Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Buying the first model year of any vehicle is rarely a good idea. You become a guinea pig for the automaker and they are really not nice to guinea pigs.

The 2008 Enclave has a wide enough range of problems to issue a warning. There's transmission failure under 90k miles, new power steering units costing over $1,300, and enough engine complaints to NHTSA to scare anyone away.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,120 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Buick Enclave accessories - interior problems

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2008 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 122015


  • 121,000 miles


We have had with the drains from the sun roofs and now we have water under the floor board and I am afraid ther might be mold growing we pulled up the floor board and found the water we have had the drains blew out every months but still there is water we have had the rubber around the sun roof looked at and there is nothing wrong with it.

- Roanoke, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 222014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • miles
The engine light came on... (4) recalls for other malfunctions..., the current re-call - 10/2014 on side air bags, that was taken care of. The engine light continued to stay on...the dealership found the problem... the gas tank...a brand new gas tank was needed. How can that be, the car is ( 6 ) years - six. The mileage ( 64,000 ).. record shows consistent car services, good care from the initial purchase. The dealership states the cost would be $505. "the car could at any time stop receiving gas into the tank!!!.... the car at any time, could just stop!!!, due to a defected gas tank; assembled at a GM plant, 2008 to me, this is their/ GM responsibility. This is definitely a **safety road issue, not caused by me.... they did some sort of test; automobile was not even at the service area, when the so-called test was administered; it was then declared that the charge is mind.... I spoke to a gmbuick rep, in detroit. Mi., he sent me to dealership, dealership determines who pays. GM transfers its responsibility to a dealership... please advise.... GM lacks the ability to interact with customer; no options, no customer service, no consideration, no satisfaction was given, especially; no manners... dealership did not make the car; nor equipment...please.

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282014


  • 65,360 miles
I just had my transmission repaired, cost me my savings, and a known issue with many owners. Now the power steering is caput. Have to waist my precious time and money on taking the car to the shop again. There is already a class action law suite for this exact issue. Shame on GMC for producing such poor quality car.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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