1st Generation (2008—2017) Enclave Problems

Enclave owners with a 2008—2017 model year have the most problems with the transmission (28%), engine (17%), and the steering (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 112 complaints at an average of 92,577 miles in the 2008 Buick Enclave.
  2. Timing Chain Stretched 15 complaints at an average of 102,643 miles in the 2010 Buick Enclave.
  3. Power Steering Intermittent Failure 15 complaints at an average of 70,174 miles in the 2010 Buick Enclave.

What Enclave Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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