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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Buick LeSabre steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 102002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While making a sudden stop, consumer noticed driver's seat moved forward while turning corners. Consumer heard a popping noise, seat moving side to side. Dealer has been contacted. The automatic transmission has a harsh down shift when merging on to a freeway or goind up a hill. Shifts down to lower gear. The solenoid was replaced and the powertrain control module was updated but did not correct the harsh engagement. Once in a while the harsh engagement happens when going from drive to reverse. The transmission fluid was flushed due to sediment. The rear brakes still moan and are squeaky at low speeds. They were hosed off to remove the excess brake dust form the rotors. The brakes pulsate when braking hard on freeways or city streets. The steering labors engine when turning a corner or backing up. The power steering hydraulic hoses were replaced.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

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