Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Cooling System

The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature.

Cooling System

  1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View)
  2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap


An underhood electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury.

Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.


Do not touch heater or radiator hoses, or other engine parts.

They can be very hot and can burn you. Do not run the engine if there is a leak; all coolant could leak out. That could cause an engine fire and can burn you. Fix any leak before driving the vehicle.


 Engine Coolant

The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for 5 years or 240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever occurs first. The followin

 How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank

Warning Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system are under pressure. Turning the pressure cap, even a little, can cause them to come out at high speed and you could be burned. Never turn t

 Engine Overheating

The vehicle has an engine coolant temperature gauge to warn of the engine overheating. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, get


 Vehicle Identification

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This legal identifier is in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver side of the vehicle. It can be seen through the windshield from outside. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labe

 General Information

Your vehicle is an important investment. This section describes the required maintenance for the vehicle. Follow this schedule to help protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance. It may also help to maintain the value of the vehicle if it is sold. It is th

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