Buick's Enclave is a large, car-based SUV with a spacious third-row seat, sound ride quality, and decent handling. However, rear visibility, awkward placement of some controls, and unimpressive fuel economy are its weaknesses. A rear-view camera is standard for this version of the large Buick crossover SUV.
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There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Buick Enclave owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“GM decided to cover power steering failure under extended warranty”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Pump developed a leak”

Jimmy K., LA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“finally they had a recall”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“power steering stopped working sometimes”

Roy C., FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“power steering would stop working sometimes”

Roy C., FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“The dealer said it was out of warranty to repair, Cost was $1150”

Nancy R., IA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“All part of the rear tortion and strut wear problem”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“blown front struts required complete replacement”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Both front struts blew internal seals after vehicle was raised off ground for tire rotation”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Front shocks leaking at 75000 miles. Not under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“The car sways from side to side when I hit a small bump or depression in the road”

Anonymous, SC (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“rear end torsion bars and bushings, premature bushing wear, can't replace bushing have to replace both bars, expensive”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Problem discovered. Covered by warrantee. Problem fixed by GM Dealership”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“removed & replaced rack & pinion”

Anonymous, OK (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Fluid leak. Not repairable must replace rack and pinion”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Punctured/leaking”

Roy S., AZ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Ridiculous cost for something I have not ever seen go bad. Waiting for GM to step up to the plate and reimburse us for this”

Mark G., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“steering tried to lock up when turning”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“They replaced the steering linkage due to an issue with it that had been ongoing for 4+ years”

Michael L., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“the incidents that i previously reported vibrates throuh-out the cabin.i have felt it as a driver and second row passenger”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Bushings wore out at only 26000 miles. Warranty on bushings expired 2013”

Gary W., CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Car is in service dept today for bushings in rack and pinion steering”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“pinion seal”

Terence S., IN (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Probably did not rotate regularly”

Roy S., AZ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Noise coming from the front wheels”

Paul A., MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Transmission was slipping. Dealer rebuilt under extended factory warranty.10 yr 120000 mi”

Douglas H., OH (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission replaced under recall totally satisfied”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission wall failure at 92000 miles”

Mark G., VA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“transmission went out 200 miles past the warranty and GMC or the dealer would not cover it”

Anonymous, WA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission always made a whining noise and it was just part of the vehicle but it would slip often and caused unusual amount of wear on passenger front tire not from alignment but from it wanting to spin that one wheel on take off. Not because of h”

Cherie Z., GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Felt rough shifting and 3 days later vehicle was almost undrivable. Took into dealership, they said there was a recent notice sent out about this & it would be covered. Transmission was rebuilt by dealership w/ no cost to us. Shifts flawlessly now”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission broke while on family road trip out of state. GM did not have any available transmissions, and we ended up having to pay for a Jasper rebuilt transmission. $4500”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“within last 1 month GMC paid to have Transmission rebuilt by local Buick dealer”

Leon C., WI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“We have had two transmissions replaced. Third transmission was <45K of the other. Terrible. It took them 2 weeks to get a transmission because everyone's must have been failing. Now, we received a recall or reimbursement notice from GM that thi”

Mark G., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Our tranny blew out 10/2014. Same issue that caused GM to extend tranny warranties for 10 yr/120k miles. Reimbursed for part of the job”

Michael L., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission began slipping and finally lost all gears except "low" gear. Dealer said a disk fractured in the transmission”

Anonymous, DE (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“3/5 plate was cracked and needed replacement, dealership decided to replace transmission”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission failed at just over 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Not only will the torque converter need replacement, so will the two timing chains”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“The Buick service department described it as the "housing exploded". Totally non-functional and needed to replace the entire rear end”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Noticed a shudder when shifting at about 40 mph. GM Technician confirmed it was a torque converter issue and it would cost about $4100 to fix. This is a known priblem that GM is aware of, but because I have over 120,000 miles on my vehicle they wil”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Because of the cost of the repair we declined to repair the problem”

Anonymous, WV (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“very expensive to replace”

Anonymous, WA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Compressor quick cycles”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“The air conditioning in the back portion of the car does not work. Because of the cost, we did not repair it”

Anonymous, WV (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“One of the control valves for the A/C unit was stuck closed”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“actuator switching the flow in the ductwork between the floor and dashboard failed”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Leaking evaporator. A huge $2,000 job to repair!! Had a coupon and dealer repaired for $1,600. Still an expensive process on a 6 year old car”

Allan R., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Evaporator coil was leaking inside the AC duct work and the entire dash had to be removed to service. Cost $2,000”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Slow leak”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“The car has been very reliable, but the refrigerant leaks cost $1,700 to repair. Apparently labor was the most significant cost”

James H., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Can't find leaks”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Both driver and passenger heated seat cushions went out. Dealer participated in replacement of driver cushion (at 36M miles) but not passenger seat heater at 100M miles. Too costly for me to replace (est $400.)”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“Each cylinder has its own coil pack and you have to take the manifold off to get to a couple of the cylinders had to replace 4 of 6 coil packs”

John H., AL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“engine miss”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“This enginer requires pulling intake maniforld to replace coils. there are 6 and 4 have failed in 75,000 miles. 1 failed at 65,000 3 failed at 75,000 $450 for the first. $1,600 to replace the other 5 at 75,000”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Related to previous problem noted”

Joseph S., NJ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Ignition Coil Replaced number 1 and 5”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Spark plugs, wires and coils have been replaced on all cylinders but only one or two at a time account the computer error codes activated at various times over a period of 6 months”

Douglas N., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Individual coil failures SINCE OWNING THE CAR-- REPLACED THE LAST TWO OF SIX TO INSURE DRIVEABILITY”

Joseph S., NJ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“miss fire”

Joe R., BC (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Repeated ignition coil failures”

Mike W., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Numerous issues with check engine light coming on checked back to ignition problems to do with ignition coils going bad because of TPS failure. required replacement of all coils (6 of them) twice, replaced all spark plugs, backfired and caused the is”

Cherie Z., GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“All ignition coils failed way too early”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“On two occasions in the past 12 months I've had to fix/replace steering gear shaft, gear box and pistons”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Seal leaked and had to be replaced. Resulted in loss of transmission oil”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Traction control

“Warning light is intermittent coming on but car does not tell me whats wrong”

Allan R., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“new timing belt. 2nd time for this repair”

Erroll R., ON (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“there is a random skip/miss/shutter,that feel as though a large seam or crack in the road was run over.however the road is smooth.when checked by the DEALER,they say that there are"NO COMPUTER MESSAGES"”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission would not up shift after coming to a stop at a light”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Batteries keep going bad. Three in the last 18 months. Dealer and local repairman have been unable to identify the problem other than to replace the battery”

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Special coating on door frames that are chipping off”

Mark A., SD (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Areas on the hood. The paint starting to bubble”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“the chrome trim is fading & pitted; dealer would not honor warranty as the zone office would not either”

John G., CO (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“paint was peeling on the hood of the car”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Paint peeling off black trim around doors and windows”

Mike F., ON (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“dealer replaced two rear bottom reflectors that we found to be missing before we took ownership”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“I have had four replaced since I have owned the car; finally GM stepped in to help out with the cost of the FOURTH one in 2013, still cost me several hundred dollars”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“flushed and cleaned intake manifold replaced valve cover with crank case vent - removed & replaced left bank, front of engine compartment replaced spark plugs”

Anonymous, OK (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“check engine light came on. As per Onstar, notified dealer and timing chain/belt was changed under waranty”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“It was fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Timing belts needed to be replaced, was done under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“onstar failed, replacement was necessary”

Anonymous, WA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Terrible navigation system since the car was new. Sometmes it got me lost; difficult to input info; gave the feeling of unreliability”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

“DVD player only plays one DVD; all others produce an error”

Anonymous, SD (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Neve confident the phone is paired and voice can be heard through car sound system”

M H., VA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Bluetooth module out”

Jerry N., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Warning light and service message comes on intermittently”

Allan R., IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“I don't know if 57,000 miles would be considered premature. I wasn't having any problems. Took car in for mandatory safety and emissions test and was told I should get new front brakes soon. Paid $1213 for front struts, shocks, pads, fluid and 4 wheel alignment”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Had not noticed a problem, but while vehicle was in for timing chain/belt repair, vehicle received a thorough check and the other issues were found and addressed, all under warranty”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“I had to replace my brakes due to normal wear”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“They rusted and made the inner pads wear”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“"Chrome" is spotted and pitted”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Lift gate failure that had a recall. Repaired by dealer”

Mark A., SD (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Had to replace the struts”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“automatic lift gate malfunctions regularly. Dash light says it is open when it isn't. Sometimes won't go up, sometimes won't go down, sometimes does whatever it wants”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

“right back blinker burned out, replaced myself for $5.00”

Jay K., MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“various parking type lites go out”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Abs and traction control warning light comes on frequently”

Don-Mary V., MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

“Interior lighting that should come on when doors are opened have stopped doing so .May just be a fuse. Haven't checked yet”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water pump leaked. No cost to me, Buick paid for the repair”

Anonymous, MO (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“The car sounds horrible”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Frequent noises in the rear of the car”

Don-Mary V., MI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

“Drivers side has air noise they can't fix well”

Anonymous, IA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Catalytic converter failed however was still covered by warranty”

Douglas N., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Had to replace it twice. Sensor indicates it needs to be replaced again. Looking to dump this POS”

David T., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

“Annoying exhaust smell inside car when stopping car for a light, entering garage etc”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“GM is well aware of transmission problems with this vehicle yet they won't correct it or even address is, yet they will acknowledge it”

William P., WI (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“slipping in second and fourth gears. GM replaced all parts. it was down for two weeks”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Slipping transmission and rough shifting characteristic of a transmission needing to be rebuilt. It is too new and too few miles for this problem. GARBAGE VEHICLE! I like GM styling, but will NEVER buy them again. I will buy Japanese or German”

David T., TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Replaced leaking water pump. New pump leaking. Replaced 4 weeks later. No cost from dealer”

Douglas H., OH (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“water pump leaking and had to be replaced. Recall on water pump a year ago showed it to be okay”

Gary W., CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“GM sent out an alert about low fluid level causing the pump to fail, the pump failes and then there is a low level”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Failed emission test. Could not believe it cost so much as it was just after the 80,000 mileage coverage”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

“Repeatedly had to return to dealership with "Check Engine" as it was failing to reset after catalytic converter was replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Surprising, because vehicle was kept in garage and never driven hard, driven in mountains, etc”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Consumes 2 quarts of oil per month”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

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Recalls
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STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
Jun 30 2015
If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V415000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 691144
SEAT BELTS
May 20 2014
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V266000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1339355
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Mar 17 2014
Failure of the side impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy in a crash increase the risk of injury to the driver and front seat occupant.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harnesses may result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2014. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14030. Note: Vehicles repaired as part of Customer Satisfaction Campaign 10085 and special coverage 10335 have already had the subject condition repaired and therefore are not included in the safety recall.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V118000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1176407
SEAT BELTS
Aug 12 2010
THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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.
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V375000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 207210
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 04 2010
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Mar 06 2009
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 276,729 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET COBALT, HHR, MALIBU, TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, PONTIAC G5, G6 AND SATURN AURA AND OUTLOOK PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT POSITION SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT", AND FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION". ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED. IF THE CLIP IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT MATCH. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVE COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO "PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN "PARK".
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP IS FULLY ENGAGED. IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIP DOES NOT ENGAGE, THE SHIFT CABLE WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL NO. 09041.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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V073000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 276729
SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Nov 24 2008
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.
Summary:
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.
What should you do:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V615000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16667
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