2011 Buick Enclave transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,883 miles

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2011 Buick Enclave transmission problems

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2011 Buick Enclave Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 232011

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 6 miles


2011 Buick Enclave rolls unabated on hills while in gear - drive or reverse. Very hard to control. Requires very quick move from brake to accelerator and "2-foot" driving which is dangerous and wears brakes and transmission. There is no "hill hold" feature and drivetrain provides no resistance.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 152011

Enclave 6-cyl Diesel

  • 29,000 miles
2011 Buick Enclave with auto trans. Vehicle rolls backwards on an incline when foot is removed from the brake. Requires driver to apply excessive throttle power upon taking foot off of brake with danger of rolling into cars behind it.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 272010


  • 100 miles
My 2011 Buick Enclave rolls forward and backward on an incline when in drive. This is a serious safety concern as the rollback is not restricted and can reach dangerous speeds depending on the level of decline. This requires the driver to keep firm and consistent pressure on the brake when on an incline to avoid rolling into other vehicles and also, go heavy on gas to overpower the roll when taking off. This is even worse than a manual transmission vehicle as at least they will stop if they snub out.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 232011

Enclave 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Enclave. The contact stated while driving on an incline with his your foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle would roll backwards. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the failure was normal for a manual vehicle. The manufacturer stated there was no failure and the vehicle was functioning normally. The failure mileage was 80. Updated 09/19/11 updated 11/02/11

- South Bend , IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 152011


  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that he was sitting on an incline with the brakes depressed. As he released the brakes, the vehicle abnormally rolled backward approximately 300 feet. The failure would occur sporadically when on an incline. The dealer was contacted and advised that the failure was normal. He then called the manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 300 and the current mileage was 369.

- Waterford Works, NJ, USA

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