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Automatic Transmission Problems of Buick Enclave



Buick Enclave owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Buick Enclave 1
Failure Date: 08/23/2011

2011 Buick Enclave rolls unabated on hills while in gear - drive or reverse. Very hard to control. Requires very quick move from brake to accelerator and "2-foot" driving which is dangerous and wears brakes and transmission. There is no "hill hold" feature and drivetrain provides no resistance.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Buick Enclave 2
Failure Date: 07/29/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Buick Enclave. The contact stated if you are on an incline with your foot on the brake the vehicle would roll back. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated this problem was in the manual and it was natural for the vehicle to roll back. There was no failure. The manufacturer was contacted who stated there was no failure and it was normal for the vehicle to roll back. The failure mileage was 80. Mw.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Buick Enclave 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2011

2011 Buick Enclave with auto trans. Vehicle rolls backwards on an incline when foot is removed from the brake. Reguires driver to apply excessive throttle power upon taking foot off of brake with danger of rolling into cars behind it.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Buick Enclave 4
Failure Date: 02/15/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that he was sitting on an incline with the brakes depressed. As he released the brakes, the vehicle abnormally rolled backward approximately 300 feet. The failure would occur sporadically when on an incline. The dealer was contacted and advised that the failure was normal. He then called the manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 300 and the current mileage was 369.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 Buick Enclave 5
Failure Date: 12/27/2010

My 2011 Buick Enclave rolls forward and backward on an incline when in drive. This is a serious safety concern as the rollback is not restricted and can reach dangerous speeds depending on the level of decline. This requires the driver to keep firm and consistent pressure on the brake when on an incline to avoid rolling into other vehicles and also, go heavy on gas to overpower the roll when taking off. This is even worse than a manual transmission vehicle as at least they will stop if they snub out.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 6
Failure Date: 10/30/2010

This is an update to complaint 10280929 for a 2008 Buick Enclave awd after fuel efficiency reaching an all-time high of 17mpg combine hwy&city, within weeks it began dropping and settled between 14-15 mpg. Water leaks that began dumping cup full of water on occupants last year fixed. More definite hesitation between gears continues, as well as momentary lapses in power relationship between pedal and engine. Last month a whirring sound started that was associated with turning the car. The sound would rise during acceleration and fall during DE-acceleration. Break job took care of it (although I doubted the dealer's assessment) until yesterday. The whirring has returned, albeit intermittently. After 3 yrs I know that if a problem can't be replicated on test drive or show up as codes on a computer--the dealerships (and I have been to 3 over the years) will do nothing. My solution is to turn this pretty looking car in (3 weeks!) and turn my back on all gm cars after 30+ years of driving all sorts of them.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 7
Failure Date: 07/24/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. While the contact was driving approximately 10 mph, the transmission exhibited hesitation and shaking. The reverse gear was nonfunctional. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The failure was related to the transmission clutch pack. The contact was awaiting repairs to the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 8
Failure Date: 07/12/2010

Within the last four months, I have noticed a vibrating noise as part of my steering. My major complaint is a very loud sharp whistling noise coming from my engine after driving it for a short time. The screeching, whistling continues while it is idling for long periods of time. I am concerned of what it is and also find it not acceptable to have to put up with the noise constantly, especially being only 2 yrs. 4 mo. Old and less that 25,000 miles. Obviously it is a defect by gm and they are responsible for fixing it ASAP as I'm not sure if the noise is all there is to it as far as safety. The technicians at the dealership worked on it, put in a new defibulator, took it back out and said they called GMC. According to the technician, gm said all Enclaves make the same noise. I am irate as not one on the lot makes the noise nor do any other's that I know people drive. I did not pay close to $40,000 for a luxury vehicle that sounds like a 15 year old clunker in which again is embarrassing as well needs to be reckoned with before my next description may be a big safety issue too! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Take care of your consumers GMC as integrity should be #1 in your company.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Buick Enclave 9
Failure Date: 02/11/2010

I stopped on an uphill grade and the car rolled backward when I released the brake to move forward into traffic. I called the dealer and spoke with service and was informed that all 2010 Buick Enclaves did that. I braked the car again before I hit the car behind me. The car is now at the service department & they are checking it out.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Buick Enclave 10
Failure Date: 01/09/2010

On slight incline the vehicle doesn't hold it's position unless strong pressure is placed on the brake pedal. Otherwise the vehicle rolls back. Nearly rolled back into vehicle behind.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 11
Failure Date: 12/29/2009

08 Buick Enclave normally downshifts and upshifts all the way up a hill. Took in three times and they said everything checks out normal, just drive it. Then driving out to arizona, it started out downshifting at the start of a hill and upshifting at the top of the hill like a normal car. Then once every five to ten hills it would not upshift at the top of the hill until I shut off the cruise control. Once I went five miles downhill before I shut off the cruise and it upshifted. I took it in to the dealer, but the few miles they drove it, they could not make it happen. They said there were no codes so there was nothing they could do, so just drive it like it is, as its still under warranty. It had also happened only once before when it was new,but they could not find anything either. I don't know if this is connected or not, but if I want to accelerate slowly,I have to push the gas pedal down farther and then back off quickly to not accelerate too fast. I sure hope they can come up with a fix for this problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 12
Failure Date: 05/15/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. The contact stated that his vehicle rolled backwards while it was in drive on a hil and stalledl. The Buick dealer performed a diagnostic test; however, there were no error codes to instruct them on what needed to be repaired. The contact stated the vehicle could be too heavy for the transmission. There are no related recalls or warranty available. The failure mileage was 15,234. Updated 10/5/09 updated 10/07/09.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 13
Failure Date: 01/15/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Enclave. The automatic transmission would not shift from 1st to 2nd gear. When the failure occurs he experiences a violent vibration. The vehicle was taken to the dealership , and a technician concluded that the transmission needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 44000. The failure mileage was 29000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 14
Failure Date: 04/19/2008

2008 Buick Enclave that has had transmission problems for 8 months (new car was picked up in August of 2007). After several service attempts to fix this problem, it still doesn't perform like it should. Today when driving the car the engine was racing to over 4,000 rpm while driving down a 35 mph road -- thought the thing was going to blow up because it wouldn't shift into the next gear. Also had water (from rain) on the inside of the car after it rained due to faulty rail connectors (not sealed) on top of car.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave 15
Failure Date: 01/06/2008

From the day of purchase my Buick Enclave has failed to achieve the rated the fuel efficiency (12 mpg initially upto 14mpg 18mos and numerous trips back to dealerships. Basically computer checks and adjustments were done. Finally, last month a valve job was done, as well as some transmission work and now my fuel efficiency is improving. I have driven 400 miles since this mechanic work and the mpg is approaching 17mpg.