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#55 of 162 Buick Enclave Water Leaks - mold
Dec 21, 2011 (2:28 pm)
I have a 2008 Enclave and have had it in to the dealership 3-4 times for water leaks over the last 2 years. Water has leaked in the front on both passenger and driver by your feet as well as through the lights on the ceiling in the very back.
My car is now at the dealer again. I have continually said my concern is MOLD and rust will form on the electrical components.
I just got off the phone with maintenance dept today and guess what, MOLD. They have ordered new carpeting.
I am posting this not only to tell my story but to get advice if a car is even safe to have once mold is found. I have 3x small kids and like any father don't want to put them at risk. What would you do?
#56 of 162 Re: Buick Enclave Water Leaks - mold [drock6]
Dec 23, 2011 (7:05 am)
Good Morning Drock6,
I understand your concern and apologize for any anxiety that the leaking has caused you and your family. Has the leak been repaired in your enclave, or is it currently in the dealership for this concern right now?
If we can be of any assistance, including following up with the dealership, please email us more information, including your name/username, last 8 digits of your VIN, and your involved dealership.
GM Customer Service
#57 of 162 Re: Buick Enclave Water Leaks - mold [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 27, 2011 (8:00 pm)
I am having very similar problems with my 2008 Enclave CXL. We love this car and had previously no significant problems. On the 16th of November, 2011 we suddenly had a severe leak with a large amount of water showing up on the front passenger floorboards soaking the carpet. We immediately took the vehicle to our local GMC/Chevrolet dealership, Alex Montgomery in Campbellsville, KY. I have had little or no assistance from them in solving this problem. First, I was told they did not repair water leaks and they would require a local auto glass company handle this problem (They didn't even look at our car). Second, water leaks were not covered under any warranty even though we had purchased an extended manufacturer backed warranty in 2009. No mention was made of any problem with sunroof drain tubes or recalls. After following their instructions, we took the vehicle to a local auto glass company who told us the front passenger door was "sprung" and they had fixed it. Of course the next time it rained . . . they had NOT. Back to the dealership . . . . sent to an autobody shop who "fixed the leaky roof rack". Next time it rained . . . they had not.
Finally I placed a call to a friend in the used car business because we were contemplating trading this Enclave in for another used SUV. My friend tipped me off on the problems with the drain leaks and the recall. . . a quick google search and here I am.
All signs and symptoms fit perfectly with the other posts describing short or clogged drain tubes.
I also have two small daghters 3 and 4 years old. I am furious at the way I was brushed off by the our "trusted" dealership.
Please advise me as to my next step in resolving this problem. We've had water in the car 3 times now and I am very concerned about mold and health risks to my family.
#58 of 162 Re: Buick Enclave Water Leaks - mold [kentuckydad]
Dec 28, 2011 (8:07 am)
I am very sorry to hear about the experience you've had in trying to get this leak repaired.
We can open up a Customer Assistance Case, through which we would need to work with either your current dealership or help you find a new dealership. Please send us an email with some more details so we can get the process started, including your name/user name on Edmunds, contact information (phone and address, please), the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership (I see that you have been working with Alex Montgomery, but am not sure if you wanted to continue there).
We look forward to hearing from you,
GM Customer Service
#59 of 162 water leaks...UGH!
Dec 29, 2011 (7:17 am)
It makes me so angry to see this is an ongoing problem! I have owned a Buick Enclave 08 for about 2yrs now and it has been in the shop more times then I can count for AC and water issues. Every time I take it in they say no problem exsist or they dealer shop has a "power failure" and wasn't able to run the diagnostic tests to see what is wrong. I just want this vehicle gone!
I have 3 children and my oldest child has had multiple open heart surgeries and this vehicle is how I get him back and forth from doctors appts between Cleveland and Ann Arbor Mi. Most of the time we have no AC and if it rains the light above his head in the 3rd row drips on him....so frustrated!
#60 of 162 Re: water leaks...UGH! [jackiemom23]
Dec 29, 2011 (9:13 am)
You need to document everything! Every call, every visit to the dealership, etc. Then you need to file a report with the local Better Business Bureau. They will work with you on this. Eventually, a GM representative will contact you. Do NOT sign anything.
Dec 29, 2011 (9:15 am)
I had the leakage problem too and went through BBB to resolve it. It still isn't 100% and I suspect I have other issues due to the leakage from the beginning.
#62 of 162 Re: water leaks...UGH! [jackiemom23]
Dec 29, 2011 (9:47 am)
I apologize that an already stressful time of year, especially with added complications of medical procedures, may have been made more so due to the concerns you are having with your Enclave.
We would like to get a Customer Assistance Case established for you, if you are interested. Please email us more information, including your name/Edmunds username, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#63 of 162 Re: water leaks...UGH! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 29, 2011 (10:08 am)
Do you have an email address to where I send this information too?
#64 of 162 Re: water leaks...UGH! [jackiemom23]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Please click on my Edmunds profile and you will find my email address on there.
Talk to you soon,
GM Customer Service