Buick Enclave - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Buick Enclave owners have reported a total of 1,651 problems for their cars built in the 11 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Buick Enclave. The 2008 Buick Enclave cars have the most problems reported (626 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Buick Enclave

  Common problems of Buick Enclave

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Buick Enclave cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (357 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (226 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Buick Enclave

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Buick Enclave of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Enclave model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Buick Enclave model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Enclave Model Years

Enclave
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 1316,6411    
0.78
  2017 1665,9342    
0.12
  2016 1951,5803    
0.12
  2015 2961,1464    
0.12
  2014 5665,1315    
0.17
  2013 6938,5316    
0.30
  2012 9670,0527    
0.20
  2011 20769,8718    
0.37
  2010 27748,1049    
0.64
  2009 24338,09210    
0.64
  2008 62663,55211    
0.90

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Buick Enclave is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Enclave
11
  2017 Enclave
10
  2016 Enclave
9
  2015 Enclave
6
  2014 Enclave
12
  2013 Enclave
3
  2012 Enclave
5
  2011 Enclave
24
  2010 Enclave
15
  2009 Enclave
13
  2008 Enclave
30


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