2008 Buick Enclave body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure:Body:Roof And Pillars

NHTSA — Structure: Body: Roof And Pillars Problems

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The 2008 Enclave has a wide enough range of problems to issue a warning. There's transmission failure under 90k miles, new power steering units costing over $1,300, and enough engine complaints to NHTSA to scare anyone away.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,178 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Buick Enclave body / paint problems

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2008 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062011

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 64,178 miles


I own a 2008 Buick Enclave with a factory installed sunroof. I have had the vehicle back to the dealer on several occasions for excessive leaks in from the sunroof. The water collects above the headliner and when the vehicle is moved, can drain down onto the driver causing a reaction to the unexpected event. In addition, I have had water leaking from the light fixtures both over the center console and from the rear seat roof light. In looking at the Enclave owners website, this appears to be a highly common issue with the 2008 Enclave. I was advised the last time by the dealer their is a design flaw with the a pillar that causes it to clog and not drain properly. This is not only an inconvenience, but also a potential fire hazard with water leaking into electrical components in the roof, console, and dashboard. Buick has not accepted responsibility or acknowledged there is an issue with the drain condition. Vehicle has been back to the dealer at least 3 times without resolution.

- New Kensington, PA, USA

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