shaft and the wipers may become inoperative.

If this were to occur, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a vehicle crash.

Dealers will install a new wiper crank arm, driver's side link, and a crank arm nut. the recall began o october 13, 2008. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08091.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/27/14 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles manufactured march 26, 2013, through august 15, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ecm) software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately.

An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ecm to correct the fuel gauge reading, free of charge. the recall began on june 27, 2014. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/10/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, lacrosse, verano, and enclave, and chevrolet impala, malibu, cruze, and traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. as such, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect." they also fail to conform to fmvss number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. the recall began on april 10, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020, buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and gmc owners at 1-800-462-8782. general motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/30/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 chevrolet traverse, gmc acadia, and buick enclave vehicles manufactured august 18, 2015 to september 24, 2015. due to a manufacturing defect, the windshield wiper motor may overheat when used.

A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire.

Gm has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. owners are advised not to use their front windshield wipers until the wiper cover has been replaced. if weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, gm will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. the recall began on september 30, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 15780.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/26/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac cts, escalade, escalade esv, chevrolet suburban, tahoe, gmc yukon, and yukon xl, and 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet express, impala, silverado hd, traverse, gmc acadia, savana, and sierra hd vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.

If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm?s number for this recall is 14515.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/27/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles manufactured march 26, 2013, through august 15, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ecm) software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately.

An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ecm to correct the fuel gauge reading, free of charge. the recall began on june 27, 2014. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/12/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Gm is recalling 857,735 my 2006-2008 buick lucerne; cadillac dts; hummer h2; my 2007-2008 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, silverado, suburban, tahoe; gmc acadia, sierra, yukon, yukon xl, saturn outlook; and my 2008 buick enclave vehicles equipped with a heated wiper washer fluid system. a short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control-circuit ground wire.

This may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor, or cause smoke increasing the risk of a fire.

Dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse free of charge. the recall began on september 12, 2008. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080; cadillac at 1-800-982-2339 or http://www.cadillac.com; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or http://www.saturn.com, gmc at 1-866-996-9436; or hummer at 1-800-732-5493; or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08048. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
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11/15/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 buick enclave vehicles manufactured january 3, 2007, to february 29, 2012, 2009-2012 chevrolet traverse vehicles manufactured july 6, 2008, to march 9, 2012, 2007-2012 gmc acadia vehicles manufactured september 15, 2006, to february 29, 2012, and 2007-2010 saturn outlook vehicles manufactured august 17, 2006, to march 18, 2010. the affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. these struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.

If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit so that the motor will prevent the rapid closing of the lift gate, free of charge. the recall began on november 15, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. gm's number for this recall is 15240.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/28/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 chevrolet traverse, gmc acadia, and buick enclave vehicles manufactured november 6, 2015, to november 12, 2015. the affected vehicles have a the third row left lower seat frame that may have welds that are not in the correction location.

If the seat frame is not welded in the correct places, the seat may not perform as intended, and in the event of a crash, the seat occupant could be at an increased risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row left side lower seat frame, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on january 29, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782 or buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's number for this recall is 21930.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/09/15 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 buick enclave vehicles manufactured december 9, 2014, to january 14, 2015, 2015 chevrolet traverse vehicles manufactured december 9, 2014, to january 20, 2015, and 2015 gmc acadia vehicles manufactured december 9, 2014, to january 16, 2015, and all equipped with goodyear p255/65r18 fortera hl tires. these vehicles are equipped with tires that may experience tread cracking. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 110, "tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a gvwr of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."

If the tire treads crack, a loss of tire pressure and possible tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires that were manufactured within a specific date range, free of charge. the rec all began on march 9, 2015. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 15025/15067. note: this recall is for goodyear p255/65r18 fortera hl tires installed as original equipment. for tires that were purchased as replacement equipment, see recall 15t-002.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/11/14 Other General motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 buick enclave vehicles manufactured april 14, 2008, through may 14, 2014, chevrolet traverse vehicles manufactured june 6, 2008, through may 14, 2014, and gmc acadia vehicles manufactured april 9, 2008, through may 14, 2014, and 2009-2010 saturn outlook vehicles manufactured april 14, 2008, through march 18, 2010. in the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue and separate over time.

If the steel cable becomes fatigued and separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair and replace the lap pretensioner, free of charge. parts are not currently available. an interim notice will be mailed to owners in july 2014. a second notice will be mailed to owners once parts become available. the recall for the 2009-2010 model years began on july 11, 2014. the interim letter for the 2011-2014 model years were distributed on july 11, 2014. owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-462-8782 (gmc), 1-800-553-6000 (saturn). general motors recall number for this campaign is 14187.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/18/10 Other General motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 chevrolet traverse, buick enclave, gmc acadia, and saturn outlook vehicles. the second row seat side trim shield restricts the upward rotation of the safety belt buckle when the seat back is returned to a seating position after being folded flat. if the buckle contacts the seat frame, additional effort is required to return the seat to a seating position. if sufficient force is applied, the buckle cover could be pushed down the strap, exposing and partially depressing the red release button.

The safety belt may not restrain the occupant as intended during a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will modify the second row seat side trim shields. if a safety belt buckle is damaged, dealers will replace it free of charge. the safety recall began on august 18, 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, buick at 1-866-608-8080, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, and saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's recall no. n100243.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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Buick Enclave Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.