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.

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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,240 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.

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2009 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 132015

Enclave

  • 72,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving on interstate 75 North of cincinnati oh in bumper to bumper traffic on 7-13-15 in left lane when buzzer sounded, traction control light came on and engine lost power. Trying to get to shoulder was a bad experience as traffic was having one hell of a time trying to cope with a car that suddenly wasn't moving. How a bad accident didn't happen, I just say it was good luck! we really like our Buick Enclave and would like to keep it. I have a code reader and no code was revealed. I pushed the traction control button several times and reentered traffic and the car ran fine for the next two hours to home......

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #6

Apr 022015

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 99,058 miles
I was driving on the freeway and the car begin begain to flash across the dash that it was reducing engine power. This now happens ever so often when I'm driving I was wondering is this a re-call matter?

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 042013

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 73,296 miles
Issue: Check engine light issue resolution: Dealership found code P0304 and P0306 were stored. Recommended replacement of #4 and #6 coils and plugs. Repair replaced all plugs and coils. Issue #7. itr

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

May 102013

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 68,032 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Issue: Car makes loud screeching noise, loss of power steering, engine fan constantly running and car A/C heats on one side and cools on the other. Resolution: Dealership located leaking gear and pump damaged which caused noise. Replaced power steering gear and power steering pump. Flushed power steering system and evac and recharge A/C system. Issue #6

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 212012

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 57,796 miles
Issue: Repair done for premature timing chain wear due to engine control module resolution: Recall repair #10287 performed and reprogrammed engine control module issue #5.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 072014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Driving home and the stabilitrak and traction control light comes on. Car now spins tires and has disabled the ABS. Very unstable car with ABS not working properly. Take my vehicle in for routine maintenance and was told rack and pinion is leaking. Got online and see class action law suit against GM for this same reason. No recall. I don't see how GM does not think this is a safety issue. To be driving down the road and steering fail. Not only endangering people in the car but also everybody else around them. I'm starting to hate this car. Looks good from a distance but the problems GM has had with these models Enclave, traverse, acadia all models with this steering system. Not a cheap fix either! my father worked for GM so that's all we buy. Seriously reconsidering though.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 76,500 miles
I was heading out my neighborhood up a hill to make a left turn and all of the sudden the steering wheel would not move and almost caused me to get into a wreck. I already had the steering pump and pinions changed 1 week ago and now this happens. Apparently this is an issue GM knows about and nothing has been done. I have 2 kids and I am concerned about their safety. Not to mention how costly this is and as a single mother I cannot afford to buy another vehicle or repairs, by the way I did just purchase this vehicle 2 weeks ago. Yes I did just purchase it from a dealer.

- Tucker, GA, USA

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