NHTSA — Steering Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Buick Park Avenue steering problems

steering problem

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102010

Park Avenue

  • 80,000 miles


I have a 1997 Buick Park Avenue, when I turn to the right only even the slightest bit I hear a grinding sound coming from the front suspension area. I had the wheel bearings checked and replaced the driver side bearing and still had the same noise. I do not know if its part of the steering or maybe the Pilot bearing if it has one on the side of the transmission. Maybe the rack pinion system. I don't really know what to do to fix it. Please help...?

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 012001

Park Avenue

  • miles
I own a 1997 park ave ultra with several recall repair issues the following were addressed by GM but not properly repaired: (faulty) ABS system (with campaign code sticker) replaced ABS system cuts out randomly causing changes in stopping distance (in severe braking situations the ABS system has cut out on me getting off of the highway causing me to have to apply excessive pressure to the brakes just to come to a normal stop) front passenger seat belt replacement(no campaign sticker) middle rear seat belt anchor was never fixed or torqued to proper specified standards while in for repairs let alone addressed at all rack and pinion has multiple issues some due to age and miles but regardless the entire assembly is loose and bearings are shot the faulty recall repairs on my vehicle don't instill trust in GM's ability to repair my vehicle a second time.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

May 012002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 70 mph vehicle began to slow down a lot, then stalled. Towed to dealer, antifreeze flooded engine, causing the engine to seize.. consumer was forced off the road by an 18 wheeler because vehicle had started slowing and consumer could not get vehicle to respond. Loss of steering accompanied the sudden decelleration.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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