2015 Buick ENCORE Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2015 Buick ENCORE Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1289260
 Internal NHTSA #10873442
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2015
 File date07/06/16
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemHad an oil change at dealer (typical 15,000 mile check). On the return trip to home, engine started to miss, smoke was coming from back of car like oil was being burned and the engine "check engine light" came on and the car was stopped. Called dealer who had car towed to their location. While waiting for tow, i checked oil level (it was over filled by at least a quart (maybe more), dip stick was not seated properly to check oil level. When the tow truck drive arrived and hooked the car up to tow, he indicated that the passenger side bolt that holds the engine to the frame was missing. He indicated that he would tell the dealer (colman buick) about the problem. Later on the second day at the dealer, they said they were working on the car all day and were in process of replacing all fuel injector (don't know how they could go bad in 13k miles) and the smoking of the car has been reduced (somehow oil is getting past the rings and is being burned. Two days and still no car.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure13560
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateTRENTON, NJ
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase02/07/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed30
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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