2008 Buick Enclave cooling system NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling:Cooling System

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,140 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Buick Enclave cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2008 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262010

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 20,140 miles


The first problem that occurred was the engine overheated and the water pump had to be replaced. Car was only 3 years old with 20,140 miles on it. Since then the main problems have been with the sunroof leaking. This caused the blower motor to fail. The water leaks have happened at least 4 times. The drains keep clogging. There is no fix for this according to the dealer. Not acceptable! they told me not to park under trees. Are you kidding me? I've had sunroofs before and never had a problem. The recall for the drain extensions did nothing. Eventually there will be other problems. Who knows what else is getting wet where I can't see it. Mold is inevitable. I have 3 kids and this is ridiculous. I didn't spend all this money for a piece of junk! I will never buy GM again if they don't do something.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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