2009 Buick Enclave CXL FWD
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I’m so overwhelmed. Found out my vehicle was in 3 collisions and somehow it’s not reported. My friend has been a licensed mechanic for over 25 years and he is who informed me (while showing me) how the frame was damaged and painted many times. He said oil was leaking from the oil drain plug. Every time it rains, I know something will be broken. We had a good rain, now my vehicle is sputtering and tons of smoke coming out of the exhaust. I can’t accelerate, or if I’m at speeds if 55mph my engine starts to slow down. Because mine is a 2009, I cannot find any mechanic who is willing to even look at it. It could be a coincidence that this issue happened after a hard rain. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I have never heard of a certified dealership refusing service because it’s over 10 years old. I have a new oil drain plug, will try to replace it when I get home. Oh and the check engine light blinks when it starts to do this. It’s happened twice now and I have it parked, not wanting to damage anything. Any advice? I’m a mom of 4 and being a “little female” (hopefully that’s not offensive to anyone. I’m 5 feet 2 and 100 pounds) I simply don’t have the strength of a man and doing all this work myself is very discouraging. Now that I’m being turned away because my vehicle is over 10 years old, I’m just ready to cry. It’s financed, I’m upside down and can’t afford to pay a note for a new vehicle in addition to my current note.