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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,200 miles

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2015 Buick Encore miscellaneous problems

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2015 Buick Encore Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022016


  • 6,500 miles


My 2015 Buick Encore caught fire in my driveway when my wife returned home from town. It was parked and she had just exited the vehicle and walked to the back to attempt to get groceries out. She smelled smoke and looked through the car toward the windshield and could see flames and smoke coming from under the hood.

- Rineyville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 302015


  • 1,000 miles
The C0llision warning system not work properly. The outside detection system shuts itself off now and then sometimes giving a message "outside detection system not available." All this occurs when the vehicle is in motion which for me is a safety C0ncern. It has happened off and on since purchasing the vehicle.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

problem #1

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

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