The Encore is a luxurious subcompact SUV that's a full size smaller than "small" SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Buick's overall length is comparable to a Volkswagen Beetle. Tall, short in length, and narrow, the Encore has ungainly proportions, despite some familiar Buick styling cues like a big chrome grille and portholes on the hood.
    Alerts
    There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

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

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Buick Encore 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

    "There was a screeching noise when car was put in reverse. The body shop took quite awhile to diagnose that it was a sensor on front bumper covered in dirt"

    Anonymous, MN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "The backup camera only works in the daytime. I use the works because although I can see behind me, the camera shows me that the item behind me is about 5' away when it is actually about 5! I can only use it to see if ANYTHING is behind me. Just about worthless!"

    Karen A., CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Display screen difficult to see

    "Display screen fades in and out. Very difficult to view at times. Dealership replaced/repaired once before, and still having the same problem"

    Anonymous, AZ (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Display screen goes blank

    "Sometimes when the day is cloudy or when I drive into a shadow the car seems to think that it is night and the screen goes so dim that I can't see anything"

    Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

    "Phone book fails to update"

    Anonymous, SC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    In-dash navigation system (GPS)

    "GPS thought it was in Dearborn mi"

    Anonymous, PA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Within days of purchasing this Encore new in late Nov 2014, I realized the GPS did not always pick up the satellite. I had it in the dealer 5 or 6 times -- they replaced the antenna, a connector and finally the whole radio/GPS -- and that fixed it"

    Anonymous, VA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "It’s not the best. Outdated not as functional as most foreign cars"

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "I noticed the problem when the car was only a week old. In the first four years, I took it back to the dealer at least 20 (twenty) times. They replaced various components at different times. They replaced the software a number of times. It is much better, but still occasionally thinks it is up to half a mile off from the road I am driving on. It then goes "crazy" giving all sorts of directions to get back on the programmed road -- when it is on the programmed road all the time. It is much better now than it was in the beginning but still goes nuts from time to time. We made a trip to Texas last October and, again, it lost where it was and gave all kinds of unnecessary instructions. The cursor on the screen is up to a half a mile from where it should be."

    Anonymous, VA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "The GPS unit has been back to the dealer at least twelve (12) times. The whole unit has been replaced twice, the antenna once, the coupler once and it had been reprogrammed a number of time. It is better now, but not totally fixed"

    Anonymous, VA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "From time to time, the cursor (representing the Encore’s current position) is anywhere from a few hundred feet to maybe a half a mile off. The Buick dealer has worked on it repeatedly in clouding changing the unit, the antenna, etc. and reprogramming the software repeatedly. The unit is MUCH better, but occasionally displays errors and gives erroneous directions."

    Anonymous, VA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

    "I set up pairing but when I leave the car and return it does not automatically resume pairing at times"

    Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Radio

    "The radio stopped working (don't know why) and did not work for about 6-7 months. My husband took it into the dealer to have it checked out. He was told the whole system would need to be replaced for about $1800. My husband decided to not replace the radio/system. Then for no apparent reason one day when my husband was driving along, the radio popped on. Who knows what caused this? We will probably never know."

    Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Voice control commands

    "Confusing to use"

    Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Calls coming in are slow motion and garbled"

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "This 2014 model has much worse electronic dashboard than my 2015 General Motors car. The electronic screen is cumbersome to operate and the voice control is very bad - frequently does not understand who you want to call."

    Linda J., PA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Brakes

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

    What Owners Say

    Calipers

    "I had a couple of instances of stuck brake calipers. I ended up having to replace the calipers and also the pads and rotors"

    James K., MI (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Parking brake

    "Warranty insp"

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "recall-everything okay when checked"

    Anonymous, ON (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Premature brake wear

    "Rusting with chipping surface causing smoking at rear wheel and premature brake pad failure."

    Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Squeaking

    "Had pads replaced because of touchiness; now have noise that dealer & Buick cannot fix? A bulletin says it is a damper problem & tells the dealer "do not replace or remove the damper", so I have to live with the annoying noise? GM says safe to drive?"

    Anonymous, OH (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "My brakes squel when backing up/reversing"

    Steven T., FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    "TWICE THE COMPRESSOR WAS LEAKING GAS WHICH CAUSED OTHER PARTS TO REQUIRE REPAIR. COSTS OVER $1500"

    Anonymous, SC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Seal leaked all Fremont out, replaced whole compressor"

    Anonymous, TX (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Blower (fan) motor

    "Fan on passenger side dash was noisy. Bearing noise"

    Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Heater system

    "Does not put out enough heat; especially cold on legs"

    Frederick J., MN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Refrigerant leaks

    "The AC stopped working in the summer of 2017. I had it serviced/recharged. Refrigerant leak, system was filled with dye, but it was good through the fall. Summer of 2018, however, the system did not work, refrigerant was recharged and dye put in to locate the issue, which was thought to be a coil leak under the dash. The Expected repair cost is a little high, and i gave this car to my son to drive."

    Anonymous, (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Refrigerant was leaking from the Turbo lines resulting in the Turbo and lines being replaced at $650"

    Gary H., AZ (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Engine Major

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

    What Owners Say

    Engine rebuild or replacement

    "All four pistons were cracked and the engine was using a lot of oil."

    Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Head gasket

    "The vehicle started chugging at lower speeds and when stopped."

    Anonymous, AZ (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Turbo or supercharger

    "Bearing failed while on vacation driving through Santa Fe, NM. It was fixed under the powertrain warranty at a Buick dealership in 2.5 hours. We were very satisfied with the dealership and only lost about 3 to 4 hours of time."

    Maria G., TX (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Engine drags and will not accelerate. Dealer could not find the problem. Said probably the turbo but keep driving until it fails. Not safe"

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Turbocharger had to be replaced. It was still under warranty, but it was in shop for extended period of time due to strike. Engine would decrease in power level to less than 1/2 speed. New part was installed and hasn't had repeat issue."

    Anonymous, IN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "The turbocharger waste gate fell off and had to be replaced. It caused reduced performance, but no other problems. Was discovered by the check engine light on"

    Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Exhaust

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

    What Owners Say

    Exhaust leaks

    "What car is loaded with people and or luggage the car occasionally makes a very loud exhaust type noise, have been to 3 dealers who cannot figure out what it is"

    Anonymous, KY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Other/unsure

    "We can't get it to perform properly"

    Anonymous, IL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Voice control doesn't understand my voice commands. All confusing. Difficult to use"

    Anonymous, NC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Keeps indicating a problem that does not exist"

    Clark P., VA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "IWe will have a car in blind spot but no warning light."

    Anonymous, MN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Sometimes warns of a car very far ahead but then does not warn of cars actually in danger distance."

    Anonymous, MN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Engine Minor

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

    What Owners Say

    Engine computer

    "Major errors on system and would not drive, had to be towed to dealer and computer replaced"

    Ray H., LA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Oil leaks

    "oil pan leak"

    Anonymous, ON (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "oil leaking on garage floor after oil change. Thought it might be loose oil filter or drain plug. Took it to dealer. Leak was a rear engine seal that had to be replaced. It was covered by warranty"

    Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "replaced crank shaft seal 5 times, still leaking"

    Anonymous, MI (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Oil pan leak"

    Laura R., NC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    Horn

    "Horn just stopped working."

    Gregory C., CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Keyless entry

    "The rear door child safety lock stays engaged despite punching the "unlock" button. That's the only issue I've had!"

    Paula L., MO (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Warning lights

    "check engine light kept coming on"

    Theodore B., NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Lights come on dealer says code ABC they repair that a light comes in again new code same problem. They fix that code light comes back on and we still have the same problem"

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    "A small but persistent water leak (unsure of the source) that was repaired under warranty."

    Erwin E., IL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Squeaks or rattles

    "From the first week, it started making an awful noise when backing up. I've had it in the shop 3 times and they say they don't hear it. They don't hear it but my neighbors sure do! Sometimes it does it when driving down a hill. Why can't the Buick service people hear it?"

    Karen A., CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "front end noise when going over speed bumps"

    Joseph R., NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Wind noise

    "there are 2 noise problems. If you open the rear windows any amount while driving there is a loud noise and unpleasant pressure in your reas that make it impossible to keep the window down. anyoe wo rides itneh car comments on it. The brake peddle inside squeaks . I have had it back 3 times, they have not fixed it. the most recent time in they told me they had several customers with the same problems and the owners wife had it, on that one they took everything apart, couldn't find the problem a"

    Madeleine M., IN (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    Shocks or struts

    "strut bearing went bad at 40000k miles. were replaced under warranty"

    Anonymous, OK (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Bearings went bad requring replacement"

    Anonymous, OK (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Springs or torsion bars

    "A piece of the right rear coil spring fell off. in addition to the obvious new break there was rest on the other end of the spring indicating it had broken earlier. Took it to the dealer and they said the left rear spring was also broken."

    Anonymous, (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Paint/Trim

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

    What Owners Say

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "the paint flaked off the arm that holds the mirror to the door. a new one was ordered, painted and installed. no charge"

    Steven J., FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "The color is called espresso. By 2017, the color has faded on the roof and side mirrors I was told it is because I did not store it in a garage. So don't buy this car if you work and need to park your car in an outside parking lot."

    Anonymous, CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Rust

    "The rims are showing surface rust dealer is going to buff them, said it was in the manual how to care for chrome rims. Dealer not charging for this. Factory should seal rims better"

    Anonymous, AB (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Transmission Minor

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

    What Owners Say

    Rough shifting

    "The transmission would remain stuck in a low gear never shifting too high. After it was repaired it started again immediately, so more repairs. It still lags shifting into high on an intermittent basis"

    Anonymous, (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Slipping transmission

    "BUICK DEALERSHIP CONTINUES TO TELL US THIS WAS A DESIGN & TRANSMISSION SOFTWARE ISSUE THAT WILL BE CORRECTED IN FUTURE MODELS AND WILL NOT CORRECTED UNDER GM'S WARRANTY AND GM DIRECT SAYS THE SAME! A COMPLETE LACK OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION."

    Anonymous, WV (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Transmission sensor or solenoid

    "Big bang and loss of power."

    Ed B., MO (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    "AWD OFF displayed, due to software glitch"

    Gerard K., MI (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Differential

    "Drive train gave out. From day 1, backing up make squealing noise that MEN couldn't. I took it to 3 dealers and they couldn't hear anything. My SIL & girlfriends all noticed, and asked about it. The back camera has never worked correctly. It shows the driver to be 10 feet away from an object, when in reality you are 1 0 inches away. Doesn't help parking at all. And it's blurry! The little push button on the parking brake broke off and it's $300.00 to replace it. My favorite car was a '64 Buick Special and I never should have sold it! Best car ever!"

    Anonymous, CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Driveshaft or axle

    "Drive shaft joint broke"

    Kenneth M., NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    Engine Cooling

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

    What Owners Say

    Antifreeze leaks

    "it is a slow leak.They put new head gasket on but still leaked.They found a leak rear of in a hose connection at the back of the motor. they replaced the part. will have to wait to see if it is ok"

    Anonymous, PA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    "Had to replace radiator."

    Anonymous, NY (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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)

    "EGR VALVE FAILED CAUSING THE VAPOR CANISTER TO ALSO REQUIRE REPLACING"

    Anonymous, SC (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
    Fuel pump

    "Warning light came on telling me to shut off engine. When checking the engine there was no solution in the pump."

    Anonymous, FL (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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

    Doors or sliding doors

    "hatch back springs did not hold door up at all"

    Andy Z., CA (2014 Buick Encore None 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

    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, SEAT BELTS
    Jul 10, 2017
    A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
    Summary:
    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
    What should you do:
    GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2017. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.
    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: 17V437000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 40683
    AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
    Sep 08, 2016
    A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
    Summary:
    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
    What should you do:
    GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.
    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: 16V651000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 3640162
    SEATS
    Jul 23, 2014
    A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.
    Summary:
    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR, Chevrolet Caprice and SS vehicles; and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks. Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.
    What should you do:
    GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14340.
    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: 14V446000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 124007
    EQUIPMENT
    Jul 02, 2014
    Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
    Summary:
    General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
    What should you do:
    GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. 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 14257.
    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: 14V417000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2990
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