Buick's Enclave is a large, car-based SUV with a spacious third-row seat and sound ride and handling. Nicer interior finish, a quieter interior, and a softer ride set it apart from its sibling, the Chevrolet Traverse. Rear visibility, awkward placement of some controls, and unimpressive fuel economy are its weaknesses.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Enclave will be less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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The 2017 Buick Enclave has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2017 Buick Enclave owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"Backup camera is so out of focus and contrast is so vague I don't always see people behind me. Picture is like a 1950s TV picture"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Sensors do not work at times when backing up"

Ronnie C., GA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Terribly difficult house the features. Could not understand the complicated controls. Didn't know the exact mileage for service dates"

John W., MO (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen goes blank randomly and the dealer has not repaired it, because they do not know what to do."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Never knew there were software updates available.My dealer nor Buick has ever offered software updates. Might have solved some of my electronic problems"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Radio would change stations on it own and some of the safety features would stop working at times"

Ronnie C., GA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Function of voice command does not work. I can receive calls, but when I say "call Mary3", it rambles off #'s that aren't part of her cell #."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"blower was too slow in delivering heat in winter"

Tom K., MI (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"The Evaporator for the rear AC system had a slow leak. Repaired under warranty."

Donald J., FL (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Quit cooling, had to be replaced."

John P., SC (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear evaporator had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"leak, had it tested and refilled."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"The rear evaporator leaked refrigerant. Still under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 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

Normal routine brake wear

"Rear pads needed replacement."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Warped"

Paul B., NH (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"When braking there was noticable shimmying."

Paul F., MI (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Warped"

Anonymous, (2017 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

"A portion (far rear, left side) of the roof chrome rail or trim fell off and was missing. Warranty covered replacement."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

"Rear Tailgate chrome molding Showed signs of water damage and discoloration ingrained into chromework"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on this vehicle is HORRIBLE !!! There are MANY stone chips in my hood because they don't put enough paint on these vehicles and I know from experience as I have been around body shops my whole life !!!"

Lawrence A., FL (2017 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

Gauges

"resetting gas mileage etc."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"Driver side headlight noticeably more dim as compared to the passenger side headlight. Driver side headlight replaced."

Thomas R., CA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Came on twice in 4000 mile. the second time the light hasn't came back on. But it is almost out of warranty."

Anonymous, MO (2017 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Roof weather stripping, front to back, nearest the roof racks, needed to be re-glued? Unsure actually how they repaired it. Was flapping loudly when speed was over 45mph."

Thomas R., CA (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise on drivers side; Buick dealer unable to confirm"

Anonymous, NC (2017 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

Power steering leaks

"Check Engine light diagnosed. Power steering leak caused oxygen sensor failure and wiring harness contamination. All covered by warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering hose replaced due to leaking. Under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 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

Driveline vibration

"Feel a slight vibration or drag when accelerating"

Myrtis T., FL (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The vehicle would not shift, but was able to go very slowly. Needed complete new transmission."

Anonymous, WI (2017 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

Fuel injection system

"Dash light and very rough ideling as well as stalling"

Anonymous, (2017 Buick Enclave None 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Transmission Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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.

Engine Minor

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

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
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Oct 07, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2008-2017 Buick Enclave and 2013-2017 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles. The driver's air bag inflator may explode during deployment, due to a manufacturing defect.
What should you do:
Dealers will inspect and replace as necessary, the driver's air bag module, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on November 3, 2021. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 22, 2021. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is N212349040.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V782000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 552
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
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