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2009 Buick Enclave repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 285 repairs.
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2009 Buick Enclave repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (16%)

< $100 (64%)

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Chart based on 152 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Buick Enclave

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Buick Enclave in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

48360 mi
trans will not shift properly.Will not shift into 6 gear after several hours of driving.Engine cooling fans do not seem to shut down during cold temps. 

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2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Jan 2012 Intake valves fouled. Need new gasket 
Sep 2013

35000 mi
Check ABS stabilitrak light was intermittantly on. Multiple trips to dealer. No Codes. Finally, found that a sensor for steering angle was failing. Replaced 
Buick Enclave in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Jul 2011

47000 mi
the vehicle was loosing water but I did not see any on the ground. They replaced the water pump. They also reset the computer to indicate oil change sooner. 
Mar 2013

88000 mi

US $450
power steering was hard to turn at low speeds, dealer flushed system, installed new fluids I had a problem with the front motor mount, a clunking noise when car was put in gear, 
May 2013

90000 mi

US $1545
rack and pinion unit replaced, power steering pump, steering lines 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $650
replaced power steering pump and rack an pinion unit replaced upper motor mount 
Buick Enclave in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2013
Nov 2011

36700 mi
leaking oil and they had to literally take the engine out of the car to repair the leak. problem was back within a week heated/cooled driver seat stopped working 
Sep 2012

47000 mi
whole stereo had to be replaced. DVD/CD player stoped functioning. Some dummy lights on the dash werent working either. 
Apr 2013

50300 mi
whole stereo had to be replaced again. DVD/CD player stopped functioning. issues with turn signals interior plastic trim pieces falling off 
Sep 2013

52000 mi
DVD player never was repaired satisfactorily. the system was never able to play DVD's 
Buick Enclave in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2011

32000 mi
Spark plug fouled out.....replace solenoid and spark plug. 
Aug 2012

45000 mi
Replaced steering gear, flushed system and set front toe. Parts: 20964165 Gear, 8861037 Fluid, 11561403 Studh, 15709703 nut 
May 2013

53000 mi
Engine was over heating. 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2013
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Revised oil life monitoring software to prevent timing chain wear. 
Buick Enclave in Georgia, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2011

45000 mi
Battery will discharge overnight for an undetermind reason 
Jan 2012

53700 mi
Number 4 cylinder misfire, replaced #4 ignition coil 
Sep 2012

66000 mi

US $550
engine mis-fire, replaced ign coil #4, cleaned throttle body and serviced emission system, serviced fuel injectors 
Mar 2013

74000 mi

US $75
Lift gate wouldn't stay up, replace gas lift rams 
Jun 2013

78000 mi
lift gate clunks when full open is reached 
Sep 2013

82000 mi

US $260
Rear hatch door clunks when full opened reached, calibrate via program in system computer replace water pump replaced faulty ignition coil #3 
Buick Enclave in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Jul 2010

14000 mi
Finally fixed a steering wheel squeak. 
Buick Enclave in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2011
Feb 2010

23551 mi
Found 5 transmission gaskets and seals leaking fluid (for some time). Repaired and replaced fluid. 
Mar 2010

23872 mi
Loud thunking noise in right front wheel while driving slowly over small bumps in road. Service reported not being able to hear it. 
May 2010

24669 mi
Airbag light on, repaired. I reported still hearing clunking. Found noise and replaced rack bushings on left and shimmed right rack mount. Replaced rack,swapped struts L to R, removed end links. Replaced right sway bar end link. Aligned front end. The end links appear to have been the problem. 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. Air bag light on. Repaired. I reported still hearing clunking. Found noise and replaced rack bushings on lft and shimmed rgt rack mount. Replaced rack,swapped struts L to R, removed end links. Replaced right sway bar end link. Aligned front end. 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2013
Jul 2009

6000 mi
Right rear taillight assembly had water in the lens, seal broken, defective part. Dealer swapped out with a new taillight assembly. 
Oct 2009

8000 mi
INTERIOR: Left Rear Bench 2nd row seat flip and slide did not work. Would not latch properly, parts were replaced. 
Feb 2011

17000 mi
Seatbelt casement, driver's side replaced. The belts were cutting into the casements and needed the newer designed casements that keep the belts from doing that. Still waiting on part for passenger side. 
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Passenger side seatbelt casement replaced Middle position seatbelt second row bench repaired, not working properly after seat tilt and slide is used. Needed new part. 
Oct 2011

21000 mi
Rear seatbelt tether broken. Replaced part. 
Apr 2012

23300 mi
Left middle row seatbelt tether replaced. 
Sep 2012

27000 mi
Middle row bench, middle position seat belt getting stuck. 
Buick Enclave in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2016
Jul 2013

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. 
Buick Enclave in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

37000 mi
Door alignment 
Jan 2013 Replaced left rear chrome door moulding due to a dent caused by a dealer tech. 
May 2013

42000 mi
Replaced water pump 
Dec 2013

47000 mi
Check engine lite was on 
Buick Enclave in Kansas, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

3000 mi
Windshield molding replaced 
Buick Enclave in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2010

8000 mi
Replaced t-stat. 
Buick Enclave in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

26000 mi

US $550
Shocks replaced at 26,000 miles due to clunking noise when driving at low speeds on not-so-smooth surfaces. Noise was diagnosed by same dealership 2 years ago with mileage at 20,000. 
Buick Enclave in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2017 - May 2018
Jun 2017

125000 mi

US $93
Replace broken air intake hose 
Aug 2017

127983 mi

US $2340
Replace timing chain and 4 cam phasers due to timing chain stretch. The mechanic said based on their research the phasers are the culprits causing the timing chain stretch. If I don’t replace the phasers, the new timing chain may get stretched again. 
Sep 2017

128333 mi

US $209
Front motor mount replacement 
May 2018

134945 mi

US $694
Replace 1 front engine mount and 1 rear engine mount. 
Buick Enclave in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

40000 mi

US $450
Motor mount replaced Transmission slipping 
Buick Enclave in Arizona, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

127000 mi

US $4700
Replaced transmission 
Buick Enclave in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

19000 mi
Car surged around 50mph. Engine light. Codes P0300, P0302. Tested coil resistance, out of range. Replaced #2 Engine coil. Resolved issue. Power steering audible whine only at idle. Dealership put additive in fluid. This has helped, but has not completely resolved. 
Buick Enclave in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

63000 mi

US $100
One coil pack had gone bad. Symptom was a rough idle and a cylinder miss fire code. 
Apr 2015

63300 mi

US $2000
The AC compressor failed catastrophically and caused some damage to the condenser as well. 
Jan 2016

70000 mi

US $160
Two ignition coils failed at the same time. This caused the catalytic converter to overheat and plug up. Failure of the ignition coils was followed by catalytic converter failure. 
Apr 2016

71200 mi
The catalytic converter failed. The car began to shift oddly. 3rd party mechanic wanted to change transmission. Took to dealer who properly determined a new cat converter was all that was needed. 
Jan 2018

91000 mi
Timing chain issue. Code p008. Warrenty repsir. 
Apr 2018

92000 mi

US $60
Two ignition coils failed. 
Jul 2018

95000 mi

US $95
Engine misfire. Replaced the #2 ignition coil and spark plug. 
Buick Enclave in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2014 - Feb 2015
Sep 2014

65000 mi
Power steering pump replaced 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2014
Sep 2013

49000 mi
Replace timing chain 
Buick Enclave in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Feb 2018
Jun 2010

15000 mi
Number 5 Fuel Injector Failure. 
Jul 2011

31000 mi
Noticed engine running hot on temperature gauge, while idling. Vehicle's water pump was replaced in several months ago. Dealer stated that O ring failed and replaced it and refilled antifreeze.  
May 2015

71000 mi

US $775
Master Cylinder Leak. Replaced Master Cylinder and bled brake lines, replaced fluid. 
Jul 2015

72700 mi

US $250
Replaced front motor mount 
Jun 2017

94000 mi
Vehicle braking would vibrate. Rotors were turned during previous brake job. Rotors were warped. 
Oct 2017

96000 mi

US $462
Replaced Coil pack assembly and serviced the throttle body. 
Buick Enclave in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2012
Nov 2009

12000 mi
Noisy steering; mechanic believes it's the SIR Coil on which the steering wheel is mounted. Could have replaced the coil, though he doesn't believe the problem will disappear (claims the noise is normal). 
Aug 2011

36000 mi

US $59
Whine in steering column due to problem rack; GM is no longer replacing them under warranty pending further evaluation of the problem. Excessive movement/play in driver's seat track; replace track. Transmission hunts/erratic; re-flash transmission module Torn LR door gasket/weatherstripping; replaced Wiper control module fell out of dash; re-positioned retainer and secured. 
Oct 2011

37700 mi
Replace water pump 
Mar 2012

41000 mi
Whine in steering column still present when sold. Excessive plant in driver's seat track beginning to recur when sold. 
Buick Enclave in Indiana, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2010

21000 mi
Driver's seat lumbar support inoperative. 
Mar 2011

37000 mi
Driver seat would not move forward or backward Installed motor for driver's seat ordered previously. All works well now. Oil change calculation was faulty resulting in too much mileage between changes, and unnecessary wear on timing belt. The updated the software to reduce mileage between oil changes. 
Apr 2011

38000 mi
Engine light came on and the engine was missing. Tech replaced the ignition coil and sparkplug.  Driver side seat motor exremely noisy. The motor was replaced in March. They ordered seat tracks. 
May 2011

39000 mi
Driver's side seat track replaced to eliminate noise when seat was moved. The parts were ordered in a previous trip and replaced during this trip. 
Feb 2013

60500 mi
Right axle seal was leaking. Replaced under warranty.  Also tech diagnosed leaking power steering rack with estimate of $1200.00 to repair. I took to a trusted company and was quoted $700.00. No repair at this time the leak is merely a drip. 
Nov 2013

66000 mi
Water pump was replaced after finding coolant on the garage floor. Car was returned for service again a few days later for the same reason. Dealer said the first water pump they put in was defective 
Dec 2013

67000 mi

US $55
steering rack leaking power steering fluid and there was a noise when turning the wheel. Thought the noise was related to earlier repairs (installation of 2 water pumps) since they were supposed to have done a 27 point check-up before. 
Jan 2014

61500 mi

US $766
Issue was leaking steering rack causing low level of power steering fluid & noisy steering. Dealer wanted $1400.00. Had it replaced by a trusted shop for 766.18 with lifetime part warranty and one year labor warranty. Also alignment done. 
Mar 2014

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. 
May 2014

69000 mi

US $800
Replaced leaking steering rack again, and wheel alignment 
May 2017

93000 mi

US $110
Out of refrigerant. Recharged amd I will take it back to check for leaks after 2 weeks. 
Buick Enclave in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2012
Mar 2010

37000 mi
The check engine light came on. After first trip to dealer they said there was no problem. Engine light came on next day and this time they said they had to order timing chains. It would take three (3) weeks) in which time I could still drive it. 
Apr 2010

38000 mi
Dealer ordered new timing chains and special engine lift to drop the engine. Three week time from order till repair. Everything works well now - two weeks and no issues with the check engine light. 
Apr 2011

66000 mi
Power steering fluid had leaked out. Dealer found leak (we'll see), refilled and it's good as new. 
Feb 2012

86000 mi

US $167
The check engine light came on. Replaced a sensor, completed a tune-up and a recall. 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Timing chain was "stretched" or "loose" from the factory. Problem surfaces around 24000 miles. While installing the new timing chain, dealership "nipped" a cam cover which resulted in leaking oil. 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. 
Nov 2010

32000 mi
Applique on drivers door exterior window piller was bubbled. 
Apr 2011

37700 mi
Front axle gasket leak 
Aug 2011

46000 mi
Water pump failed. Vehicle over heated and had to be towed. 
Buick Enclave in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2008 - Apr 2013
Apr 2010

18600 mi
steering gear replaced 
May 2011

34720 mi
passenger side front strut leaking so it was replaced on warranty. 
Jul 2011

36580 mi
Power steering pump replaced and LH front strut was also replaced, both under warranty. 
Buick Enclave in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Mar 2014
Aug 2010

12380 mi
Felt was coming out behind silver trim above center vents on dash. They just trimmed it. Center brushed aluminum trim where meets in center - left side a bit raised - they said it may be the clip in behind - couldn't get it down all the way - may have to replace it if it gets worse. It's just a bit higher than right side. 
Jan 2011

16120 mi
Whistling noise from heating fan - replaced blower motor under warranty. 
Sep 2011

24180 mi
Front passanger side vent had broken trim around the vent - trim had a hair line crack  
Buick Enclave in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2015
Aug 2010

28000 mi

US $15
Engine warning light was on due to stretched timing chain. Parts are ordered. Repair will be done in warranty with no charges Monday, 09-2002010. 
Sep 2010

29000 mi

US $15
Engine removed from car. Timing chain replaced. No charges for any of this. Rental car was furnished at no cost to me. 
Nov 2010

31500 mi
Power Steering pump is whining as though it's low on fluid. Dealer determined pump needs replacing and "maybe" the steering rack. Power steering pump whined after engine removal/replacement in Sept. Replaced power steering pump 11/08/2010 with a redesigned pump, which has a new symptom-steering wheel shudder and growling noise at idle when turning the steering wheel. 
Dec 2010

32000 mi
Dealer service dept. attempted bleeding power steering system with the original and "new" procedure as directed by GM Technical help. Problem cannot be eliminated with the redesigned pump. GM sent a letter saying the problem is "normal.&# 
Jan 2011

33200 mi
Replaced power steering pump for second time to eliminated noise and jerky steering. Also replaced leaking power steering rack & pinion assy. Jerky steering is not repaired. Waiting for GM to come up with a fix. 
Jan 2012

48000 mi

US $92
Driver's seat track was making a clicking noise. Dealer replaced the seat track. 
Jul 2013

74800 mi
Tires cupped and out of balance. 
Sep 2013

79000 mi
Tires cupped and out of balance 
Mar 2014

86000 mi

US $307
Engine misfire was being caused by defective ignition coil packs. I replaced six ignition coils and spark plugs. This cured the problem. 
Jan 2015

66000 mi

US $68
Rear was beginning to bounce on the highway. Replaced rear shock absorbers. 
Mar 2015

97000 mi
Driver side seat heater would not stay on for more than 30 seconds. 
Buick Enclave in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
May 2009

2000 mi
02 sensor failed. Ordered part, repaired three days later New O2 sensor installed. 
Buick Enclave in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

30000 mi
passenger side air conditioning not working right remote control finish tearing off for both controls 
Buick Enclave in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

3000 mi

US $80
Rear hatch does not always close. Starts to close but makes loud noise and opens back up. When using windshield washer the spray does not immediately spray on windshield, wipers cross dirty windshield 2 or 3 times before spray comes out. Think they could put check valve in. 
Buick Enclave in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2009
Aug 2009

7000 mi
Creaking noises coming from drivers side wheel area. It took several visits to finally resolve the problem. Dealer greased several areas. 
Oct 2009

9000 mi
Lights on rear of vehicle and tailgate had to be replaced. They started to rub when hatch was open and broke one another. Windshield washer fluid reservoir leaked out all fluid and had to be replaced. Tire pressure transmitter quit working in drivers side front wheel. 
Nov 2009

9000 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. 

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2009 Buick Enclave 4dr SUV

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

Buick Enclave in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

74900 mi
Put a new motor 
Aug 2014

93000 mi

C $200
engine misfire, replace coil 
Buick Enclave in Washington, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2012
Feb 2011

30000 mi

US $200
Engine Light on, Recall repair on oil timing belt, plus other recall issues, Buick never notified me of recalls. Knocking sound in wheel, dealer said they didn't hear it. 
Jun 2012

48168 mi

US $600
Engine light on, CMP actuator replaced, stretched oil timing belt 
Nov 2012

54000 mi

US $62
Fluid puddle discovered on garage floor, dealer replaced water pump on Friday. More fluid over the weekend, back to dealer, shop didn't replace the gasket the first time, two more days with a rental car. knocking sound comes from wheel when taking sharp turns, it also vibrates the steering wheel. Been occuring for since 27K miles, service departments say that they can't hear anything. After $65, shop says I need to replace the rack/pinion. 
Buick Enclave in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

63000 mi
They told me it was a bad wave plate. Still under warranty 
Mar 2013

63000 mi
same problem as last month. The wave plate replacement did not fix the problem. Multiple times since, I have not been able to get the car to move. Took to dealer, first they said it was the battery, then said they couldn't find anything. after getting no satisfaction in terms of successful repair, having the vehicle not move when put in reverse or drive, and having dealer tell me nothing was wrong with the car, I traded it in. 
Buick Enclave in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2013

87000 mi
Misfire and engine codes. Coils inspected, found to be ok. Tuneup performed. Oil leak. Valve cover seal. 
Jan 2014

US $600
Loss of power. Stabilitrak. Throttle body. Steering leaking fluid.  
Buick Enclave in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

98020 mi

US $600
constant bad 02 sensors, bad ignition coils , and catalytic converters all had to be replaced, Repair was made but GM factory parts constantly failed the parts keep failing such as O2 sensors and ignition coils heat blend door failed 
Buick Enclave in Montana, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

1000 mi
Powered front sunroof leaking. Adjusted the sunroof, hope it takes care of problem. 
Buick Enclave in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2009

1000 mi
Power drain on battery required jump to start. Nav system software update to correct auto shutoff resolved issue. 
Feb 2009

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. 
Mar 2011

23000 mi

US $45
Liftgate motor failed 
Jun 2012

34000 mi
Inlet camshaft sensor replaced 
Feb 2013

40500 mi

US $175
Rear hatch would not stay up. Dealer replaced both struts. 
Dec 2014

54000 mi

US $900
Pass side rearview mirror assm replaced due to malfunction retract motor 
Buick Enclave in Indiana, United States
Nov 2008 - Feb 2014
Sep 2011

20000 mi
HVAC Evaporator Coil Leak, replaced under warranty. 
Buick Enclave in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2012
Aug 2010

17000 mi
Ignition timing 
Dec 2010

19000 mi
Major front end repair. All I know. 
Buick Enclave in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2014
Feb 2010

21000 mi
Popping noise in steering. Bled power steering system. Ignition coil for cylinder one shorted out. Part replaced. Trim cover for seat belt on B pillar is worn. Part ordered. 
Mar 2010

22000 mi
New trim cover for seatbelt installed. 
Jul 2010

25000 mi
blown ignition coil cylinder 1 
Nov 2010

30000 mi
Steering noise when cold. Dealer couldn't replicate. Requested to bring vehicle back and leave overnight so technician can check when cold. replace DRL bulb 
Mar 2011

33000 mi
CEL. Timing belt issue causing misalignment. Performed TSB to change oil life monitoring. Steering column rubbing and grinding noise. Replaced steering gear bushings. Problem remains. Dealer apprised. 
May 2011

34000 mi
Replaced steering rack. 
Nov 2011

38900 mi
Bad coil pack. 
Sep 2012

45000 mi
intermittent failure of drivers door control module for locks, windows, side view mirror adjustment 
Jan 2013

41500 mi
Leaking water pump 
Buick Enclave in Utah, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2013
Jan 2009

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. 
Feb 2010

16000 mi
Destination and POI buttons on nav inoperable Destination and POI buttons on nav inperable 
Mar 2010

18000 mi
Dest and poi nav buttons inoperable 
Feb 2012

28600 mi
Rear (hatch) door inoperable. Switches and arms replaced 
Oct 2012

32300 mi

US $226
dead battery 
Buick Enclave in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
May 2014

59480 mi

C $550
Would only blow cold air on passenger side. Purchased module to install ABS, Stabilitrac warning messages & warning lights would come on occasionally. 
Buick Enclave in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Advanced 2 way remote antennae originally installed in wrong position. Was moved to proper location. 
Feb 2011

26000 mi
Rear hatch release switch replaced on rear hatch door. 
Apr 2012

41000 mi

US $200
Paint bubbling problem on the edges of the hood possibly due to a galvanic reaction between the aluminum hood and steel bolts and hinges. Hood needed to be repainted. 
Sep 2014

67000 mi

US $50
Steering column rubbing sound while turning 
Mar 2016

83000 mi

US $50
Squeaking steering. Column bushings replaced 
Buick Enclave in South Dakota, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2016
Apr 2012

49500 mi
Check Engine Light was on. Required reprogramming of ECU. Steering had a rough feeling when turning. Trim around one of the rear interior heater ducts had fallen off for the 3rd time. Driver's seat belt was wearing a larg gash into the upper edge of the trim where it exited. Poor design and problem will probably reoccur. Front stabilizer bushings replaced due to a "clunk" in the front suspension. Automatic rear liftgate no longer responded to keyfob remote controls. Passenger's seat Adjustable Lumbar Support no longer functioning. 
Jul 2013

59500 mi
Timing chain replaced for the 2nd time. Was also replaced at 18,000 miles. Hesitation on acceleration. Sometimes slight, sometimes severe enough to trip a flashing warning light, then the light would go off. Dealer misdiagnosed problem this trip as related to the bad timing chain and carbon in the intake tract. Misfire on acceleration. Sometimes slight, sometimes severe enough to cause a flashing CEL. Reported to dealer problem still remained 5 miles after previous repair. Returned week later to fix with an illuminated CEL. Replaced a coil pack & one spark plug. 
Oct 2013

62300 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. 
Jul 2016

76000 mi
Rear window on passenger side can only be operated by switch on driver's door. 
Buick Enclave in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2017
Aug 2010

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. 
Dec 2011

27000 mi
Car wouldn't start for the second time in 2 weeks. Dealer found bad cell in battery. 
Jun 2013

43000 mi

US $42
back-up sensor had a warning 
Dec 2013

47000 mi
water pump leak, replaced Clunk in steering system when cold and turning. Replaced steering gear bushings 
Sep 2015

68000 mi

US $2000
Power steering pump and rack needed replacement 
Mar 2017

90000 mi

US $250
Had check engine light.... was an O2 sensor on rear bank 
Buick Enclave in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

5000 mi
Dash lights on and off.  
Buick Enclave in California, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2017
Dec 2010

22000 mi
Steering gear replaced 
Dec 2015

70000 mi

US $1000
TPS not working correctly 
Mar 2017

77000 mi

US $450
#6 Coil Pack Failure 
Buick Enclave in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

8680 mi
The front bottom spoiler cracked in the middle 
Jan 2010

12400 mi
Engine light came on and they had to check everything and ended up resetting the computer. I've lost my receipt so I can't remeber exactly what they did. 
Aug 2010

18600 mi
liftgate opening on its own-once in carwash. liftgate latch replaced as well as electrical checked 
Oct 2010

19520 mi
Exterior trim around rear left signal popped off-reattached. Steering wheel making grinding noise when turned-shop could not replicate..shop had 3 mechanics call in sick..very busy that day so not looked at well or repaired.  
Mar 2011

22320 mi
Timing of indicator for oil changes increased to prevent damage occurring to vehicle. 
Jun 2011

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. 
Oct 2011

26960 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. 
Jun 2013

39060 mi

C $1000
Shocks replaced x 4 
Dec 2015

55180 mi
Reset liftgate electrical, covered by a recall. Check engine light came on code 000008 Was reset, Came back second time and code was the same Going in January 11, 2016 for possible timing chain repair 
Jan 2016

32600 mi
Timing chains replaced. A special consideration not a recall...yet Front brakes replaced. Stated back brakes needed to be replaced but I declined. 
Feb 2016

55580 mi

C $90
Power steering list on car 
Jul 2016

56420 mi

C $695
Idler pully fell off bolt sheared off . No part took long to get it 
Aug 2016

57220 mi

C $40
Was told I needed emergency brakes changed . Took car to another garage. They cleaned brakes and found no need for repair. 
Buick Enclave in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2011
Apr 2010

25420 mi
replaced the timing chain as it was stretched squeak in the power steering replaced the timing chain as it was stretched 
Aug 2010

30380 mi
squeak in the suspension originally diagnosed as power steering. Turned out to be a loose motor mount problem did not present itself until after the timing chains were replaced. 
Buick Enclave in Idaho, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

18000 mi
Software glitch in Nav/backup camera system ran the battery completely dead. Updated the software and haven't had the issue since. 
May 2011

23000 mi
XM radio stopped functioning. Had to replace XM radio module in the back end of the car 
Oct 2012

40500 mi
Car is still currently in the shop. Torque tube has been replaced and determined not to be the issue causing driveline noise. They are currently replacing the rear differential. 
Aug 2013

51300 mi
Drivers door had wind noise whenever driving in a cross-wind. Door adjusted and resolved the problem 
May 2015

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. 
Jan 2018

103000 mi

US $750
Replaced water pump 
Buick Enclave in Missouri, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Jan 2010

12575 mi
Replace defective rear cargo door automatic door closer switch at inner bottom of door next to latching mechanism 
Feb 2010

13400 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 cargo door handle above license plate. Dealer discovered after replacing switch on bottom of door on earlier repair that door would open randomly with no input from driver. Replaced rear window glass in cargo door because two of the defroster wires were inoperative. Installed parts for rear cargo door opener/closer switch. Replace outer rear cargo door opening latch above license plate. 
Oct 2010

18300 mi
Replaced noisy steering rack with re-designed.  
Dec 2010

20000 mi
Dealer diagnosed "check engine" icon (poor design, just the symbol of an engine block, most women wouldn't have a clue). Bad Oxygen sensor on one exhaust bank (Enclaves have dual exhaust) and a misfire on the one cylinder on the same bank. 
Jul 2011

22000 mi
since GM would not recall and fix the timing chain stretching problem on our 2009, we elected to sell the Enclave and rid ourselves of a potential future huge repair bill. No more GM products in this family for anyone of us and our kids. 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

40000 mi
transmission would have difficulty deciding when to downshift and intermittently felt like it was "skipping" or "missing" the gear. dealer state this is a known issue and reprogrammed control mod. 
Oct 2011

46000 mi
Reprogrammed transmission again. Replace both torn rear door weatherstrips. Design flawed, replacements on way to similar issue already. Edge loose on one side, so easily caught as get in/out of the car. Same part on Chevy Traverse has this edge sort of "sealed."  Repaired squeak in the driver seat. 
Nov 2011

51000 mi
replaced bad ignition coil that was causing engine problem 
Jan 2012

53000 mi
replaced rear tail light. took about 35 minutes. 
Jul 2013

78300 mi
Trans start top shift erratically then progressively got worse and worse until it was more or less undriveable. i do not remember exactly, but i think a clutch plate broke. 
Buick Enclave in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Jul 2011

16000 mi
replaced gear in steering column 
Buick Enclave in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

34720 mi
waterpump leaking and had to be replaced under warranty 
Buick Enclave in Indiana, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

27000 mi
Steering box had to be replaced. 
Buick Enclave in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

55800 mi

C $1200
front struts 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2010
Mar 2010

13000 mi
Steering wheel noise on low speed turns. Dealership ordered and replaced steering parts the same day. Two separate issues, rubber seal adjusted, and steering clock spring/gear replaced. 
Apr 2010

14000 mi
Heated seat element failed. Ordered parts. Seat heating element replaced. Repair successful. 
Buick Enclave in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2009

21000 mi
Relpaced rear hatch switch Heated Seat switch Replaced Drivers side Seat belt - Seat belt was gouging into trim Reflashed transmission to shift better between second and third 
Mar 2012

72000 mi

US $125
A/C needed recharge. Was blowing warm air. 
Oct 2012

80000 mi

US $900
Hose on a/c replaced. Leaking. Dealer said they have replaced several, $600. Bezel around a/c vents are cracked. Both the drivers side and the passenger side, $300. 
Jun 2013

94000 mi

US $1450
Replace shocks, rotors 
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $55
A/c died on vacation Transmission over heat. The car was hard to start after filling with gas. 
Jul 2014

114000 mi

US $1495
Rebuild the transmission 
Aug 2014

114800 mi

US $1287
Replace catalytic converter 
Mar 2015

124000 mi

US $250
Speakers were not working. Chimes are not working. 
Buick Enclave in Alaska, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

122700 mi

US $4350
Timing chain replacement due to being stretched. Front hub replacement Front struts 
Jan 2018

131000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converters replaced, vehicle still shudder when accelerating at low rpm or trying to maintain speed on slight inclines 
Buick Enclave in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Dec 2011

87000 mi

US $450
heated seat didn't work - driver side heating element and control module replaced in 3 visits steering gear showed clunk noise and feel (silent bushings worn) steering gear leaked fluid 

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