really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,875 miles

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problem #4

Feb 142019


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. Also, the front passenger and rear driver's side seat belts would not lock. In addition, the tailgate was difficult to pull down and the tire sensor, air bag, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the seat belts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V415000 (structure). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lyford, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 152016


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. While driving 10 mph and making a right turn, the contact noticed that the graco child safety seat that was latched in the second row seating on the driver side was moving. The contact also mentioned that the daytime running lights failed to operate, as well as the key fobs. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and dealer several times for the lights and key fobs, where the battery and sensor have ben replaced in the key fob and the bulbs have been replaced for the light. However, the failures recurred several times afterwards. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the seat belt issue. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 202014


  • 98,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that the third row rear passenger side seatbelt failed to retract and the seatbelt had to be cut. The contact mentioned that due to the failure the passenger sustained an abrasion across the chest. The vehicle was to be taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, diagnosis and repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,500.

- Danielsville, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012013

Enclave 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that the seat belt buckle became fractured and the contact was unable to secure the seat belt. The contact stated that the warning lights for the seat belt did not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not been repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 06/10/14 MA the consumer stated the side seat belt buckle was broken. When it was in the fold down position, it was difficult to raise it back into the sitting position. Updated 07/03/14

- Garry, IN, USA