9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
962 miles

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problem #6

Apr 042018

Envision

  • 250 miles
Dash lights go out when you are in a shady area. Stay out way to long. No way to adjust to make them bright. Collision alert goes off when you are not near hitting anything. Clock went from est to West coast time. Car makes a knocking sound in the rear end. Also makes a scrapping sound. Doesn't matter if your going up hill, downhill, left or right. Never know when it will do it. Always when the speed is between 45 & 55 mph. This is the second Buick Envision that was repurchased. Same issue with the first one. Worked on many times by garage & even a rep sent from Buick. The problem could not be fixed. This was 18 months of issues to get a resolution. Happy that I have a Chevy equinox now.

- Port Henry, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 142017

Envision

  • 5,000 miles
Car makes a scrapping sound. Spent 32 days, then 22 days at the garage. At the 32 days torque tube to drive shaft changed. Noise came back. At 22 days Buick sent a field rep. To work on Envision. Invoice said they loosened & retorque the frame that attaches the rear differential to the unit body of the car. With my case Buick called & told me the garage changed a carrier bearing. Asked the garage why they said that. Was told they had to put something down to get paid. Buick ended up doing a repurchase. Now we have the same noise in the replacement Buick Envision 2017. Another issue with this SUV is the dash lights. It's sunny out & you get in a shaded area & they go out. Dash is so dim sometimes you can't see your speed or your gages plus radio. There is a wheel to brighten or dim the lights. You roll the wheel up to have a bright setting & it rolls back, like it's spring loaded. July 14, 2017 was the first trip of many to the garage. The noise is sporadic. It doesn't matter if you are going uphill, down hill, left or right. The garage know how to make the noise. They drive 50 -55 mph & drop the car in low. This puts the car in 6th gear. We don't do that. It makes the noise. Was shocked that they figured our how to make the scrapping sound.

- Port Henry, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 012018

Envision

  • 1 miles
The headlights on this vehicle are mostly inadequate. They fail to provide decent lighting beyond a short distance in front of the vehicle. The fog lights improve the situation, but when using high beams you'd have better luck seeing ahead by putting a flashlight out the window. My 2017 encore with the pan reflective halogen lights are much more effective than these more expensive "terminator" style headlights. (the lights look like terminator eyes). This presents a major safety concern because you cannot see far enough in front of you to see what is ahead - and high beams are worse than low beams with fog lights.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012018

Envision

  • 1 miles
The interior lighting for the dash/radio/backup camera/nav screen are all dimmed prematurely in the evening. You'll enter a shady area and while still very bright outside, the screen dims and all of the dash lights dim to the point of being unusable - almost non-existent. Safety issue on backup camera, or if trying to view nav screen and next turns, you are driving blind because the screen is too dark to see anything. Dealer claimed to have brightened the screen, but that simply didn't do anything. Problem still apparent. Problem is that the dimming sensor is too quick to switch to night mode, and night mode is okay if it is dark outside, it is too dim when it is anything but completely dark. And sadly, the sensor doesn't seem to know this.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012017

Envision

  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Buick Envision. The contact stated that the headlights failed to illuminate up to standards. The local dealer (todd wenzel Buick GMC of grand rapids, 2727 28th St SE, grand rapids, mi, 49512) was made aware of the failure; however, no additional assistance was offered. The manufacturer was also contacted and stated that there was no failure. Additional assistance was not offered. The failure mileage was approximately 20.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 252017

Envision

  • 500 miles
The headlight illumination on the 2017 Buick Envision or inadequate. They are dim and lack distance projection even on bright. We can barely see to get up and down the hill of our driveway. We do not drive at night unless we know the road well. The headlights should be recalled because they will cause accidents and there will be lawsuits.

- Hastings, MI, USA