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 is 1 recall 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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 2015 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

"slow leak in air conditioning line. cannot seem to find. still working on as of date of this survey"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"air conditioning stopped working"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"refrigerant gas leaked and a/c wouldn't cool"

Reghunath R., MI (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Sensor was bad"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System is dual, passenger side electronic selector failed & and was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor gave off pieces of copper and it interacted with evac system causing it to leak"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear condenser and blower went out was repaired by the dealer"

Kevin C., NC (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"Lost cooling ability over time"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"It leaked because blower motor was the cause"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Second time the evaporator went out. Both times fixed under manufacturer warranty so that was good. Just a pain to have to take the car in and wait for service on two separate occassions"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"System failed to operate, return to dealership and had temporary fix and had to return for permanent repair"

William B., TX (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear evaporator coil premature failure. Second dealer finally diagnosed. Tech bulletin apparently now published. Replaced under warranty"

Charles G., AL (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"some problem with a part they knew about"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 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

"intermitent vertical blue lines"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When using backup camera, the screen takes 15 seconds to change from dim (due to being in the garage) to bright (leaving garage, entering daylight). We are at the end of the driveway before the screen is bright enough to see. This clearly is a software setting that needs to be corrected. I have reported it to my dealer, had the car in to be checked, and their answer is "That is the way all of them are""

Roy H., IN (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Hard to see when sunlight coming from front of car"

Jim B., WI (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Lose Bluetooth and music connection as well as I phone plug into radio. While traveling connections quit for no reason and later begin to function again"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Extremely difficult to use, unlike earlier version. Had tech go over it for over an hour and even she had difficulty using the navigation. Cannot put in more than 3 way points for a trip, most trips we do require 4 to 10 way points. This navigatio"

David D., FL (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Difficult & time consuming to pair a phone. Also cannot pair two (separate but same model) phones"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped recognizing cellphone for pairing"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Often does not hear my voice correctly. Does not link properly with my cell phone"

Jim B., WI (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Speakers

"The entire sound system was disabled for a period of time"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"screen would get fuzzy picture"

Anonymous, NY (2015 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

"gap in door seam created hole and wind noise"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Door required adjustment and door gaskets required adjustment in order to resolve wind noise issues"

David K., PA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Driver seat control panel on the outside of the seat bucket kept coming loose. Was replaced under warrentee"

Stephen P., TX (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The liftgate would open without warning when the car was in park with the engine running. Replacing 2 switches has fixed the problem"

Jerry R., MI (2015 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"

Robert H., CA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"water from the glass top got in to the fuze panel,and cause the car to quit. Twice waiting for #3"

John W., GA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"the side view mirrors have a wind noise problem"

Anonymous, FL (2015 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

"High pressure car wash knocked of the C pillar overlay between the right rear door and last window. Recovered part but was damaged and replace under warrentee"

Stephen P., TX (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"loose rubber gasket on door sill front left door"

T J., VA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Spots appeared on the hood. Dealer repainted the hood under warranty"

Donald D., TX (2015 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

12V power plug

"Plus does not always power up phone and accessuries"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"slow to react; overly sensitive sometimes touching the knobs gives nothing; the screen touch ability is very poor"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Very hard to reset A & B at time of fill-up for miles driven since last fill-up. USble to install roof racks due to improperly installed roof guide racks"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Wifi not working"

Anonymous, GA (2015 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

"The Check Engine light came on at 24,480 miles to say I had an engine knock problem--I heard a clicking valve noise. The Buick service person found debris in the head which blocked oil flow to the lifters and camshaft--no oil pressure at the lifters. They removed the head and replaced the scored camshaft. They replaced the head gasket and removed the debris from the head. A number of other seals and parts were replaced. New engine oil and coolant were added as the engine was reassembled. We dro"

Jerry R., MI (2015 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 knock or ping

"The previous problem covered the engine knock which was occuring due to lack of oil to the valve lifters. This caused clicking valves and a lot of vibration which triggered the Check Engine light"

Jerry R., MI (2015 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

"Dealer says the noise is the systems setting up every time you start out cold. However it happens when I have driven the car for some time and the systems is warm"

Anonymous, WA (2015 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

Slipping transmission

"seems car rolls backwards when put in park, dealer says NORMAL, however roll back excessive"

Anonymous, FL (2015 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

"The sensor ring on the rear wheel assembly was damaged and had to be replaced. The entire hub assembly was replaced. It is now working well"

Robert P., OH (2015 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.

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.

Engine Cooling

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

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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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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TIRES
Jan 28 2015
If the tire treads crack, a loss of tire pressure and possible tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 14, 2015, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 20, 2015, and 2015 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 16, 2015, and all equipped with Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires. These vehicles are equipped with tires that may experience tread cracking. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires that were manufactured within a specific date range, free of charge. The rec all began on March 9, 2015. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 15025/15067. Note: This recall is for Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires installed as original equipment. For tires that were purchased as replacement equipment, see recall 15T-002.
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: 15V044000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9074
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