NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems

3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,487 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.

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2013 Buick Enclave brakes problems

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2013 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 022016

Enclave

  • 51,800 miles

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

Lights on the dash board came on while driving in town at approximately 20 mph indicating AWD, traction control and anti-lock breaks were not working. Power steering also was not working. Vehicle taken to local GM dealer for repair. Assessment indicated need to replace power steering pump and electronic break module. The lights came off and on repeatedly over the next several weeks waiting on the repairs. The two recommended parts were replaced and one week later the same lights came on and power steering and other functions were lost again, indicating that the issue was not fixed by replacing these parts.

- Anaconda, MT, USA

problem #2

Apr 242014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
04/24/2014 3:56pm our 2013 Enclave suddenly went into reduced engine power mode while traveling on the interstate at speeds of 65-70 when suddenly speed was reduced to 35-45mph. My wife almost got rear ended. She contact onstar for diagnostics but they could not see any issue with the vehicle. (not issues or diagnostic codes found) when this happened the service stabilitrak light lit, traction off light lit, flashing service engine soon light lit. Car running rough and went into power reduced mode with sudden reduced speed while driving on hwy. To date this has now happened several times and until this past Sunday, 10/26/2014 had never stored a code to show a problem. This event showed a C0561 code stored. I contacted the dealership for an appointment but they were not able to look at it until today, 10/29/2014 at this point there apparently were too many drive cycles and the code had cleared. The dealership advised me to bring it in asap on the next event of this happening without turning the vehicle off, I have know idea when or where I'll be when it happens again.... this is a big safety issue with this vehicle and I just hope to not get into an accident from this before they are able to fix it.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 272014

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 14,660 miles
While car is in motion (around 35-40 mph) the stabilitrak, ABS, A/C, blind-spot monitor shuts off; speedometer, gas gauge, battery gauge on dashboard all go down to zero (even when car is moving); engine is still running, but vehicle does not respond when accelerator is applied. If engine is turned off and allowed to rest a minute or two and then restart is tried, it either does not start at all or it will start, but will not move over 20 mph (just enough to get off the road.) if allowed to rest @10 minutes, engine will start again, dashboard is functional, but engine service light remains on. Acceleration seems "sluggish" when driving after this event, but can get up to @50mph. However, the first time this happen and the car got up to 50mph, the electrical system failed again (as described above) but I could "coast" home, thankfully. The weather is in 80S so A/C is on every time this happens (so far). This seems to only happen on short trips (5 to 20 mile trips such as for shopping, errands, etc.). it has not happened (yet) on longer trips. The first time this happened, the GM service rep said "confirmed ses light on wire harness out of firewall making contact on A/C lines. Has rub-thru on wire. Reposition wire and reseal." After 1 month (1,243 miles), the same exact incident happened again. GM service rep this (second) time said there are a lot of "communication codes" that indicate communication failures. GM service rep is still investigating issue. There is a service bulletin already for this problem (or one like it): Tsb ref# pi-1202, NHTSA ref# 10055394.

- Belvidere, IL, USA

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