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#1 of 185 Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains
Jan 21, 2008 (9:16 am)
I bought my new Enclave on Jan. 15th and that night, it rained. It not only rained outside my car, it rained inside! It appears the seals and moon roof leak. The water was coming in and running down inside the walls of the car. The water soaked everything and got back inside the walls were there are many wires and speakers. I took the car into a Buick dealership today. They were not very friendly and didn't seem concerned at all. I'll post the outcome.
#2 of 185 Enclave leaks during hard rain
Feb 03, 2008 (10:16 pm)
Purchased my Enclave 06-2007. Had a dry summer, no problems. This fall and winter I have had numerous leaks around the moonroof and antenna on the rear of the vehicle. The latest incidence is a leak at the top of the windshield on the passenger side. This is ceasing to be an inconvenience. I am going to dealer tomorrow to try to get a repair (#2) If this is not successful I am going to have to try another avenue. Will keep posted.
#3 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [mickicd]
Feb 04, 2008 (9:44 am)
I just picked mine up this weekend & when I got it home the entire area under the storage box by the liftgate was soaked & apparently had been wet for some time since there was rust on some of the metal & the insulation liner was wet. Did your dealership have to replace your liner & what was the outcome? I hope mine got wet from the dealer giving the car a wash & not a leak from the liftgate. Let me know your results.
#4 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [gingrich]
Feb 08, 2008 (3:44 pm)
That is where mine was wet too. I urge everyone, after it rains to look in the back by the liftgate under the box. It appears there are dealerships out there that either don't know about the problem, or do and are selling them anyway.
I took mine in to be serviced. They called me the next day and said they fixed the leak. I asked them if they replaced the padding and I didn't get a response to the question. The service guy put me on hold and then said they would have to special order the padding (jute) and they did. It rained again and my car leaked again. I toook the car in and they couldn't find a leak. It rained yet again a couple days ago and my car leaked again. I am taking it back to be serviced on Monday of next week. Now here's the thing...I ran into a lady with the same car as mine and her car leaked too! However, they replaced the carpet, padding, metel runners (anything that was rusting), back speakers and I believe the rear seat and the header. She has a family member that works at GM. She was the one to show me the rust in my car because they didn't service it properly. Also, they stripped the inside of her car completely to dry it out. She said not only do I have rust, but I will also get or may have mold. I called Bose and they said the speakers should absolutely be exchanged as they are paper. So, there you have it. My appt. on Monday will be the 4th time. I reported everything to the Better Business Bureau and I will take the steps necessary in order to follow our state Lemon Law.
Stay tuned folks.
#5 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [mickicd]
Feb 10, 2008 (8:21 pm)
curious if this issue is specific to a particlar model ? Cx , CXL AWD, etc. May not be - have you all compared notes on that? Wonder if it was specifc mfr dates?
Would you not have bought the Enclave if you had read (your) issues from 4 or 5 post prior?
#6 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [natalulu]
Feb 12, 2008 (3:51 am)
FWIW, we were looking at an Enclave until we read of the leaking problems. We decided that we did not want to deal with another GM issue on a brand new car since we've had this problem in the past. In fact, when we sold our last Buick in 2001, we said we would never buy another GM product. We were recently willing to reconsider that decision since we drove the Enclave and really like it. It's disappointing to say the least.
#7 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [vram]
Feb 12, 2008 (7:31 am)
I agree, it is very disappointing. My car is in for service now and I may be a week before I get it back. I will be surprised if the problem is resolved.
#8 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [mickicd]
Mar 26, 2008 (2:18 pm)
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia which is the less luxiourios verson of the Buick Enclave. It's been in the shop 5 times for a water leak which appears to be tied to the sunroof. We even had an electrical short which was tied to the leak. I told the dealer I wanted a new car and that according to the NY Lemon Law guidles I qualify for one ( the car is only 6 monthes old with 5000 miles.) My main concern was permenant damage caused by the leak (electrical and rust). They didn't make it easy for me. They were going to offer me incentives. Which I would have refused. Here is what you have to do. Mention the lemon law if it applies based on the state you live in. Tell them that you are going to go to arbitration to get your money back and take your business someplace else if they don't replace your car with a new one. Be very firm and nasty if necessary. Remember your paying a lot of your hard earned money each month for this vehicle. They will surely replace your vehicle because they won't want to lose your business and it puts a black mark on their dealership if they have to refund your money. Do not trust these people. They are out to make money, not lose it. I hope this was helpful.
#9 of 185 Re: Buick Enclave Leaks When It Rains [vram]
Mar 26, 2008 (2:35 pm)
Don't know how many thousands of these type cars have been sold - but so far so good on mine (2/08) . Keep looking, listening, waiting for all these horrible events to happen. Then I reflect back to my Volvo XC70 which went dead every few weeks, would loose the radio program and ignition wouldn't work until it was re-programmed and what a hassle that was the entire 3 years I had it. But apparently it wasn't a problem with ALL Volvos, just mine! So I'm thinking that with the 1000's of Enclaves & GMCs sold these a fluky issues and not big enough for a recall.
haven't found a perfect car yet from Buick, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, over the years. They all have issues - bothersome as they are I don't think Buick is any worse than the others.
#10 of 185 Just had my 1st leak
Apr 29, 2008 (6:26 am)
I purchase my Buick Enclave in Aug. 2007 and have had no problem until yesterday. I usually have my car parked in my garage but yesterday I had to leave it in the driveway all day while it was raining out. When I went to use it about 4 hours later the front carpet was soaked, the front sides were squishing wet along with the upper side material section near the seatbelt adjuster and back seat floor. There was water dripping down the sides near the floor. This has never happened before. The sides where the Bose speakers are and side airbag area are all wet and that concerns me. I am really concerned about rust, mold, and mildew. I have an appt. for tomorrow, any suggestions?