1st Generation (2013—2018) Encore Problems

Encore owners with a 2013—2018 model year have the most problems with the interior (29%), engine (21%), and the electrical (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Battery Dead 13 complaints at an average of 12,051 miles in the 2014 Buick Encore.
  2. Inadequate Power 7 complaints at an average of 53,073 miles in the 2013 Buick Encore.
  3. Display Screen Difficult to Read 5 complaints at an average of 2,607 miles in the 2015 Buick Encore.

What Encore 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 1 0 166 0.66
2017 14 2 386 8.17
2016 4 2 538 2.28
2015 28 4 772 13.33
2014 40 4 894 11.66
2013 32 6 963 13.18

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