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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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,318 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202011


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that water was leaking from the sunroof onto the instrument panel and was affecting the blower motor. The contact was concerned that the failure could possibly cause an electrical failure. The dealer advised the contact that there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, offered no assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 72,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Keenwood , TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 142011

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Blower motor, fan motor for from doesn't work water leak on it, stering weel skeking noise do to driving shaft. Is leaking oil also.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 162008


  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that when the moon roof was closed, the shade was not solid and would allow the sun to shine through into the vehicle. The contact believed that the sun coming through the moon roof was the cause of her skin cancer. The contact called the manufacturer and requested a solid shade to block out the sun but they refused. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 10 and the current mileage was 24,019.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 032009


  • 5,000 miles


My 2008 Buick Enclave consistently has water leaks after it rains. There is a lot of condensation build up in the vehicle and water in the cargo area. The vehicle has been brought to the dealership 3 times for this issue, but it has yet to be repaired after 3 unsuccessful attempts (even though the dealership says the problem has been fixed).

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 222008


  • 6,000 miles
Campaign 08V41000 issued 8.6.08 indicates that remedy is only available in certain, mostly northern states. Since I live in one of the other states it must be unsafe for me and my family to travel to one of the listed states. I realize the GM is trying to keep the cost down, but this recall as listed, does not make sense since I travel in the winter to the covered states.

- Southern Shores, NC, USA

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problem #1

Mar 062008

Enclave 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,897 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. While driving approximately 55 mph with the windows down, the contact shut both front windows and left the back windows down. The vehicle began to shake and vibrate. The sunroof began shaking as well. The contact shut the rear windows and the shaking and vibrating stopped. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that all new vehicles perform in that manner. The current and failure mileages were 1,897. Updated 3/25/08

- Navarre, FL, USA

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