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.
Alerts
There are 5 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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2010 Buick Enclave owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"quit working; had a major cluster attempting to get it fixed"

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"At about 7 years/ 100,000 km the A/C completely stopped working. I recharged the system and it still didn't work. The compressor needs to be replaced and possibly lines to rear A/C. Local repair shop quoted ~$2000, dealership quoted ~$2500"

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air conditioning does not cool the vehicle like it should."

Christopher M., MN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It is in being repaired right now. Apparently there were 3 leaks in the system and require replacing most of the tubing and the compressor in the engine compartment. Granted the car is older and has a lot of miles, but my other Lambda platform vehicles never suffered from this problem, which appears to be because of the where the previous owner lived, apparently on a dirt road. Cost to repair is $2200 which is substantial. Thankfully I didn't pay that much for the vehicle."

Randolph Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"A/C stopped working. We live in Florida and it's used daily. The compressor simply wore out"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The compressor quit working"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"no AC cold air -replair under waranty"

E G., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It just quit working"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It just did not work"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"AC has been repaired 2x at dealership and still not right. I have AC on one side, then the other, it flips flops. The side with no AC is blowing out heat. They said it is a "flap" issue? Control panel gets wonky sometimes and doesnt work right. Frustrating."

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Heating and cooling systems function only intermittently. Fluid exhaust system of air conditioning has functioned only intermittently over the last 18 months."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"A/C system had an evaporator failure and developed a leak. When it was fixed the blender doors did not guide the heated/cooled air correctly for the automatic temperature selected. It would be warm when it should be cold."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Blend door failure. Relaced myself"

Tom S., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Air only from drivers side"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Lack of cooling in warm weather"

Richard R., MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Temperature does not stay as the desired setting"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Totally unreliable, Cannot direct air flow, A/C cuts in and out"

Thomas T., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Like the car but the climate control just is not up to par. Have to constantly adjust from auto setting to non-auto to get a constant temp. Have complained to dealer, no success"

Anonymous, MS (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The entire dashboard had to be removed to make the repair. Very costly, over $1,000"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When cold out, the heater blows warm out the bottom and cold air out the dash"

Anonymous, SK (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Freon was low"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"It had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"Repair requires removing the entire dashboard, the front seats, and console. Over $2,000. The traction control system is tied to the ABS and the warning light indicator was intermittent. Not so expensive, but very annoying and possibly dangerous?"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Drivers side temperature could not be controlled with thermostat,"

Brian C., MD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"This vehicle has a dual zone front and rear A/C unit. the rear cooling unit experienced the evaporator failure and it was very difficult for a repair shop to identify. It finally ended up costing us almost $3000 to diagnose and repair the system."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Evaporator needed replacement; difficultly finding shop that would perform labor to replace - full removal of seats, dash, everything up front to the firewall."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Replacing this unit requires the removal of the dashboard which takes at least two days - in my case the mechanic failed to flip a switch to activate the heating unit so the dashboard had to be removed a second time"

Michael L., NC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The front evaporator failed and had to be replaced. The dealer cost for this replacement was $1900.00. It was as shock to find that a 5 year old "luxury" car needed this repair"

Samuel F., FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Stopped working and too expensive to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The seat heater quit working on the driver seat. Very expensive to fix"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"My Drivers side seat no longer heats seat. $350-450 to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Passenger seat heating element failed. It is a $900 repair to replace both heating elements. With one element out, the heated seat won't stay on for more than 30 seconds at a time"

Greg V., NH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"No heat on the passenger side and rear."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"no heat on passenger side"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"This has been an ongoing problem for at least 7 years. Every spring Freon has to be put in for the AC to work. There is a pinhole leak."

Anonymous, SD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It started almost after it was bought. A/C line was leaking."

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Due to the way the Enclave's a/c hoses are run thru the engine compartment, friction and wear caused the line to leak eventually rendering the entire cooling system inoperable."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"I had to replace all the rear lines. Two years ago I replaced the front lines"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"an A/C hose had a leak, which drained the system of refrigerant in 2 days."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Every summer I need to get the refrigerant refilled. Three years ago, the repair shop found leaks in the compressor so I had to buy a new one. Then, the refrigerant continued to leak. So, I had more hoses replaced. I was told that the evaporator also had leaks but I chose not to replace that. Now, there is a whining/puffing sound when either the heat or air conditioning Is turned on. All of the refrigerant has leaked out again"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear leak that was hard to find"

J Q., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"We had 2 leaks at separate times. One was minor the other was like 1200 it was line from front to rear under car. Special tool required $700 wonhas to take to dealer line was like 800 and rest was labor"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaked completely in late 2014, refilled, tested, no leak discovered, leaked completely again in last few weeks"

Brian M., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"This one just popped up at 98500 miles. AC in the vehicle has never been just right, but this time it plain quit. Dealer is working on finding the problem with dye, etc. No fix yet"

Anonymous, MS (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace both hoses. required removing the front end of the car, to do this job. Also front right engine mount was broke"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air conditioning just stopped working the first time I tried to use it after the winter. The dealer replaced the compressor hose as it was leaking"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear unit developed a leak had to be totally replaced just after warranty expired"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The cooling system recently had a leak that required repair at substantial cost. The part was only $70 but the total cost was over $300 due to labor costs. It may not be totally fixed because it makes funny noises now"

Paulette P., IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Dealer charged us over 600 for fixing. Problem came back. Estimate for "another different problem" was for additional 600. We haven't fixed"

Josedavid Z., TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The leak was between the front and back, they needed the car for two days to fix it"

Vern E., MN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Air conditioner would not kick on took in an there was a leak in the hose. They have to take the front end grill assembly off to repair. Around 3-4 hunter to fix"

Debra A., WA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Repeatedly needs to be tested for leaks, every year or two"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"AC system was not properly cooling. Shop found leaks in refrigerant line joints. Joints were tightened and sealed, new coolant added. System now operating properly"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Buick is in for the third time in 3 years with A/C leakage problem"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"refrigerant leak in rear cabin section of A/C. Rear evaporator core replaced"

Kent S., TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

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

Alignment

"Steering is shaky above 60 mph"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Bushings

"Inner/lower control arm bushings"

Richard P., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"tires wearing unevenly and upon investigation problem found in bushings"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"The car leaked fluids. It was the power steering pump, which was replaced"

Gerrit H., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"There was a campaign on the power steering system where the power assist was intermittent. GM fixed it at no cost to me"

Paulette P., IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"When it had less than 50,000 miles, the power steering would not work. The dealer fixed it at no cost."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Pump gradually failed more frequently. Pump was replaced under warranty by dealer."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The power steering would occasionally cut out when turning from a near stopped position. It was the power steering pump and the dealership paid for the replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump per special policy ¿ (losing power steering at low speeds.) I consider this a serious safety issue that warranted a recall"

Wayne F., PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The car would make noises at certain times in turns"

Gerrit H., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering parts related to the pump but not the pump itself"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"I had difficulty steering at very low speeds. Two dealers refused to address the problem but a third dealer found that it qualified for repair under GMC guidelines"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The Power Steering would just go out, it didn't work"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Vehicle would not steer when taking off, causing a safety issue. Almost hit a pedestrian as well as another vehicle. Paid $1600 to repair, and Buick refunded approximately one-half. 60000miles on vehicle when problems occurred"

Jim W., AR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"pump was defective and wasn't initially covered by warranty. a recall was issued after we had fixed"

Chris B., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering seals failed which caused the whole power steering to fail. One part was replaced under a recall, but the repair was ~$1K"

Greg V., NH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Steering would sometimes quit working when making quick turns"

John B., LA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"replaced suspension parts at 110,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"this was discovered when i took it to the dealer for routine service"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Ride was being affected. Rougher than it should be."

Peter Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"when ca r was on the hoist for the rear bearing replacement, the front structs collapsed and did not support the weight of the car when driven."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"struts are leaking"

Desley A., TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"All four struts needed to be replaced"

John C., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced front shocks due to leaking"

Anonymous, NL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Replaced struts and shocks. All is well now."

Peter Z., MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering gear seal leaks. Had the gear replaced at SUBSTANTIAL cost---------out of warranty"

Robert G., PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"this was first diagnosed but it was actually the power steering pump"

Chris B., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"loose steering control"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"rack and pinion seal leaking"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Was told teeth went bad when you turned was lumpy rough"

Daniel C., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Steering wheel adjusting button does not operate to allow steering wheel to be adjust for driver comfort. Cost to repair at dealership $800. for parts including steering column assy, r & r 09/14 power tilt , plus labor $670. Total $1,571.00. Lots"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"rear bearings replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The wheel bearing burned out while I was on a trip. When I returned home the dealer replaced the bad bearing on one side of the car"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The screen is very dim and will not adjust to lighten and there is no safe zone grid outline shown to judge distances"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"In the morning, the display remains in the nighttime mode and stays dark and unable to be seen in full sunlight. This lasts anywhere from a few minutes up to the time you stop and restart the card. Dealer doesn't see it"

Robert K., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The back-up camera doesn't display well on the screen in the dash and will not lighten enough to see what's behind and there is no superimposed grid to help judge distances backing up"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen stopped working. Required $1200 replacement"

Kent P., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"When aux is used on the stereo, the sound quality is degraded compared to the XM radio signal, the volume more muffled, all the while a direct Bluetooth connection from my device is actually impossible with music/sound, but is possible with phone usage. It is probable this is due to the built-in stereo being an XM radio."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPD Problem: Map DVD Error"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Constant disk reading error.. When destination is added for trip, system either does not function or locks me out to all console controls. I must turn vehicle off (remove power) and restart to clear."

Clarke P., OR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Got disk reading error. One car dealer said I must buy a new GPS for $1100. Another car dealer stated I must buy a new chip for $2400. This started about 18 months ago. System works more frequently than it does not now. Initially, it stopped working completely."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The decals for the infotainment and climate systems were rubbing off. Buick has to replace the both hardware systems"

Clarke P., OR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"I find it somewhat difficult to pair my cell phone to the Buick system"

Jim D., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"When you shut off the car, pull the key and get out of the car, the radio and nav system will often not shut off. You have to start and turn off the car several times to get it to shut off. It always works fine at the dealership"

Robert K., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Amplifier had to be replaced"

Terrence T., TN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Sometimes the radio does not switch off when the door is opened. A switch is sticking but I haven't taken it in for service yet"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The decal system was rubbing off. Buick had to replace the entire radio system"

Clarke P., OR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Rear entertainment system: DVDs get stuck in Head Rest"

Anonymous, VA (2010 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Horn relay failed causing alarm to sound"

Robert G., PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Body control module

"We experienced a problem with our rear door locks. A Buick dealer checked out our car and said that a new body control module "might" correct the problem. The cost would be $500.00. There was no guarantee that the problem would be corrected and we wo"

Samuel F., FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"fuse block corroded"

Darla G., SD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Replaced turn signal, stopped working again, had it fixed, stopped again, gave up"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"terribly expensive to replace both tail lights and running lights. More than $90 for tail light and more than $160 for running light"

G P., WA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Left Driving Light needed replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"right front running light burned out"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Fan failure"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Driver side heat seat works about 1 minute before turning off automatically. Have not had it check for fear of expense."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Driver's side seat heater went out, and the estimate to fix it was more than $900"

G P., WA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Heated seat doesn't work"

Terry C., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Doesn't always work, and causes a check-engine light when it is not working that doesn't return a code. Can't figure out why it's sporadically failing."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Failed altanator"

Anonymous, TX (2010 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

Cylinder head

"It burns oil (valve guides or rings) Fuel economy has dropped."

Anonymous, NE (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine jumped time and bent valves. Engine replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Engine had a damaged connecting rod and had to be replaced (under warranty)"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Under warranty as a certified pre-owned, the left cylinder head was replaced, then the timing chain was replaced, followed by a complete engine replacement -all occurred between 70K and 75K miles. A true lemon!"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Complete engine failure; required replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Had to have the timing chain replaced outside of warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Engine was running poorly and throwing codes repeatedly. Self diagnostic work revealed that there was no or poor compression on one engine bank. Further research proved it was the timing chain, and more research showed this is a common problem, and dealers that take a vehicle with the 3.6l v6 budget a timing change (4-5k) in the tradin price. If I had known in advance I would have done it about the 100k point"

Mel B., IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"timing chain replacement under 100K should not be required. this was the first issue that occurred"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"had to replace timing chain...but was under warranty"

Dan P., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Known problem with this model. Reapir was covered by GM"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Timing chain stretched and had to be replaced. $1500 to change the chain - GM paid $750"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Diagnostic was performed at Chevy dealership after check engine light came on. The timing belt was replace via warranty"

Anonymous, NV (2010 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Gear shift would not move from Park without force. The gear linkage was replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Taking off from a start at normal speed it would sometimes slip but more so under hard acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"This repair hasn't happened because we plan on trading it in. This vehicle has been giving problems this past year. The mechanic said if he repairs the transmission computer, the other transmission could give out completely too. He suggested to start looking for another vehicle,"

Bianca P., CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Split trans from engine to repair"

Richard P., AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"SIGNIFICANT LEAKS ON TRANS AND HAD TO RETURN FOR MAJOR SERVICE WHILE THEY REPLACED MAJOR SEALS (TOOK A WHILE)"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"replaced both transmission lines"

Stephen B., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Had to have the transmission controller rebuilt so it would shift properly."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Car does not shift from 2nd to third. Although I didn't fix it, it was resolved by stopping and restarting the engine"

Anonymous, ON (2010 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

4WD/AWD components

"Front left wheel bearing is going bad."

Anonymous, KY (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
CV joint

"Severe vibration started Mechanic replaced the cv joint. Alls good"

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"The stabilitrak system computer went on the car so that at random times the car would think it was slipping out of control and reduce engine speed and make it difficult to accelerate. Dealership quoted $1000 to replace."

Anonymous, (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The major problems we've had with this car have been with the sensors failing. This seems to be a constant problem."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"I needed a new throttle pedal at just over 100000 miles. My stability/traction indicator came on. It would not let me go over a certain speed. (my manual told me this is for safety reasons)"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Traction control

"Sensor went out and left car undrivable"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Transfer case

"Repair sheet says internal mode switch shorted. Cost about $1100 to fix."

Anonymous, SD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Transfer case had to be replaced. It was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2010 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

Master cylinder

"master cylinder was leaking, required replacement for maximum safety"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Seemed to wear quicker than I normally experienced with other cars"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

"Disassembly of rear brakes to free up frozen emergency brake actuators and adjusters"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Had to have them replaced"

Goldie A., NJ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"premature rotor wear on front at only 10000 miles! I have witnessed a GMC Terrain with the exact same wear at exactly the same mileage"

Tom R., CO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"The noise was caused by worn pads. Pads and rotors were replaced"

V H., MD (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It turned out that there was a service bulletin to change the brake pads"

Vern E., MN (2010 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

Engine computer

"Main engine control module failure which affected the other 5 modules. Dealer took 3 weeks to figure out problem. While the dealer was very helpful in providing the technical support, willingness to solve problem and courtesy car during the 3 weeks,"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The "Check Engine" light comes on and the dealer suggested that I have a major tune-up after just 8,000 km from my last one. I did not realize the actual km travelled until after I had the second tune-up completed. Then the dealer said it was a pro"

Jim D., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"and the timing is off causing an intermittent Check Engine light. Fuel economy has dropped"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Engine mount broke & had to be replaced"

Art M., FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Slow oil leak at the rear of the engine. Design of car means that to fix will require dropping entire engine out"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Excessive oil was seen around the engine, power steering and timing cover. After degreasing and then driving for several weeks, it was seen that the timing cover gasket was leaking, and will be replaced"

Walter B., AZ (2010 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 began leaking which caused radiator to lose fluid, which caused overheating, which caused reduced heater efficiency."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Water pump failed"

Alan D., PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"There was a noise after turning off the engine. A water pump leak was the cause. It was taken care of"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Water pump had a leak and was covered by warranty"

Jeffrey W., NV (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The water pump had to be replaced at 38000 miles"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"flex exhaust pipe is rattling"

Desley A., TX (2010 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"We've had a "Tighten Gas Cap" message which is indicating a solenoid failure. Its an easy repair that takes a $20 part replacement and about 7 minutes total labor time. After filling the fuel tank with gas, the car will turn over but won't start for about 10-15 minutes. And this is the second time we've had this issue"

John H., AR (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Check engine light on requires emission control repairs minor problem that will cost about $900 for repairs. Equipment last the life of the vehicle"

Stephen H., MO (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced Canister Purge Solenoid"

Wayne F., PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Fault codes P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306. Treatment: Air Induction and Fuel Injection cleaning"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"On the highway I experienced a loss of power, the car would start to slow and the Reduced Power Engine Light would come on. Not exactly what you want to see when driving at a higher rate of speed with kids in the car. Our family takes long road tri"

Anonymous, TX (2010 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"rubber moulding around doors and windows cracking and falling off"

Terry C., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Window door jam applque ( spelling?) came loose. Reapplied"

James W., OH (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"My wife softly sideswipes the garage door sides and the paint and body are injured quite easily"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Exterior plastic part fell off after one year. Dealers wanted $400 for trim item plus painting of part for additional $400. I Purchased new part on eBay for $50.00 and had professional painted for $170"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Blistering and cracking on aluminum hood"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Continuing leak; received letter from Buick saying it couldn't be fixed, but they would refill for free every time it was needed"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Water pump

"defective causing leak. covered by warranty at no cost"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"had to replace water pump under warranty . It was a recall"

Dan P., ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"defective"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Had to replace due to plugging, likely due to burning oil in combustion. (uses oil) Its either the valve guides or worn piston rings. Also affects fuel economy."

Anonymous, NE (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"My engine light came on The GM dealer investigated and told me I needed a new catalytic converter Parts of GM we're on strike and it was going to be several weeks to get the part in I went to an independent garage that investigated and told me that holes in the muffler and pipe could release exhaust near the catalytic converter and cause a false reading in the computer The independent garage replaced the exhaust system The engine light has not come back on The final cost to me was about $700 The GM estimate was about $2500."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Bad Retractor on passenger side disabled entire airbag system."

Anonymous, KY (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Pipes

"the chrome tips got rusty and were replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2010 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

Coil

"Cylinder misfiring, reduced power. replaced coil and all spark plugs. Problem recurred one other time after replacement, no further work performed"

Kent S., TX (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"I'm getting Check Engine light and upon reading indicates a timing problem on one bank--cylinders 1, 3, 5. Will sometimes start rough. I've had individual cylinder coils replaced, along with the spark plugs. It continues. Even went into reduced power mode once--scary!"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission Problems for a few years.They reprogrammed the computer a couple times.Last time GM rebuild the transmission.The Transmission was slipping and hunting for gears.At both Taking off slow and even more so accelerating fast"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission cooler line and engine cooler line was cracked at the radiater. This caused trans fluid to mix with water and visa-versa. Warranty coverage. New Radiator, replace all hoses, rebuilt transmission"

Anonymous, IL (2010 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

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Not working"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Seats won't heat or cool for more than 60-90 seconds"

Mel B., IL (2010 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Apr 08, 2021
Unsecured side curtain air bags may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2010-2015, 2017 Buick Enclave, 2010-2019 Chevrolet Traverse, and 2011-2016 GMC Acadia vehicles. The side curtain air bags may not be properly attached.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, realign or replace the weld nuts, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 24, 2021. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N202321200.
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: 21V246000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108
STRUCTURE
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
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
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