Buick Enclave 2014 Owner’s Manual
The 2014 Buick Enclave is a full-size SUV that is roomy and high-end. It is comfy and easy to drive. The Enclave stands out as a stylish and classy choice thanks to its sleek and stylish exterior and high-end interior. It has a spacious and flexible cabin that can easily fit up to seven or eight people. The Enclave comes with high-tech features like a touchscreen infotainment system and optional navigation, which make it easy to stay linked while driving. Its powerful V6 engine gives it both speed and fuel economy, making it a stable and capable car. The 2014 Buick Enclave is a great choice for a stylish and comfy SUV because it is roomy, has high-end features, and is equipped with the latest technology.
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/ Electronic Stability Control
The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel slip and assist the driver in maintaining control, especially on slippery road conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any of the drive wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, TCS applies the brakes to the spinning wheels and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. StabiliTrak activates when the vehicle senses a difference between the intended path and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling. StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure to any one of the vehicle wheel brakes to assist the driver in keeping the vehicle on the intended path.
If cruise control is being used and traction control or StabiliTrak begins to limit wheel spin, cruise control will disengage. Cruise control may be turned back on when road conditions allow.
Both systems come on automatically when the vehicle is started and begins to move. The systems may be heard or felt while they are operating or while performing diagnostic checks. This is normal and does not mean there is a problem with the vehicle. It is recommended to leave both systems on for normal driving conditions, but it may be necessary to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See If the Vehicle Is Stuck on page 9-9 and “Turning the Systems Off and On” later in this section.
The indicator light for both systems is in the instrument cluster. This light will:
- Flash when TCS is limiting wheel spin.
- Flash when StabiliTrak is activated.
- Turn on and stay on when either system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to activate, a message displays in the Driver Information Center (DIC), and d comes on and stays on to indicate that the system is inactive and is not assisting the driver in maintaining control. The vehicle is safe to drive, but driving should be adjusted accordingly.
If d comes on and stays on:
- Stop the vehicle.
- Turn the engine off and wait 15 seconds.
- Start the engine.
Drive the vehicle. If d comes on and stays on, the vehicle may need more time to diagnose the problem.
If the condition persists, see your dealer.
Turning the Systems Off and On
The button for TCS and StabiliTrak is on the center stack.
Do not repeatedly brake or accelerate heavily when TCS is off. The vehicle driveline could be damaged.
With cruise control, a speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be maintained without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 40 km/h (25 mph).
When the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged.
Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. Do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.
If the Traction Control System (TCS) or StabiliTrak system begins to limit wheel spin while cruise control is being used, the cruise control will disengage. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control on page 9-28. If a collision alert occurs when cruise control is activated, cruise control is disengaged. See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System on page 9-32. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, the cruise control can be turned on.
The cruise control light on the instrument cluster comes on after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed.
- PressIto turn the cruise control system on.
- Get up to the speed desired.
- Press and release the SET– button on the steering wheel.
- Remove foot from the accelerator.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. Once the vehicle speed is 40 km/h (25 mph) or greater, press the +RES button on the steering wheel. The vehicle returns to the previously set speed.
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is already activated:
- Press and hold the +RES button on the steering wheel until the desired speed is reached, then release it.
- To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, press the RES button briefly. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) faster.
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is already activated:
Press and hold the SET– button on the steering wheel until the lower speed desired is reached, then release it.
To slow down in small increments, press the SET– button briefly. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower.
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the previously set cruise speed. While pressing the accelerator pedal or shortly following the release to override cruise control, briefly pressing the SET– button will result in cruise control set to the current vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep the vehicle speed down. When the brakes are applied the cruise control is disengaged.
Driver Assistance Systems
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System If equipped, the FCA system may help to avoid or reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. FCA provides a red flashing visual alert
and beeps when approaching a vehicle directly ahead too quickly. FCA also provides a visual alert if following another vehicle much too closely.
The forward-looking FCA camera sensor is on the windshield ahead of the rearview mirror. FCA detects vehicles within a distance of approximately 60m (197 ft) and operates at speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph).
FCA is a warning system and does not apply the brakes. When approaching a slower-moving or stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly, or when following a vehicle too closely, FCA may not provide a warning with enough time to help avoid a crash. FCA does not warn of pedestrians, animals, signs, guardrails, bridges, construction barrels, or other objects. Be ready to take action and apply the brakes. For more information, see Defensive Driving on page 9-3.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
The green vehicle ahead indicator will appear when a vehicle is detected ahead. Whenever this indicator does not appear, FCA will not respond. The indicator may disappear on curves, highway exit ramps, or hills, or due to poor visibility. The FCA system will not detect another vehicle ahead until it is completely in the driving lane.
FCA does not provide a warning to help avoid a crash, unless it detects a vehicle. FCA may not detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA sensor is blocked by dirt, snow, or ice, or if the windshield is damaged. It may also not detect a vehicle on winding or hilly roads, or in conditions that can limit visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or windshield are not cleaned or in proper condition. Keep the windshield, headlamps, and FCA sensors clean and in good repair.
The green vehicle ahead indicator will turn amber if following another vehicle much too closely.
When your vehicle approaches another vehicle too rapidly, this red FCA display will flash and eight beeps will sound from the front. When this occurs, the brake system prepares for driver braking to occur more rapidly. Continue to apply the brake pedal as the driving situation dictates.
Selecting the Alert Timing
Press the collision alert button, [, on the center stack to set the alert timing to far, medium, near, or off. The first button press shows the current control setting on the DIC.
Additional button presses will change this setting. The chosen setting will remain until it is changed and will affect both the Collision Alert and the Tailgating Alert features. The timing of both alerts will vary based on vehicle speed. The faster the vehicle speed, the further away the alert will occur. Consider traffic and weather conditions when selecting the alert timing. The range of selectable alert timing may not be appropriate for all drivers and driving conditions.
FCA may provide unnecessary alerts to turning vehicles, vehicles in other lanes, objects that are not vehicles, or shadows. These alerts are normal operation and the vehicle does not need service.
Some messages may appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) in the instrument cluster to provide information about
FCA. See Object Detection System Messages on page 5-34.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to operate properly, clean the outside of the windshield area in front of the camera sensor before considering taking the vehicle in for service.
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
If available, the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system assists the driver with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). URPA operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). The sensors on the rear bumper are used to detect objects up to 2.5m(8 ft) behind the vehicle, and at least 25 cm (10 in) off the ground and below liftgate level. Detection distances may be less during warmer or humid weather.
A1: The 2014 Buick Enclave is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine.
A2: The Buick Enclave can accommodate up to seven passengers with its three rows of seating.
A3: The 2014 Buick Enclave has an estimated fuel efficiency of around 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
A4: Yes, all-wheel drive is available as an option on the 2014 Buick Enclave.
A5: The 2014 Buick Enclave comes equipped with features like antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, and multiple airbags.
A6: The 2014 Buick Enclave comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
A7: Yes, a rearview camera is a standard feature on the 2014 Buick Enclave.
A8: The towing capacity of the 2014 Buick Enclave is approximately 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.
A9: Yes, the 2014 Buick Enclave offers features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, and available rear-seat entertainment.
A10: Yes, the 2014 Buick Enclave has a third row of seating, allowing it to accommodate up to seven passengers.
A11: The 2014 Buick Enclave is available in three trim levels: Convenience, Leather, and Premium.
A12: Yes, a panoramic sunroof is available as an option on certain trims of the 2014 Buick Enclave.
A13: Yes, the 2014 Buick Enclave offers available advanced safety features such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
A14: The 2014 Buick Enclave has a maximum cargo capacity of around 115 cubic feet with the second and third rows of seats folded down.
A15: Yes, the 2014 Buick Enclave comes with a basic warranty of 4 years/50,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 6 years/70,000 miles.
Download Link: https://www.buick.com/support/vehicle/manuals-guides
2024 Buick Envista Specs, Price, Features, Mileage and Review
2023 Buick Encore Gx Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)
2023 Buick Encore Gx Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)
2024 Buick Encore GX Specs, Price, Features, Mileage and Review