Steering Rack And Pinion Problems of Buick Lacrosse
Buick Lacrosse owners have reported 4 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2006 Buick Lacrosse
The car was a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G4WD53275_. I have just recently become Buick owner I needed a nice dependable car for work. I have not had the car month yet and there's a problem with the steering. I have had to put in power steering fluid every other day because its ran out. My dad and I have tried everything, because I can't afford to replace a entire rack and pinion system and my warranty just like many others doesn't cover this part. Gm needs to think really hard about recalling the cars that have this issue or maybe all the owners should go to the local media about the issue. We all know that big corporations hate bad press!!. It was May 31, 2013 when this steering rack and pinion issue happened.
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#2 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Buick Lacrosse
The car involved is a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. My wife and son have complained for last couple of months that the power steering is becoming more and more difficult to turn, makes funny noises, bumping/thumping sound, when turning, a low sounding screeching no power steering fluid. My son was driving to football practice the power steering went out on while turning a corner, impossible to turn. A classmate with him, and together they had to turn the car (almost wrecking the vehicle). I went to get the car and checked the fluid level, there was none in the pump. I put some in and checked under the car. Power steering fluid was pouring out under the driver's side. After filling it again, they power steering worked for only a moment or so, screeching at the same time and shortly thereafter, it no longer worked. I thought it was a busted power steering hose. My wife took it to the shop, they put it upon the rack and we were told it was the rack and pinion that went out. That it would cost around $700 to repair it. The car is in the shop for repairs as I am typing this - mileage is around 67,500 - problem initially began (per my wife and son) a couple of months or so ago. I do not drive that vehicle, otherwise I probably would have noticed the problem much sooner. There are several Buick vehicles built on the same type of platform as our 2005 Buick Lacrosse that have recalls. Why is there not a recall on this vehicle since the problems appears to be across the board? almost all the complaints I researched about this problem with Buick Lacrosse is a repeat of what others have complained about. Buick (general motors) should assume all responsibility for this defect - yes I said defect. " it is more cost effective to ignore the problem and wait until they are forced to address it. My boy almost had wreck behind it and general motors/Buick won't fix it until someone gets serously injured or killed. Enough said. This issue happened on Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013.
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#3 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2010 Buick Lacrosse
C-complaint #10315355. I have the same power steering problem. I purchased my 2010 Buick Lacrosse on Dec 5th. 2009 2-weeks later it was making noise while turning. I called the dealership. I was told the car is brand new not to worry, the noise got louder turned out there was no power steering fluids. I took the car back to the dealer and they couldn't find any problem with the car. 3/weeks later I had it towed to the dealership because my power steering locked (no fluids) they replaced my whole power steering rack & pinion. I was told they forgot to sealed the end. I'm still having the same noise and still working with the dealer trying to fix and to find the problem. I agreed 100% about the mirrors same with the gas/brake pedals. My main concern is the power steering. This issue happened on January 7, 2010.
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#4 - Steering Rack And Pinion problem of the 2005 Buick Lacrosse
The VIN of the car is 2G4WD53205_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. Upon starting the vehicle, he could hear a humming sound coming from the vehicle but could not determine the exact location. The steering wheel would not engage and after the engine began to idle for a few moments, the humming sound disappeared and the steering returned to its original state. The contact believed that the defect existed in the power steering module and the rack and pinion. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 30,000. This steering rack and pinion issue occurred Thursday, July 17, 2008.
Other Steering related problems of Buick Lacrosse:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Column problems||12|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||4|
|Steering Noise problems||3|
|Power Steering Pump problems||3|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||3|
|Power Steering Failed problems||2|
|Steering Pinion Shaft problems||2|
|Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft problems||1|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||1|
|Power Steering Fluid problems||1|