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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,667 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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2015 Buick Encore electrical problems

electrical problem

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2015 Buick Encore Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 272015


  • 2,100 miles


Driving along at approx. 55 mph on a main hiway slowed to approx. 40 mph to make a turn, when suddenly the engine stopped operating. Everything shut down, no steering, no brakes. On star did not respond, car was disabled about 5-7 minutes, tried to start several time with the key. Serious issue, had car towed to dealer, found nothing wrong and no codes were obtained from the computer system!

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 092015


  • 2,300 miles
Driving about 45-50 mph and the car suddenly turned off. The steering wheel became stiff and all the electrical power turned off, and the dash board screen was black. I then turn the ignition key off and restarted the car in the middle of the main driving road.

- Marathon, FM, USA

problem #1

Aug 282015


  • 3,600 miles
While braking to stop for a traffic light on a busy 45 mph speed limit road, the engine stopped running. I shifted into park to restart it. Entire electrical system was dead except power seats and door locks. Engine would not start and no other electrical related equipment worked including engine, gear shift, instrument panel, radio, lights, turn signals, and emergency lights. Two safety issues because the car could have been rear ended: 1). could not shift out of park to push car off the road. None of the 4 ladies in the car could get it out of park. Fortunately, when my husband arrived he could not get it out of park either. Two macho police officers gave it a try, but failed also. After some effort, the tow truck driver was able to put it into neutral by using the shift lock maual release. None of us ever heard of it 2). Emergency flasihing lights did not work GMC dealer told us a weld on the battery failed causing battery wire to short. I don't understand why some power worked, but there should be a backup source for emergency flashing lights.

- Hudson, OH, USA

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