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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,500 miles

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2009 Buick Enclave engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Buick Enclave Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jul 012016

Enclave

  • 110,000 miles

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

Have issues with vehicle idling and the car jumps at the point of switching gears. When driving on the expressway the car goes above 50 hesitantly.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #22

Aug 222016

Enclave

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that while driving at about 35 mph, the vehicle stalled making a ticking noise. The contact put the gear in park and restarted the vehicle and drove home. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that a rod in the motor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local dealer for a diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 162,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Somerset, MI, USA

problem #21

May 302016

Enclave

  • 30,000 miles
My Enclave 2009 was caught fire when it was parked stationary in a garage at 9:40am on 5/30/2016. The fire started from the right front of the vehicle, which results in the whole car totaled. Me and my family have been suffering much from this event. It's hard to believe it happened to our vehicle. This vehicle has low mileage (about 30,000), well maintained by us and GM shop in the past (all the records are available in GM system). On 5/31 we reported to GM with detailed information and requested an investigation. On 6/2, customer department contacted me, stating that they don¿T care about the cause of the fire and they don¿T involve in an investigation as we have our insurance covered. I told them no matter our insurance company initiates an investigation or not, as the manufacturer, GM needs to check this vehicle and take responsibility and improve its product if there is a deficit in GM engine. However they still asserted that they don¿T take care of such case. I have kept the record of our conversation in case needed. It's an unhappy experience. All the evidence we got so far suggested it's the problem of the electronical system/engine. We don¿T want it to happen to other people. We hope GM to have someone to initiate an investigation asap.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 162016

Enclave

  • 77,700 miles

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

My 2009 Buick Enclave had to have the timing chains and also 1/4 actulators replaced at just under 78,000 miles. I did go ahead and have the other 3 actulators replaced since they already had to drop the engine out of my car to replace the timing chains. This was a huge expense and after doing some research online it seems that a lot of GM motors from 08/09 have had the same problem.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #19

Jan 022016

Enclave

  • miles
We have the 3.6L V6 engine, and the timing chain and gears need to be replaced at 89,000 miles - rendering the car unsafe to drive (this has been a known issue across multiple GM cars using this engine). In addition, the steering gear/rack and pinion assembly are faulty along with the power steering pump (also a known issue).

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #18

Jan 062016

Enclave

  • 116,210 miles
Car spuddering on acceleration and inclines. Check engine light on. Needs all spark plugs and coils replaced again. Codes P0300, P0302, P0303 stored. Miss fire on 2 and 3 cyclinders. Also, needs replace line and recharge system as ac discharge line is leaking.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #17

Dec 162015

Enclave

  • 115,699 miles

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

Check engine light on with reduced engine power message. Also display ac off message and overheat message. Vehicle towed. Pressure tested system found water pump leaking. Removed and replaced water pump. Front timing cover leaking. Removed front engine cover and resealed. Found both front struts leaking. Removed and replaced front struts.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #16

Jan 212015

Enclave

  • 96,207 miles
Stabilitrac light on. Found the master cylinder leaking into brake booster and replaced. The front motor mount was also broken.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #15

Oct 072014

Enclave

  • 91,712 miles
Ac blows hot on the drive side. Found to be driver side air actuator. Replaced left side actuator.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #14

Oct 302013

Enclave

  • 74,976 miles
Passenger side air vents only blow cold air when heat is selected. All other vents blow hot air. Checked and code B0423 stored. Replaced right temp actuator and reprogrammed HVAC module.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #13

May 102013

Enclave

  • 68,032 miles

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

Engine fan running all the time. Heating/cooling diag was unable to duplicate concern found

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #12

Oct 172015

Enclave

  • 154,543 miles
Design flaw resulted in a series of codes indicating premature timing chain wear. See tsb - 12-06-01-009-D. GM has opted not to assist in repair of vehicle. Vehicle was parked, now will not start.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 242015

Enclave

  • 140,000 miles
Was taking my family up to holland, Michigan for softball tournament. Driving on N75 at 65-70mph when all of a sudden the RPM went out of control, attempted to press on the gas car would not accelerate, sounded like the vehicle would not shift out of present gear. Pulled over to the side of the road. Taken to dealer need whole new transmission.

- Oakland Township, MI, USA

problem #10

Mar 192015

Enclave

  • 83,094 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled after the automatic locks malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,094.

- Gainesville , VA, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Nov 032014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 68,140 miles
Battery was completely dead. Electrical system was shorted. Installed new battery. Vehicle started but would not shut off even with key removed. Check engine light stayed on and would not go off even with key removed. Found water leaked into dash. Checking internet brought other reports of other possible water leaks.

- Raceland, KY, USA

problem #7

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 #6

May 102013

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 68,032 miles
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 #5

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 #4

May 192009

Enclave

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder of the road. The engine failed to restart after several attempts. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

- Pooler , GA, USA

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