What Encore Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Encore Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Encore has 1 generation available in North American markets.

  1. 1st Generation Encore

    Years
    2013–2020
    Reliability
    16th of 22
    PainRank
    7.34
    Complaints
    144
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Encore Key Numbers

  1. 144 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,486 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 11 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Encore News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. GM is recalling more cars because the engine block heater cord can get damaged in the cold.

    That's right -- the device that's supposed to keep your engine toasty in the winter is unable to handle cold temperatures. That's like a snow tire deflating as soon as you drive over ice. Maybe GM needs to install an engine-block-heater heater? The affected cars all have the optional Calix oil pan / block heaters.…

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  2. Americans will soon celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend full of hot dogs and fireworks.

    The only thing that's more All-American these days is a massive GM recall, and GM is happy to oblige with its 54th recall of the year, involves 8.4 million vehicles.…

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