really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,072 miles

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problem #5

Jul 252013

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 72,600 miles
My husband went to make a right hand turn and when he turned he lost power steering and the ABS light, traction control icon, brake light and "service all wheel drive" all came on at the same time. My dash looks like a christmas tree.

- St. Johnsville, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 122010

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
2009 Buick Enclave experienced noisy brakes with only 16,000 miles. GMC couldn't diagnose the problem so the brakes and rotors were replaced. 7 months later the same car with 26,000 miles had heavy brake pulsating under normal braking conditions. GMC had to turn the front rotors again due to excessive heat and burn spots which caused warping of the rotors. GMC says this repair doesn't fall under warranty since the brakes and rotors were replaced one time prior; however, they are missing the point in that this isn't a brake pad issue nor is it due to excessive braking. This is a problem with the ABS system which is covered. No car (under normal driving conditions) should have to replace brakes and rotors twice in 26,000 miles. The hot spots on the rotors concerns me since a brake fire could result endangering lives.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 092010


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick enclaved equipped with a blue ox braking system. After towing the vehicle with the braking system, the contact noticed smoke from under the vehicle. The contact noticed that the brake pedal was depressed to the floorboard and the brakes would not engage. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the braking system. The defective system was sent back to the manufacturer who could not diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000 and the current mileage was approximately 28,000. Updated 02/10/11 updated 12/06/2011

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 242010


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, he attempted to stop the vehicle and noticed that the brakes failed and the brake pedal went to the floorboard. He tried to downshift and could only stop the vehicle by using the parking brake. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who could not duplicate the failure; therefore, they changed the brake fluid. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 28,000.

- Kimberly, ID, USA

problem #1

Apr 262010


  • 13,759 miles
At 13,759 miles on new vehicle, brakes pulsed when applied. Front rotors excessively rusted/pitted/warped, measured and tried to machine, would be below min. Specs if machined. Brake pads were worn excessive at min thickness due to the rotor concern. Replaced front brake rotors and pads. Rear rotors warped/out of round, machined rear rotors.

- Liverpool, PA, USA