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 2014 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

"I had purchased a 2010 Enclave and loved it so much that I upgraded to the 2014 Enclave. However, I have had nothing but trouble with anything having to do with cooling the vehicle. I live where it gets 100 degrees and higher by May. No air conditioning is not acceptable. I have to take my vehicle to a town 30 miles away each time. They have been very good on the maintenance and have always given me a loaner. I do not have an issue with the dealer, but I do with the vehicle! Never again."

Nancy A., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"This is an issue for many enclaves and it has to do with the manufacture of the air conditioners. Buick knows its a problem and the dealership have gone above and beyond to make sure my was repaired, but it sprang another leak in the evaporator. They so far have managed to repair it. My air conditioner works fine now. The fix was a tough one because they had to take out the entire dash board to get to the evaporator. After realizing that it was a manufacture problem, they were quick to get it re"

Nancy A., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air conditioning went out. I took it back to the dealership and they repaired it"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The compressor locked up, breaking the serpintine belt and It rueined the air conditioner. The vehicle was still under warantee and was fully covered by GM"

Anonymous, SD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air conditioning system has gone out and has yet to be fixed"

Susan J., TN (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Would mnot cool"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"There is a Freon leak that the dealer cannot find after multiple attempts"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The rear area condenser failed. It cost $1300 to repair at the dealership.."

Gregory R., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When traveling home from Florida, our air condition was not working as well as it usually did. Made it difficult driving through warmer temps."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Would not cool"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"We have days that start at 40 degrees and end at 80. When first switching from heat to a/c, takes long time to stop blowing heat and switch to cool air"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Either too hot or too cold. Same settings brought different temps daily"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Passenger side cool air did not function - warm outside air came into the vehicle. This happened in Florida - but now that we are home and the weather is cold - it is not an issue. It will be addressed once the Virus isolation has been lifted."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"in June, noticed that one side of the climate control, when on AC, wasn't as cool as the drivers side, took it in a few weeks later to the dealer we purchased the vehicle, diagnosed as The rear heater core had a leak and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"Back one was leaking Had to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The vehicle's condenser had to be replaced twice and now the The condenser was replaced twice under warranty and appears to be working well at this time"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Began leaking - had to replace"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"the evaporator experience a leak for the 3rd time. dealer replace it each time at no charge. I spoke with tech and he said this was common for 2014 Enclave."

Thomas E., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced evaporator"

W L., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System stopped cooling. Replaced rear evaporator, not under warranty."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air compressor and the evaporator were one in the same defect some how. It all went together I think"

Nancy A., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The car would no longer cool. I believe they said it was a plugged evaporator"

Doug K., MN (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear Evaporator replaced due to not cooling"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear evaporator had a leak and was replaced under warranty"

Thomas E., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Caused AC failure. Over $1K to repair"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear evaporator ceased working!"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"rear evaporator starting leaking and was replaced by extended warranty"

C P., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant was below the required level. No problem was found and the refrigerant was toped up and a dye added to facilitate the location of a leak should it occur again."

Lou A., ON (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"This was the problem with the evaporator. this is located in .rear side wall"

Thomas E., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Dye was introduced, leak located, evaporator was replaced while still under warrantee, and all has worked perfectly since."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace the refrigerant twice in the past 18 months"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"needs refrigerant about every 2 years"

Ron R., IA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"a seal failure caused the leak"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Lost all refrigerant"

Dennis B., NH (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Air conditioner didn't function when we purchased the vehicle in the fall. Once we reported the problem we were able to get it resolved. they put an dye in the coolant and were able to find the leak"

Anonymous, ND (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"AC quit working. Have had it in shop 2x and didn't find the leak either time. The technician added refrigerant and sent me on my way saying to come back when the AC quits working again"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"3 times in for loss of cooling. this time the lines were replaced. area near rear wheels is kicking up objects that could puncture refrigerant lines"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"A/c was blowing warm air and making a raspy metallic notice. Service center indictated it was low on refrigerant. Recharged it and added a dye to help find the leak"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Refrigerant escaped over winter. Fixed in spring under waranty"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System got low on freon and local dealer could not find the leak but did refill the gas"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System lost most or all refrigerant pressure. Dealership found a leak and repaired and recharged under warranty. No problem since"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Their was not enough Freon in system to cool the car. this came from the factory The dealer checked the ac and said that happened before it is working fine now"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The air conditioning system failed to produce cold air due to insufficient refrigerant installed from factory (according to dealer)"

Anonymous, CA (2014 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

Display screen difficult to see

"Flickered so reading it was impossible. Couldn't even change channels due to the flickering"

Valerie E., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"DEALER MADE ADJUSTMENT AND ALL IS NOW OK"

Mary J., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"During bright sunny days the screen is difficult to see when the light hits the screen at certain angles"

James O., PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"When playing audio via bluetooth, audio system in car stops working and the audio computer reboots"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"This is an intermittent problem. The screen works for a few days, then doesn’t. The next day it works again"

Peggy K., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"gauges don't light up"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"We had some interface issues with Buick Bluetooth/GPS. Also, it should be noted that the GPS interface on the Buick is vert poor, especially when compared to the intuitive nature of my BMW iDrive"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS doesn't always displays correct info, and it'll take you on a route that is completely backwards or on local roads instead of the fastest way. Even though it is set to take the fastest route possible, it still takes twice as long if you follow how the GPS whats to take you instead of looking at your phone GPS. Usually doing that is much faster."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"destination feature sometimes freezes and won't allow an entry"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Stopped working last fall. Went to dealer and they reinstalled and works fine since"

Fred S., MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Map was out of date at purchase.dealer claims there is no update available. Contacted GM lately. Was told that my GPS was up to date and no correction was forthcoming"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The maps are grossly out of date, frequently roads that have been in place for 5 or more years are not indicated or the names are incorrect. The voice command often does not match the intended route and it the GPS is constantly 100 to 200 feet off,"

Joe T., MA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"map just doesn't show up on occasion"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"I never know when it won’t function. It seems to work when I take it into the shop. Most recently, I had it serviced because the air conditioning stopped working and the intermittent navigation issue. The Service Writer said it was a sensor that needed replacing and that would fix both things. The A/C is working, but no voice directions from the GPS"

Peggy K., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"text messages quit coming thru on screen and unable to answer messages thru the unit"

Russell M., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Phone connection sounds bad when in Bluetooth mode and driving on expressway"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"dealer said gm has proble with samsung phone and holding the pair"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Will not respond to voice commands to dial"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"XM radio looses signal in various areas. GM said it is a known issue, but not resolvable. I do not experience this in my Hyundai."

W L., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"very rarely it will stop playing have to turn radio on and off or even may have to restart car to get radio to work"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Satellite radio antenna/receiver intermittent"

Paul W., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"All of the problems with the dash have been fixed with a new computer"

William J., PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Software update fixes

"The updates were outdated at the time of instillation. They are useless in most cases. I refer to my phone for all navigation."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Speakers

"We experienced static in speakers that only could be fixed by replaced entire dash"

Paul S., NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Voice commands don't work. If you give it a command to call a specific number in your phone or one you have saved in the system it doesn't recognize it. You can know exactally how its suppose to be given but it will still not work. It will take the numbers and call that way, but that can be more time consuming then picking your phone up and hitting the name you want to call. Its much easier to pick the phone up and less stressful when the voice commands don't work."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Voice control of blue tooth telephone connection can not find some of the entries in my telephone book"

Anonymous, CO (2014 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

Body control module

"Using the key fob to unlock the doors caused the outside mirrors to move. It took the dealer 4 visits before they replaced the body control module to cure the problem"

Sidney R., IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"No tail lights after trailer wiring was installed by dealer"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"These go out quite often and are expensive to replace"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Driver tail light has gone out twice. Not a difficult replacement with a little mechanical skill.,"

Steve F., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"The dashboard has shut down twice while the car was in operation. The entire dashboard went blank, while I was in the midst of a phone call. The car did not stop but everything went black"

Sheree T., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Was getting goofy alerts"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"fuel gauge error"

Jean-Francois R., QC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"Left headlight flickers on and off."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Both headlights had to be replaced shortly after I bought the vehicle, when the vehicle was just under, and then just over, 50,000 miles. These are very expensive headlights, over $300 each. One was covered by warranty, the second was not. I feel these lights should last longer than 50,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"adaptive headlight are intermittent"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Crazy expensive headlights ($150 just for a single bulb) and both have burned out in less than two years. Oh, and it's over $100 labor to install the bulbs because the front tires need to be removed"

Matt B., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Headlight just died on the way home. Dealer replaced at no charge. Said it was a defective headlight."

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Headlights went out completely while driving at night. Dealership said if one light is going out that the balist may cause both to go out. Very dangerous if you ask me. So daytime driving only!"

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Drivers headlight out. Extremely difficult to access, removal of wheel well liner. Requires professional installation and very expensive replacement light."

Steve F., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The headlight bulb on the drivers side burned out."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Defective headlight. Replaced no charge."

Bruce L., MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Headlight stop working two years after vehicle was purchase. Cost $ 500.00 to replace"

Harry H., NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"One bulb went out and was expensive to have replaced."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Headlight burned out, cost $400 to replace!"

Michael S., MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"seat module"

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Headlights on "auto"; when headlights turn off or on, interior lights get brighter/darker"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Unknown module that was replaced but controled the keyless entry as part of it. This was a pain not having keyless entry. Manually unlocking the car always set off the alarm"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Several electrical problems, airbag light, check engine light (sensor). More problems than should be. Still my my overall satisfaction with the Buick Enclave is good. It rides nice, looks nice and represents a good value. The faults are that it is underpowered, poor gas mileage and although not horrible, still has more problems than imported cars, which is no longer acceptable. I try to buy American when it works for me, but the 3 year reliability could have been better. The car feels more"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Failure of washer button on steering column stalk made washer inoperative."

Anonymous, WI (2014 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

Calipers

"Rear Calipers stick causing excessive heat, warping and destruction of the rotors and premature break pad wear. The excessive heat caused by the constant drag of the stuck calipers probably contributed to the total failure of both rear bearings. At the time of repair, I learned I was 5 days past the 4 year bumper - to - bumper warranty terms. Of course, GM didn't give a damn. $1400 bill for new rear bearings, calipers, rotors, and pads for a car with only 43000 miles (non of which should have failed at this low mileage). Congratulations GM for the very considerate and 'Customer come first' attitude (sarcasm). My personal product experience refers to my 2014 Buick Enclave AWD with every option. Sticker was $54000. The continuing disastrous corporate saga of the once mighty GM is continuing; nor more than 40 years of disdain, disrespect,and disgust for their customers. Obviously, a American tax payer BAILOUT that saved their asses in 2009 -2010 from complete collapse and final end doesn't count for anything. Also, if GM transfers all Buick production to China, I will never ever, ever, ever, purchase another GM product!!! PLEASE CR, send that message to the dumb, fat, uneducated, overpaid, low IQ, GM executives (the sad ironic reality is, these executive are probably not dumb, uneducated, low IQ, idiots, however, they still make these types of moronic short sighted decisions). GM is still doomed. From the CEO down, there is, little passion, leadership, desire, or ultimately, concern to deliver the best products to their dwindling customer base."

Dean W., OH (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"froze up"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Roaring noises sometimes. Took it in. Dealer could find nothing wrong. Bad smell came from left hind tire and a lot of heat. Took it in again and theyreplaced the pads and calipers. Have had no roaring noise since. They had already replaced ed new rotors previously"

Gary H., OH (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Master cylinder

"replaced boster"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Noisey"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"master leaked and brakes failed"

Russell H., CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The master cylinder was replaced due to the brake pedal sinking to the floor when holding the brakes at a stop sign/signal"

Lawton C., WA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"While driving, the master cylinder booster failed causing the antilock brake system to engage while driving. This was due to a defective part"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"slow pedal responce"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"front brakes serviced after 90,000 miles"

Dennis V., WI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Warentry"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Two sets of brakes; two sets of rotors since I owned it and it only had 13,000 miles when purchased. Dealership put brakes on prior to purchase"

Bruce M., NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Driver side rear, only had wear on one pad.Had to replace pad and rotor .Also pads and rotor on opposite side to maintain even wear and braking."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Routine maintenance after 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"rotor squeek"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The Brake System On The Left Front Wheel Was Not Secured During Assembly"

M R., WI (2014 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

"Because my car is parked outside, the accumulation of snow was penetrating the door seals and keeping them from operating correctly (couldn't open or close properly)."

Laurence L., MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"After experiencing rattles, I asked the dealer to check it out. The motor mount needed replacing and the sway bar. I have never owned a car 4 years old where these problems were issues. The motor mount was under warranty. The sway bar cost me $300"

Marge M., MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"There have been interior squeaks and rattles since day one-- loose dash and console components. And then I've started having many noises in suspension, steering, and general squeaks and rattles from under the car they can't find"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"rattle in dashboard area"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"There is a slight thumping noise in the front passengers wheel when hitting bumps"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"has rattle in dash area on passenger side"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Knocking sound in the front suspension. But what else can you expect from an Obama vehicle!"

Calvin T., ND (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"the front passenger seat had a squeak that was fixed"

Anonymous, MS (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"BRAKE PEDAL SQUEAKING AND RADIATING FEEL FROM SAME INTO STEERING WHEEL"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"maybe time to look for a new car"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Returned from a road trip (Denver to Austin, TX) with a persistent rattle in the front left side of the vehicle. Brought car to GMC dealer and discovered I had a broken strut. Have no recollection of hitting a pot hole or anything that would cause this damage. Repair was made that same day."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"Sun roof did leak. Air whistle around seat belt pockets. They tell me it is the body design and can not do anything . I did not have this problem with my last Enclave"

William J., PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Wind noise at highway speeds at window. Dealer fixed it one time, but now it has returned to the passenger window. They are looking into it now"

Curtis M., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"More noisy than I think that it should be. May be caused by roof rack."

Anonymous, MS (2014 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

"CAR PULLING TO RIGHT SEVERILY"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Bushings

"gjihl"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"power steering was leaking and causing the engine light to come on. Problem wasn't actually discovered until a flat tire was being replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"I noticed that sometimes it was difficult to turn the wheel; when I took it in to the dealer (not where I bought it), they said one of the gears was leaking and it was causing the pump to run low, so they had to replace both"

Chris K., CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"hose leak"

Joseph Z., CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"shocks gave out at 40,000 miles"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Struts were making a lot of noise... and since repair g those, it has triggered many other unidentifiable noises in the suspension and steering and under the car"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Defective strut"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"leaking"

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Both struts failed with only 38000 miles on them with a repair cost of $1100."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Makes a noise on front when turning sharply. No one seems to know how to fix but vehicle is operable."

Joseph P., AZ (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"50K the Rack-and-Pinion is leaking oil. Replacement is 3500 - 4000; including new tie rod ends. Never have i owned a car that needed this repair so early in the car's serviceable life (2014 Buick Enclave). (4 years at 50K miles)."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"All 4 wheel bearings needed to be replaced early in my opinion at 40K miles. Expensive fix for simple bearings over 2 grand at the dealer."

Anonymous, OH (2014 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

"Rear segment of right top rail came off. Replaced it. Replacement came off"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"luggage roof rail end cap came off twice"

Armand M., NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Chrome trim dropped off. Was replaced under warranty."

Bruce L., MD (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Just very poor job in fit and finish, sloppy workmanship. This was the third Enclave - no more."

Thomas C., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Chrome end cap, (Luggage rack), Driver's side came completely off, I did not notice it until the next morning. Cost $80 dollars to replace."

Harry H., NC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"For the price paid, the trim finishes are not up to par - loose rattling in the dash etc."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The drivers door interior trim was delivered "warped" such that you could see under the interior trim from outside the car. ( the trim was 3/8 inch to high at the window sill)"

Curtis M., FL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Repeated trips to dealership due to air bag sensor warning light"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When the outside temperature drops to below 40F, the system doesn't come on until the SUV warms up inside. Can take up to 15 minutes -- the colder outside the longer it takes"

Benoit B., PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When playing audio via bluetooth, audio system in car stops working and the audio computer reboots"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The original diagnosis was that I need an airbag replaced. Later discovered it was only a minor electrical connection."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Warning light came on, then off. Back on again remaining for 2-3 weeks until I took to dealership."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Intermittent air bag light came on for years, just a poorly designed car."

Thomas C., TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System shorted out due to climate conditions. Need to have better protection of system from elements."

William P., NY (2014 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

Rough shifting

"Rough 2-3, 3-4 shifts"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It occasionally 'lurched' when downshifting"

John P., PA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"noticed since day one but basically put up with it - probably should of had it fixed."

Anonymous, (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Slips and engages loudly when accelerating out of a turn."

Patrick S., OH (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The transmission in this vehicle has had numerous problems: rough shifts, would not shift, would not engage, etc. Just another reason that we'll not purchase another one"

Calvin T., SD (2014 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

"electronic control malfunctioned and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"temperature was less than -35 celcius and all wheel drive wheel drive was disabled"

Jean-Francois R., QC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Differential

"clunck when I accelerated. idiot light came on. took it to the dealer. they say they replaced components of the AWD and differential. Took a week. Gave me a loaner. No cost."

Anonymous, NV (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"loud rumbling sound from rear axle"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Vehicle shakes and shutters before shutting down. Does not throw a code so dealership doesn't know what is happening. Shows stabilitrac in dash. Cannot duplicate."

Anonymous, MO (2014 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 mounts

"I went over a bad bump and after that I noticed that I was hearing a clunk sound occasionally so when I took it in for routine oil change, I told them to check out the "clunking" noise. They called me back after they found one of my engine mounts broken and then they said that I was leaking oil from my timing chain, then it was also a broken front strut. All in all it turned out to be $4200 to get my "oil changed" This was at the dealership. I knew the owner real well and called him up and I ended up getting all the work done for $2700."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Oil leaks

"leak was in the cover of the timing chain."

Hal K., GA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Dealer informed me about an oil leak at the oil pressure sensor. Cost of replacement estimated @ $600. Have not had it replaced. Will obtain estimates from private repair shops."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Total piece of junk. Repaired 3 times but never solved severe slippage problem"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The transmission always slipped from day 1. It would hesitate accelerating out of a turn. The slip eventually turned into a shake as it moved from low to high and I had to take it in and replace it."

Patrick S., OH (2014 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)

"My check engine light ket coming on. I went to my mechanic and he turned off the light and advised me to get a new fuel cap. I replaced it and the light came back on within a week. It then became hard to start so I took it back. He then went all through the fuel system and cleaned out the injectors. It still came on. I took it back again and he kept it all day and did a smoke test to see where it was leaking. He fixed that and $300 later, it hasn't come on again in the past month."

Rudi L., SC (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel sensor went bad within 1 month of purchase. While driving it off the lot for the first repair, it went bad again. Not too long after that, a recall was put out for this problem"

Anonymous, TX (2014 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

Seat belts

"Another recall on seat belts. Another recall for electronic sad sor for chassis. 3 recalls within one year"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"tailgate misalignment prevents use of remote closing"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"crack at mounting bracket allowed coolant to seep out over several weeks. no puddle under car when parked."

Hal K., GA (2014 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

Timing belt or chain

"The timing belt was changed when they had to replace the gasket"

Anonymous, SC (2014 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

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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
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 01, 2014
If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana, and Sierra HD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM¿s number for this recall is 14515.
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: 14V614000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 106307
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
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Apr 30, 2014
An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured March 26, 2013, through August 15, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ECM) software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct the fuel gauge reading, free of charge. The recall began on June 27, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14007.
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: 14V223000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 51640
POWER TRAIN
Feb 21, 2014
If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave, and Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." They also fail to conform to FMVSS number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
What should you do:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. The recall began on April 10, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC owners at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.
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: 14V092000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 355
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