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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems

3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Buick LeSabre steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062004

LeSabre

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When parking bolts shredded off the front rack and pinion. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Calumet Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 202000

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down the road steering wheel vibrated violently. Also, bolts that hold rack and pinion steering broke. Took vehicle to local mechanic told consumer it appeared vehicle was too overtorqued from the factory. Both front tires were inspected and found worn on side edges. 2 bolts that hold the rack to the frame on the left hand side, one bolt had broken off. Battery was leaking and caused corrosion in the positive battery cable connecter, dealer had to remove all cable insulation and replace positive cable bolt and battery, leak caused vehicle not to start.

- Ocala, FL, USA

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