NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,720 miles

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1998 Buick Regal steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 062003

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,110 miles


I have a 1998 Buick Regal. In December the power steering went out, I was able to turn to the right and with great difficulty, able to turn to the left. The automobile has only 14343 miles on it and the VIN no. Is [xxx]. I would like to report this because if my wife was driving I feel there would have been a serious problem she being not as strong am me. I reported this to Buick and they told me there was a recall but my VIN no. Was not included. I feel that all 1998 Buick should be recalled and checked. Thank you. Updated 07/30/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012003

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,768 miles
Consumer noticed while traveling and making a left hand turn that power steering locked up. Vehicle rolled after a stop and power steering locked up from then on. Hard steering and clunking noise on left turns.

- Holly Ridge, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 122002


  • miles
No summary.

- Hutchinson, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 272001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel would not turn in left direction, and it was power steering. Extremely difficult to operate vehicle safely.

- Racine, WI, USA

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