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#63 of 235 Grwwww darn A/C!
Jul 24, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Same problem here! 2008 Buick Enclave.
My car has been to the dealership more than any of my other cars combined!! The A/C is complete garbage! I've had mine at the dealership for A/C problems on 3 different occassions and headed back for a 4th time. (Thats not even counting other reasons, leaking sunroof, clunking sounds while driving, 1st to 2nd gear, loose steering, ect ect...)
Heres the problems, so far! The A/C stopped blowing cold air, freon leak but dye couldn't find the leak, an actuater replaced, A/C reprogrammed, constant HISSING sound (So annoying), fluctating A/C speeds, again A/C stop blowing cold air, ect.
I have about 45K miles on my Enclave and I didnt purchase the extended warranty. I'm thinking of contacting an attorney to see if there is a legal remedy. Hopefully he can at least get an extended warranty on the A/C. Maybe even the lemon law could apply to this situation, possibley make GM buy it back to me!
#64 of 235 Re: Buick Enclave AC Problem [benzsl]
Jul 25, 2011 (8:44 am)
Has the air conditioner problem been fixed and if so what was the problem, we are having the same trouble with our 2008 Enclave
#65 of 235 Re: Buick Enclave AC Problem [brack]
Jul 25, 2011 (9:17 am)
We have had no problems so far this summer with the AC (knock on wood) which is fortunate considering we have had temps well over 100 degrees for days. The last repair (#7) was sometime last fall. There were leaks underneath the car that they were finally able to see because of dye and a black light. I'm sorry I don't know the technical term for what it was but I do know they used dye and a black light to spot it. Now, they put the dye in on the 6th repair and didn't see anything. It took until the 7th repair for the dye to make its way down into the system where they could see it with the black light.
On another note...I just had my third transmission put in. Maybe one of these days GM will step up to the plate and do the right thing. Good luck!
#66 of 235 Re: Buick Enclave AC Problem [brack]
Jul 25, 2011 (10:16 am)
Have you taken the vehicle in to be diagnosed by a GM dealership? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
Jul 25, 2011 (1:10 pm)
2011 Enclave, driving from FL to NC about half way there.
A/C fan slowed down & output temp increased, temp outside 102.
After a rest stop blows cold for awhile, then warms up.
Called dealer Mon. at 0800 in Boone NC cannnot get in until Thurs.
Air is now working around town.
#68 of 235 Re: Grwwww darn A/C! [trd2jz]
Jul 26, 2011 (5:30 am)
I apologize for the problems you have been experiencing with the A/C. By chance, have you been in contact with GM Customer Assistance? If so, could you please email me your case number? I would like to look further into your situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#69 of 235 Enclave Air, and other stuff
Jul 29, 2011 (7:04 am)
We bought a used 2008 Buick Enclave (GM Certified!) less than 90 days ago. of those 90 days, it has been in the shop 20 of them. It has required work on the head light, tail light, a new rear air blower, a steering column make over to repair a squeaking noise and two accelerator plates to correct a problem with the stabilatrac system that shuts your car down where it can only go 40 mph until it is corrected. After all of that, we tried to make a trip to Florida this week only to get 5 hours in and have our front A/C quit working. The fan was blowing, the air was cool, but it would not come out of vent.
We love the vehicle when it is operational, which, so far, has been about 60% of the time. We now have to take it back to the dealership. Fortunately we do have about a year extended warranty, but seriously, the car will probably have to be in the shop another 2-3 days. Can someone give me an Enclave that works?
#70 of 235 Re: Enclave Air, and other stuff [goauburn]
Jul 29, 2011 (11:08 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. I would like to set up a case with GM Customer Assistance. In order to start the process I will need your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number), VIN, current mileage and the involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are experiencing?
You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#71 of 235 2008 Enclave Climate Control problem
Aug 10, 2011 (6:16 am)
Seems as I have the same problem as many others on this forum. I was driving back from a long trip and got about 4 hours into the trip when the front blower for the AC quit working. I tried to manually override the system, no luck. Front defroster would not work, a safety issue. The rear AC did work so I was able to somewhat cool the car. Today the system is working again but I'm sure on another long trip, I will become unhappy again. Has anyone been told what the root problem is on this?
#72 of 235 Re: 2008 Enclave Climate Control problem [whbrown]
Aug 10, 2011 (7:38 am)
Have you spoke with your local dealer? I apologize for your frustrations. If you email me your VIN I can look into recall information for this concern.
GM Customer Service