Engine power reduced light/ traction off light is on/ service stabilisystem

Asked by Isaac83ki Apr 07, 2016 at 12:18 PM about the 2008 Buick Enclave CXL FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Today I was driving an all of a sudden my speed
reduces on its on. Check engine light came on as
well as the dash reading engine power reduced,
traction off and service stabilisystem.... Has
anyone had these issues?

33 Answers

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Could be a firing problem or improper fuel flow. Do a fuel pressure test

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I have a 2010 Enclave and this exact scenario just happened to me and I cannot get it to run anymore. Someone on another forum mentioned it probably needs the throttle body replaced. Did you find out what it was, and how much it was to repair it? Thank you.

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Mine just did the same thing took to rap air shop the brain had to be rebooted

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I just bought a 2008 with 57,000 miles. This happened while at the dealership. They are trying to fix (at their cost) and have had it for 4 days so far. Did anyone figure out how to repair this issue?

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Mine is doing the same thing. Has anyone found a solution?

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This has happened to my car SEVERAL times-very scary. Turn car off & let it sit for a couple of minutes & re-start the car (reboots the computer). Usually works. Service Engine light stays on. Took it to dealership--they have NO IDEA! They want to put a "monitor" on my engine to see what happens. Anyone had any answers?

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Mine has the same problem. It is a 2014. Only in the winter. The best solution is: buy another non GM car! As you can see in this and other forums, there is no solution from GM.

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My 2013 just did it to me last night. It was raining. I put a fuel treatment in 4 days ago. Do anyone know the problem?

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I have a 2010 took it to the dealer ended up it was my throttle body. GMC replaced the part and covered the labor. No money out of my pocket. I thought at first it was because I had just purchased the vehicle but the service manager said GM knows of the problem and they are covering the cost to fix the known issue. Oh my has not messed up one time since the fix four months ago.

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Thanks I’m taking mine in tomorrow as I left the gas station my car started acting weird and then it read engine power reduced on the dash and was driving really slow and hesitating like it wanted to stop. I just got a brand new engine in April so this scared me‍♀️

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110

I had this exact same thing happen to me. I replaced him the throttle body...it was very easy to do. It was 197.00 at autozone. I have not had any issue since. Its been 4 days.

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I am having the same issue with my 2013 regal. I think I will take it to the dealer tomorrow

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50

https://youtu.be/eixcNQntfoI This video is recommended fix , gasket around butterfly valve, clean with throttle body and air intake cleaner, replace throttle body position sensor

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50

In almost all cases it's the throttle body is dirty. Easier and safer to just replace it. You'll have a mechanic tell you it's the throttle position sensor code P0221.

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10

Mine. Had the same problem. While I was in Mexico came back. And I replace the throttle body. About 3 weeks ago. But after a while started. Doing the same thing again. Any other. Sugegestions about this issue????

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Yes I just had this happen to me

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I have read the issues described on this page because I too got the same message. The only difference was when I got the engine powering down the car stopped running all together and I had to have it towed. When I got to the dealership; they said I needed to get the engine replaced! Despite regular maintenance and only 119, 288 mile on my 2012 Buick Enclave- I had to replace the motor! I have taken good care of the car; no option but to get it fixed.

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We have a 2014 Buick enclave. Had this exact scenario happen. Started off as a shudder while driving about a year ago. Then it would kind of stall when trying to accelerate before kicking in.... Then the engine started doing it's whole thing about 4 months ago. (Engine light coming on, power reduced, traction control off) first time was in the freeway so that was super awesome! we've completely replaced the throttle body, (which fixed the problem for about 2 months) as well as the gasket, and replaced the fuse box panel, it just started doing it again.. so we are at a loss...

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it's happen to me 10 times on my 2015 enclave.everytime i return to dealer no codes can be found.GM s office solution to this problem is to give me a 2000 dollar certificate towards buying another GM product. what a joke. when they operate like this no wonder they have to close plants.

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It happen to me a month ago took to dealer they replaced the fuel pump

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My wifes 08 enclave she stated her trac/stability control warnings came on then car wouldn't move. She then shut it off and tried starting it right away and said it wouldn't start again. After I arrived 5 mins later, it started and drove perfectly fine. I have no idea where to begin, because it never happens to me while driving it. Any ideas on this?

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Our 2011 enclave has done the same thing with the reduced engine power stability control warnings just like all the others on this forum. We had to replace the engine in April 2017 and started having the same problem in Septmeber 2019! After having the ECM replaced and $1250 later, 3 weeks later it was doing the same thing! The dealership doesn't know what the problem is and GM has denied all 3 of our claims for help. We have always been GM owners but not anymore. The car is unsafe to drive. We will be buying anything but GM cars from here out.

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Same here 2011 buick enclave stabitrack/ engine reduced power,help GM !!!

I have the some problem with my 2008 Buick enclave somebody help me

I have the same problem with my 2008 enclave somebody help me please

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I am also having the same problems with my 2008 Buick Enclave. When accelerating from stop position I hear a clicking sound then my tachometer, speedometer, gas and temperature gauges all go to "0" then the vehicle goes into limp mode. I replaced the TCM (transmission control module) last month and I put a new throttle body on it today and I am still having the same problems. Can anyone tell me if I have an electrical issue or what is my problem.

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My wife's car is doing this. My first thought was TPS then I read this. Lord help us all.

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I ordered a TPS and it arrived today. Hopefully that will solve the problem once installed.

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So my 2010 Buick enclave started this about a year ago. At first I just had to pull over turn my car off and restart and it was fine but then the other day it completely died on me couldn't get it to restart and had to have it towed. My husband replaced the throttle body and it helped for about 5 days. I just pulled out of a drive through onto a busy highway and almost got hot bc my car decided to die on me as soon as I pulled out. I had both of my kids with me. Any answers on what ot could be? I will NEVER buy GM again!!!!

So my 2010 Buick enclave started this about a year ago. At first I just had to pull over turn my car off and restart and it was fine but then the other day it completely died on me couldn't get it to restart and had to have it towed. My husband replaced the throttle body and it helped for about 5 days. I just pulled out of a drive through onto a busy highway and almost got hit bc my car decided to die on me as soon as I pulled out. I had both of my kids with me. Any answers on what it could be? I will NEVER buy GM again!!!!

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I am very sorry to hear this. The TPS did NOT solve my problems! I finally took it to my local Buick/GMC dealership and they kept it for two days. I received a call back from the service rep and he sadly told me that "they are going to walk away from it because they could not find or diagnose the problems". I will be looking to purchase another vehicle and it will not be a GM.

I have a 2013 Encore that has done this three times, each time after the car sat idle for a few days. The engine light is already on (catalytic converter). After stopping and restart the car several times, it runs as though nothing ever happened. Car has almost 180k miles on it (brutal commute) but isn’t driven hard. Unfortunately, just don’t trust dealership service departments so may just go to a familiar mechanic. Anything new on this issue?

I have 2008 Buick Enclave doing the same problems won’t start power engine light turn on it.I have for 30days I’m drive It only 2days I change throttle body ,starter,alternator,Air power box,timing sensor nothing work since now help me figuring this problem please

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