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#96 of 185 Re: 2008 Enclave with Electrical Problems and Leaks [james252]
Aug 12, 2012 (6:41 am)
I also had this problem w/ my Enclave when I bought it used. I called our local Dealer service dept (Ron Smith Buick, Merced, Ca) and was advised that the vents located on the roof in front of the sunroof were probably plugged. The two vents are on either side, in front of the sunroof rails, near the windshield. I blew air, from our compressor through the holes to unplug them. No problems since. I hope this helps you.
#97 of 185 Re: 2008 Enclave with Electrical Problems and Leaks [james252]
Aug 13, 2012 (5:52 pm)
We're sorry to read about the leak and electrical problems you've been experiencing with your Enclave. If we can look into this further with you, please contact us at socialmediagm.com with the following information: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
All the best-
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#98 of 185 2008 enclave leaks like a sieve
Aug 14, 2012 (3:28 am)
what a shame..I love this car but now when it rains it leaks and then that sets off some crazy thing in the car that says my emegency brake is on so it makes a loud noise as you are driving down the road. I can hear the water sloshing after a hard rain so I probably will end up with a ruined interior and mold issues. This is something that Buick needs to take care of because it is a design issue. They could get sued if people start getting sick from mold or mildew in their car. My car has 54,000 mile on it and I had planned on keeping it a long time, but now I don't know. Gosh you try and buy american and look what you get! Disappointed in Chesapeake Va!
#99 of 185 Re: 2008 enclave leaks like a sieve [lalexandra]
Aug 14, 2012 (6:05 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you're encountering this leaking concern! What are your plans for getting it looked into?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#100 of 185 Buick sunroof leaks, floor has mold smell, electrical trouble
Aug 19, 2012 (4:37 pm)
I have a Buick 2008 that has a sunroof that leaks. In 2010 I had the vehicle serviced because the sunroof leaked, pillar post was soaked, leaving me with with a saturated floorboard, electrical problems and the vehicle wouldn't shut off, and a stinky moldy smelling vehicle. The dealership said it was due to the sunroof seal and replace the seal.
Then 5/2012, it leaked again. Floorboard saturated, and mildew smelling vehicle. This time the dealership said front drains were plugged and they cleaned them. I am still in my warranty period, and the dealership refused to replace the carpet even though this was the second time the sunroof leaked onto the floorboard. I am allergic to mold, so this is a real problem for me. I can hear water sloshing somewhere in my dashboard.
Now 3 months later, leaking again. The pillar post is wet, floorboard saturated, moldy smell. Floorboard is starting to get black edges due to extra wear from water damage. I do not have any trees or otherwise dropping debris onto my Enclave. I take very good care of it, because I love it. But now, I feel like its a big wet stinky dog that I have to sit next to. We'll see what the dealership comes up with tomorrow.
I can't put up with this issue and will have to see how Buick resolves this problem permanently, as to whether I would ever consider another Buick. What is going to happen when I am out of warranty? I even read that 2008 had a recall on sunroofs, but it had to be addressed by 9/2009, and my VIN wasn't in the list anyway. Clearly they are WRONG about what VINs are affected in the recall. This forum was so easy to find. Now that this is my 3rd episode with this, I knew I would be able to find others experiencing it too!
#101 of 185 Re: Buick sunroof leaks, floor has mold smell, electrical trouble [waverunnin]
Aug 20, 2012 (4:31 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Can you please email me directly with your VIN, current mileage, complete contact information including mailing address, and involved dealer? I would like to look into this further for you. I look forward to working with you.
GM Customer Service
#102 of 185 Enclave Transmission
Aug 23, 2012 (12:03 pm)
I am getting ready to buy an Enclave (08), and took it to my mechanic for a pre-buy inspection. He found a leak at the transmission case. It's still under 100k mi (full warranty), so I took it into the dealer, who said it had loose bolts and everything was fixed by tightening them. My mechanic and tranny guy both howled and said it'd soon leak again and I should NOT buy the car. What do you think?
#103 of 185 Re: Enclave Transmission [spickens]
Aug 23, 2012 (4:55 pm)
DO NOT BUY THE CAR! I just traded mine in after have so many problems it wasn't even funny! I posted on this thread a while back. I will NEVER own another Buick! I love my new Honda and even with all the features it has, I enjoy the no leaks THE MOST!
#104 of 185 My 2008 Enclave has a leaky sunroof - Why wasn't it part of the recall?
Aug 30, 2012 (1:36 pm)
My 2008 Enclave is having the same leaky sunroof problem that has been well-documented on this and many other forums. There was indeed a recall in 2008 BUT my VIN number was excluded from the recall. Now I am having the exact same problem and the dealer wants $1900 to fix it. I want to know why my Enclave - and MANY others - are having the exact same problem that the recall was supposed to address but was excluded from the recall notice.
If the dealership does not find a way to fix this for free (nevermind that my electronics, speakers etc. are a ticking timebomb from all of the soaking) I am going to find a lawyer who is looking for a fat juicy class action lawsuit.
#105 of 185 Re: My 2008 Enclave has a leaky sunroof - Why wasn't it part of the recall? [timberleaf]
Aug 31, 2012 (5:01 am)
Good morning timberleaf,
We would be happy to look into this further with you; please send us the following information at socialmediagm.com so we can get a Service Request going: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service