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#1 of 17 Power Steering Failure
Jul 01, 2009 (10:40 am)
Have anyone had a power steering failure? I purchased a 2007 Buick Lacrosse with 13000 miles on it and I have 69000 on it now. I always had it serviced in a timely manner but I started hearing a whining sound in steering.
The power steering fluid was slowly leaking out of the car. When it was checked by my mechanic he found it leaking from around the pump hose. The pump and hose had to be changed out. GM says this was not a fault from the manufacturer.
I do not want another GM car, ever. I am through with American made cars.
#2 of 17 Re: Power Steering Failure [lacrossesick]
Aug 12, 2009 (10:58 am)
This problem occurred with me on my 2006 LaCross, the fluid was pouring from the pump and when I took it in to the dealer they had to replace hoses and retaining nut. This fixed the problem until a week or two ago when the same thing happen I am waiting for the results from GM whether it is the same problem or not.
#3 of 17 Re: Power Steering Failure [lacrossesick]
Aug 19, 2009 (3:40 am)
I too have had this problem. So far all I had to do was add power steering fluid, but it is good to know where it is loosing it.
#4 of 17 Power Steering Pump Failure
Aug 21, 2009 (9:48 am)
I learned where I was loosing fluid from. The pump had a bad connection and it progressive got worse and it ended in a pump failure. My car is only 2 years old and I am in the process of getting rid of it. I no longer trust it or GM. Good luck to you.
#5 of 17 3X Power Steering Failure
Aug 21, 2009 (1:07 pm)
So for my 2007 Buick CXS has had power steering failure 3X. Sep 08, May 09, Aug 09. Each time was either HP hose, brass fitting to pump or both. Service mgr now looking into it to see if he can learn why my car is having this problem. No results to date.
#6 of 17 Are you guys the biggest whiners on the Boards.
Jul 23, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Except for the peeps with multiple occurrences.
You lose a PS hose and you whine like a little girl? Go ahead and sell it then. When you start blowin motors and grinding up tranny's then you will have something to really moan about.
OH, and thanks for the follow-up. You come on here to whine for sympathy and don't share afterwards. It is expected that you share your results after you come in here sulking. How old are you girls anyway?
Once again, to the peeps with multiple occurrences my condolences.
#8 of 17 Re: Are you guys the biggest whiners on the Boards. [blimpy]
Oct 03, 2010 (6:53 am)
This thread was not about trannys and engines. Would you be happier if it was the transmission cooling hose that failed on yours?
There should be a reasonable expectation that this hose last over 200K. Many worn out vehicles made it to the junk yard with never having to replace a PS hose. This happening to a new vehicle? Someone needs taking to the woodshed.
#9 of 17 Re: Power Steering Pump Failure [lacrossesick]
Feb 01, 2011 (8:30 pm)
I have a 2007 CXL at 58000 miles I started to get a whine and suspected it was the power steering. Never leaked any fluid. Took it in to dealer service dept and it cost me $840 to repare it!! I complained about the ride for 3 years and was told there was nothing wrong with the car. Since power steering was replaced the ride improved 100%. Was this unit bad from the day I purchased it. I've purchased my first Buick in 1967 and have never had to paid for a repair to any of my Buicks before this one except standard maintenance. This is by far the worse Buick I ever owned and will be the last one I buy. Will purchase a new auto next year and I can't find a GM auto that I like, so I will leave GM.
#10 of 17 Re: Power Steering Pump Failure [Frazz]
Feb 02, 2011 (5:31 am)
How is the power steering effecting ride?