Last post on Apr 29, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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#153 of 162 Re: Leaking, and they knew about it [oneanddone]
Apr 18, 2013 (3:46 pm)
I have the same problem, bought a 2008 in 2010 and 6 months later it leaked...Everything you said I have. A lemonlaw layer took my claim and then told me they won't bring my case to court and GM won't help with anything. I'm still searching for a way to get compensation or fixed. My warranty just ran out so now I'm stuck with a leaky sunroof. This was my dream car and got it for my anniversary, drove many junkers and finally got my car and it stinks, leaks, brake pads go all the time, changed rotors once (1 yr after owning it), rolls when on a hill (didn't think automatics did that). Well I will keep trying and then I will post it.
#154 of 162 Re: Leaking, and they knew about it [oneanddone]
Apr 18, 2013 (7:52 pm)
I experienced the same thing with my 2009 Enclave. GM did agree to fix it however it took 3 visits to do. Come to find out it was leaking from a seal missing in the sunroof from mfg'ing. It was leaking from the light globe in the rear. We tried reselling the sunroof but no go.... It took a whole new sunroof kit to correct and haven't had trouble since. My advice is to keep posting and email the GM rep that is on this blog. I emailed her directly for help.
#155 of 162 Re: Leaking, and they knew about it [verysad45]
Apr 19, 2013 (7:07 am)
I am sorry to hear of your issue. I would like to look into it for you. Can you send me an email with the specifics of your issue and your full name, address, phone number, Vehicle Identification number, and approximate mileage on your vehicle please? My email address is socialmediagm.com "attn Crystal" in the subject line. Look forward to hearing from you:-)
Crystal L. - GM Customer Care
#156 of 162 2008 Enclave -leak
Apr 19, 2013 (12:25 pm)
I bought my wife a very clean 2008 Enclave from an old man. He said the car never seen snow, barley rain, flawless body with a few door dings. it was garage kept, and every dealer maintenance done. I verified the maintenance history with a carfax, called the dealer, and took it to a expert body shop to verify that the car was never hit. I agreed to buy the car if he would pay for the door ding repairs $325.00. I also keep the car in the garage and my wife uses to to take the kids to school and grocery shopping. We put around 5000 miles in 7 months, and I think because we had to show it to our friends how much we like it. Now the issue, during a shopping visit the car was in a parking lot for about 2hours when it rained, over the next few days the car started acting funny radio stayed on, engine running after you turn off the engine for a few seconds, and the battery died, I took it to a shop and they saw water under the passenger carpet. I thought maybe we left the windows opened a bit and it was a careless mistake, the next rain, the car was outside it happened again and it did not even rain hard. I took it back to my mechanics and he lifted the carpets dried the inside and tried to find possible leaks areas. Now again a rain in Chicago and the car was only out to pick up the kids from school and it is soaked, my mechanics are telling me your lucky your computers are not burning up and this needs to get fixed or you can pick up mold or other issues. The car is out of warranty and nobody every seen this issue before, I came across this forum and started to freak out. I don't know what to do and requesting HELP.......
#158 of 162 Re: Leaking, and they knew about it [amyr1216]
Apr 22, 2013 (1:55 pm)
I am having the same issue with my '07 Acadia, leaking sun roof. Every time it rains, I have standing water in the car. The worst thing is that it also leaks into an electrical box under the hood which shorts out the electrical system. when this happens, the car will not start, none of the electrical systems work and...the battery has to be replaced. 3 times in the last year and a half I have had to replace the battery. When I contacted GMC Customer Service, I was told that in many areas of the USA, the GMC product was not designed to be left outside. Funny, the dealer failed to mention that. I have been back to the dealer three times and now have had to take it back for the 4th time. that is twice I have had to have it towed.
#160 of 162 2008 leaky buick enclave
Apr 29, 2013 (5:14 pm)
Has anyone got the sunroof leaks repaired? I just purchased a 2008 enclave and have had it to the dealer to be fixed 2 times, each time they said it was fixed. They said they could not get it to leak after one hour of water on the top of the sunroof. Each time I got it back I got it to leak within seconds. Now the car started on fire, with smoke coming out of the sunroof. We had to disconnect the battery to stop it from burning up. The are now towing it back to the dealer again.
They replaced the seal the first time - no luck. They sealed up 4 small holes in the sunroof glass - that they said was a manufacture defect - no luck. How can they fix the problem?
#161 of 162 Re: 2008 leaky buick enclave [leakybuick]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:36 pm)
I just really don't think the dealer can fix these. My dealer's service department tried everything and our leaks were causing us serious electrical problems like yours. In fact it left us stranded in another state in the middle of vacation. GM ended up giving us some credit toward the purchase of a 2012 along with good financing. We love our 2012 but it makes us sick that we know they sold the 2008 to someone else and it will forever be a problem. I am sure GM has a formula for exactly how many people have to be hurt, sustain losses etc in order for a recall to be appropriate and apparently this has not hit that threshhold. Shame.
#162 of 162 Re: 2008 leaky buick enclave [leakybuick]
Apr 29, 2013 (8:07 pm)
Same thing happened to mine. It took 4 visits to correct the issue! They ended up replacing the entire sunroof kit. It was a defect from the mfg that they left out some seals within the kit. Buick owes us lots for having to deal with that leaking mess. Mine hasn't leaked since and I love it but I owe it to Fikes Chevrolet in Hamilton Al for finding the issue! Hope you get yours fixed soon!