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#72 of 193 Re: Battery Problem Enclave [chevrun]
Jan 15, 2009 (10:03 am)
A Regulated Voltage Control (RVC) is
incorporated into the design of the Buick
Enclave. This unit monitors the battery
and charging system in the vehicle and
is capable of providing a 0.4mpg fuel
economy savings per vehicle. This equates
to over 3.34 million gallons of gasoline that
can be saved over the life of one model
year of production.
These features apply only to the 2008 Buick Enclave.
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#73 of 193 Re: Battery Problem Enclave [chevrun]
Jan 17, 2009 (8:57 am)
The Regulated Voltage Control unit will not allow the battery to be charged up when making short, slow speed trips around town. The way around this so-called milage improvement function is to turn on the TOW/HAUL function which bypasses the milage saving thing and allows more juice to flow into the battery. According to my little book using the Tow/Haul function when not towing will do no harm..It only tightens up the transmission bands and increases the battery charging function to make up for any additional battery needs that may result from the towing. Hopefully those of us that use our Enclaves around town will benifit from this function, even if we do lose some of the milage advantage. Anything is better than having to jump start your car every week.
#74 of 193 Re: Battery Problem Enclave [chevrun]
Jan 18, 2009 (7:32 am)
This is not one of GM's better ideas. If you use your Enclave in city driving most of the time be prepared for the battery to go flat. How many people know about driving in the TOW/HAUL MODE to overcome the problem? I wonder how many dealers know about this fix? Not many, I'll bet.
Jan 18, 2009 (12:32 pm)
How do you go into Tow/Haul Mode ?
#76 of 193 Re: [gunga]
Jan 19, 2009 (8:10 am)
On the Enclave you have a button on the lower part of your center dash area.. With a little picture of a trailer. You press it to get into the Tow/Haul mode. When in the Tow/Haul Mode you will get a light on the dash which shows the little trailer. To get out you just press the button again. The car will leave the Tow/Haul mode every time you turn off the car.
#77 of 193 Re: [chevrun]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:15 pm)
That is only if the the OP has the factory tow package. From what i read the tow/haul mode locks out 6th gear. I drive mostly around time and very short distances. I have had my enclave since august of 2007 and have less than 9k miles with no evidence of battery or voltage problems.
#78 of 193 Remote Start
Jan 28, 2010 (9:25 am)
I can't get the car to start up with the remote start up button, it has worked only once since I bought the car. Anyone else with this issue?
#79 of 193 Re: Remote Start [aaplsue]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:02 am)
Are you pressing the "LOCK" button on the remote before hitting the remote start button. That is a must for this to work. Mine has worked just fine..
#80 of 193 Re: Remote Start [papadick58]
Jan 28, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I did press the lock button first. I'm wondering if they need to reprogram the remotes. I have 2.
#81 of 193 remote start
Jan 28, 2010 (4:21 pm)
About the remote engine start not working, I wonder if it's because I have child locks on. I have to hit unlock 2 times to open doors,