Steering Rack And Pinion Problems of Buick Enclave
Buick Enclave owners have reported 5 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2009 Buick Enclave
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Buick Enclave. The VIN of this vehicle was 5GAEV23D79_. Purchased on 05-25-2013 as a replacement vehicle for a 2004 Nissan xterra. Noticed when turning into parking space or driveway that power steering suddenly turned into manual steering and was difficult to turn. Took vehicle in for an unrelated problem( dvd stuck in player) and ask them to check power steering. ? maybe low fluid? no problem found. Did some online research only to find this has been a common problem years 2008 to 2010 usually resulting in replacement of pump and rack and pinion. Called dealership and reported problem, they are now ordering a steering pump to see if it will fix problem. I have only had the car 3 days and driven 200 miles. Also found that them problem includes gm acadia and chevy traverse. This steering rack and pinion problem happened on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
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#2 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2009 Buick Enclave
The car was a 2009 Buick Enclave. I bought my Enclave brand new. I now have 73000 miles on it. We took the car in because it was becoming very hard for me to turn the wheel and I could have been in an accident because of this. The dealership told us that the power steering pump and the power steering rack & pinion had to be replaced! what??!! I had never heard of anyone that I know of having this kind of major issue with their car at 73000 miles. We did some research and found that there have been several other Buick owners with this same issue with fewer miles on their car. This is a safety issue that Buick needs to research and resolve. My other safety problem is the power liftgate. If your car is parked on a hill, the power liftgate will drop on top of you with no warning. The liftgate struts dont work when your car is parked on a slope. This issue happened on Monday, April 22, 2013.
#3 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2010 Buick Enclave
The vehicle is a 2010 Buick Enclave. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5GALRCED1A_. Rack and pinion needed to be replaced control arm needed to be replaced steering bushing needed to be replaced. This problem occurred on April 2, 2013.
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#4 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2008 Buick Enclave
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Buick Enclave. Steering would click, grind & knock while driving, particularly when turning. We took our Enclave to an independent shop where they found that the rack and pinion assembly had to be completely replaced. It was a safety concern, so we had the independent shop replace the rack and pinion assembly immediately. I've contacted gm as well as the local dealership several times regarding this issue. Asking for reimbursement of repair costs since this is a design flaw by gm, not a consumer driving issue. I have 60k miles on my 2008 Enclave and all maintenance has been kept up to date on this vehicle and we are the original owners. I was told that they would in no way reimburse me because one I took the vehicle to an independent shop not a dealership and two my bumper to bumper warranty is out and rack and pinion assembly is under bumper to bumper not the power train warranty which is available to us for the next year (approx). I told gm that there are several postings on the internet (including NHTSA. Gov) regarding rack and pinion issues with the Enclave. I was told that the internet was free and anyone could post on there. My response back was I personally know two Enclave owners that this happened to and their repairs were covered by Buick because their warranty hadn't expired. Gm told me there is no recall to date. I find this to be disappointing as there obvious design flaw issues with the Enclave. I am getting the run around and on my latest call with a supervisor at gm I was told that he would pass the information to his manager, but I probably wouldn't get a call back because they are more hr they don't handle customer issues. I was told to send a letter to gm via usps. The Enclave is unsafe to drive as the steering can lock up at any time. I believe that this should be investigated more closely and as a result I believe a recall will be done. The failure date was Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013.
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#5 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2009 Buick Enclave
The car involved was a 2009 Buick Enclave. The VIN of this vehicle is 5GAER23D59_. I was slowing down to make a right turn into my parents drive when the power steering failed (felt like it was locking up). At the time I was pulling a small trailer so I had to pass up the driveway to keep from getting into an accident. I turned around again and everything seemed fine. Later that day it happened again and then it was 6 weeks before it happened again. I called my service advisor who said there may be air in the line. I had just serviced my car. The symptoms continued off and on for several months off and on. . . And I finally had the rack and pinion replaced on June 14, 2012 as well as the power steering pump. I am very concerned there may be other similar vehicles with similar issues that may cause a serious or even fatal accident. This steering rack and pinion problem happened on Fri., Mar. 16, 2012.
Other Steering related problems of Buick Enclave:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Steering Pump problems||5|
|Power Steering Fluid problems||5|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||5|
|Steering Failed problems||2|
|Power Steering Failed problems||2|
|Steering Noise problems||2|
|Steering Column problems||1|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||1|