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Buick Enclave AC Problems

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  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    I am sorry to hear that you have had so many difficulties with your Enclave, furino2009.

    I see that your recent A/C work has been done at an independent, were your steering wheel alignment issues also addressed there? Do you have any current concerns with your Buick?

    Best,
    Sarah
    GM Customer Service
  • Good Morning Sarah,

    I could have brought the car to the dealership for the a/c to be repaired but I knew they would be more expensive than the independent station. To have to shell out that large amount of money is terrible. After reading all the posts about the a/c for this vehicle I don't understand why GM is not issuing a recall. There is obviously a serious problem that we the customers are dealing with.

    All other issues were dealt with by my local dealership.
  • Sorry to hear you are going through the same problem. I absolutely agree there should be a recall issued on this vehicle with the a/c. Just on this forum there are over 100 complaints about the 2008. Its horrific. Had I only known. I wish you luck. I too have contacted GM but I am sure I will not be reimbursed. Keep us posted
  • rjlukerjluke Posts: 7
    I got contacted by GM yesterday. They agreed to pay for the lion's share of the repair for the front evaporator core on my Enclave. I'll be out $200, which they are calling a deductible. Sounds like a 'Secret Warranty' situation to me. I still think there should be a recall(s) on this vehicle for the various issues that consumers are enduring. I do appreciate GM pitching in on this repair. I am still uncertain about the long term reliability of the vehicle though. There are a lot of horror stories on this message board. Now I am hoping that the repair goes well and nothing gets screwed up in the process of taking the car apart and putting it back together. This vehicle was not designed for easy maintenance, that is for sure. The engine compartment is packed in so tight, every little repair is a major undertaking just to get to the faulty part(s).
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    I certainly understand why you chose the independent. In regards to the decision making processes for issuing recalls, I am unable to speak to that as I am not a part of brand quality evaluations.

    If you have any current vehicle concerns that you would like looked into, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Have a great weekend,
    Sarah
    GM Customer Service
  • sjsmootsjsmoot Posts: 2
    I wanted to be on blog to say I purchased 2008 Buick Enclave! Loved it! Always a GM buyer but my car with only 40,000 miles has had to have new power steering pump replaced and in 2011 service in JUne where they had to add freon which I thought was weird. end of June 2012 went on a trip and now AC does not work! AC does not work at all now and dash is VERY HOT to the touch. This is ridiciulous for a very expensive car. The warranty just ended!!!!!!! IS there a recal and if not there should be......? Help.
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    I checked into the general information I have on the 2008 Buick Enclave and do not see any recalls related to the HVAC system. I'm sorry about this! What is your plan of attack in addressing this matter?

    Sarah
    GM Customer Service
  • At this point with all the complaints about the vehicle I truly feel cornered and will be contacting a lawyer for to open a Class Action Lawsuit against GM. I feel thats the only way we as consumers will be compensated.
  • gxwscragxwscra Posts: 1
    I purchased a certified used 2008 Enclave in 2011. It is the first time I purchased a GM vehicle, and I have to say I am very disappointed. GM certified used car is supposed to offer "new car confidence with a used car price tag", as advertised on GM website. What a joke! Within six months, both front and rear brake pads and rotors had to be replaced, transmission failed and had to be rebuilt, and then navigation and side mirrors were out of order and had to be repaired. I have seen many times the transmission stuck to the wrong gear, and of course when I complained to dealer, they didn't find anything wrong because they couldn't "replicate" the issue. The water pump failed recently, causing transmission to run over-heated and the engine to be shut down, so it had to be replaced. The steering wheel started to making some strange noise, which I was told by dealer that would cost me more than $1000 to repair. Now the AC is not working and stopped blowing cool air. I had to drive in this 100+ degree temperature without air conditioning. A dealer found leaking in rear AC lines, and quoted me about $1800 to replace them. I am really sick and tired of the poor quality of 2008 Enclave.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    gxwscra,
    Thank you for taking the time to post your experience and concerns. Can you please email me directly with your VIN, current mileage, involved dealer, and complete contact information including mailing address? I look forward to your email.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
    SocialMedia@GM.com
  • kidfreekidfree Posts: 1
    Im taking my GM certified 2008 Enclave which only has 22K miles to the GM Dealer tomorrow. Like everyone else on this thread my AC has stopped working. And I've had this vehicle for less than 90 days. But my bigger gripe came when we called to schedule the appt. The dealership rep said it might not be covered under the "BUMPER TO BUMPER" WARRANTY. How can this be? Can a GM rep or someone with relevant knowledge confirm this for me either way?
  • sjsmootsjsmoot Posts: 2
    Thank you for your prompt response. This blog was very helpful. You were correct there are no recalls on AC. I have contacted GM and they have assigned a case number and arranged through a conference call with Buick dealer to have my car diagnosed tomorrow. I am waiting to hear from dealer tomorrow on the outcome. They were very helpful so will let you know the outcome.
  • My 2009 was just the opposite order. The solenoid for the AC went 6 months ago. The power steering pump just went. After the power steering repair I have a loud noise under the hood at every bump.
  • I'm having the same issues - ALL of them - on my 2008 Enclave with approx 31k miles.

    AC: I had the same AC blower issue in 2011 - it was fixed by the dealer. Believed to be a potential electrical issue
    Fuel Pump: The car stopped working yesterday where it would stall and not start back up. Gas, oil, battery are all good. It's in the shop now and believed to be fuel pump
    Power Steering: The last time I had the oil changed, the tech said that the power steering was making a weird noise although the fluid was good
    Brakes: I noticed that there's some rubbing on my brakes

    None of this should be happening on a vehicle with 31k miles!
    Is the fuel pump covered by the warranty?
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Hello orangekeeper,
    I see that your initial post here was from a few days ago - any updates on your progress at your shop (GM dealer or independent?) since then?
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • dinam1dinam1 Posts: 1
    Hi I am very upset and frustrated with GM it seems that they do not care about their products I see alot of people are having problems with the AC and GM does not take responsibility and recalls it my AC is blowing hot air on the passenger car I regret buying the Buick if I had know about the issues I would never have bought it I totally expected a great car and I am very disappointed with it. Gm does not want to cover the cost. I am very disappointed
  • First off, I was so excited to have been able to purchase a 2008 used Buick Enclave about 6 weeks ago for our one car family. I felt like it was a perfect fit for my family.

    Unfortunately last weekend the blower went out on our air conditioner. After reading on-line that it was a known problem, my husband took the blower out and we did, in fact, have rings of dried water marks in the bowl like cover). There was also rust on the blower itself so is obvious we have water damage.

    We have all of the service records from the previous owner and have found out the blower has already been replaced and the front and back sunroofs have each been repaired once.

    Now today, I noticed wet looking marks on the ceiling above the passenger seat. After touching, it seems to be some sort of grease.

    I'm not sure what's going on with this. I'm frustrated to say the least considering the short amount of time we've owned the vehicle and considering we only have one car. I certainly hope Buick will step up and correct these issues considering they were issues before we even owned the car. I'm afraid what other problems we will face from these issues too (electrical, mold, etc.).
  • Good morning beauchamp_jen,

    We're sorry that you're having some difficulties with your new Enclave. What are your plans for getting this looked into? If you would like for us to look into anything further, please contact us at socialmedia@gm.com (include your name, Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Did you steal my car? I have had every issue you have described. Transmission out in the first 2 months. brakes needs to be replaced in 4 months. AC out, power steering out, struts out in the first 13 months, water pump out, and recall on rear wiper. on an average for every 2 months I OWNED THIS CAR I HAVE HAD TO SPEND AN EXTRA CAR NOTE TO REPAIR IT. What a SUPER LEMON. DO YOU KNOW HOW WE CAN ORGANIZE TO START A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?
  • PLEASE, don't buy this garbage! SAVE YOURSELF THE DISAPPOINTMENT AND MONEY!!!
  • After shopping for a luxury crossover in early 2010 I have to say my initial impression of the Buick Enclave was that it really stood out above the rest. I liked the styling, comfort, and ride that had us both saying it "drives like a Cadillac". Unfortunately for the Cadillac SRX, it didn't offer the room of the Enclave, which is important for my business use. I am a REALTOR®, Las Vegas Broker and salesperson and have national and international clientele for what would be consider higher end and luxury properties. So obviously I needed a vehicle that not only performed on that level, but would offer room and comfort for my clients. Banging heads and no leg room while viewing multiple homes didn't seem like an appropriate way to treat my customers. The Enclave did eliminate all the negatives I hoped to avoid, and many were both surprised and impressed from being in the vehicle. I'm sure that has resulted in some sales of the car, but now I must say I'm sorry if they were misled like I have been.

    For my business use I normally would lease for 2 years, but unfortunately with the economy at the time, only four year leases were available from any company, if at all, which also exceeded the full warranty Buick offered. I was reluctant due to the this lengthy lease, but was assured this was a quality vehicle and it did have the longer powertrain warranty. As of now my reluctance has grown, due to issues with the car both on Buick's part as well as the dealership. In my business I provide quality and dependable service, something that has been very questionable with the Enclave. I can't afford to have a vehicle in the shop, often repeatedly for the same problems.

    The first few months were fine, until summer and running the air conditioning. Not long after beginning to use it an awful moldy, musty smell would come from the vents. It would become so strong that it would burn both eyes and nose, and the only temporary cure was to open the car and run the heater. Not a pleasant situation in desert heat, or with clients in the car. We also noticed that there was no condensate dripping from the vehicle, suggesting that it could have a blocked drain line. We stated this to the dealership, as well as telling them we were aware there have been odor issues like this with the newer high efficiency AC coils, and Internet postings about it specific to the Enclave. We knew there was a chemical treatment available and being used to address the issue. I was without the use of my months-old car twice, both times the dealer service insisting it was the protective runner custom installed to protect the light tan carpeting. They said they had never heard of any AC odor problems or the chemical treatment. They must not have Internet service, it's not that hard to find. Strangely enough, this wasn't a vinyl smell, it was MOLD, and only came from the vents, not accumulating in the car when closed and sitting in the heat, as if caused from floor mats. Finally on the third return for this problem the dealership suddenly knew of the treatment and performed it. While it was an another overwhelming chemical odor for a few days, it did seem to eliminate the mold smell for some time and amazingly now we were seeing some condensate.

    Not being used in the cooler months, as time went on the moldy smell did return, although nowhere near as pungent. Rather than more multiple visits for this issue we've found a work-around of turning off the circulation of cabin air as much as possible. Unfortunately this can be a battle here in the desert as the automatic climate system keeps reverting the outside air back to cabin air.

    For several months that was the only vehicle problem we faced. I did make the mistake of doing the prepaid dealership maintenance, which for a simple oil change with an appointment can leave me without the use of my Enclave for hours to all day, and juggling my own transportation. I wonder how these 15 minute oil change places can do it, even without an appointment, and a large dealership can turn it into a several hours long or all day event. To be fair, a shuttle has been offered, but in my business it does me no good. I need transportation to multiple locations and why I need a reliable vehicle in the first place. I thought the Enclave would achieve that, but it has proven me wrong.

    It was after one of the next dealer oil changes that I experienced my next service issue. Even after driving the 7 miles to my home, oil was dripping on my freshly painted garage floor. Understand that this was two color, custom painted, an expensive addition to a 1400 sf completely finished garage that is heated and air conditioned. Needless to say it was upsetting for more reasons than one. Not only for the fresh paint, but that a relatively new car with low miles is leaking oil. The dealership blamed it on the vehicle, stating that Enclaves leave oil on the 'rails' when changing oil, a design flaw I assume. They did offer to clean the oil from the car. This meant yet another return to the dealership the next day and being unable to use the car again for hours, causing me to make other transportation arrangements and reschedule appointments.

    When picking up the car I also was told about how much time they spent and 2 cans of cleaner used. What? Should I feel grateful for them cleaning the mess THEY made? I didn't see anyone cleaning my garage floor, placing a drip pad underneath, or having to address my time loss, inconvenience and schedule changes, and the time and expense of another round trip to the dealership. This oil spill did make me aware to check under my vehicle, which will come into play with a future issue.

    The electrical problems started next. While intermittent and not appearing worthy of more of my time lost at the dealership, they grew to be extremely annoying. On occasion the radio wouldn't shut off when the door opened. The buttons on the radio, while hardly used with having the those operations available from the steering wheel, began to stick. Then the black finish started to peel from the button leaving a large green illumination when the lights were on. Besides the unsightly appearance this was a night driving distraction.

    At times repeatedly opening and closing the door would turn the radio off. When that didn't work the only solution was to manually turn off the radio, leaving the dash illuminated, and manually turning the radio back on when restarting the vehicle. At other times a chime would go off for no reason, often with keys removed and exiting the car. Needless to say this became a laughable, head-shaking quality issue for both myself and my clients.

    Fearing that it would cause more interruptions to my schedule I waited until the next oil change to have these problems addressed. Sadly, it turned out worse than I expected as it became 3 visits to the dealership within a week. On the first I was told I
  • On the first I was told I was 'lucky' that the buttons were sticking on the radio as "Buick would no longer replace radios for cosmetic issues". So much for Buick's supposed 'bumper to bumper warranty'. Doesn't that say so much, that they aren't willing to back a $40,000 luxury vehicle for an obvious manufacturing defect that apparently they've experienced and 'are no longer' rectifying. I'd suppose that if the paint peeled off the car in just 2 years, it's only a cosmetic issue, that would be tough luck for the owner.

    We had figured that the radio both not turning off and it's replacement would be yet another trip to the dealership. This because they would most likely have to order the radio and the switch in the door that we were certain was the issue. On picking up the car, as expected, it would have to return for the radio, but was told that they had 'reprogrammed' the computer and no parts were needed to repair the radio not shutting off. We knew this wasn't the case, but what is your choice? Yes, pulling into the garage at home, turn off the car, open the door and the radio is still on.

    Returning again to have the radio replaced, and for it to actually turn off, astonishingly another issue was found! The timing cover was leaking... or was it? How you notice that a timing cover is leaking when changing a radio inside a car is a little beyond me. Remember, this wasn't noticed while under the car for an oil change just days before, it's while inside the car for a radio change. The other thing is that since the previous oil change spill we monitor the garage floor and not a drop has been there. Again, but what do you do? This is a dealership saying that it needs replaced and you surely don't want to refuse it and have it become a warranty issue...or should I say excuse for not covering some future problem. So when picking up the vehicle I had to reschedule another appointment. I was told that it would take a day and a half, an overnighter, so they would furnish a rental car this time. I was also assured that the radio shutoff was now fixed. Of course it still wasn't.

    Returning for the timing cover leak I again let them know of the radio not shutting off. Of course this would be fixed this time, for sure! Third time is a charm, right? Well I went to the dealership's Enterprise rental and low and behold to replace my luxury vehicle I was offered a Chevy HHR. Of course I could 'upgrade' to an Imapala for an extra $10 a day at my own expense. Oddly enough when we take the family Cadillac in for any service and a rental car is provided, also through Enterprise, it's another luxury vehicle, some type of Cadillac no less, and at no additional charge.

    Amazingly my nearly 2 day repair was able to be completed the same day! How, I have no idea. It can take that long to change oil, let alone disassemble and reassemble the front of an engine. Yet another schedule juggle to go pick up the car early. Although I must say it was welcome to get out of the rental. The HHR was like driving a noisy enclosed gocart with hard seats that equal the plastic chairs you might find in a bowling alley. Of course I am once again assured that all is well and the radio now shuts off. Ahh no, it doesn't.

    In spite of everything stated as being repaired, to my surprise a few days later I am left a message that my part is in to repair my radio! What? What part? I was told everything was fixed and nothing about a parts order or having to return AGAIN. I'm told it's a replacement door lock solenoid, which doesn't sound like it's the latch switch which is apparently the problem. By this point one has to wonder if this is compete incompetence or a way to milk warranty money from GM. All at the customers expense and inconvenience, of course.

    This is all occurring at one of my busiest times of year. I can't afford any more downtime, so I chose to wait until the next oil change. Unfortunately now that I am able to use the car again I have the time to discover all the new problems that were created form the 'repairs'. In addition to the radio not shutting off, the random door chime well after a door is open, on occasion the interior lights don't come on when opening the driver's door. Then the bluetooth is now working intermittently, and my spouse's phone is no longer even listed as being paired with the car, it just vanished. He does the pairing again and it works....sometimes. Yes a call comes in for either of our phones, the number appears on the dash, and when you attempt to answer it disconnects from the car...more often than not. The same when making outgoing calls. Go through the 'call', 'name tag', 'yes', 'calling', then it may ring once if you're lucky and disconnect from the car. It's not the phone dropping the call as it may still be connected, just not to the bluetooth. If you are lucky enough for it to be working and need to transfer the call to the phone when exiting, that may not work as it did in the past. You either can be tethered to the car until you complete the call, or ask if you can call back because your stupid car now won't disconnect from the phone.

    Funny how we don't have this issue in the Cadillac or that the bluetooth worked for over 2 years in the Enclave without a problem, yet now the dealership is claiming that it's our phones that are the culprit, and that their bluetooth works well with Iphones and Blackberry, but not with other brands. Really? You've GOT to be kidding me. Besides it being dangerous, it's a state law in NV that you can only use a hands free device, but my luxury Buick suddenly can't connect to a phone and it's a my phone's problem. Two of them, no less. If this is true it would seem that Buick should inform potential customers that their vehicles require only certain brands of phones for them to actually be able to use this 'feature' of their vehicles.

    Oddly enough the Buick online pairing guide lists other manufacturers of phones including the HTC brand of smart phones we use. Their listing of phones, even for 2012 model Enclaves, includes many phones that are no longer in production. I would have to assume that means that to use Buick bluetooth 'technology' when you don't have an Iphone or a Blackberry, you have to dig up an old phone. What the dealer and Buick are saying is after you've owned the Enclave for a while you'll need to ditch your up to date 4g touch screen smart phone and find that discarded Razor or some other old flip phone model on ebay if you want any hope of it connecting with your car.

    Of course we're still not done, there's another problem. This with Onstar, a service that I PAY for. When using Onstar before the radio swap, the blower would reduce speed and the radio mute so you could communicate and hear the directions after being downloaded to your vehicle. Since the radio was changed the only time this happens is when connected to Onstar. Once the
  • Of course we're still not done, there's another problem. This with Onstar, a service that I PAY for. When using Onstar before the radio swap, the blower would reduce speed and the radio mute so you could communicate and hear the directions after being downloaded to your vehicle. Since the radio was changed the only time this happens is when connected to Onstar. Once the directions are downloaded they are given with the radio at volume. The only way it can be heard is to turn the radio off, or you experience a dangerous situation of trying to follow directions in traffic that are mingled with the radio's audio.

    The next issue was the flashing tire monitor with the "service tire monitoring system" message displayed. Scrolling through to tire pressure, the right front indicated NO air pressure, which obviously wasn't the case. Stopping to check it with a gauge, it was fine. Later it would go out and read pressure. Then it would come on again out of the blue. This cry wolf display became yet another random annoyance that occurred multiple times.

    Today I returned the car to the dealership for another oil change and to have these issues addressed. The door lock actuator was supposedly replaced and now listed as it having been 'showing' inoperative. The door locks themselves have never been a problem, nor did it appear this was an issue that 'showed up' on the previous visits. I can't say at this time that this will solve the intermittent radio not shutting off, lights not turning on, or random chime, as I've only turned the car off once in returning it to the garage.

    Today's service is also when I was told that the bluetooth problem is with our phones. The solution was that they've 'noted it' and will update the car, if any updates for our phones should be sent from Buick. The invoice states that it was paired with a tech's phone and it worked. No kidding? Ours will work at times, and then quit. It also states that they needed to check that our phones have the latest software. These are top of the line Android phones, that are much newer than the obsolete models listed on the Buick website. So in other words, we will continue to have random bluetooth connections with no resolution in sight... unless I want to buy new phones and/or change carriers to do so, or revert back to relic devices.

    The problem with Onstar was noted on the invoice, but no mention of it listed as being addressed. When I called to see when my car would be ready I specifically asked if the Onstar issue was corrected and was assured it was. Of course I tried it on the way home from the dealership and nothing has changed, the volume remains the same and you can't hear the directions. I will call the dealership in the morning and notify them again that it failed to be corrected, but it appears useless to waste my time again to have another defect unresolved. If Buick will offer to guarantee a solution, fine, but I'm not holding my breath. Apparently even their bumper to bumper warranty is selective.
  • The invoice also states that the customer requested a multi-point inspection, which I never did. An added service? Perhaps, but it seems they didn't notice that the bottoms of the door mouldings for both front doors, 'attached' to the front of the rear doors, are dangling loose. This wasn't noticed when changing the door lock solenoid inside the front driver's door. How effective is this inspection when items like this aren't noticed when right in font of them?

    It's right up there with these annoyance issues. If they can't figure out how to repair a radio not shutting off, a bluetooth that won't connect, or an issue with an Onstar system, how on earth will they repair a more serious electrical problem? What if the car just quits? Will it be in the shop for days, weeks, months? Or will they just give it back and say "Buick no longer covers problems they can't figure out?"

    I recently received a letter from the dealership that my warranty will be expiring soon, in early 2011, and that I can purchase an extended warranty. I guess they must feel that with all the ongoing issues I must really need it, and I should pay even more for the privilege of them wasting more of my time, more loss of use of the vehicle, and all to have the same problems either repeat or not be remedied at all.

    At this point I feel it better to research my options of getting out of the lease early and shopping other brands. It's a shame that the rumored Cadillac SRX stretched model to compare with the Enclave isn't available, as it appears Cadillac is more concerned about their owner's experience. While I have wanted to buy American and have been a longtime customer of GM vehicles, I may have to resort to turning to imports.

    I more than understand that any vehicle from any manufacturer will need service, have a problem, or may even have a recall. It's a shame that Buick has what appears to be a winning design, yet has these quality issues that are just left hanging. When the Enclave has worked as it's supposed to, I have no complaints at all and would buy one again. Comfortable, quiet ride, plenty of power, and all the features I could need. Unfortunately the features only work when they want to, and apparently there is no correction available, or without multiple service downtime and inconvenience.

    I've been led to believe that both Buick and the dealership are more focused on ignoring problems or excusing them away, forcing customers to live with their mistakes, taking the loss and having to endure the aggravation. I assume from their actions they expect that I should just feel fortunate that the Enclave still runs at all, and simply forget all those luxury 'features and technology' that I'm paying for.

    I could never imagine treating my own customers this way.
  • We can certainly appreciate why you're frustrated and disappointed after the many issues you've described in these posts, liveinvegas. Have you worked with Customer Assistance to get this addressed? If we can look into this with you, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com with more information, including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Hi livesinvesgas, please do not feel alone in your frustration with your Buick Enclave! I too have experienced a rash of problems with my brand new 2012 Enclave. My Enclave had about 1000 miles on it when I started noticing a white smoke coming out of my tailpipes. I was told that this was condensation burning off of the tailpipes. I am not an expert but I do believe you should not be burning condensation off of the exhaust after 40 mins. Of driving. The smoke coming out of the tailpipes is white and is more than the norm. I took it in for its first service and when I drove the car off of the lot it look like I was spraying for Mosquitos. It was blowing a huge amount of smoke out of both tailpipes . I was told it was due too overfill. Hmmmm . The dealership took the vehicle back and cleaned up the overfill. They told me that if it smoked anymore to let them know. Of course the very next day the Enclave began smoking. I called the dealership and was told once again it was condensation. they said they had a memo on the condensation!Anyway two days later I was pulling out of my driveway and once again it was smoking. I told my husband and of course he just shrugged his shoulders. I got 3 miles down the road and my Enclave started to shudder and smoke and then shut off. I guess they didn't get the memo on that one . My 2012 Enclave with 7000 miles on it was towed into the dealership. The dealership found a fouled spark plug and fouled coil. When I asked what could possibly could cause that in a new Enclave that had no Ansewer. They told me that they test drove the car and had no problems with it. They told me to call them if I experience anymore problems with the 2012 Enclave. Of course I called them the very next day to inform them the car is still smoking. Their response was that I could drop my car off over night and they could set it next to another Enclave and see if they burn the exhaust condensation the same way. Never heard of that test. Not only does my car still smoke but it still feels like it is misfiring . I guess I just have to keep my fingers crossed and hope and pray that my car does not break down again. I did not mention that the inside of my tailpipes have a lot of carbon build up. I would love to hear if anyone else is experiencing this with their new Enclave. I too use to own a Cadillac CTS. No problems what so ever!
  • ashley30,

    We're terribly sorry to hear that you have had to make so many visits to your dealership on your new Enclave. Have you opened a Service Request with Customer Assistance on this matter? If we can do so for you to look into this further, please email socialmedia@gm.com with more information, including your name and Edmunds username, a summary of the situation, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • dgmockdgmock Posts: 3
    The front AC evaporator on my 2009 Enclave was recently replaced by my dealer at 68,000 miles (major three-day repair job). Since then, the heater/AC system just doesn't regulate between heat and cool. For the first five minutes or so after starting from a cold start, the heater blows so hot we can't stand it. Then it cools down to where it gets really chilly, then after another ten minutes or so starts blowing really hot again. It never, ever, did this before the AC repair. The dealer screwed up several other things when he did the AC work, but he says the heater/AC system is working like it's supposed to. Anyone else having a similar problem? Thanks!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    dgmock,

    We're sorry to hear that you have concerns with your HVAC system after having repair work done on your Enclave. If we can follow up on this with your dealership, please email us at socialmedia@gm.com with more information (including your name a contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I haven't read through most of the thread but I'm sure we are all sharing the same problems as far as our electrical, AC, heating with the Buick Enclave.

    We own the 2011 Buick Enclave and during the summer months the AC blows in the front but in the back it blows out heat onto my child. I had no idea this was happening until one day I sat in the back with her. Took it into the dealer where we purchased the car and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Now, that it's winter it's doing the opposite. Heat blows up front but cold air in back. Took it back to the dealer and service department couldn't find anything wrong, again. So, we took it to another dealer for a second opionion. They too couldn't find anything wrong with it and did mention that I've only got 16oz of freon.

    This is a complete hazzard to a childs health to be poured heat on a hot summers day in a hot car and cold air when it's freezing temps all around.

    Have any of you experienced the same? I'm at a lost as to what to do...

    Thanks.
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