The 2023 Buick Enclave is the sixth model year for the second-generation crossover, debuting only a few small updates and changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Notably, some units of the 2023 Buick Enclave may be affected by a condition wherein the rear wheelhouse metal is split. Now, General Motors has issued a new service update to address this issue.
According to GM Authority sources, the new Service Update for the Buick Enclave is tagged as N232402000, and only affects the crossover’s 2023 model year. It’s unknown exactly how many units of the 2023 Buick Enclave may be affected by this issue. To note, the same Service Update also applies to units of the 2023 Chevy Traverse. It’s also unknown how many units of the 2023 Chevy Traverse may be affected by this issue.
According to General Motors, the issue may manifest as a metal split in the passenger-side rear wheelhouse inner sheet metal. In order to address this issue, GM technicians are first instructed to inspect the vehicle in question in order to determine if it is indeed affected by this issue. If the 2023 Buick Enclave in question is affected by the issue, the tech will apply structural adhesive to a new cut panel and install the panel over the split. The fix may require a new right rear wheelhouse inner panel assembly.
The 2023 Buick Enclave is offered as a full-size five-door crossover utility vehicle with three rows of seating inside the cabin, providing accommodations for upwards of seven passengers. Under the hood, the crossover is motivated by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which is rated at a maximum of 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. Output is routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, and put to the pavement via either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.