Chart based on 115 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
2008 Buick Enclave
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When I turn to the left...it makes a rubbing sound on the front tires. It is either the wheel base or suspension. They said it was not a safety issue...but it is doing it more frequently so I am taking it in again this week.
They could not duplicate the scraping and was not sure what would be making it.
There was a knocking noise present in the front ends over bumps, the sway bar links needed to be replaced. Replaced with links that can be greased...NOT what was on the car originally.
Power steering pump replaced,only had assist under high RPM'S.(This was an extremely hazardous situation,that suddenly occurred while turning in an intersection. NO RECALL?!)Steering rack-leaking from end seals.Flush power steering system.
Told dealer about noise in vehicle when turning. Dealer replaced power steering pump. Now the vehicle made a loud whirring noise.
An independent repair shop noticed a very leaky rear strut & suggested I take it to the dealer for repair. So, I took it to the dealer, they saw the leaky strut and ordered a new one. An independent shop told me about a Tech. Bulletin affecting the front strut mounts & a rubbing noise that was identical to what I was hearing in the front end. Dealer said they could not replicate the sound & knew nothing of the technical bulletin. Rear strut was replaced with parts ordered on previous trip to dealer. I errored in my previous report for this problem. On last trip (when no repairs were made, only parts ordered), the car was in the shop for only 1 day, not 3. On previous trip I brought in a copy of the Tech.Bulletin I rec'd from independent shop. Upon seeing this bulletin, the dealer scheduled me for repairs, which is what this visit was for.
Alignment out front/rear wheels. Dealer sublet out previous alignments to other shop.Now needs alignment & all new tires again since they are prematurely worn & even though I bought them in 2011. Dealer gave us a "deal": $667. Not happy!!!
Replaced interior steering column assembly. Since the part has been replaced, the right turn signal return mechanism does not work. Back to the shop.
New problem included damaged turn signal canceling mechanism in steering wheel. That was damaged during steering column replacement. Part on order. part damaged during steering column replacement. Discovered after vehicle left dealership. 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.
When turning steering wheel, it makes a popping noise. Part was ordered but they received wrong part. Part was reordered so repair is not done as of yet.
They replaced the steering. It was going out when brake was pressed and turning. This fixed the problem.
Both front stabilizer links worn in pivots and noisy
replace power steering pump and gear
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
Noise steering wheel problem - replaced power steering pump and rack assembly.
Steering wheel column clicks when turning. Replaced the column as per existing TSB.
Strut mounts were replaced.
noise on steering
steering module replaced
Needed steering repairs.
Shocks worn out. No fluid left. Replaced both front shocks. Noise in steering gear during parking turne
Clunking when turning steering wheel left and right while parked and car running. Replaced part of steering shaft under warranty.
Clunking in steering column when turning wheel.
left rear shock leaking oil.
replaced as warranty claim power steering pump replace under warranty.
"leaking steering gear" as diagnosed by service manager. charged $1011.00 even though engine was out of car. there were no warning signs of this leak. no spots on driveway, etc. replaced front struts. one was leaking so they said they had to replace both. i think they broke it when they dropped engine cradle. no warning signs, no fluid
Power steering pump cooler was replaced, as it was leaking.
Replaced bad wheel bearing successfully.
Noise and vibration when turning in steering column. Repair replaced steering gear, steering rack and all steering fluid.
worn stabilizers causing front suspension to make noise - replaced under warranty and problem corrected
Steering pump was failing and vehicle was difficult to steer when parking. No leak present. Found steering gear warn and replaced steering gear, steering pump and front rack. Cost was $1,800 but have extended warranty with $200 deductible
Right front strut failure. Replace both front struts and mounting plates and rubber
Rattle in front end on bumps.
Dealer replaced bushing.
Vehicle pulls to the right on roads with a crown in them. Pull is severe on high crowned roads.
Steering wheel squeaked when turning at low speed. Steering rack leaking and replaced under warranty.
Replaced both front sway bar links that were noisy.
Right (pass) side showed more wear than the left.
Drivers side stabilizer link was worn and rattled. Dealer replaced both sides under warranty. I'm in the auto parts business and this is a part that should easily last at least 60000 miles before any signs of wear.
Replaced power steering pump. Another problem that is common on this vehicle and is known to GM.
replaced both outer tie rods and had vehicle aligned
Replaced 2 front strut assemblies
Power steering pump was damaged during previous repair trip. Pump made a loud noise and power steering did not work reliably. Pump replaced.
Steering "clunking" primarily in cold weather after the car had been parked for several hours or more. Replaced rack and pinion per TSB.
Power Steering pump end seal and high-pressure hose to steering rack leaking. Replaced steering rack and pump.
Replaced worn left front sway bar link.
Left Tie-rod end replaced.
bad tie rods
Rattle clunk in front - both struts replaced
Steering chatter - had to purge P/S rack with new fluid and bleed out air in system
Broken coil spring in rear of vehicle.
Noise and vibration turning steering wheel. Steering gear replaced.
replaced stabilizer links for creaking noise over small bumps.
Steering gear and steering pump were both leaking. Both replaced.
"Clunking" noise in front-end.
"Rattle" in front end. Tech discovered R/F worn stabilizer link. R/F stabilizer link replaced. No charge. Covered by warranty.
Power steering making a "grinding" noise. Tech drained and refilled power-steering pump. Power steering was making a "growling" noise. Dealer drained and flushed and refilled power steering unit. Noise has been abated. No charge; covered under warranty.
Power steering was making a horrible noise. Cleaned out system and added new fluid.
Bad steering pump
Clunking in steering wheel when turning. Replaced I-Shaft Squeaking in steering column when turning. Tech found noise coming from boot where steering shaft passes through the body. Tech realigned boot.
Squeaks when turning steering wheel. Replaced power steering rack assy (#20964165), bled system, flushed with Dexron 6, performed front end alignment. Cost was covered by previously purchased service contract (a.k.a. extended warranty )
Thumping noise occured in front suspension when driving over slight bumps. The bushings in the front 2 sway bar links were worn. Part number 20905104 $48.77 each. Service manager said they were poorly designed.
Power steering pump failed
Had a "creaking noise" when the steering wheel was rotated. Replaced steering rack. Had part in stock, installed in 3 hours. Great Service from Alan Jay Buick.
Front Shock absorbers Locked up.Replaced by Fidelity extended warranty.
Power Steering cooler leaking. Replaced under warranty.
re and re front struts
Replaced power steering pump to eliminate rubbing noise at low speed. This was a known problem and I just found out about the fix. It was totally covered by an extended warranty from Buick for this issue.
Power steering needed GM-specified replacement of PS fluid with transmission fluid, PS pump and tube/valve. Done under purchased warranty.
Pump & linkages replaced.
whining in steering wheel - parts still on order - over 1 month
very minor power steering leak, fixed under warranty
Center link bar loose and replaced
drivers side tie rod end was making a noise and had to be replaced
Rubbing noise when turning at low speeds. Found leak in steering rack. Replaced steering rack and fluid.
Replaced all struts and shocks.
Leak in steering pump filter.
replaced both rear bearings.
Car bought back by GM. Vibration problem still unresolved.
The steering wheel squeels every time I make a turn. Mechanic said this is an engineering design flaw with car and have the same problem on 2010's. Said not to worry but I do as it started about 2 weeks ago. I will go back again until fixed
Rattle or knock in front left suspension.
Resolved by replacing front sway bar under warranty.
Noisy whining from the power steering pump, got louder with accelaration, dealer replaced pump, but noise is still noticable with acceleration, but mainly the steering problem was solved.
rack pinion steering and power steering pump replaced
Noises heard while steering at slow speed. Steering gears replaced. Problem solved.
2nd steering rack replaced at about 50k and the first around 25k.
Steering rack assembly was removed and replaced
Power steering hose had to be replaced.
Steering gear box is has a very small and slow leak.
Replaced front sway bar links and bushings
Front strut needed replacing
Steering wheel squeaked loudly when turning steering wheel parts that were ordered were installed, and squeaking steering wheel fixed
Steering gear replaced
intermediate shaft had to be replaced
Whining noise when turning steering wheel. Some sort of rod had to be replaced
Sway bar replaced
Power steering, loose fitting caused leak, low fluid. Making noise. Fitting replaced and new fluid.
Replaced power steering assembly to address leaking issue in the system.
Worn front sway bar links. Replace links which might have caused tire to go out of balance. Rotated and balanced tires and aligned front.
Replaced steering gear assembly to fix noise coming from the steering column.
Clicking in steering column. Column was replaced under warranty.
During a timing cover replacement, the mechanic noticed that the power steering pump was making noise. New pump was ordered and installed.
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.
Noise from power steering; system was bled of air and seems fine now.
Replaced right front strut and both front stabilizing bars.
Replaced power steering pump
replaced steering column replaced steering column
steering wheel made noises when turned right or left
Pump for power steering was bad. Had been making a whine for about a year. Dealership said it was a normal noise. It got louder and vibrated while turning. My wife is not happy. $200 with extended warranty, over $650 without.
Noise when turning steering wheel
replaced power steering gear
Front suspension making noise. New stabilizer bars installed.
Power steering pump went out and took the rack and pinion out with it too
Bumping and knocking in suspension when turning and going over bump at same time. tsb. parts should have been ordered for this trip but were not. future trip scheduled.
Noise from front suspension.
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.
Both front struts and shocks replaced. Had trouble finding parts due to supplier issues.
New front strut bearing mounts and steering column.
replaced left sway bar link
1. blew out air in steering mechanism
steering mechanism replaced
right front strut replaced
knocking noise. sway bar links replaed.
Steering wheel making noise. Part replaced.
Replaced leaking strut.
strut mount out of alignment. Think it was bent.
It was replaced
Replaced Steering gear and as I requested, flush system with Dexron VI and reset toe.
Whirling sound from power steering pump.
Replaced left tie-rod
Squeeking when steering wheel is turned
Squeak in steering wheel - b een there for awhile. Not resolved.
Steering wheel squeaked. Fluid added. Checked for leak and found none. Steering wheel still squeaked. Replaced steering gear and re-set toe-in
Steering wheel squeaks. Part that was replaced in May needs to be replaced again. On special order. Two weeks since ordered, and still waiting.
steering mechanism had to be replaced
steering wheel squeaked when turned. Problem fixed by replacing faulty part. 3rd time for this part replacement.
Steering wheel squeaking again when sold, needed to be repaired for fourth time.
Air in System; Power Steering Pump replaced and power steering system bleed by vacuum.
Front suspension was noisy. Required strut replacement and stabilzer shaft link replacement
Rattle/clunk in front end of car - new suspension mounts ordered - not installed.
Sway bar bushings were replaced to eliminate front end rattle/clunk over medium suspension. Reduced the noise but did not eliminate. Problem still exsists.
Revisit for continuing rattle/clank in front end. Rescheduled for repair in July.
Suspension mounts replaced again based on TSB updated in June. Problem has not resurfaced
Rattle in front passenger side of car appears to come from engine compartment. Ordered part to fix "loose link"
power steering going out (we believe it to be the pump, dealer doesn't agree) Replaced parts, aligned steering, problem still exists.
tie rods replaced
Both front sway bar links replaced due to premature wear and squeaking noise over bumps
power steering pump replacement
leak in power steering fluid cooler.
Replaced steering rack assembly due to squeaking noise that returned after previous dealership failed to repair correctly.
Replaced leaky shock.
Power steering seem to cut out briefly on hard turns and when accelerating. It was marginally improved from repair but still prevalent in day to day driving. As far as dealer was concerned the repair was successful.
Steering not entirely fixed. This was my major reason for buying a new one.