The redesigned Enclave is a strong entry for General Motors in the luxury SUV segment. It has the core features that shoppers look for in a luxury SUV, but the Enclave is hurt by its low mpg and the added cost to get key advanced safety systems that CR believes should come standard on all vehicles. This Buick has a hushed cabin with enough room for up to seven passengers to stretch out.
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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.

Overall Reliability
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The 2019 Buick Enclave has been recalled 1 time 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 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 2019 Buick Enclave owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"door trims come loose and squeak to the point of being very annoying"

Anonymous, MO (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 3.6-L V6)

"Behind the dash there is a squeaking noise and the moon roof shades rattle when in the closed position."

Anonymous, (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 3.6-L V6)

"THUMBING COMES FROM REAL BOTTOM OF CAR... ROADS WITH MANY POT HOLES BEING RUN OVER CAUSES CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF THUMPING AND RATTLES. HAPPENED IN MY PREVIOUS 2018 AVINR , THOUGHT THEY WOULD FIX PROBLEM AS THEY ADVERTISE ON OF THE QUIETEST RIDES IN THE MARKET. MY 2019 HIGLANDER WHICH WAS OVER 15000 DOLLARS LESS IS THE QUIETEST CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN.... CAN'T WAIT TO GET RID OF THE 2019 AVINIR.... HOWEVER ON THE HIGHWAY AT HIGH SPEEDS THE CAR IS GREAT. ONE MORE THING THE SEATS ARE AWFUL... AND I MEAN AWFUL"

Anonymous, IL (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 3.6-L V6)

"As we took delivery on the car, we heard a noise only detectable from the back seat. The dealer kept the vehicle for several days and with the assistance of GM, determined that the noise was coming from the fuel system, but could only be heard when the car fuel tank was 3/4 or more full. .GM is aware of this problem. However, they are unsure when they will decide to repair it. We are not happy with this resolution, but had already signed all the paperwork when the problem was discovered."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Buick Enclave Essence 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"front doors don't seal properly"

Anonymous, MO (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 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

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"During a trip a GPS function would become unavailable at times. Maps are out of dates when compared to my TOMTOM GPS."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 3.6-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Difficult to know when and if your system has received updates."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 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

Refrigerant leaks

"Here in August Car was not cooling off like it should. Luckily car was still under Warranty and Dealer took care of the issue."

Anonymous, (2019 Buick Enclave Essence 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

Transmission leaks

"The Dealer told me the transmission was leaking. Also there was a recall for the drive train."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Buick Enclave Premium 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

Mirrors

"When backing up, side mirrors automatically tilt downward for a view an curbs. However, they would remain stuck in this position after you were done backing up. Brought to the dealer twice for fix without success."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Buick Enclave Premium 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

Wiper motor or washer

"Stop working"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Buick Enclave Essence 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"found leak during normal maintenance. covered under warranty"

Anonymous, (2019 Buick Enclave Avenir 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

Drive System

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

Paint/Trim

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

Brakes

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

Engine Major

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

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

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.

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.

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Recalls
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POWER TRAIN
Oct 29, 2020
Missing bolts on the start-stop accumulator endcap could result in a transmission oil leak and may progress to a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Cruze and Buick LaCrosse, 2018-2020 Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, 2019-2020 Buick Encore, Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT4, Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Acadia, and 2020 Cadillac XT6 vehicles. The start/stop accumulator endcap may have missing bolts.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the start-stop transmission accumulator and replace it if any bolts are missing, free of charge. The recall began December 15, 2020. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267, Buick Customer service at 1-866-608-8080, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is N202313440.
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: 20V668000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 194105
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