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#1 of 112 Manual shifting the Enclave Tranny
Aug 21, 2007 (9:16 am)
I test drove an Enclave yesterday. When utilizing the +/- button to shift manually, there was an annoying delay between when the button was pushed, when the dash indicated the switched gear, and worse, when the tranny responded. This is a deal killer for me, because I was hoping to use it to build torque for passing, etc.
How has it worked for others? Is it something one can get used to, or is it chronically irritating to power-lovers like me?
#2 of 112 Re: Manual shifting the Enclave Tranny [dianej]
Aug 23, 2007 (3:36 pm)
We have an 03 MDX with lease expiring soon. Our short list was:
We are now down to:
I have driven an Enclave three times now and I really like the manumatic mode. I have had no issues with it and find it quire able to negotiate quick down shifts when you want to execute a lane change and go around a car quicly. I have used it to downshift 1,2 or 3 gears all at once with varying amounts of "let's get going" gas pedal pressure.
I actually like the Enclave's manumatic mode better than the CX-9 although the CX-9's handling is very crisp. The Enclave is Verrrrry quiet and comfortable. The CX-9 is sportier. These are trade-offs my wife will have to decide between as it is her car.
#4 of 112 Enclave Transmission problems
Dec 24, 2007 (3:57 pm)
I bought my Enclave some time in May, and have 15k on it already. i love the car, but i think there might be a trans problem. when i'm going anywhere over 45 mph in 6th gear, and i let go of the pedal and let the car slow down to about 40 to 42 mph, and i lightly press the pedal the trans downshifts and slams into gear. it jukes the car. i took it to the dealer last week and they told me it was normal. that the trans downshifts at 41.6 mph automaticly and that as its downshifting and i'm stepping on the pedal it doesn't know what gear to go in and it jukes the car. i didn't have this problem before that i could notice. i don't think its normal.
i went to another dealer on friday and tested another enclave and gues what, it didn't do that.
i'm just wondering if anyone else has the same problem, or had the same problem. i had the transmission reprogrammed about 2 months ago.
#5 of 112 Re: Enclave Transmission problems [silverenclave]
Jan 04, 2008 (12:57 pm)
My Enclave tranny acts similarly at the same speed. I read somewhere that a transmission reprogram by Buick may help. Let me know if you solve your problem.
Feb 14, 2008 (9:39 am)
My Enclaved purchased Dec. 3500 miles. Love the car, but transmission shifting problems, and poor road mileage a problem. Has anyone had these problems fixed by the dealers? I was told a new software program was installed on my Enclave as was all vehicles not sold yet for the shifting poblem. Manual shifting is ok, but probably lowers mileage.
I can live with the transmission in town, but driving uphill on the interstate and keeping your speed up is a problem because car will not down shift on its own.
#7 of 112 Enclave Transmission Shifting
May 19, 2008 (8:13 am)
I to have a new Enclave. Love the car except the transmission shifting. Dealer says it is set to specs but still doesn't seem right to me. Too much downshifting before car is up to speed then it has to upshift & downshift again. Irritating. I am experimenting with using the +/- shifter & just leaving it in 4th or 5th but know it will use more gas.