Consumer Reports has dropped the 2022 Buick Enclave from its list of recommended vehicles due to reported reliability issues.
The publication shared a list of 12 cars that it no longer recommends to readers earlier this month, which included the newly updated 2022 Buick Enclave. CR no longer recommends this vehicle to readers due to reliability issues with the previous 2020 and 2021 model years. Problem areas on the Enclave identified by CR include the drive system (transmission/drivetrain), brakes, suspension body integrity and in-car electronics.
GM issued a number of Technical Service Bulletins for the 2021 Buick Enclave, including one sent out in June of this year to correct a front brake grind/groan noise after the vehicle sits overnight. Other major TSBs issued for the vehicle included one that addressed a coolant/and or oil leak and another for a transmission shudder condition. A complete list of all TSBs issued for the 2021 Buick Enclave can be viewed via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at this link (FWD models) and this link (AWD models).
For CR to recommend a vehicle it must have average or better reliability. The 2022 Buick Enclave has a CR reliability rating of 2/5, which is much lower than other models in its segment, such as the BMW X7 and Lincoln Navigator. In addition, a CR recommended vehicle must also perform well in its own road tests and owner satisfaction surveys, and perform adequately in crash testing and other safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.