NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems


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2001 Buick LeSabre steering problems

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 262007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Steering was increasingly difficult over a number of months. Buick dealership checked and found the power steering unit was leaking. Power steering unit was replaced at cost of $869.

- Broadview Hts., OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 272006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the vehicle's acceleration decreased. The vehicle was able to regain normal acceleration several moments after the accelerator pedal had been depressed. The vehicle stalled and backfired while in motion. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the power steering had been replaced.

- Austintown, OH, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Sep 072001


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Portland, OR, USA

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