NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Pump Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,900 miles

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1999 Buick LeSabre steering problems

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1999 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 252007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,700 miles


The contact owns a 1999 Buick Lesabre. The contact heard a loud popping noise when the vehicle was shifted into reverse. The engine then shut off without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the power steering pump bolts separated and fell into the engine. The dealer only replaced the bolts. The current and failure mileages were 50,700. *updated 12/12/2007 the consumer stated if the bolts could not be removed from engine block then the repairs would cost $749. Updated 12/12/07

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 302006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked, the ignition was turned on and the contact heard a loud thud. The hood was lifted and the contact noticed the serpentine belt was off. A passerby determined the bolts that hold the power steering pump had sheered off, causing the power steering pump to fall out of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence; it has not been seen by a mechanic. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 4/19/2006 -

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 092003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While backing into a parking space, heard a loud noise and lost power steering. Power steering pump detached from where it was anchored. The two bolts that secured the pump were severed which caused the serpentine belt to come off. The two bolts were severed as if they had been cut with a saw.

- Smithfield, RI, USA

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