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#117 of 193 Beige leather wear
Jun 06, 2012 (3:14 pm)
Hello - have had my 2012 Enclave since mid-February. Didn't really want the beige interior but that's what they had available with the other options I wanted. Noticed VERY early on that my driver's seat turns blue from my jeans so have periodically cleaned it. Now today I notice that along the lower back of the seat (portion that reclines) I am noticing the leather has actually WORN off slightly is seems. I don't wear belts all that often. I'm small (5' 1") and petite in general and I don't have a crazy commute so not IN the seat all that often. REALLY disappointed in this. I will point it out when I go in for my first oil change. Also have had an OBNOXIOUS squeak in my wheel just about every time it turns either direction that I'll be having them address when I go in. Anyone else experience this and did Buick fix appropriately? I know they tried to push the "scotch guarding" heavily at lease time but I declined.
#119 of 193 Steering difficulty
Jun 21, 2012 (2:59 pm)
Hi, I have a 2010 Enclave bought used with 19,000 miles, now with 64,000. I am concerned after reading these posts. I almost hit another car today when turning due to the steering wheel being difficult to move. It started a couple months ago, got better.... with new tires and is bad again. I am off to the dealer in the morning.
#120 of 193 Torque Converter and ...???
Jun 21, 2012 (6:31 pm)
If you look back at my posting - you'll see my list of troubles - not to disappoint here are the newest (although the leak was pointed out previously). Took car (HA HA) in before our vacation trip for oil change and to reiterate the leak, red spot on garage floor, still present. Initially they couldn't tell exactly where the leak was coming from, told us they would put dye in it have us drive off to vacation land and bring it back. DH said - "is it safe to drive?" They said they would call us back. Turns out the mechanic took it out, jacked it up and discovered dye spray everywhere - we needed to replace the Torque converter... Didn't think the dealership would have it ready before Friday. Good news - went to pick up car. Bad news - when just looking at car, could see driver side rear wheel well was way above the tire; and very obvious when comparing to the rest of the wheel wells. Asked me to have a seat and they would have the mechanic take a look. An hour later...said ready to go. Give us a call if you have any problems. Didn't need to call, got in the car, got on the highway and was bouncing along as if I where sitting on bouncy balls...not to mention the fact that as I turned the steering wheel it was noticeably tight and not smooth. Got right off exit and took it back...hopefully will hear good news tomorrow. Just want to through this in too....Power lumbar driver seat no longer works....($80 charge just to look at - don't think so); passenger seat recline sounds like creaking bones on Halloween! Fun Fun Fun ... we are currently at the 93,xxx mark!
#121 of 193 A/C low pressure port
Jul 10, 2012 (12:24 pm)
I'm trying to locate the a/c low pressure port for my 2008 Buick Enclave to recharge it. I have no idea where it is, does anyone know? Thanks Rob
#122 of 193 Air bag alert
Nov 15, 2012 (1:11 pm)
My '08 Enclave has expierience many of the problems posted in forums. Most have been repaired but my currant one is a puzzle. Check air bag alert is on more than off. Service bulletin fixed it for a a few weeks, 2 dealers have checked and went so far as to remove complete dash and also replace air bag. Light came back on. 5 different trips to dealer for repair(I could have gone back every 3 months or so but just gave up) Now it is getting time to replace at 70,000 miles.
No one wants to buy a car with air bag problems so it is virtually unsellable. Buick says bring it back in for further repairs (" no you can't have a loaner and yes, you have to pay for diagnotic check) gee thanks guys.
Any ideas out there?
#123 of 193 Re: Air bag alert [mcduffer]
Nov 15, 2012 (8:56 pm)
Had the same issue. Found out that my iPhone sets off the censor. Can't lay it on empty seat, can't have it in pocket or purse. Hope this helps
#124 of 193 air bag alert
Nov 16, 2012 (7:52 am)
buckeyewife-thanks for the quick reply. How did you figure this out? Also where do you keep your cellphone while in the car? I have another service appointment on Monday and would like to experiment a little over the week-end.
#125 of 193 Re: air bag alert [mcduffer]
Nov 16, 2012 (8:15 am)
the service tech at my dealership found this info. I keep my phone in the door pocket, center council change pocket, or on the little open area near the gear shift. Hope this helps....you can try it without going to the appointment by turning your car on (don't sit down) put your phone on the passenger seat and see if your light comes on.
#126 of 193 Enclave 2008 Passenger Airbag
Nov 24, 2012 (5:19 am)
My passenger airbag system started intermittently flashing "service airbag". Took it to the local dealer, they said "Oh, we found a fork under the seat, this is your problem". Needless to say this was not the problem. Now the light is on all of the time and the dealer told us the car is now past 60k miles and GM is not responsible.
This car has had major work to the steering column, the transmission replaced and numerous brake system problems.
Warning to all GM customers, the manufacturer will not help you!