Buick Enclave 2008-2015 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2008 and 2015 Buick Enclave.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Buick Enclave
The Enclave seats seven passengers, with an optional second row bench seat replacing the usual two captain chairs, bringing the total to eight. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
The Lambda siblings’ powertrains are shared by the Enclave. The Enclave’s first year of production was powered by a 3.6 L High Feature V6 engine with 275 horsepower (205 kW) and a six-speed automated transmission. The 3.6 L V6 Spark Ignition Direct Injection VVT now has a standard power boost of 288 horsepower (215 kW) and 270 lbft (366 Nm) for the 2009 model year (also standard on other 2009 Lambdas). According to recent EPA estimations, the latter direct-injection engine produces 17 mpgUS (14 L/100 km; 20 mpgimp)/24 mpgUS (9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpgimp) for FWD models and 16 mpgUS (15 L/100 km; 19 mpgimp)/22 mpgUS (11 L/100 km; 26 mpgimp) for AWD versions. The Lambda vehicles are produced in General Motors’ new Delta Township Assembly plant outside Lansing, Michigan, and production of the Enclave began on April 11, 2007, with the first vehicles arriving at select dealers by the end of the month. The Enclave had a starting price of $32,790 when it was released.
The Enclave is noted for its large cargo space while keeping the comparatively dynamic aspect of unibody construction over traditional body-on-frame construction. It’s also known for being one of the quietest automobiles on the market in the US, as well as the high quality of its interior.
The Enclave’s 6-speed transmission, which was “hesitant to downshift” in its initial year of manufacture, was widely panned. The powertrain, on the other hand, is rated as more capable in 2009, with greater torque. It was considered too heavy throughout its entire manufacture, weighing approximately 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) with all-wheel drive. Buick’s VentiPorts, a stylistic detail that dates back to 1949, have reappeared with the debut of the Enclave.
The Enclave’s initial sales have been exceptionally robust, significantly exceeding manufacturing capacity, requiring GM to add a third shift to the Delta Township plant.
The Enclave will be bigger after the launch of the Buick Envision (which sits between the Enclave and the Buick Encore) in North America in 2016 (for the 2017 model year), and the 2017 model year Enclave will be the final under the first generation platform.
The 2013 Buick Enclave was unveiled by General Motors on April 3, 2012, one day before its official debut at the New York Auto Show. The 2013 model has a redesigned chrome waterfall grille, xenon headlights with LED running lights, LED foglights, and LED taillights, among other changes. A revised dashboard with additional soft-touch materials, wood and chrome accents, blue ambient lighting, and a touchscreen IntelliLink infotainment display are among the interior improvements. Seven standard airbags, including an industry-first front center airbag, and available blind-spot monitoring are among the safety features.