2008 Buick Enclave
5 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2008 Buick Enclave
Official recalls have been issued for the 2008 Buick Enclave by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Buick service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Buick customer service.
2008 Buick Enclave STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE NHTSA Campaign #15V415000
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured January 3, 2007, to February 29, 2012, 2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured July 6, 2008, to March 9, 2012, 2007-2012 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured September 15, 2006, to February 29, 2012, and 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured August 17, 2006, to March 18, 2010. The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.
Consequence: If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit so that the motor will prevent the rapid closing of the lift gate, free of charge. The recall began on November 15, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 15240. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V415000 »
2008 Buick Enclave AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW NHTSA Campaign #14V118000
Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harnesses may result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.
Consequence: Failure of the side impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy in a crash increase the risk of injury to the driver and front seat occupant.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2014. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14030. Note: Vehicles repaired as part of Customer Satisfaction Campaign 10085 and special coverage 10335 have already had the subject condition repaired and therefore are not included in the safety recall. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V118000 »
2008 Buick Enclave ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #10V240000
Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Buick, lucerne; Cadillac dts; Hummer H2; model year 2008-2009 Buick Enclave; Cadillac cts; model year 2007-2009 Cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; Saturn outlook; and model year 2009 Chevrolet traverse vehicles equipped with a heated washer fluid system (hwfs). A recall was implemented in 2008 to add a fuse to the control circuit harness to address the potential consequences of a printed circuit board (pcb) electrical short. However, there have been new reports of thermal incidents on hwfs modules after this improvement was installed. These incidents resulted from a new failure mode attributed to the device's thermal protection feature. The significance varies from minor distortion to considerable melting of the plastic around the hwfs fluid chamber.
Consequence: It is possible for the heated washer module to ignite and a fire may occur.
Actions: Dealers will permanently disable and remove the heated washer fluid module. An updated page for the owner manual will be provided and inserted in the owner manual to document that the feature has been permanently disabled and removed from the vehicle. The safety recall began on June 11, 2010. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and Hummer at 1-800-732-5493 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V240000 »
2008 Buick Enclave ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #08V441000
Summary: GM is recalling 857,735 MY 2006-2008 Buick lucerne; Cadillac dts; Hummer H2; MY 2007-2008 Cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Saturn outlook; and MY 2008 Buick Enclave vehicles equipped with a heated wiper washer fluid system. A short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control-circuit ground wire.
Consequence: This may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor, or cause smoke increasing the risk of a fire.
Actions: Dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse free of charge. The recall began on September 12, 2008. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080; Cadillac at 1-800-982-2339 or www.Cadillac.com; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or www.Saturn.com, GMC at 1-866-996-9436; or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493; or through their website at www.gmownercenter.com>www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V441000 »
2008 Buick Enclave VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #08V410000
Summary: GM is recalling 88,809 MY 2008 Buick Enclave, and MY 2007-2008 GMC acadia and Saturn outlook vehicles currently or previously registered in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. If a buildup of snow or ice on the windshield or on the wipers restricts the movement of the wiper arm, the windshield wiper linkage may become detached from the motor shaft and the wipers may become inoperative.
Consequence: If this were to occur, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dealers will install a new wiper crank arm, driver's side link, and a crank arm nut. The recall began O October 13, 2008. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or through their website at www.gmownercenter.com>www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V410000 »