Buick is an American manufacturer and was one of the first companies to establish General Motors in the early 1900s. The company is the oldest automobile brand in the United States, and one of the first in the entire world. The unique, old school design appeals to an older market as well. Buick has the reputation for selling and marketing premium cars and luxury vehicles that are actually above General Motors more mainstream brands. Buick has also set itself apart from competitors by using distinguishing features such as the VentiPorts, and various unique styling features.
The most notable Buick vehicle for having issues and complaints is the Buick Enclave midsize SUV. There were several complaints that the Enclaves were having transmission issues where the car would shake and make noises upon switching gears or accelerating in speed. Owners, on average, were reporting this issue to start around 91,000 miles.
In some cases, these transmission issues can be fixed with simple repairs, but in other cases, the entire transmission must be replaced and can lead to a very expensive investment. Another commonly reported issue with the Enclave was that the timing chains needed to be replaced as early as 40,000 miles, rather than at the typical 150,000 or 200,000 miles.
Most recently, the 2020 Buick Enclaves are still having issues because General Motors, LLC is recalling some Enclave models due to cracked rails in the engine compartment which could lead to injury when operating the vehicle.
Although Buick is a reputable car manufacturing brand, it is important to be aware of defects and recalls on Buick models. It appears that especially in the Enclave models, there have been repeated recalls and other complaints about different mechanisms on the vehicle.
If you are in California and dealing with defects or issues with your Buick, you may be entitled to relief. Under California law, there are many different options for settling lemon law issues such as reimbursement from the Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Fund, insurance companies, dispute resolution programs, arbitration, mediation as well as other methods. If you have legal questions or concerns about your Buick and your rights, call our office to speak with an attorney today.