While driving at low speeds the steering wheel seems to almost lock up and needs considerable force to be turned. The vehicle was not repaired. The steering wheel almost seems to lock up. I certainly hope all is fixed when I get the car back, so we'll just have to wait and see. Then he tells me I need to replace the rack and pinion steering rack.
Taking vehicle to nearest repair shop for assessment and estimate today. Our newborn daughter was just born 3-12-14 and the power steering actually failed on the drive home from the hospital! All this was happening while it was under warranty but every time I took it to the dealer they would say that they had worked on it and that it should be good but that noise keeps on coming back. Due to failed seals replaced said parts and researled. There are several other issues with my vehicle. Had the stabilizer links replaced due to a clunk noise and the noise continues. I took the car immediately back over to the dealership and they told me the steering was just out of alignment.
The contact stated that a knocking and creaking noise was present when turning the steering wheel. Has been doing this for about a year - not bad - but he is right - getting a little worse all the time. My immeideate answer, Well I guess I'm leaving here and going to another place to trade it in. This has created several hazardous situations while making left hand turns with oncoming traffic and right hand turns at intersections with waiting traffic on the adjacent street. Complaint Number: 10490282 Incident Date: December 12, 2012 Date Added to File: December 27, 2012 Description of the Complaint: When trying to steer the vehicle below 5 mph's engine below 1200 rpm , the steering wheel will lock up and is very hard to steer.
Tammie H I'm the same!! This is clearly a widespread and possible accident-causing problem. There are so many people having this transmission problem. I am so sick of this. I do not have to pay anything out of pocket to have this fixed. Never had this many problems in my last 5 vehicles totaled together and with my Acadia it happens within 1 week. After having the vehicle towed, it was determined that both the power steering cooling pump, the power steering pump and the actual rack and pinion steering all needed to be replaced as a significant cost as they were seized up and would have posed a serious driving risk if they had seized while driving. The approximate failure mileage was 91,972.
Continued to drive it home with it with the steering working intermittently on the 30 miles drive. No dealers seem to have any idea what the problem is. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted daily. My 2009 Chevy Traverse 71000 miles power steering pump and gear went out 4 days ago during a trip to a Las Vegas soccer tournament for the kids. He started taking it apart and called me and said the entire power steering system, pump, rack n pinion steering, etc. I asked if there would be a charge and they said no, as long as it was the same injector, but if it was from anything else then yes.
Anyway on a Traverse forum that i posted my issue it seems that this power steering is awful and absolutely should be recalled i see complaints everywhere i search the power steering goes on this car constantly. When accelerating higher rpm's the power steering capability returned. I am having the same issue with my steering, but I have a 2008 Enclave. Drive for a few days and you can remove the filter if you like. We're not looking for goodwill, but rather for gm to repair these high risk product failures. The failure mileage was 72,695.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Had to have a flatbed pick it up and bring it to the transmission shop recommended by the dealer. The vehicle only has 59K miles. These vehicles have no tolerance for debris or metal shavings in the fluid. If they cared about the well-being of human life they would not still be selling any of the vehicles that are having these problems til they resolve them!!! As I read all of the things people are saying about their cars, it is identical to the problems that I am having with this Buick Enclave.
My wife had this happen to her the first when she was pulling into our driveway thankfully it did not happen in the city. I posted on here earlier. They initially changed the fluid and it did no good. The car was then driven approx. I own a 2010 chevy malibu as well and the power steering completely stopped working in 2015 and I had to pay 1300 to get it fixed, while other cars where on recall for the same issue. Seems like a default that should have a recall given that this isn't an uncommon experience.