2009 Buick Enclave Consumer Review: New Enclave Engine Problems

2009 Buick Enclave - Consumer Review

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CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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New Enclave Engine Problems
By Stranded in Seattle on


2009 Buick Enclave CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


I really wish I could love my new Enclave. This is my first GM purchase and my first American car. What a frustrating and disappointing experience, so far. In less than a month since taking delivery of my new 2009 Buick Enclave CXL AWD, and with less than 800 miles logged on the vehicle, my new car has been in for service three times for the same engine vibration problem. The fuel injection system has been cleaned, fuel injector and ignition coil replaced and now the service techs are "looking more deeply into the cylinder head and valve train." (YIKES!) Vehicle downtime now stands at an abysmal 50%, since taking delivery. I was so hopeful for GM, but this car simply doesn't work.

Best Features

Seating for 3 passengers in the 3rd row (versus 2 in other crossovers) 2nd row console Navigation system and voice choice Cooled front seats Surprisingly tight turning radius Backup camera

Worst Features

Power tailgate should stop midway (to open the tailgate but avoid hitting garage apparatus). OnStar's Navigation instructions should download into and use the installed Nav. system's voice s/w. Wish car phone button accepted forwarded calls from my cell. I wish ALL doors auto unlocked in Park
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