2020 Buick Enclave Transmission Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 08/01/22 •  3 min read

Buick is one of the world’s most successful car manufacturers. It was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1903. Since then, it has manufactured countless models of cars, trucks and SUVs. One of the most popular Buick models is the Enclave. The Enclave is a mid-size crossover SUV that can seat up to seven people. It is one of the most innovative and comfortable vehicles on the market, even now. However, as time went on, Buick has received several complaints about its transmission problems from owners of all years. The transmission would frequently get stuck in one gear and would make noise or hesitate when shifting into other gears.

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Transmission issues can be quite expensive to fix. That is why it is important to know what is wrong with your vehicle and how you can fix it yourself. This article will show you what symptoms can hint at a bad transmission, as well as what you can do about it.

Check engine light

One of the ways you can tell if your transmission is having problems is if your car’s check engine light comes on. A check engine light indicates that there is a problem with your transmission, among many possible issues. The light will stay on until you take your car to a Buick dealership to have it fixed. If you notice the light on while driving, stop and pull over to the side of the road immediately.

Keep in mind that the check engine light doesn’t guarantee that the problem lies in your transmission, but it is a possibility. For example, perhaps this is due to your transmission fluid level. If your fluid level is low, the transmission could have trouble shifting gears properly. This can be a major problem because it will cause your car to be harder to control and you may have to pull over and shift into neutral if you’re going downhill.

Weird noises

If you are in the middle of a road and notice a loud, weird noise coming from your car, it could be a sign that your transmission is having problems. This could mean that you are having trouble with your car’s shift mechanism. You may also hear a knocking sound or something sounding like a bearing is making noise.

Gear shifter stuck or slipping

If you notice that your gear shifter is stuck in one gear or that it is sliding back and forth, this could be a sign that your transmission is having problems. Gears that refuse to shift could be a sign that the transmission is damaged or worn out.

It is important to check your transmission fluid level and make sure that it is at the proper level. Malfunctioning gears can be scary and can cause you to have a hard time controlling your car.

A clutch that drags

A clutch that drags could be a sign that your transmission is having problems. At some point on the road, the clutch may have become misplaced and is not functioning properly. This can cause the transmission to be hard to shift and could also result in the engine dying. If you notice that your car’s clutch feels very heavy, this could be a sign that it is damaged or worn out.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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