General Motors named in class action lawsuit over faulty steering system in GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, and Chevrolet Traverse vehicles

General Motors

The class action was brought on behalf all persons in the United States who purchased or leased any 2009 through 2012 GMC Acadia, 2009 through 2012 Buick Enclave, or 2009 through 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles (collectively, “Class Vehicles”) designed, manufactured marketed, distributed, sold, warranted and serviced by General Motors, LLC and General Motors Company

This action arises out of a uniform and widespread defect in the integral steering system of an entire class of automobiles that poses an extremely unreasonable safety risk not only to the driver and passengers of the vehicle, but to other drivers on the road and pedestrians on the streets.

The lawsuit alleges that the steering system in these vehicles are defective because steering may intermittently and drastically fail while the car is in motion (the “Steering Defect”), thus creating a serious safety risk.

A copy of the complaint is attached here. Complaint: Gm 4-1-13 The Court denied GM's motion to dismiss and ordered it to answer the complaint. GM Motion to Dismiss

Mike B. said
594 days ago


Charles C. said
594 days ago
We bought our 09 buick enclave 6 months ago and we have had to replace the power steering pump , 3 coils,etc it has been in the shop more than not and still is running rough


Calvin G. said
588 days ago
I purchased a Cheve Traverse in 2009 and have taken it back 4 times because of steering problem, i.e., it makes a whirring noise. Finally a new steering section was replaced, however, the noise continues and it's louder.


Calvin G. said
588 days ago
I purchased a Cheve Traverse in 2009 and have taken it back 4 times because of steering problem, i.e., it makes a whirring noise. Finally a new steering section was replaced, however, the noise continues and it's louder.


Rigo M. said
520 days ago
I purchased my 2009 chevy traverse about a year ago with 61,000mi and now the steering wheel feels like its grinding and this morning it would'nt go into reverse. My wife to it to the dealer and they said there was a recall on the steering wheel, transmission, and other items.


Randall H. said
501 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse. We have had numerous problems. The latest problem is the transmission. The car has 125k miles. I have been talking with other owners and realize this is not an isolated problem. Any suggestions on a course of action.


janice r. said
500 days ago
i bought a 2005 buick rendevous used did not have it for even a year and the steering wheel bolt broke i almost died i saved them a huge law suit due to i powered off the car i could not steer it


april k. said
493 days ago
I have an 08 Buick Enclave, this is the 4th time to shop and certain problems with steering have been fixed but others still remain. I am extremely frustrated with the time and effort, and monetary value spent and still not fixed properly..Not to mention the safety factor, this is my one and only car and I don't have a backup to rely on..


Cade B. said
489 days ago
We have a 2010 Chevy Traverse. We started to notice a whining noise in the steering and also a rubbing sound when turning the steering wheel. This was "normal" in a lot of vehicles according to a local dealer. With approximately 55k to 58k miles on it, the power steering started failing at low speeds (backing out of driveway, parking in a parking lot, etc.). It is now 95% gone. There are times when it is a serious safety issue. No dealers seem to have any idea what the problem is. I don't want to pump money into it to fix a bunch of "possible" problems. This is very frustrating.


Bryan W. said
479 days ago
My wife an I have a 2009 GMC Acadia we bought in 2010 with around 30K on it. There was a whining noise in the steering when we test drove the vehicle, but I was told this was the case in all Acadias by the dealer/salesman. I have always maintained proper fluid levels. The vehicle now has almost 67K and I am losing power steering a lower speeds turning into the drive way, in parking lots, while attempting to make U-turns, ect.
On July 17, 2013, the check engine light appeared along with chimes and a "Reduced Engine Power" warning. My wife an I just happened to be by a dealership and coasted in sputtering and blowing white smoke out the exhausts. The # 6 injector was stuck open and would need to be replaced. this was almost an $800 quote to fix but they knocked off the $98 diagnostic fee if we chose them to make the repairs. One week later the check engine light only appears back on. Stopped by an auto-parts store and had them run a simple diagnostic with a hand held, another injector misfire. Called the dealership and informed them of the light and they said they would have to run another diagnostic to confirm. 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. This should be a free diagnostic regardless of what the problem is and btw hand held diagnostic read the #4 was misfiring. I only put Tier One gas in the vehicle and regularly fill-up with higher octane. Should not be having these problems with only 67k and a vehicle. This is a serious safety issue and should be a recall regardless of the cost to GM. If the power steering was not a problem in these year model Acadias, then why did GM change them in the 2012s and now recommend a different fluid. "If it ain't broke don't fix it?"


bill c. said
478 days ago
we are having problems with our 2009 chevy traverse. the rack and pinion had to be replaced at 50000 miles and the pump needs to be replaced as well. we have a hard time steering the car when you pull out of a parking spot or making uturns. We also have a problem with the air conditioning.it mostly blows out hot air


Mario R. said
478 days ago
I have a 2013 Acadia and have taken back 5 times and continue to have issues with my sterring. They have replaced the gear and pump but I still have the same problem. I need help


David W. said
468 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave with the identical issues of the power steering intermittently failing. I have almost been in an accident because of the failure. I have filed a complaint with the NHTSB.


Scott W. said
462 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse. Steering is a major battle sometimes. Its no wonder it hasn't caused an accident.


Linda K. said
459 days ago
2010 Buick Enclave- Steering becomes very stiff intermittently and suddenly at lower speeds.


Claudia m. said
455 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse, within the first year had the engine replace, now it has 70, 000 miles has had so many recalls. Now the power steering is going bad taken to the dealership not covered by warranty. Taken to other shops they cannot find the problem. I purchase the suv in california, serving in Oklahoma now. But I was contacted by an attorney regarding the issues..but my power steering issue was just coming up so I mentooned it they settled with Gmc. But the cost that I am going yo have keep putting in to fixing this suv isn't enough of what they paid out. So I will be contacting the attorney or another one if needed. This is a $40 thousand car..not suppose to have this many issues


kimberly k. said
455 days ago
I bought my 2010 treverse in June. Since day 1 i have had major problems. My airbag light stays on all the time. The connectors underneath thevseatvis connected and noone seems to know why the light is staying on continously. Also, my power steering is completely gone. I am to the point that i really hate to drive this car because it is a challenge and a safety hazard, i a scared that i will end up causing a major accident. GM or the dealership's service department does not seem to know the answer or fix to these mechanical issues. This is very frustrating.


Laura R. said
453 days ago
I think most GM vehicles should be included in this. I have a 2007 Saturn Ion that is currently in the shop to have the intermediate steering shaft replaced for $300+. If anyone knows of a class-action lawsuit that includes Saturns, please post it here.


Ryan S. said
452 days ago
We are also experiencing a power steering problem at low speed. Wse purchased the car with 3k miles on it and have 70k or so now. It started 10k or so ago ( Wife's car ) and is progressively getting worse. Any fix found yet? I checked fluid level when it first began and it was slightly low. The problem is pretty bad now and fluid is still good.


Gwendolyn F. said
448 days ago
While driving this vehicle at 25 mph or less, the steering wheel is very hard to turn. Upon turning into the parking lot, I turn the steering wheel to the left and almost hit someone. The Chevy Traverse has 68,000 miles and this is a problem. In addition, the car squeaks as thou its a brake problem.


Terrell H. said
446 days ago
I bought a used 2009 Buick Enclave with 73K miles in August 2012 from a Buick dealer. A month after purchase started having steering power loss and partial lock up. Tolerating this problem for a year now, has almost caused serious accidents with other vehicles and perdestians


Jeannen G. said
445 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse and had difficulty turning /loss of power steering and some steering wheel lock ups. Nearly went into the ditch and a missed a road sign by an inch trying to make a right turn. Had to stop completely (in the middle of the road) to 'unlock' the steering wheel and complete my turn. Too unsafe to drive my family in --took it immediately to the Chevy dealer. Chevy dealer says its a known issue but Chevy hasn't recalled it yet. Just got a new power steering pump. Hoping that solves the issue. Prior to this incident I LOVED my Traverse! I wish Chevy would admit the problem and fix it!


Tom K. said
445 days ago
I have the same issue with a 2009 traverse. I reported to GM but they refuse to assist in covering any costs of the steering system replacement.


Jason N. said
440 days ago
My wife's 2009 Buick Enclave has developed this same problem, and agree this is very dangerous because have very little control over the vehicle. A mass recall should be issued on all of these vehicles, and the work covered at no charge to the owner of the vehicle.


Bettina S. said
438 days ago
I have a 2011 GMC Acadia. I was just told that the rack and pinion needs to be replaced and that the warranty will not cover it as I have 42,000 miles on my car. This seems to be a widespread problem and I am amazed that there hasn't been a recall yet.


Shawna C. said
437 days ago
Same issue as noted above with the 2009 Chevy Traverse. Power steering issues and transmission issues. Dealer wants us to pay 1200.00 to replace the pump and gear in the power steering pump, says it was a poor design by
Chevy as the pump is to small. And this is our fault ? I will never again invest in a Chevrolet !!


John D. said
437 days ago
I bought a 2009 Acadia with 90,000 miles June of 2013 at low speeds power steering fails making it extremely difficult to turn. It is a accident waiting to happen.


Wayne M. said
436 days ago
I bought a 2010 traverse from Tim Lally Chevrolet in Bedford, Ohio. I took it to the for a steering problem when the service tire monitor light came on. I was told there was nothing wrong although I noticed in turning the wheel it locked up. I returned and again was told to bring it back when experiencing problems. (It was intermittent, how was I to know). The last time I tried to get service from this dealer, I was told to make an appointment, then at arrival it
was told to me first come first serve. I was treated like a total moron, when questioning, I was told not first served, just taken In the order you arrived. In total disregard to a customer I was offered a free car wash..( thanks). Finally, I went to an auto repair shop and had the true problem diagnosed and serviced. Thanks to people who listen to the customers this major problem was fixed before it cost me or others a true problem. This problem could have continued until someone was seriously hurt without the dealers or the manufacturer giving two hoots of a concern about customer safety.


John L. said
434 days ago
2010 Traverse LTZ has been in the shop numerous times for mechanical and body issues. On three separate occasions the molding strips came loose and separated from doors; at 40K miles the airbag light came on, supposedly due to a faulty passenger presence module. That was a $900 repair, but after calling GM corporate I ended up paying for half of that and the dealer ate the other half. Almost immediately after the air bag issue the power steering began to lock up at low speeds - first time the wife almost hit a parked car while turning into a parking spot, another time she almost ran over the mailbox while turning into the driveway. This is a serious issue that apparently affects many, many Traverse, Enclave, and Acadia owners. Don't even get me started on the climate control finish wearing off at 20K miles. Have tried to put off pouring money into the steering issue due to 1) many owners taking their car in to have the steering repaired only to have the repair not fix the issue, and 2) for GM to man-up and address this issue and offer resolution in the form of a recall. I may not have a choice but to take it in as I can't continue to have my wife drive a vehicle that is a liability to herself and others.


John L. said
434 days ago
2010 Traverse LTZ has been in the shop numerous times for mechanical and body issues. On three separate occasions the molding strips came loose and separated from doors; at 40K miles the airbag light came on, supposedly due to a faulty passenger presence module. That was a $900 repair, but after calling GM corporate I ended up paying for half of that and the dealer ate the other half. Almost immediately after the air bag issue the power steering began to lock up at low speeds - first time the wife almost hit a parked car while turning into a parking spot, another time she almost ran over the mailbox while turning into the driveway. This is a serious issue that apparently affects many, many Traverse, Enclave, and Acadia owners. Don't even get me started on the climate control finish wearing off at 20K miles. Have tried to put off pouring money into the steering issue due to 1) many owners taking their car in to have the steering repaired only to have the repair not fix the issue, and 2) for GM to man-up and address this issue and offer resolution in the form of a recall. I may not have a choice but to take it in as I can't continue to have my wife drive a vehicle that is a liability to herself and others.


Kelly R. said
433 days ago
Our 2008 GMC Acadia also has had power steering issues along with:
Transmission replaced
Water pump
Master brake cylinder
Axle
Struts
Headlights
Tire sensors
Charcoal canister and evaporation cylanoid
Airbag sensor

Gmc will only offer trade in assistance for a new GMC!!!


Rachel M. said
433 days ago
Have a 2009 Buick Enclave. Steering gets tight at low speeds and have to stop to let the vehicle almost reset the steering. Very dangerous to both pedestrians, vehicles behind me and my family. Taking the car to dealer today. Contacted GM first who told me they would talk to the dealer after I paid for the work since it wasn't covered under any of my warranties I have remaining. Upsetting to know it is a much wider issue that GM would already know about!


Jack C. said
432 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse that is a total Lemon. It has been to the dealership multiple times with both minor and major component failures. The latest failure is that of the power steering loss at low speeds. GM is fully aware of this issue but refuses to take any responsibility or any steps to issue a recall to correct this issue. I have spoken with customer service multiple times and they are flat out refusing to correct the problem.


Adam W. said
431 days ago
2010 Traverse power steering failure when turning at low speeds..lemon!


Kara D. said
428 days ago
We own a 2008 GMC Acadia. At 50,000 miles there was a whine noise coming from steering wheel. Had power steering fluid flushed, told there was nothing wrong. At 70,000 steering at low speeds and parking lots EXTREMELY difficult. Very scary when driving to have steering lock up. Brought Car to dealership, need steering pump and gear box replaced. Called GM and was told it was under the 3 year 36k miles. I expressed the safety concern I had and that this should be a recall. Called NHTA and filed complaint. AWFUL!!!


Lonnie O. said
427 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse for my family car i bought it for my wife and i am experiencing some of the same issues with it i am not sure that i should be driving it stall much less my family be in it we Love our traverse but really don't like the issue with steering. when we took it to the dealership they said we found the noise but no known reason for the issue. and went on to say its not a covered item and their idea was just a "possible fix" i don't think so just look at these issues........ I love GM products but this issue should be a recall...


Jill S. said
425 days ago
I am having the same issue with my steering, but I have a 2008 Enclave. Why were they not included in on this fault? I have taken it to the dealership and they said it was normal for it to make this LOUD screeching noise. I would have to disagree. Not only is a NOT normal, it is highly embarrassing. When you pay this much money for a luxury vehicle, you expect for it to sound like one!


Amber H. said
425 days ago
This is the THIRD time my 2010 Traverse has had "steering" problems. The housing, something leaking, a whining noise when turning, or when turning off the car. Each time they say its a COMPLETLY different problem. How can that be?!! I LOVE this car! My husband and I both do. This car is only 3 years old with 45K.miles on it, a d shouldn't have this problem.


diana g. said
424 days ago
I have a 2007 GMC Acadia with about 60,000 miles. Just yesterday my steering locked up and I almost had an accident. My car is no longer under warranty so I brought it to a local repair shop and they replaced the power steering pump. Picked up the car today and the problem is occuring. Brought it back tonight so will see what is going to be the prognosis....


Sarah W. said
423 days ago
I purchased a 2009 Chevy Traverse about 2 years ago. It has become very hard to steer. I've been told by the dealership that the diagnostic test alone is over 300 not to mention the cost to fix what ever they find wrong. I am so frustrated because I thought I was buying reliable vehicle that my family would be able to travel in for years to come. I was wrong, now I have to figure out what to do about a car, because I can't afford another one especially since the value of this one will have me so upside down!


Brian D. said
423 days ago
2009 Acadia. Ditto!!! No fix works. PS pump replaced, PS gear replaced, Bled system, Timing chains replaced. They even moved the hoses. No luck. This will be a big recall. All happened within first year. Still has problems.


Andre A. said
419 days ago
2009 GMC Acadia SLT-2. As noted by others, experienced the same issues with the steering whine/grind at low turning speeds. Dealer replaced steering pinion binding housing and hoses and problem is back again. Was told by personal mechanic that power steering pump is leaking and may need to be replaced.


Jamie K. said
418 days ago
We have a 2009 chevy traverse, we have had the rack and pinion replaced about a year and half ago and the steering is worse then before. Will not turn sometime when going slower speeds. No one can figure it out and I don't have a ton of money to sticking in this car. That is why we bought a new car.


Richard M. said
418 days ago
Steering seems OK on straight line but is like the pre power steering car of yore. I am about to have mine towed to Sun Chevy for service.


Sheila G. said
417 days ago
My 2008 Arcadia has 60K and the is my third repair on my steering. This time it is the power steering pump. Price tag for repair $1,300. This is a scary issue and should be recalled.


Bob L. said
416 days ago
Had to have the Steering Assembly replaced in my 2009 Buick Enclave. $1456 plus tax. Have 63k on the car. I am interested in know how many others have this issue. Car is well maintained - this is not normal wear and tear. This seems to be a manufacturing defect.


Markisha W. said
415 days ago
I have a 2010 traverse with 53k miles on it. The rack and pinion has been replaced. Power steering hasn't been replaced. Steering is hard when turning at a slow speed and making strange noise when wheel is turned to the max.


Hillard H. said
415 days ago
I have a 2010 enclave with 54k miles on it. The rack and pinion is being replaced. Power steering hasn't been replaced. Steering locks up when turning at a slow speed and making strange noise when wheel is turned to the max.


Brandy P. said
414 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse and approximately 60k miles steering became more difficult to turn at low speeds. Now it is difficult to turn most of the time. All fluid levels are good. GM needs to get a fix for this asap


Austin A. said
410 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia and at times the steering locks up and I cannot turn the wheel. I have already been in one accident when the wheel froze up. Valet people won't park my car anymore and if you do t have upper body strength to turn my wheel you can't drive my car at all. I am taking it into the dealership again today.


Shane F. said
408 days ago
Mine is a piece of shit too


Sarah F. said
408 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick enclave and the power steering needs to be replaced and makes a loud noise and it only has 52,000 miles on it.


John B. said
404 days ago
We have an '09 Traverse with the same power steering issue - low speed loss of power steering. It's actually at the dealer right now getting fixed - maybe! With all these posts, I'm thinking this won't be fixed :-/


John B. said
403 days ago
Has anybody gotten a response from the this website at all, how long does it take them to respond?

10/16/2013 — Please see status notice directly below the original post


Charles B. said
402 days ago
My 2009 Traverse LT1 has been having the same issues turning making turns at slow speeds. I first noticed it when the car got over 40,000 miles. Took it to Chevy service dealer and they stated it was a safety feature. I knew that was BS because I would have noticed it before 40,000. Now they're telling me they can't help me unless the car does it while in their care. But it happens randomly so that doesn't help, which also makes it that much more scarier.


John B. said
402 days ago
Is this good I don't know much about the legal system


Key E. said
402 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave. The power steering stiffens and lacks up during sharp turns. The transmission slips when on hills and while driving on the highway. The vehicle has been in and out of the shop for reoccuring transmissioon issues. Recently after being serviced by Buick my transmission went out while driving on the highway on vacation in another state the transmission slipped and would not shift into third gear causing us to barely make it to the shoulder. Car is now stuck in Orlando, Fl. GM has been no help to us and neither has the dealership here in Ga that supposedly fixed this problem.


Christopher R. said
401 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia. Two years ago the power steering rack had to be replaced. One year ago we were about 300 miles from home and the transmission went out and had to be replaced. On Saturday when we were driving down the road when the steering jerked immediately making a humming noise. When I came to a stop the steering stiffened and made it tough to steer. I had the power steering pump replaced and it did not fix the problem. The mechanic says I need to replace the rack also. Now I need to decide to fix it or the second time at a cost of $1,700 dollars.


Alberta C. said
401 days ago
I recently brought a 2011 Chevy Impala and was told I have a leak around the rack and pinion. I've only had my car 2 months and its more expensive fixing it than it is to keep paying for it.


said
400 days ago
Yes I have a 2010 GMC Acadla and I'm h'aving iss 'ues with steering. It's scary when turning in parking lots or trying to turn the corner at a slow pace. The dealer quoted $815.00 approx to fix. I don't have the money to fix this problem right now.


said
400 days ago
Yes I have a 2010 GMC Acadla and I'm h'aving iss 'ues with steering. It's scary when turning in parking lots or trying to turn the corner at a slow pace. The dealer quoted $815.00 approx to fix. I don't have the money to fix this problem right now.


Andrew S. said
399 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse and the problem with steering hit us @ 125k and I'm holding out for a recall.


John B. said
398 days ago
Just payed the Dealer $3700 I am not happy!!!!


Greg A. said
398 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse that was purchased new from a GM Dealer in NJ. The vehicle started exhibiting issues with hard stearing when pulling out of Parking Spaces and when the vehicle was first started. This started at @ 45K miles. I brought it to the Dealer that I purchaed it from and they replaced the Power Steering Gear, Pump and stated that it should be Aligned as well. This was done at a cost of $2286.60 and was not covered under any Warranty or recall. How does someone become a member of this Class Action Suit? Or am I automatically joined since I own one of the vehicles in question?


Michelle L. said
398 days ago
My 2009 Acadia has had multiple serious issues. In 2012, we had to replace the water pump and then a month later we had to replace the power steering pump. Today, we had to replace the rack and pinion unit, front motor mount and the cv boot. I'm very disappointed in the quality of this GMC product. Please keep me updated on the status of this lawsuit.


tracy r. said
397 days ago
Power steering goes out at low speed turns. Had pump and rack just replaced under warranty. 2012 with 32k. 32 k and a major repair like this. Definitely will be part of this action


tracy r. said
397 days ago
Power steering goes out at low speed turns. Had pump and rack just replaced under warranty. 2012 with 32k. 32 k and a major repair like this. Definitely will be part of this action


Tony S. said
397 days ago
Have a 2008 GMC Acadia. Steering make awful loud noise at all times. It is worse when you turn at low speeds.


Chris M. said
395 days ago
I am having the same issue...dealership ecpects me to pay $2000 to pay power steering pump and rack.


Tammie H. said
395 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia AWD and can barely steer it around curves at normal speed or turn into my driveway or park at low rates of speed. I am a single mother and this is my only means of transportation to get my two young daughters to school/home and anywhere else. I bought this vehicle this year thinking it would be a reliable and safe vhicle for us, but it is looking like a money pit. I was first told it was the power steering pump ($947) and now the rack and pinion ($987). I can't afford that! And I can't afford to NOT get it fixed either. I don't understand why GM doesn't step up and do the right thing.. and why isn't this covered under the 100k drivetrain warranty?! I can barely drive my car so you would think it would be covered.


Jessica V. said
393 days ago
I am having my rack and pump replaced for the second time .


Tori H. said
393 days ago
Tammie H I'm the same!! Single mom of 3 kids and thought this vehicle was dependable! I just got my headlights and water pump replaced due to a recall and got my coils replaced almost $300 and got quoted on how much it will cost to get a bee power steering rack!!! Ridiculous! This whole vehicle needs to be recalled!! I drive an)09 acadia


Michael T. said
392 days ago
I bought a 2010 Buick Enclave just over a year ago and just had it in for an oil change at the dealer. We have had no problems for this past year and like the vehicle. Recently, we noticed a clunking sound randomly when turning the steering wheel. My wife took the car in for an oil change and after 3.5 hours, the service manager informed her of a serious problem with the steering. Apparently the power steering pump is leaking, the rack needs to be replaced, and some other items. Overall, the quote is for over $2,300 and what luck, it is right after the 1 year bumper to bumper warranty has expired. I'm not sure what to do at this point when I saw this posting. Hopefully I can find something or someone to cover these costs (GM). Seems like there should be recall given the number of complaints. Also, the driver side heated seat has stopped working. Looking on the internet, I found several other people with the same problem and it appears to be a faulty heating element. Yeah!!!


Scott M. said
392 days ago
2009 Traverse with 87,000 mi. Started having stiff steering at around 70,000. I'm currently on third steering rack module and still having loss of power steering assist especially at low speed. On the bright side, I get a quick arm workout courtesy of GM.


BELINDA D. said
390 days ago
I bought my 2010 chevy traverse one year ago and I have had several problems not including the 2 recalls on the vehicle. I notice a weird noise when I turned the steering wheel. Took it for an oil change and was told the power steering was leaking. I took the truck back to the dealer and they said I only had a30 day warranty and it cost $250 to have it fixed. That did not solve the problem. My wheel continues to lock up at times making it difficult to make turns which is scary. I have had to replace the head light. My interior lights has stopped working. I have had to many problems with this vehicle and want to do something about it.


Trisha F. said
389 days ago
Yes, I have a 2010 Acadia with 50,000 miles took in for oil change told them I was having issues with power steering locking up and headlamp was out. He said both were out of warranty. This is a safety issue and should be recalled!


Charles B. said
389 days ago
I posted on here earlier. Took my 09 traverse to different gm service dealer today. When the service looked up the labor code for this issue, it came back flagged. GM has instructed the service dealers to not do anything unless approved by a GM investigator. Sounds fishy to me. Whoever has heard of a service center no
being allowed to do a repair? I'll post here on what i find out. In the meantime i encourage everyone to file a safety complaint with NHTSA.


BELINDA D. said
388 days ago
I bought my 2010 chevy traverse one year ago and I have had several problems not including the 2 recalls on the vehicle. I notice a weird noise when I turned the steering wheel. Took it for an oil change and was told the power steering was leaking. I took the truck back to the dealer and they said I only had a30 day warranty and it cost $250 to have it fixed. That did not solve the problem. My wheel continues to lock up at times making it difficult to make turns which is scary. I have had to replace the head light. My interior lights has stopped working. I have had to many problems with this vehicle and want to do something about it.


BELINDA D. said
388 days ago
I bought my 2010 chevy traverse one year ago and I have had several problems not including the 2 recalls on the vehicle. I notice a weird noise when I turned the steering wheel. Took it for an oil change and was told the power steering was leaking. I took the truck back to the dealer and they said I only had a30 day warranty and it cost $250 to have it fixed. That did not solve the problem. My wheel continues to lock up at times making it difficult to make turns which is scary. I have had to replace the head light. My interior lights has stopped working. I have had to many problems with this vehicle and want to do something about it.


Rich M. said
387 days ago
We just paid 1550.00 to have our rack and pinion unit replaced for a second time on our 2010 traverse. First time was at 38k and now again at 73k 2yrs later. Dealer would do little to help on the price. Oh almost forgot we had to have the timing chain replaced in addition to the Water pump. We like the vehicle but going to trade it in on a Hyundai


Sanel M. said
386 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia SLT 2 AWD , about 6-7 months ago I had to replace P/S , rack and pinion. After replacing all of that I still had that little knock noise when steer to the right.
Now that knocking noise is getting louder and and you can feel it on steering wheel. Just tonight P/S start making sound.
My wife and I bought this vehicle thinking its gona be safe and reliable vehicle for us and our little children.
I am seriously considering to go to trade this one and buy something other then GMC.
After this problem if GMC doesn't come with better solution for us owners I will more likely not recommend this vehicle to any of my friends or anyone. I will go see HONDA dealership.


Lisa C. said
386 days ago
Just noticed yesterday my 2010 Traverse with 63,000 miles makes thump sound when turn to the left at times. It is only occasionally. But reading all these posts makes me cringe at the possible cost to fix it!


Michael C. said
386 days ago
I owned 2009 Saturn Outook AWD. Noticed power steering stiffens at low speeds such as during parking and backing up. It has over 80000 miles. So far no loss in power steering fluid and I am watching. !n 2012 water pump and alternator went out. Love this car but too many defects are showing up.


R. J. K. said
384 days ago
2009 Acadia, loaded with now about 78K miles .... similar problems to those indicated in the posts above. Initial whining sound in power steering and subsequent intermittent loss of power steering when driving at highway speed but mainly at low speed where the loss of power is most noticeable while turning in parking lots, parking garages, etc. Dealer says they cannot duplicate and appear that they will not fight GM. So far, they've flushed the power steering system and replaced it with synthetic fluid but the power steering loss of power continues.

Additional issue is the power mirror, door locks, power window on passenger side. Intermittent loss of power and nothing works. Again, dealer says they cannot duplicate and of course, don't believe the customer (we must be making it up).

Love the car but especially disappointed with these issues and the lack of attention by dealer.



Charles B. said
384 days ago
To follow up on my previous post, GM's investigator approved the service dealer to replace the steering rack and pinion, as well as the steering pump. Thank goodness I bought an extended warranty as these repairs were well above the cost of the warranty. I'm still skeptical since i've read these are the same repairs as those have got to only have the hard steering problem occur again.

As anyone else noticed that GM has seemed to pull all traverse andeenclave ads on tv?


Kim M. said
381 days ago
2008 Acadia that the key is currently stuck in the ignition, no power at all-can't even open lift gate to access battery. Stabilitrack/Traction Control has had numerous issues, leaking sunroof, strut, bushings, airbag, lift gate problems, gear box... You name it


jassie n. said
381 days ago
Bought my 09 traverse with 7,000 miles in May. It will be returning to the Balise service center again for the 4th time since may regarding the power steering pump. Which has already been replaced twice. very disappointed.


Catherine D. said
381 days ago
I am the original owner of a 2009 Acadia and so far this year the car has been at the dealership four times for a total of 33 days. Starting in January, with 63,000 miles it was diagnosed with a faulty purge valve and #2 coil needed replacing. In May diagnosis was "wave plate broken metal in system, metal debris in all soft clutches. 3-5-R housing damaged all pistons metal debris embedded in rubber. Car in dealership for 19 days. June - stretched timing chains, coils and plugs replaced for cylinders 2 & 6 with the notation, "less misfire but still present both banks." Camshaft actuator solinoids replaced due to clogged screens. Last trip to dealership in July because car was still shuddering on the freeway at 60mph. The dealership could not duplicate concern but noted under recommendations, "power steering noise, steering shaft noise."


Jeff and Margaret B. said
380 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse with 48,000 miles on it. Power Steering went out. Had to have it completely replaced. This went out while transporting 5 girls from a Brownie troop. Very scary safety issue. I don't trust and can't afford to keep this lemon. My first and last Chevy.


Mike S. said
380 days ago
Our 2008 Saturn Outlook with 84,000 miles has had whining steering off and on. Needs fluid frequently to stop the noise. Worse yet, the steering locked yesterday while driving in a parking lot. Would love to see this case expanded to include Outlook as it's the same car.


Omar L. said
380 days ago
Our 2009 GMC Acadia SLT-2 with 64K has hard steering issues at low speeds. Very similar issues with previous posts.


Mark S. said
380 days ago
We own a 2010 Acadia and the steering at low speeds may a lot of noise and at higher speeds there was a whining noise. I took it to the dealer for 2 other rcalls (the headlight and water pump) and had them also check the steering. It turns out the Steering Gearbox was leaking grease (supposed to be sealed unit) and would have eventually failed. 1300 dollars to replace with only 50,000 miles on the Acadia.


Alberto V. said
380 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia, dealer replaced a month ago the steering pump because it was leaking and that caused the steering issues. I had to pay the $250 of my Geico mechanical breakdown policy plus the cost of the steering fluid flush and replacement with taxes, my final cost around $350


Brad M. said
377 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse with 60,000 miles on it. Power steering is intermittently failing. Very dangerous. Afraid to drive. Once while at a dealership long ago one of the tech's total me that power steering issues have been plaguing this vehicle alot! I will first get a hold of the dealer and see what he say's. If they blow me off, I will show my own mechanic these forums and make or file a small claims issue with the court against GM. In the mean time I will have my own mechanic fix it as I am afraid to drive it as is!


Edgar c. said
376 days ago
I've had a 2010 hmm acadia salt for four years, first time owners. It has 30,000 miles and have been experiencing problems with my power steering for about 3 months now. It has gradually been getting worst. I loose the power steering when driving and I press the brake to slow down in order to change lanes on the highway which is dangerous. I also loose it at slow speeds when turning, also when I also parking . I have to put it on neutral and press the gas so I can turn the wheel in order to make it easier to park. I know it is not covered under the warranty and can't afford the repairs right now. How many cars does this have to happen to in order for it to become a recall. It's obviously a defect in the system and the makers of these cars should be held accountable due to the fact that it is hazardous and dangerous to people in the car as well as those in other cars around that vehicle. HMM should do the right thing before lives are lost due to accidents caused by this defect.


Jason J. said
375 days ago
53,000 miles on a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The traverse will be going back Friday for its second issue with power steering. It has not locked up completely, however, it is very difficult to steer at low rpm. This is my wife's daily driver that she carries the kids around. Very irritating to have an undependable and possibly dangerous situation that GM wants to dismiss.


Lynn A. said
374 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Traverse in March. My steering wheel keeps locking up when I try and turn. I was told the power steering pump is bad. They want me to pay $ 650.00 to have it fixed. I'm like the others if you know its faulty then GM should have to fix it.


Candayc C. said
374 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia and have the same whining noise. It started over a year ago and I have just been praying that it doesn't get worse until I can scrape together the funds to get it repaired.


Cyndi H. said
373 days ago
I have a 2009 Traverse LS I bought new off the lot. I had noticed a whinig and popping noise when turning the steeing wheel for as long as I can remember and know nothing about cars so I thought it was just the car and was resured after taking it to the local dealer 2 months ago to have it inspected and it was cleared of any major problems. 2 weeks ago the popping noise got louder so I took it to a different local repair shop and they found the Rack and Pinion was wore out at 65,000 miles and had to be replaced which is not cheap and of course this was not covered under extended warranty. Ouch-You dont expect an expensive vehicle with 65,000 miles to have these type of problems, but it gets better last eve I was driving the 45min drive to work and was pulling into a parking spot and smelled something burning when I raised the hood there was a fire with actual flames. Thank God I had just gotten to work and a security guard had to use a fire extinguisher. The fire was caused by power steering fluid leaking onto the exhaust. What a poor design. I will find out tomorrow the extent of damage. Thankfully I was not on the HWY or one of my country roads when this happened or it would have burnt to the ground as I am not sure about anyone else but I dont normally carry an extinguisher with me, but since I am driving a 2009 GMAC I guess I will start. I am at least thankful I did not have my 5 young children in the car with me. I will never buy a GMAC again as with all the unsafe steering colum and rack and pinion problems these cars have had you would think GMAC would want to make it right and safe for their consumers. I am still paying $550.00 a month for the car payment as well as the cost for all these major repairs. Did I mention I will never own another GMAC?!!!!!!


Richard K. said
373 days ago
2010 Traverse has the same bad steering at lower speeds just all of a sudden locks up. Trying to park is a nightmare. Took it to the dealer and they could find nothing but drive it home and there it is no steering as I tried to park. $52.00 to say nothing wrong and there is. GM fix it!!


Virgil W. said
372 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse with 30k miles. Power steering started making noise, checked the fluid found it low, refilled and contacted dealer for an appointment. They found the rack and pinion bad causing the leak. Extended warranty paid for the repair, but we still had the noise, dealer said to drive it for 2 days to bleed the lines and bring back if problem continues. When we took it back they said the power steering pump is bad, but the extended warranty will not cover it because we drove the vehicle instead of having it towed when we heard the noise. We have been left in the cold by Chevrolet, Auto Nation and the extended warranty company (Intercontinental). We did everything we were told to do and are being left with an $800.00 repair on a new car that has an extended warranty. Chevrolet you need to step up and admit the problem and make the corrections before someone is badly hurt or killed in an accident.


Jessica M. said
370 days ago
I bought my 2010 Chevy Traverse in July with 70,000 miles. Two days after I drove it off the dealer lot the traction control light, the ABS light, and the brake light all came on and started beeping at me. I took the car immediately back over to the dealership and they told me the steering was just out of alignment. They "fixed" it and did not charge me for anything. Then in October I noticed a loud popping sound when I turned the wheel to the right. It continued to make that sound every time I pulled out of the driveway or in and out of a parking spot. Then last week the steering wheel became harder to turn and was pulling the opposite direction when I tried to turn the wheel. The steering became harder to control and the traction control, ABS, and brake lights all came on again. I took the car back to the dealership and they said one of the steering gears was out and they replaced it. So glad I bought the extended warranty when I purchased the vehicle since the total bill to repair the steering gear was about $1200. But as soon as I drove the vehicle out of the service garage the steering was having problems again and I could hardly turn the wheel. I am taking the car back in to have it looked at again today. I am going to confront the service manager with what I have found about the lawsuit over the steering defect. Can anybody tell me if they ever got their steering issues resolved or what are the next steps I should take over the steering problem? Like I said I just bought the vehicle just over 3 months ago so this is ridiculous. I am concerned about driving it especially with my children in the care since it is a safety concern. Please keep me updated on the status of this case and what I need to do next to have the problem fixed.


Rhonda E. said
367 days ago
I purchased my 2009 Traverse used with 72,000 miles on it just 13 months ago. I have had it in the shop 6 times. Ignition coils, water pump when out and now I have a "blow by" condition and catalytic converter went out (due to ignition coils misfiring). I paid $14,000 used for the vehicle but have spent almost $5000 in repairs in 13 months. I've NEVER had repairs of this magnitude on any vehicle. This is absurd.


Jae E. said
363 days ago
My husband and I purchased a new brand GMC Acadia 2011 whihc now has 38,000 miles on it. After backing out the driveway yesterday and putting it in drive, the was a loud thump like something broke. I attempting to pull to the side of the street by the steering wheel wouldn't turn and the service message: Service Power Steering System display on my dashboard. We just recently got timing covers, gasket covers and water pump change due to leakage. I not happy with this purchase.


William S. said
363 days ago
My 2010 Traverse lost all steering ability while being driven by my 17 year old daughter. Fortunately, she had not gotten onto the freeway just yet. Unbelievable that GM will not take care of this significant safety defect.


Tyler Y. said
361 days ago
Just had to take my 2010 Buick Enclave CXL to see what the popping sound was coming from the front driver side tire and turns out the rack and pinion is bad and will cost $1,200 to replace.


Michael B. said
361 days ago
I had the same situation happen this past weekend. While decelerating, I had a complete loss of power steering. Upon acceleration, power steering returns. My 2009 Acadia is also making a loud whining noise when making turns.


John F. said
361 days ago
Just lost my power steering too! Can I still get in on this lawsuit?


Chris R. said
356 days ago
I had to replace my power steering pump already in my '09 Acadia and the transmission!!!


Margaret P. said
356 days ago
I have to replace my power steering at 50,121 miles due to it making a grinding noise or rubbing.


Nysiah T. said
355 days ago
I'm having power steering issues as well and my check engine light just came on!!!! I just got this vehicle in July!


Heidi C. said
355 days ago
Power steering went out on sharp curve. Had little sister and sister in law with me putting not only my life but theirs in danger. This needs to be fixed I cannot drive my car now as I have a 3 yr old and will not risk an accident having her in the car!


Ami M. said
355 days ago
I Have A 2011 Gmc Acadia & Was Told At The Gmc Dealer In Rome, Ga That ThE Noise & Problems From Steering Wheel Is JUsT The Airbag & That It Was Ok.


Steven H. said
354 days ago
We own a 2011 Chevy Traverse that we have owned for a year and half. The steering column has been extremely sqeaky, especially in the last 6 months. About one month ago I was driving around some round abouts and I had a large pop in the steering and lost some steering briefly. From that time my wife and I have not had the large knock, but the annoying sqeaky in every direction you turn it. In addition to the noise, the steering wheel seems very tight when it is turned, almost like something in the steering column might snap. I took it to our local Chevrolet Dealership on the issue. They stated they are aware of the issue's with the Traverse. I was told Chevrolet was not going to fix it. I want it worked on and made an appointment to have it fixed at my own charge. The dealership is working with us, but very discouraged that Chevrolet is not stepping up to solve the issue on this vehicle platform. I'm concerned for my wife and childrens safety and everyone else on the road if the steering fails.


Ryan S. said
354 days ago
I bought a 2010 Traverse new. It is 12/4/13 and I have 85K miles. Over the last 3 months the car has an awful whine sound when turning the steering wheel left. Form the other very same issues people are reporting this sounds like a systematic problem with the GM design.


Brad H. said
353 days ago
Just bought a 2010 traverse with 33,000 miles for a family vehicle. Seemed like a nice vehicle but then I noticed vibration and resistance in steering in sharp curves. So after researching this and other sites I am really let down about my purchase.


Nadeem M. said
353 days ago
Here is the FIX.
If you are having problem with no power steering at low speeds. Take your vehicle to a shop have an in line filter installed on the low pressure side. These vehicles have no tolerance for debris or metal shavings in the fluid. The filter or the entire new power steering system with hoses and lines will fix the problem. The filter is fast and cheap. Good luck.


Nadeem M. said
353 days ago
Here is the fix.
These cars have no tolerance for debris or metal shavings in the fluid. You need to install an in line filter on the return hose going into the reservoir. You can use a fuel filter with 3/8" hose fittings. Make sure the filter has a metal casing because p.s.fluid gets very hot. Drive for a few days and you can remove the filter if you like. Filter will catch all metal shavings that get caught in valves and cause hard steering. Flushing the fluid wont do a good enough job, the filter will.
Good Luck!


Kate M. said
353 days ago
My 2010 Chevy Traverse began having steering problems after the car was out of warranty. While still UNDER warranty, there were some strange leaks that the servicing dealer couldn't identify and said they'd "keep an eye on". Once the vehicle was out of warranty, the steering became noisy, I had difficulty steering, and the dealer wanted to charge me in excess of $2000 to make repairs to the system, which I felt was the reason for the leaks during warranty. Went to another auto shop who fixed the steering for far less, and the next day the car caught on fire while my husband was driving it and was a total loss. Just discovered that this has been an ongoing problem, and I'm really disturbed that GM nor the dealer alerted me to the potential problem.


David S. said
349 days ago
We have A 2009 Buick Enclave with 60,000 miles experiencing power steering problems. Dealership wants to charge $1,800.00 to repair. Ridiculous!!!


Ian M. said
348 days ago
Dealership picked up my 2010 Enclave today and will be replacing the rack and pinion under warranty - approx 46000 miles. The vehicle has been handling fine, but the wheel was starting to make some noises when turning left or right. Service manager advised that GM has allegedly made some improvements to the replacement rack. I'm hoping that is the case, and this puts an end to it. Otherwise I have had great luck with the car.



Jennifer S. said
348 days ago
2009 Traverse, up and decided to lose power steering in high traffic turn from one major road onto another, almost took out the car waiting in turning lane. As soon as RPM's increase steering returns. Taking it to dealership today, tring to decide which one as they all charge different amount to diagnose. And each service department I have spoke with acts as if they have never heard of such an issue with this model. At this point I would trust it to a fly by mechanic over the dealer. My heart is just broken, I love this car but after seeing all these people with the exact same issue, it is turning into a nightmare, right here at christmas time, GM should be ashamed. I don't expect there to be a recall anytime soon, considering there bailout just ran out.


Craig H. said
348 days ago
I just took my 2010 Traverse in to a local mechanic, not the dealership because i cant stand them, and they said it is the Rack and Pinion. So i called the dealership and asked if it was covered under the Power train warranty or if there was a recall and he said he never heard of it. I told him he is an idiot and google it. You think they would be knowledgeable in their profession, but not there. So my advice is to take it to a mechanic who will end up being about a thousand dollars cheaper.


Suzanne K. said
346 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse that just started experiencing the same problem with the power steering failing at low speeds. Bought it used 9 months ago; 6-month warranty is up, so no luck there. Local Chevy dealer says there is no recall on the power steering , which is shameful.


Todd J. said
346 days ago
My power steering has been whining on my 08 Acadia. I put in steering fluid and it goes away, but after a month comes back, loosing power when making u turns. About a year before the water pump went out.


Frank N. said
346 days ago
My 2011 Acadia power steering system would not function under certain turns and good thing I was driving instead of my wife, I knew that if the power steering system failed you can still steer, but it very hard because it is all manual. The dealer (3-6-2013/30,355 miles) replaced the steering gear under warranty! 12-11-13, I noticed fluid leaking from the same steering right side of the rack & pinion. Vehicle has 39,000 miles. Send request for an appointment to have the problem looked at and find out what repairs, parts and labor it will take to repair and who will pay for it since it is a return problem>


Diana G. said
346 days ago
I have 2010 traverse with the sane power steering problems
My car is unsafe to drive


Tamara B. said
345 days ago
I contacted the dealer numerous times about the tightness in the steering wheel of my 2010 Chevy Traverse, especially at low speeds and they always tell me they don't notice it when they drive it. This is unsafe!


Pamela S. said
345 days ago
I am about to pay $2400+ to have the intermediate steering shaft and r/f half shaft replaced I'm not happy! I'm just glad it was caught during an oil change before it killed me since I only drive on interstates glad it lasted 4 years too bad I'm still making payments


Catherine P. said
344 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia up for lease in 2 weeks, and yesterday I lost total power steering while driving with my 3 daughters in the car! My mechanic charged me $550 to change the steering pump. But now he tells me I need a new rack and pinion for an extra $1000. Not good, and severely dangerous to be driving and lose all steering capabilities. Why isn't this recalled!!!? And I should be able to give back this lease 2 weeks early without paying for this.


Shannon H. said
342 days ago
My power steering in my 2011 GMC Acadia went out while drive my kids to school yesterday too. They charged me $1400 to replace the power steering pump!!!


Brian D. said
342 days ago
No power steering at low RPM. 2009 Buick Enclave. Vehicle only has 66k miles.


lee w. said
342 days ago
my 2010 traverse as had a whining noise in the steering for some time and now there is no power steering at low rpm.


Christopher B. said
342 days ago
Our 2009 Traverse LT has a steering issue at low speeds. Started noticing it around 75K miles. Talked to GM and got a case number, had to take it to a dealership to have it "diagnosed". It cost me $85 for them to tell me the power steering pump and gear were going out and needed to be changed. All at the tune of $1532.00! They told me the pump gets worn out and looses fluid and fails. However, the vehicle has not lost a drop of fluid and steers fine above 10 mph. Everyone send to be having the same issue and I feel a recall is in order!


Denise R. said
341 days ago
2009 Buick Enclave with the same stiff steering in turns. Its at the dealer now to have the steering gear replaced....of course at a cost to me. I was told its leaking on both sides of the gear. Oh and the water pump is leaking as well... 51,000 miles on the car should NOT be having this many problems


Kate M. said
340 days ago
My 2010 Chevy Traverse began having steering problems after the car was out of warranty. While still UNDER warranty, there were some strange leaks that the servicing dealer couldn't identify and said they'd "keep an eye on". Once the vehicle was out of warranty, the steering became noisy, I had difficulty steering, and the dealer wanted to charge me in excess of $2000 to make repairs to the system, which I felt was the reason for the leaks during warranty. Went to another auto shop who fixed the steering for far less, and the next day the car caught on fire while my husband was driving it and was a total loss. Just discovered that this has been an ongoing problem, and I'm really disturbed that GM nor the dealer alerted me to the potential problem


Tim M. said
340 days ago
Original owner of 2009 Acadia SLT1 which now has 66K miles. Last week week had another coil replaced, steering rack replaced, power steering pump replaced, water pump replaced and transmission and other various seals replaced to stop various leaks. Some of this was under the drivetrain warranty and some was not. Never had this many problems in my last 5 vehicles totaled together and with my Acadia it happens within 1 week.


D.E. A. said
339 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse and had the power steering assembly in 2011 while still under warranty. Same problem occurring again. Took to dealership & GM agree to pay all costs except for $250 deductible. We don't think we should have to pay anything. We traded in a Toyota for this Traverse while the Toyota was still under warranty because of all the safety problems that were occurring at that time. Now here we go again, but now with GM. How do we get in on the class action suit?


Megan T. said
339 days ago
We also own a 2010 Traverse that has had issues with the steering, initially dealer said they couldn't find anything, I took it back 3 different times. Finally in June they replaced the steering pump and rack, problem seemed better. However, 2 weeks ago the noise came back, I took it back to the dealer who contacted GM. The dealer told me that GM would not replace any parts and that there is a defect in the rack that causes the noise and I just have to live with it. The dealer told me that it was completely safe to drive, but I'm not so sure. We have always bought GM vehicles and I am highly disappointed with this experience. I would like more info on this suit, I did not knowingly buy a defective vehicle, they need to make this right.


Aaron W. said
339 days ago
My wife and I bought a 2009 traverse in April 2013 with 95000 miles on it. We checked the CarFax and it said it was clean; however, after consulting with a friend who owns a dealership, and has intimiate knowledge of dealings about CarFax, he mentioned that some CarFax service records from the state of New Jersey do not show up and appear to be clean. I had the same issue stated as Chris Aguilar, but do not know if any repairs have been done prior.


Todd R. said
339 days ago
I had to replace the power steering pump and rack and pinion on my 2010 Buick Enclave to the tune of $2000 what a piece of ---- vehicle.


Todd R. said
339 days ago
I had to replace the power steering pump and rack and pinion on my 2010 Buick Enclave to the tune of $2000 what a piece of ---- vehicle.


Suzanne K. said
338 days ago
Just brought my 2010 Traverse into dealer, who says I need a new rack and pump. Ten hour job for about $2k. Not happy!


Evan K. said
335 days ago
2008 Acadia. Rack knocks and slips. needs replaced


Tina R. said
334 days ago
We have had to replace the water pump and coils twice (only has 61500 miles), now the steering wheel is locking up and is whining loudly. Dealer says it's out of warranty and not a recall issue. Quoted $2500 to repair. These cars are lemons!!!!!!!!


Amy W. said
331 days ago
I just replaced power steering gear and pump in my 2009 Buick Enclave with 80k miles! It cost $1800.00. Not that this repair wasn't bad enough but when I drove it home I was bouncing all over the place and took it back to dealer and they said my struts and shocks need to be replaced!!! Another $800 repair! It did not bounce or have that issue prior to taking it in and now I am stuck with this repair! I am furious!


Derek I. said
331 days ago
I purchased my 2009 Traverse used with 112,000 miles on it 13 months ago. I have had it in the shop several times. Fuel pump when out and now I the catalytic converter is out. I paid $12,000 used for the vehicle but have spent almost $3000 in repairs in 13 months.


mike t. said
330 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2009 chevy traverse at low speed I loose power steering also I have whining noises when turning the steering wheel.Mike T


Shah a. said
329 days ago
I have a 2009 Saturn outlook steering wheel gives noise doing it for past 10,000 miles now 75,000 miles on it. Need to replace steering pump. GM should replace it.....


Shayne c. said
329 days ago
We just bought our acadia certified prevowned from our local dealer about 5 months ago. The first week I thought I felt the power steering slipping but brushed it off as just a glitch. The problem has been progressively getting worse so I took it back to the dealer this week. The mechanic tells me this is a problem with all acadias and other similar suvs of this year and it hasnt been recalled. This is a bad design of components not an owner induced problem, GM needs to step up .


Christine W. said
328 days ago
What about the 2008 Buick Enclave. Rack and Pinion Steering needs replaced at 75K miles and has been making noise a long time. My power steering fluid was low at only 24K miles and I have added twice since then.


Kelly M. said
327 days ago
Is this against Saturn? My 2010 Outlook had the same issue this spring. Had to have the whole steering column replaced. Of course it wasn't covered under coverage. Just curious.


Mike W. said
327 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia. A few months ago I noticed fluid leaking under the vehicle and had all the power steering and coolant lines replaced. Soon after the line replacement, the water pump failed on the vehicle (which is also a Technical Service Bulletin for the year/model). Upon having the water pump replaced, I was told I needed a new steering rack. All this on a 3 year old vehicle. Sad to think I trust this vehicle for my wife and children.


Mike W. said
327 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia. A few months ago I noticed fluid leaking under the vehicle and had all the power steering and coolant lines replaced. Soon after the line replacement, the water pump failed on the vehicle (which is also a Technical Service Bulletin for the year/model). Upon having the water pump replaced, I was told I needed a new steering rack. All this on a 3 year old vehicle. Sad to think I trust this vehicle for my wife and children.


Mike W. said
327 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia. A few months ago I noticed fluid leaking under the vehicle and had all the power steering and coolant lines replaced. Soon after the line replacement, the water pump failed on the vehicle (which is also a Technical Service Bulletin for the year/model). Upon having the water pump replaced, I was told I needed a new steering rack. All this on a 3 year old vehicle. Sad to think I trust this vehicle for my wife and children.


Jennifer D. said
325 days ago
I have a 2011 Acadia. It was first brought to the dealership due to my power steering making an off noise when turning. They proceeded to fix it but not correctly. A couple months ago my truck was back in the shop and the steering rack messed up again. They wanted to charge me an abundance amount of money to fix their issue they didn't fix correctly the first time. After an argument with them for days they agreed to fix it. Now a couple months later my power steering fluid is now leaking in the same spot ithat they supposedly fixed


Don B. said
325 days ago
2010 Chevrolet Traverse owner, just went to the dealer to check on the power steering noise as you turn at low speeds. $1,600 repair to replace the steering gear, flush, bleed and realign. Also in because there is an additional suit out for the A/C, while driving down the road A/C starting making a hissing noise in the dash everytime the A/C attemted to turn on. Turns out there is a known problem with the coil leaking, located in the dash which is looking like another $2,000 repair. My wife and I have always bought Chevrolet but this is not looking good for the future. By the way, just paid the car off last month at 60k miles. Waiting to hear from GM customer service rep at this point to see what they are going to do. It was also previously in the dealership for a steering problem and low freon prior to the warranty expiring.


Rita F. said
324 days ago
I bought a 2009 Traverse and have had the same problems. The noise was not identified as a problem. We now know just what the problem is. My steering is not working and I am afraid I will be in the same boat. I will be replacing my steering rack ect. I am very frustrated with this entire situation and am having the same problems. Except my heating temperature for the back of the car has had to be replaced.


Christopher B. said
324 days ago
If I get repairs or by someone other than a certified GM repair shop but with genuine GM parts does it disqualify me from the lawsuit?


Charles H. said
323 days ago
2009 Chevy traverse. Whining sound. I know something's wrong with the steering. I don't know what to do. Is any if this covered under warranty. I bought it used in November 2012. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!!


Todd G. said
323 days ago
The steering locked up on my 2010 traverse with 80k miles on it.


Michael D. said
323 days ago
08 enclave. Repeated steering problems. Two power steering pumps in 4 months. A new power steering belt. A new steering rack. Now the transmission has gone out of it two days after it was in the shop for the power steering belt. Tranny was shifting hard and the dealer " flashed " it. Now it's "flushed down the drain". Bought certified pre owned May 2012.


Mark H. said
321 days ago
With 45,000 mi on our Chevy 2010 Traverse LT1, AWD, we have experienced a water pump seal failure and rear transmission seal leak and a steering rack and pump failure. The steering pump and steering rack lost all fluid and the metal shavings will eventually cause a lockup in steering. The whirring noise is now present. Dealer says the steering rack failure is not covered in our major driveline warranty. This is a serious safety issue in all of the Traverse/Enclave/Acadia models.


ryan h. said
321 days ago
2010 chevy traverse with 84000 miles. I lost power steering driving down a mountain road in Colorado on my way to Arizona for Christmas. Nearly hit the guard rail with a very far drop on the other side. That would have been fun for a GM law suit.


Denee M. said
320 days ago
Our 2009 Acadia just started to have steering issue at low speeds. It has just about 75K miles. Talked to GM and got a case number, I need to take it to a dealership to have it "diagnosed". GM rep said they would be willing to assist me with the cost of having this fixed pending what the issue is. They said they weren't aware of any recalls or mass issues with the steering. We will see if that assistance ever happens.


Craig S. said
319 days ago
Our 09 Traverse is having serious power steering issues. Loss of power assist at low speeds. Popping sounds when changing directions, whirring sound at all times from power steering pump. And is getting wose, very dangerous to drive.


Ken M. said
319 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia, my car would not turn at low speed and several times lock up completely. At 97,000 miles it was to the point I could no longer drive the SUV. The dealer stated to drive it in and they would need to replace the what they called the Steering Rack and steering pump. I took it to a local service shop and had the work done for half the cost. Please stop driving these SUV until you get them fixed the problem will get to the point that steering fails at medium speed. I almost hit a child that ran out in front of me while on a side street, I tried to turn and could not. Thank god for quick brakes.


Donald P. said
319 days ago
Yes I am 2009 Saturn Outlook 39,000 miles rack and pinnion popping and causing in ability to keep toe in sat, causing tire wear.


sherie p. said
318 days ago
I just purchased a 2013 Buick Encore less than a month ago and I am experiencing the same whirring noise when I have passengers. The dealership is stating it is normal.


Kim H. said
317 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia, original owner, that needs Steering rack replaced at 68k miles. Dealership has quoted $1200 to replace & is oblivious to all the complaints. This is only after I replaced transmission @ 38k along with water pump & faulty wiring in headlight.


Scott P. said
317 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia that has had a popping noise that started 3 months ago when turning to the left. It had 68,000 miles on it when this started. Now it does it when turning to left or right. My mechanic said the original bushings in the steering column are bad and they are having to replace them with new ones made of a different material. Estimate for repairs at his shop were $530. An alignment would also have to be done afterwards.


Reginald W. said
316 days ago
I have a 2007 Acadia that was bought 11000 miles on it. It now has around 85000 miles. At 13000 miles the water pump and transmission with bad and GM replaced both because they were still under warranty. Over the years several thing have gone bad on the vehicle broken door, lift gate just to name a few. It needs the steering rack and power steering pump replaced. Dealership has quoted $1610 to replace both items. Additionally the two front axle seal leaks and need to be replaced at a cost of $370. The steering bushing needs to be replaced as part of the fix at a cost of $110. “Total price $2090.” The vehicle has an oil leak that has something to do with the timing chain. The timing chain is under an extended warranty through GM. I do not have to pay anything out of pocket to have this fixed. From reading some on the post in this forum I have been lucky to not have any out of warranty problems until now. The vehicle is paid off and I will never buy another GMC product. Didn’t the government help to bail out this company with our tax dollars?


Kendra F. said
316 days ago
I have been having trouble with my powersteering making noises since I purchesed it used last March, about 3 weeks ago powerstreering works only part of the time, very disappointed. So do I pay to have a new powersteering pump installed or take it to GM?


said
314 days ago
Steering is making weird noise and has been hard to turn


Teresa J. said
314 days ago
My 2008 Acadia has been nothing but problems with the power steering. I am on the 5th power steering pump. It wasnt under warranty so too it to Fireston. They fixed it- then 9 months later same thing, powr steering went out. Took it back and this time they put a pump from the dealer in...failed in 10 days. went ouot of town for the holiday and it failed less than 8 days, took it to FIrestone they placed another pump on and it was whinning worse and I couldnt even steer so Firestone gave up and took it to the local dealer themselves. The dealer placed a pump and it took them 2 days to get it right because the whinning sound wouldnt go away. That was on December 27th. Today is Jan 13 and it is whinning again and catching when I turn , sometimes it locks up when making turns and somemtimes it doesnt. It is very loud in the morning when I start it and then the whinning goes down after about 1 minute after running the vehicle. I am so tired of it going into the shop and they dont even know why it keeps failing- they keep saying faulty pump...but how many pumps are faulty. Then they tell me the air needs to be worked out and after days of driving you think that would already be worked out...but no. I hate the Acadia but I am stuck with it until I can get out from under it......The last time I drove it homw I coul barely steer it and it was a struggle jus tto get it in the driveway. :(


Cory B. said
314 days ago
My wife and I have had the same issue with our 2010 Traverse. It was making a low whine noise off and on. At times the steering was hard to control. Long story short we wound up spending 1200 to fix. That was this past weekend so we will see.


Kimberly R. said
313 days ago
My husband and I own a 2011 Traverse. It has been in to the dealership at three times in the past year (we haven't even owned it a full year yet) for a loud grinding noise when turning at low speeds. As winter came the loud noise turned into a knocking sound. The noise only happens intermittently and the dealership says everything's normal. It's ironic really, because I bought this car for it's safety features. HA!


Patricia S. said
313 days ago
My 2010 Buick Enclave also has the intermittent failure of the steering wheel to turn, and locks up without warning. I took it into the dealership this morning, for the fourth time on this issue. They have tried diligently to reproduce the problem but, since it's intermittent, have not been successful. My husband and I have become concerned about the safety of the vehicle. A few days ago I tried to make a legal U-turn and the steering wheel wouldn't turn, causing me to go diagonally across oncoming traffic. Only brute force, which I have very little of, pulled the wheel around. We also had a whine, and didn't know where it came from, but it stopped after they found and fixed a small leak and replaced the fluid, which unfortunately didn't fix the intermittent steering wheel lockup. We absolutely love our Enclave and want this fixed. I'm searching the web for things that have worked for others. I'm encouraged to know that others have banded together to make GM address this issue.


michael e. said
313 days ago
My wife has a 2009 Chevy Traverse and when you apply the brakes the steering loses power steering. When driving at 60 MPH the steering sticks. I brought it in to a Chevy dealer and they say it needs a steering gear and the cost of this repair is 1300.00.


Michael H. said
313 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia at the dealership as I write this note. They said the rack and pinion steering gear had to be replaced. The repair bill will be around $1200 to $1300 dollars! I almost fell out of my chair! Of course they said the warranty would not cover the cost.


Jessica L. said
313 days ago
I have a 2009 Traverse and this morning took into the dealership for a routine oil change and to have the whirring noise that I have recently noticed checked out. The tech told me that my driver fluid was low and that my seal in my steering gears was leaking. He then preceded to tell me that it would be $1200- $1400 to fix. I only have 43000 miles on this vehicle and do not understand how a steering seal suddenly leaks. I have noticed that when the brakes are applied it seems to sound like something is rubbing or the whirring gets louder (fyi brake pads checked out fine). After reading everyone else's' concerns I question whether it is safe to drive anymore.


Jennifer H. said
313 days ago
I have replaced my power steering now twice. First time was the hoses this time is the entire power steering system. This time it is costing me 1500.00. I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse bought it with 30,000 miles now has 90,000. I'm very disappointed in GM regarding this. Everyone is having same issues and I feel GM should own up to this. All Athens Chevrolet keeps saying is we know we have a problem but it would cost way to much money to recall this.


John N. said
312 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse LT currently with 54000 miles on it. Vehicle was taken to Chevy dealer from which it was purchased from brand new for a "clunking and thumping" noise while turning the steering wheel left and right at 32000 miles. A swishing and groaning noise coming from the steering column as well. Picked vehicle up and they said they could not hear anything. I had service writer follow me to the vehicle and turned the steering wheel and he heard the noise right away. They gave it back to the mechanic. When I returned he said they "tightened" the rack and pinion mounting bolts. No charge. The noises are now reoccurring with loss of power and stiffening steering and I am now uncertain what to expect. NTSA must take a strong stand against these unsafe steering system component failures and force GM to come up with a remedy to correct this defective system and compensate all owners adequately for any and all repairs already made for current and future corrective measures by way of a warranty extension or total repair cost reimbursement. It is very unfortunate that the design and operation of the steering systems within this vehicle class has gotten a big head turn from GM in the wrong direction. Please do what it takes to get this rite for all!




April C. said
312 days ago
I have had trouble with my Traverse since I bought it. It has 56,000 miles on it and has been in the shop more times that it hasn't. I have had problems with the sensors in my dash. I had my light dial beside the steering wheel and driver door go out. I had a glitch in the dash where the car would shut off automatically when I turned the key off rather than staying on until the driver door is opened. This would cause the liftgate to not work and my radio and air conditioner would change to a default setting each time. I had an airbag fail, which I was told was not under warranty and I had to pay for. All of this problems I dealt directly with a Chevrolet service department. Just recently I noticed the sound in my steering when I turned sharply to the right. I took it to the shop today (not a Chevrolet place) and was told about the recall for power steering. How sorry is it that the dealer of the vehicle doesn't inform you of life threatening problems with your vehicle. Very dissatisfied and will not be buying another chevrolet. I believe this vehicle is a lemon.


Shawn M. said
312 days ago
I have a 2012 Chevy Traverse w/ 43,000 miles and have an issue with the power steering locking up intermediately while on freeway and city roads twice in the past month. With 2 young kids this is a same that they might be in danger every time they get into the vehicle because of the steering locking up . My wife almost hit oncoming traffic and the ditch on 2 occasions. Need to know what the next step is because this is not right especially if GM is not covering any warranty work on it and has no recalls on it.


Shawn M. said
312 days ago
I have a 2012 Chevy Traverse w/ 43,000 miles and have an issue with the power steering locking up intermediately while on freeway and city roads twice in the past month. With 2 young kids this is a same that they might be in danger every time they get into the vehicle because of the steering locking up . My wife almost hit oncoming traffic and the ditch on 2 occasions. Need to know what the next step is because this is not right especially if GM is not covering any warranty work on it and has no recalls on it.


Mark L. said
311 days ago
2011 traverse. 47000 miles. Steering making noises while turning they said bad steering gear. 1500 to repair. Not happy. How does a component fail after 47000 miles and then read this and realize GM needs to fix it.


Aaron L. said
311 days ago
My 2010 Traverse losses power steering at low RPMs. I have not taken it in to GM dealer yet. Does anyone know what is the actual cause of this problem and how do I fix it. I would rather not bring it in to GM service as they never seem to fix anything correctly.


said
310 days ago
Having similar issues with 2011 Traverse (47k miles). whining noise when turning the steering column, slight tightness when turning, and a knocking sound when making turns (especially left turns) at slow rate of speed. Dealer told us it was steering rack that needs replacement ($1500+) we fought with them regarding this, since it seems to warrant a recall. Dealer also stated it is a common issue in the older Traverse's. How can we become part of this class action?


Ashley G. said
308 days ago
We have a 2011 GMC Acadia SLT and we were told that we needed to replace the rack and pinion as well. Total estimate was $1,800. And for some reason that is not covered under the power train warranty. WHy wouldn't they recall this if it is such a safety risk for everyone?!


Anji M. said
306 days ago
I just have to say Ditto to steering problems & a/c blowing hot air & & &. 2009 Traverse. I think intotal we've spent over $4000k in repairs.


Patti W. said
306 days ago
My GMC Acadia 2011 needs rack and pinion replaced today. Also makes noise when turning. $1,202!!! Not covered under warranty either. :(


Dan M. said
305 days ago
I have the same issue with my acadia and the steering. It makes a whining noise at low speed and intermittent difficulty steering. There is also a transmission leak and the ac is leaking freon. This is on a 2010 acadia with under 50k miles


Jessica S. said
305 days ago
My 2010 chevy traverse is very hard to steer and now it makes a v clicking noise when I turn. It has even been messing with the gas.


Edward B. said
305 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse that started experiencing low speed failure of power steering. As many people point out, this is extremely dangerous - especially when maneuvering in tight places like parking lots where damage to other vehicles and PEOPLE is likely. I took the car to my local Chevy dealer where they quickly diagnosed it as a failed steering rack with an $1,100 dollar repair bill. They promised the vehicle would be ready late in the afternoon. When I went to pick it up they said that, "they were having trouble bleeding the air out of the steering lines" and told me I would have to rent a vehicle. When I pushed back they covered the cost of the rental. The next morning (today) I received a call saying that they now determined that the power steering pump would also have to be replaced. The service manager said he had called GM and they agreed to cover the cost of the pump as I am a "loyal customer". Everyone has acted as if this is a rare or unknown problem so far and now I find that there are law suits related to the issue which appears to be well documented. - - Very disappointing!


Becky N. said
303 days ago
Have a 2009 acadia. Makes a whining noise when I turn steering wheel & is leaking power steering fluid


Ashley B. said
303 days ago
I have a 2007 Acadia. While out of state on vacation my car started having difficulty steering at low speeds. When I got home I took it to the mechanic who told me he couldn't find any information on the issue (a quick Google search proves this to be a lie), but that he believed the problem to be with the power steering pump. It was replaced, brand new from GM, costing $402. I am driving the very next day and have the steering issues again so I take it back and do not pay them until the issue is resolved. Then he tells me I need to replace the rack and pinion steering rack. Along with this, the struts and brakes totaling $1990. The car runs fine now, but this seems like an issue GM should be addressing.


Nanetta D. said
303 days ago
I'm mike D's wife got the 08 enclave back a week ago now struts in front end are "froze up".


Nanetta D. said
303 days ago
To Ashley B. Probably replaced your power steering system with another defective one did that to my enclave.


Christine L. said
301 days ago
My 2010 Acadia makes a whining noise when steering and a thumping noise when when turning. It is also leaking some type if fuild. I am going to bring it to the shop this week and show them this.


Christine L. said
301 days ago
2010 Acadia is making whining noise when steering. It makes a horrible thumping noise when when turning. It is also leaking fluids. Having it looked at this week. This very disheartening knowing people only buy this type of vehicle for one reason. To drive their families around. Shame on you GMC!!!


Steve V. said
300 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse and recently experienced a thunking/rubbing noise in the steering mechanism. There was also a leak which was due to a transmission hose problem. The dealer replaced worn steering rack bushings and transmission hose. I no longer hear the noise and the leak is fixed. Unfortunately, the 36 month warranty expired in August, so I got hit with a $700+ bill.


Elsa O. said
300 days ago
I bought a 2009 Chevy Traverse that has given nothing but problems. It all started with the water pump, now it's this whining noise from the steering column also the ABS light keeps coming on (have taken to the dealer for this with no resolve. I also had to get a tune up done recently cause my check engine light came on and it smells horrible at times. Never had to do a tune up on my Hundai Santa Fe that I owened for 5 1/2 yrs. First and last time that I ever own a Chevy they are horrible and Chevy doesn't stand behind there Brand Name. Bad experience a with Chevy all around.


Tek G. said
300 days ago
I have an Acadia Denali 2012, I heard a popping noise when driving it slow and when it hit a small bump. When I turn the steering wheel while driving it slow I feel the shaking and heard the popping or knocking noise. I think it need to be fixed and have a recall regarding the steering wheel. What if while you're driving in the hi-way for 65 MPH and suddenly the steering wheel or that knocking noise get worse then got you in an accident, what will GM should do about it? Hope they should call a recall on the Acadia 2012...


said
299 days ago
2009 Saturn Outlook - power steering pump just went out yesterday; $1200 to replace. Except for some whining a year or so ago, i had no warning the steering was going to fail. Major safety issue and one of many issues I've had with this vehicle. I am curious why there's not many other Outlooks on these posts but have to believe it is a related issue to the other GM platforms.


Victoria S. said
299 days ago
Have 2008 Buick Enclave. First transmission went, and after spending $1500 on fixing it 2 weeks ago, and having to pay for car rental for almost 2 weeks, my power steering went out today! So upset! I bought my 1st, expensive luxury car with all bells and whisles, except nav system stopped working a long time ago, so did the dvd system so my kiddo can't watch cartoons while on long drives. The sun roof leaks and car turns in to a boat every time it rains and now these very costly issues! Shame on GM for making such bad


Jesus M. said
299 days ago
I have 2010 Traverse and mine is making a clunking sound as i turn the steering left to right and i also here a whining noise from it also as if its out of power steering fluid.I don't understand why they don't recall them and fix the problem since we pay so much money for the vehicles but im guessing they waiting on someone to dye first to be sued for millions then they will fix the issues.


Jesus M. said
299 days ago
I have 2010 Traverse and mine is making a clunking sound as i turn the steering left to right and i also here a whining noise from it also as if its out of power steering fluid.I don't understand why they don't recall them and fix the problem since we pay so much money for the vehicles but im guessing they waiting on someone to dye first to be sued for millions then they will fix the issues.


Aaron K. said
296 days ago
I have a 2010 Enclave with the same loud steering issues. I bought it used and was told that the noise was normal. Now the noise is gone! But so is the steering. No power steering at slow speeds. Going back to the shop in the morning


Brian S. said
296 days ago
My 2010 Chevy Traverse is currently with at a Chevy dealer in the Milwaukee area to have the steering gear, fluid, power steering return line replaced due to moaning noise when turning. I have been experiencing this moaning noise for about the last year of driving. I also have had very recent issues with turning at low speeds. Dealer inspected and said the vehicle needs a new steering gear, power steering return line because it was leaking and power steering fluid was very low. Dealer said I also need a new right lower control arm, alignment and new struts. Total cost to fix is $3,500. Dealer told me none of this is covered under the basic warranty. Dealer says they spoke with GM and that now the total cost to repair is $1,200, but didn't say if the reduction is because the power steering issue is a warranty or if GM is covering itself because of all these Chevy Traverse issues being experienced by their owners. Dealer has had my vehicle since Wednesday morning and informed me it should be ready for pickup Friday afternoon.


Kristin S. said
293 days ago
I have a 2010 traverse. I bought it used in October 2012. In July 2013 the engine failed and had to be replaced. Luckily that was still covered under the powertrain warranty. The next month the power steering began to go. Dealer and an outside auto shop confirmed the rack and pinion need to be replaced.


Joe J. said
292 days ago
My Rack & pinion steering is leaking and I recently bought this car from a dealer. This is going to cause me thousands of dollars to fix and it is something that should never be an issue. I had a Chevy dealer check my car and found this issue among other regular car issues that arise once the vehicle is of a certain age and mileage.


Tawana L. said
291 days ago
2009 Buick Enclave. ..brought this car used with 60,000 miles november 2013.This Saturday while pulling out of the garage the steering was really hard and now the car does the same thing every time I start it up. I got it checked n the guy told me it might be the steering pump that needs to be replaced.


Ronnie T. said
290 days ago
2008 GMC Acadia- We bought a 2008 Acadia in Nov. 07. Power steering started making noise. Dealer said rack and pinion unit was leaking fluid and should be replaced. Vehicle only has 27,000 miles on it . He said it was old.
Came home and found on the internet that I wasn,t the only one having this problem. GMC should do a recall on every vehicle that had this problem if they want to have any business in USA. Problems like this is why there is so many imports here.














Rick S. said
290 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse. Brought it in twice now to the dealer because of a loud whine in the power steering and loss of power steering. They initially changed the fluid and it did no good. Now they changed the pump and it did no good. Still makes the same whine and difficult to steer at times. I'm up to $800.00 in repair bills on just this issue and it's still not fixed. The dealership tried to say that it just needed some more time for the air to bleed out...right. Sending it back on Monday.


Sharon D. said
289 days ago
2009 acadia...purchased new from dealer...have always had the whining noise, but now power steering is out..along with already replacing wire harness...now it is the transmission...it is in shop with a $4,300 price tag to fix...owe less then that on it...time to junk it and buy a more reliable product...


Sharon D. said
289 days ago
2009 acadia...purchased new from dealer...have always had the whining noise, but now power steering is out..along with already replacing wire harness...now it is the transmission...it is in shop with a $4,300 price tag to fix...owe less then that on it...time to junk it and buy a more reliable product...


Justin S. said
289 days ago
I bought a 2010 Traverse new from the dealer. Have 90K + miles on it with very few major isues. Recently the steering began to lock up at low speeds ie turning into garage, parking lots in neighborhoods. This is very dangerous. We have had numerous close calls almost hitting cars, fences, signs and buildings. we took it to a local dealer in Victoria, Tx. They replaced the rack and pinion for $1100. We got it back and were still having the same issue. Took it back for the second time and they replaced the rack again. I am talking to them now to get it in for the third time because the steering problem has not been fixed. My wife and kids are the primary occupants of this vehicle and I do not in anyway feel comfortable with her driving this vehicle. GM needs to figure out a resolution to this problem and get it fixed now!


Rebecca D. said
289 days ago
We have a 2009 GMC Acadia SLT purchased used from a GMC dealer in July 2013. In November 2013 the entire front end suspension system was replaced under the extended warranty as well as the parts of the exhaust system. In February 2014, the front axels were replaced and they "checked" the steering issues we have been having. No fix on the steering issues despite our pleas to the service department. After 6 plus visits to the service department and countless conversations with numerous mechanics, service reps, and even the service manager, we are at odds as to how to continue with this vehicle. We use this vehicle as our family transportation and now we are left the majority of the time wondering if/when it is going to break down on us again or whether it is even safe to drive with our two young children. GM seriously needs to get their act together and fix what they are aware is broken!


Rodney R. said
288 days ago
Bought a 2010 Traverse new ! There are 43,000 miles on it ! I have a bumping noise underneath and depleated steering . Mechanic says the rack and pinion steering box gear is bad . Quoted $724.00 to repair . Waranty is out and haven't been to dealer for a quote . Can only imagine their price !


Tom H. said
287 days ago
My wife's GMC Acadia has the same problem - a "whirring" / "whinning" noise, at first it was only on tight turns, now it is every time the steering wheel is slightly turned. I have always maintained proper fluid levels and recommended maintenance.


Chad H. said
286 days ago
Yes, my wife and I have a 2009 GMC Acadia and after having to replace half the coils at only 70k miles we're now having the same, common issues with power steering, which I attribute to the power steering pump. Because this seems to be an actual defect that is affecting most of these vehicles, I figured GMC should cover the cost of their dangerous manufacturing.


Alan M. said
285 days ago
We have a 2008 and 2009 GMC Acadia both experiencing issue with the power steering gear box. GMC dealership acknowledges that they are both faulty but confirms there is no recall or extended warranty on the parts and request over $1000 to repair each car.


Alan M. said
285 days ago
I just had the luxury of experiencing the wave plate break in the transmission on my 2008 GMC Acadia and looking at having to rebuild the transmission. My wife's 09 GMC Acadia has been in the shop (under warranty) twice now with transmission issues. This seems to be a widely discussed topic online and would like to get a class action lawsuit filed against transmission issues.


Tyler K. said
285 days ago
My wife and I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse, which we bought used in 2012. It now has about 85,000 miles on it and the power steering went out. I took it to a mechanic, who said the power steering pump was leaking and would be over
$800 to fix, before they replaced the serpentine belt and flushed the system. The whole thing was going to cost over a grand. My dad and I decided to fix it ourselves, and spent $130 on a new pump and replaced it. After this, the steering felt normal for almost a day, and now is having the same trouble as before, where it fails at low speeds. No idea what to do from here, but I sure can't let my wife drive our car as it is a hazard.


Tyler K. said
285 days ago
My wife and I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse, which we bought used in 2012. It now has about 85,000 miles on it and the power steering went out. I took it to a mechanic, who said the power steering pump was leaking and would be over
$800 to fix, before they replaced the serpentine belt and flushed the system. The whole thing was going to cost over a grand. My dad and I decided to fix it ourselves, and spent $130 on a new pump and replaced it. After this, the steering felt normal for almost a day, and now is having the same trouble as before, where it fails at low speeds. No idea what to do from here, but I sure can't let my wife drive our car as it is a hazard.


jennifer m. said
285 days ago
I do also own a 2009 traverse. Went to local mechanic replaced pump but now rack and pinion needs done. I can't believe how many are experiencing this problem


Justin G. said
285 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia with 72,000 miles that is at GMC now being looked at for knocking in the front end and the service airbag soon light is coming on. $1,350 for new steering rack and $288 for a bad connector. Seems like a lot of money for either one.


Kristin S. said
283 days ago
Same issue. Rack and pinion is bad. I had the car less then a year when it went. It's a 2010.


Sandy S. said
282 days ago
New Powersteering Pump in April 2013 on my 2010 Acadia with 59,000 miles. I completely lost steering in my car and the shop could not believe I was driving it still. Today it's the rack and pinion Feb 14, 2014. Happy Valentines day to me. I like this car but HATE the steering in this car. I might have to dump it .......the whining that the steering column does tells you one thing. NOT SAFE!!!


Tina L. said
282 days ago
We have a 2008 Acadia and were having issues with the whining noise. Took it in today and was told it was the rack and pinion. Nice way to spend a grand.


Elzora S. said
281 days ago
I own a 2008 Enclave, luckily when transmission went out it was under warrant. I went to get safety inspection was told need rack & pionion. I only found out about this class action suit while researching the price for the repair on the internet.


said
281 days ago
The steering wheel of my 2010 Buick enclave started squeaking several weeks ago and it was getting worst as attempt to turn wheel become tighter. I took it to the dealership yesterday and had to come back next week due to part unavailability. They said the steer wheel wheel housing not rack and pinion but not sure. I will wait till Monday. I got it new from the dealership and the problem shocked me as it has not even been 4 years driving it. I agree it must be something to do with either the design or material.


Krista L. said
281 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse. 6 months ago, I was too that I needed new rack & pinion. Refilled with fluid and leak stop and it has been holding. Car went into the shop for inspection and went to pick it up and there is no power steering. I have always had a problem with hearing a whirring sound at low speeds. This is so frustrating as I only have 62,000 miles. How many people have to have this problem before Chevy makes it right.


Brant H. said
280 days ago
We have a 2010 traverse LT2 with 62,000 miles. The rack and pinion is bad and the power steering pump is going bad. I thought that the knock was the sway bar end links or the lower ball joints, so I replaced them. Did the front end links last night and the backs today. I chatted with GM and they will not admit an issue with the rack and pinion. Nor will they admit an issue with the power steering pump. The will also not warranty the parts under power train warranty. GM replaced our water pump under powertrain but wont replace the main parts to help us steer the car. How does that make any sense? My family has always owned GM cars. My parents are in their 70's and are on there 11th surburban. Both drive 2014 GM trucks. Ive never owned anything other than GM cars. This will be the last GM car that we own. Having all these parts fail before 100,000 miles on $40,000+ cars is not acceptable.


Jonathan G. said
279 days ago
Bought 2010 traverse ls new from the dealer. At 110k miles, steering fluid is leaking and the rest of issues to follow, I'm sure. Wife lost steering ability with our children in the vehicle. GM needs to fix


Stephanie B. said
279 days ago
I own a 2010 traverse. At about 40,000 miles I noticed my steering became difficult when turning into and out of parking spaces. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the rack and pinion but the problem still remains. Also when I make left hand turns the wheels will lock up no matter how slow I am going. The dealer cant find a problem but one definitely exists. It time GM fixed these issue


Chris M. said
279 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse LT with 50k miles. Bought it new and have noticed the steering "whining" at low speeds getting worse over the last month. I'm taking it to the dealer today and from what I am reading, am not looking forward to the results.


Renee S. said
278 days ago
I own a 2010 Traverse, purchased it new. Last week my power steering went out twice, the first time I was making a full turn left, the second time I was turning right into a arming space. I took the car to the dealer and the could not reproduce the problem. It is only a matter of time before this goes out again. This is a obviously a big problem from the prior post show. GM do the right thing and fix this with the money you saved on the Gov. bail out….


Brian S. said
278 days ago
2009 Buick Enclave. The power steering would not work at low RPMs. I took it to the dealership and they said the rack and pinion steering was leaking and is causing the power steering pump to go out. Cost to fix: $2,300. Angry.


Steve R. said
277 days ago
2009 Acadia. Bought the vehicle 3 months ago and recently started hearing a popping noise from the steering. Just had rack and pinion replaced, 2 tie rods replaced, and all 4 wheel re alignment; now a bad shaking in front end at slow speeds. Back to the dealership who is acting like it isn't what they did. $$$$$$$ GM is a joke. Had an issue last year with a Chevy Avalanche that had a bad valve, ended up being covered under the warranty but the dealership refused to refund my diagnostic fee. Switching back to Toyota ASAP since I have never had an issue with a Toyota in my entire life.


Caleb R. said
276 days ago
We have a "traction control off, service stabilitrack, and engine power reduced" problem. And now that am reading this , we also have the whiny noise when turning steering wheel. I took this vehicle in about 2 months ago, for the engine power reduced, they HAD to hear the steering noise, but never told me anything about it. Am taking it back and I am not paying another diagnostic fee of $100. I am well aware that they don't do a full diagnostic. Just what you go in and tell them might be wrong.


Jeffery B. said
276 days ago
What about 2008 Buick Enclave? I'm having same steering noise problems on 2008.


Ken C. said
275 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick Enclave CXL and the rack was replaced oct. 2013 and I still had temp tags on it!!! Its making the nasty whining sound now. ALL ENCLAVES ACADIAS AND TRAVERSE 2008-2012 should be included and covered in any class actions or recalls. Shame two of my siblings own buicks as well but this makes us question ever buying another buick heck Anything GM for that matter....may trade mine SOON and switch to lincoln if I even buy American again.


Sean R. said
275 days ago
I purchased my 2009 Traverse as a new vehicle in 2010, I have had 2 racks installed (50k and 75K) at the dealer to cure whining and leaking. Now with 108,000 the steering locks up and is difficult at best to control. This time the purported fix is a new power steering pump. GM DO THE RIGHT THING AND SAVE A LIFE


Tom L. said
275 days ago
Purchased a 2010 Acadia new, 2 days ago I put it in the shop for a chk engine lamp, The shop called, new timing chain needed, under warranty, front drive boot leaking, under warranty, THEN steering colume is showing signs of leakage, needs to be replaced, rear shock leaking, needs to be replaced, transmission lines leaking, needs to be replaced, *?* lines leaking needs to be replaced. REALLY!?! Come on GM Please step up and make it right! 4 years old, 75k miles


scott S. said
272 days ago
I have a 2008 buick enclave purchased new ,had to have rack and pinion replaced at 60,000 miles .Dealer charged over $1100 to replace but ended up spliting the cost with me after i complained . now the car has load knocking in front end most likely bad struts


John S. said
272 days ago
My Acadia has 130k highway miles. My power steering hard and difficult to turn. Have a knocking sound and now the front strut is going bad. Replaced the bushions earlier and this car has had numerous issues in my opinion. The power steering though is the most serious of all issues since it could possibly cause bodily harm.


mary m. said
271 days ago
I have a 2011 enclave with 55,000 miles on it, was just told the power steering
pump needs to be replaced. Of course not covered under warranty. after reading this, GM this should be covered. Odd event at 52,000. water pump also needed to be replaced.


Michelle M. said
270 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse. In November 2013, I began hearing a whirring noise when turning, vehicle had 69k miles on it, dealer checked, found no issue. The noise intermittently continued over the last 3 months. This morning when driving to work, I attempted to make a left turn at a low speed & the steering seized, I could not turn the vehicle at all. I stopped, put the vehicle in park with my hazard lights on. After a few minutes, I tried to see if I could reverse the vehicle to perhaps turn it to roll down the hill to a safer spot. The vehicle reversed with no issue. Then the vehicle went into drive with no issue. I have 72,865 miles. Conveniently, my warrany expired at 72,000 miles. Thank goodness I was not in an intersection, or this could've ended very poorly. I will be dropping the vehicle off at the dealer today.


Steven R. said
269 days ago
just got my transmission fixed cost me $3000 pick the car up today and the power steering is out at low speeds don't understand what's the problem no recall yet this is unbelievable


James M. said
269 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia and shortly after getting it the power steering cooler line broke. I have had the power steering pump replaced due to whinning and it still whines. I also have a noise in the front at slow speeds and small bumps that I can not locate. Frustrating.


Caleb R. said
269 days ago
Took or traverse in today, because previously we took it in for the "reduced engine power" and "service stabilitrak", they gave me a quote of around 1200 for repairs, I ordered the party and replaced it myself for $120.. while I was changing my oil, I noticed a redish/pink liquid from around the pullies/belt. I called the dealership asking why this leak had not been mentioned to me, if supposedly they checked the waterpump for leaks, due to the recall.. seems to me that they wanted me to go at a later time for this issue, and have me pay another diagnostic fee, plus repairs.. they did waived the diagnostic fee. My extended warranty covers track and pinion, but not the complete amount for the repair!! The dealer charges a arm and a leg, but the warranty company only agrees to pay what they think its a "fair price" for repairs and we costumers get stuck with the difference. First and last chevy and I will make it my mission to get as many people away from this dealership, JIM GLOVER CHEVROLET IN LAWTON, OK


Shonda S. said
269 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet traverse and the steering has been bad on it. I took it in and the dealership claimed that nothing was wrong.


Shane J. said
269 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia that is in the shop now. The steering gear was replaced in 2010 and the steering pump in 2013. Now the steering gear is messed up again and want to charge me $1400 to replace...AGAIN.....


Amy B. said
269 days ago
I have a 2010 Saturn Outlook that is having the same issue - power steering fails at slow speeds, while making turns, while trying to park, etc. I took it to the GM dealer for diagnosis and am now in the process of trying to get GM to pay for the repairs. I think Saturn Outlook owners should have been included in this class action.


Amy B. said
269 days ago
I have a 2010 Saturn Outlook that is having the same issue - power steering fails at slow speeds, while making turns, while trying to park, etc. I took it to the GM dealer for diagnosis and am now in the process of trying to get GM to pay for the repairs. I think Saturn Outlook owners should have been included in this class action.


Amy B. said
269 days ago
I have a 2010 Saturn Outlook that is having the same issue - power steering fails at slow speeds, while making turns, while trying to park, etc. I took it to the GM dealer for diagnosis and am now in the process of trying to get GM to pay for the repairs. I think Saturn Outlook owners should have been included in this class action.


Shane J. said
269 days ago
The guy at the dealership just called back and said he would cut us a deal and knock off $200 and do it for $1200. I dont' think so. This will be the second time in 3 years the steering gear has had to be replaced. Also trying to get GM to pay. CRAZY!!!!


Shane J. said
269 days ago


Jason K. said
267 days ago
Own a 2009 GMC LT2 Acadia bought new from a dealer. Vehicle has been in the shop 4-5 times for coils going bad, engine pulled for a new timing chain, powering steeing gear ($800) replaced, rack & pinion replaced, radiator leaking & replaced, and now the power steering pump going bad. Worst vehicle I have ever owned mechanically. Nothing but problems from the time it hit 30k miles.


Terina C. said
266 days ago
2009 Enclave CXL all wheel drive purchased brand new in 2009. My steering gets stiff or locks up at low speeds sometimes, like when I'm pulling into/out of a parking space, pulling into traffic from a stop, u-turns, etc. The problem is intermittent so I can never reproduce it; it just happens sometimes and without warning. There is no sound involved. We've monitored the power steering fluid and that has been fine. I'm afraid to let my 19 year old son drive it in case it happens to him. After reading a lot of these posts, now I'm afraid it will fail altogether! I have about 80,000 miles and this has been going on for about a year now I'd say. It's kind of good to know I'm not the only one this is happening to but it is also frustrating that, if the problem is so prevalent, there isn't there a fix for it that is consumer friendly. And why don't the dealers seem to know about it? These vehicles are quite expensive and we deserve better for our hard earned money. I hope this gets resolved.


Rick B. said
266 days ago
purchased a 2011 Chevy Traverse Certified pre-owned from dealer in 2012 and from day one was told the rubbing sound I heard during steering was normal and for the last year has had to deal with having to muscle the steering will at time just to make simple turns. I am strong enough to deal with it but my wife is not and since it is the primary family vehicle it concerns me that a recall has not been issued yet.
Especially seeing the countless complaints and blogs addressing the same problem.


STEPHEN T. said
265 days ago
i have a 2008 acadia with 48,000 miles. i am getting a whining and rubbing noise in the steering wheel at low speeds


Shawn S. said
263 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse that has always had an engine whine, but after the last maintenance done by Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton, MO, the engine sounds much louder and now the rack and pinion steering need to be replaced. The typical total cost I am finding from repair shops is $930. The vehicle only has 59K miles.


Dawn L. said
263 days ago
I own a 2010 Chevy Traverse which I began having issues with the power steering back in June 2013. I lose the power steering when trying to make turns at a low rate of speed, such as parking or turning etc. The problem has gotten worse over the months and I recently took it be repaired. I have not repaired it yet as the quote is for $2,400. The dealership tried to request that GM "participate" in the repair and help with the costs, but found out today that they would not allow them to make the request because they were not a Chevy dealership. I bought the car from a GMC dealership and that is where I continue to take it for service. What has happened with this class action suit?


Darrell A. said
262 days ago
I have a 2011 Traverse Ltz. Within a very short time I had issues with my steering making noiselike grinding when turning. I had it fixed and within a few months had to go back in for more work due to grinding. They tried to say I had not paid for my extended warranty til I offered to go get my paperwork then they found the record. Also, even more annoying and deserving of a lawsuit is my airbag/seatbelt issues. I have had sensors/units worked on or replaced 5+ times. Was in there again today and again they had to order the part. This one is the X333. How is this not a lemon law? 5 times or more in less than 3 years. I live in the boonies so just getting there, an hour each way plus toll just makes me fume. Every few months I have to go back in. The service department finally gave me a complaint hotline number today cause even he is stumped. The service center should not know you by name.


Jeffery A. said
262 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia which I purchased brand new and the power steering pump has made noise from day one. Now the power steering on my vehicle is cutting in and out especially at low speeds and the power steering pump is making a lot of noise.


Henry P. said
261 days ago
I just bought a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, it has 26,000 miles aprox. I do not drive it so much because i have another car I use to go to work. This week it started making a rubbing noise when I turn the steer, that noise is annoyinga nd i am not sure at this point how dangerous is it. Will take it to the dealer asap.


Kristin S. said
261 days ago
I'm having the same issues. Power steering fails when I make turns. Took it to the dealer and to Belle Tire. Both said it was the rack and pinion leaking power steering fluid. The problem began after I'd owned the car for less then one year. I still owe money on the thing!


Edward A. said
261 days ago
I have had the same steering issues. It locks up at slow speeds, particularly while turning. Just spent $300 to try to have it fixed two days ago, but the steering problem came right back.


Eva G. said
261 days ago
We are having exactly same issue as everybody. My 2011 Traverse is of warranty and we don't have the money to fix it . 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. I would like information on this!!!!


Jeffrey E. said
261 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse with all the same problems. I've had parts replaced in the steering and still have noises in the steering and now they tell me both of my front struts are leaking.


Jonathan C. said
261 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse. I just got the car back from the shop for a transfer case issue (that is covered under my warranty) when three days later the power steering went out on my wife. The people in the service department at Premier were very nice and accommodating. That still doesn't help with the $2400 I had to spend to fix the car though. I am very angry with GM and will more than likely not buy another GM vehicle. The problem with the steering is not rack and pinion itself, but the power steering pump. There is a faulty barring in the power steering pump that is grinding away causing metal shavings to plug up and destroy the power steering system on these cars. If GM would have proactively replaced the power steering pump the rack and pinion components would have never failed. I am a former mechanic and I have never seen such a wide spread issue with a power steering unit. My advice to folks with this vehical is to proactively change the power steering pump now or pay the bill and hope GM will refund the money if this becomes a recall. (sorry about my last post. I have water pump on the brain from the last issue I had with this car. this one has been corrected to say power steering pump)


Crystal P. said
261 days ago
I have a 2007 Chevy Cobalt SS- this car has had more problems than it has been worth. The first problem was the power steering- the second one was the laeky fuel with the second recall. I was told my car had the potential to blow up and needed to be parked until it was fixed. Now the car has left my son and I twice stuck on the interstate in the last month due to the faulty iginition switch!!! I am so sick of this. I cannot afford a new car, I am a single mother with no support and I rely on this car to get us everywhere. I think a class action suit needs to be filed for everyone who has had the same trouble with this. We ALL NEED NEW CARS COMPLIMENTS OF CHEVY


Robert D. said
260 days ago
My wife drives a 2009 Buick Enclave and her steering has also been giving her serious problems. She had trouble getting out of the way of an 18 wheel truck with our 3 1/2 year old daughter in the back seat.


Kimberly F. said
260 days ago
I just bought a 2009 GMC Acadia SLT2 and thank god I noticed the steering problems within a week. It is at the dealer now getting a new steering rack and since it's before the 30 days, the dealer is paying for it :) After reading these posts though, I'm really nervous about driving this car now. I'm a single mother with 3 grandchildren and was hoping this vehicle would be a nice large and SAFE vehicle for our travels to hockey. I certainly hope all is fixed when I get the car back, so we'll just have to wait and see.


Jordan P. said
259 days ago
I have a 2011 Chevy Traverse, that has 88k miles, the same steering problem happens when we are making a slow, tight turn. The steering wheel nearly locks up. We have only had the car since December of 2013 and got it from a dealership.


Brady A. said
259 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with the same issues. When we make a slow, tight turn the wheel locks and the power steering disengages. How do we become part of this class action suit?


Sarah H. said
259 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with 64,000 miles. GM dealership had my vehicle for 2 weeks. They had to replace the power steering gear and pump which was not covered under warranty and cost me $1282.56. They also discovered my timing chains were stretched and replaced all 3 timing chains, which was covered under warranty.

I had my car back for 3 days and it started making clunking noises in the front end. This time they had my car for another week. They had to replace front struts and sway bar links. This was $1,100 however, since I just spent so much money the dealership only charged me $420.50. I wonder how they did not see this when they had my car for 2 weeks!!

There are several other issues with my vehicle. The electrical system is messed up and no one can seem to find the cause. It has been towed 3 times. Water pumped replaced at 30,000 miles in 2012!! WORSE VEHICLE EVER!!!!!!! Please help get me out of this car! I pay $500/month for a $30,000 piece of junk!!!!!


Claire P. said
258 days ago
I have noticed a whining noise with my 2009 Traverse and yesterday at of no where it got really loud especially at a low speed. I drove straight to my local gas station they said it had to do with my power steering and they found I had little fluid in there. They filled it with steering fluid and noise went down significantly but still whining. I only have 63,3000 miles on it and already had the timing chain replaced and now this. I see there are multiply complaints on the power steering. I called dealer and my warrenty is up and they said there is now recall on anything that has to do with power steering or the fluid leaking, but I swore I seen a recall on something making it leak.


Jessica L. said
258 days ago
I have a 2011 traverse that has trouble when I turn the wheel. It also makes a whining type sound. I was told that was normal.


Burt S. said
257 days ago
I have a 2009 Traverse LT. The truck was only making the whining noise during turns. Now the truck makes the whining noise all the time. It becomes louder as I step on the gas. So far I refuse to replace anything. I will change all the fluids myself and see if there is a difference.


Louise M. said
257 days ago
my daughter has a 2011 terverse ring and pinion going out 58000 she bought a warrenty at Don MCqUIRE sT cHARLES THEY WONT 109.00 TO LOOK AT IT AND TELL HER WHAT SHE ALREDYS KNOWS HOW DISAPPOINTING FOR A NEW CAR


David L. said
257 days ago
I have a 2010 Enclave with intermittent power steering. Will bring it in today at a dealer. The steering has gone out mainly at low speeds no matter which way I turn. I can also feel a "jerking" motion at higher speeds which causes an oversteering or over-correction type motion while cornering. Parking is almost impossible. The service department acted like they had never heard of this before when I made the appointment. I suspect I will find out this is not covered under warranty and will cost over $1000. Has this law suit been settled?


Mad T. said
257 days ago
My 2011 Traverse has the same exact problem. The power steering fails every time that you are travelling at low speeds. I almost got into 4 accidents just on my way to the repair shop.


Erin E. said
256 days ago
Identical steering problems as listed on my 2010 traverse. In shop for second time this month. Had steering rack replaced and noise and steering issues began again immediately. Steering wheel also locks up when starting truck intermittently. Was told today by service department it is "a battery issue". I may be a woman, but I'm not stupid when it comes to cars.


Ruth S. said
256 days ago
Same problems with my 2009 Traverse. My car has been in the shop multiple times for problems with the engine, steering wheel, gear shifter and now its in the shop because check engine light came on once again. They say its a purge valve problem and my left outer axel might need to be repaired. The middle seat belt also locks up whenever someone sits in the third roll. As soon as the seat is folded down and its folded back up the middle seat belt sticks. The seat has to be folded and the seat belt pulled to unlock it. I had to ask them to fix it but they dont seen to find whats wrong with it. My dad told me the company sold me a lemon after the car had to have engine problems fix within 2 years on owning it. After reading that I am not the only one with these problems I am thinking he was right.


Kelly B. said
256 days ago
Having the same issue...power steering fails when turning at low speeds. Making a u-turn is almost impossible! Also have had issues with the middle seat belt getting stuck.


Danny E. said
255 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave CLX AWD purchased new in June 2010. In 2011 the stearing made the same grinding gear noise as discribed in other posts. I had it repaired at the dealer under warranty but now after just a few miles past the bumper to bumper warranty expired the noise returned.

I've had to take this vehicle in numerous times to repair varous defects and then to repair the shoddy and dangerous work done while making those repairs. Such as numerous cables and fasteners not being hooked back up after they dropped the powerpack to make warranty recall work.

Also, a very dangerous condition started. When making a hard stop the brake petal went to the floor and the brakes froze up. I came very close to having several cars crash into me until I was able to unfreeze them by rocking the vehicle from reverse to drive. I had my wife and two kids in the vehicle on a family trip. The incident scared them so bad they were afraid to ride in the vehicle for months. I took it to a dealer and it locked up several times for them also. GM did cover it but charged me a $100 deductible to replace the brake dampener.

I want to love this Vehicle but between all of the service visits and GMs scam with the out of date Navigation disks it looks like this will be my last GM vehicle.


Liz H. said
255 days ago
Before I pay $1200 to replace my 2010 Traverse 'Steering Gear', is there any recourse?


Claire P. said
255 days ago
Has anything been resolved with Chevy on this matter? I posted 3 days ago that I too am having power steering problems and it is getting worse. I am loosing fluid drastically and called dealer they said, "they never have or herd of problems with the Traverse and the power steering". I need to add fluid again today, I was totally out after 3 days!


Linsey D. said
255 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse needs a new rack and pinion. The vehicle has 70,000 miles on it. The vehicle is now in the shop and it's going to cost a fortune to fix. This should be recalled!!!


Carrie C. said
254 days ago
We have a 2011 traverse. The power steering pump works when accelerating. Other than that it doesnt work. Bought as a certified used vehicle. Less than 1500 miles after warranty the steering started messing up.


Sandra M. said
254 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with about 50,000 miles on it. I too, am experiencing that annoying whining noise that sounds like the power steering. After reading many of the posts on here, I will NOT be taking my truck for repair to only pay money I dont have in repairs of power steering pump and rack and pinion, etc and still have the same problem. Then to hear that some mechanics fixed these problems and they got worst! I am financing this truck, but have a 2 children and use this truck daily for work and lots of running around. I would really appreciate if anybody could share any info on a Class Action law suit against GM. Thank you.


Sandra M. said
254 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with about 50,000 miles on it. I too, am experiencing that annoying whining noise that sounds like the power steering. After reading many of the posts on here, I will NOT be taking my truck for repair to only pay money I dont have in repairs of power steering pump and rack and pinion, etc and still have the same problem. Then to hear that some mechanics fixed these problems and they got worst! I am financing this truck, but have a 2 children and use this truck daily for work and lots of running around. I would really appreciate if anybody could share any info on a Class Action law suit against GM. Thank you.


Greg h. said
254 days ago
Same issue here 09 Acadia steering is failing at slow speeds. In the shop now.


Everett W. said
254 days ago
Sam issue here with 2008 Acadia


Jennifer H. said
254 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. I have had the power steering rack and
pinions replaced in this car three times. After being left on the side of the road three times with two small children. Gm should be ashamed of how they are treating there customers. I will never own another GM product in my life, even if its given to me for free. And I will be spreading the word of how poor Gm is..


Owensby A. said
253 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse AWD, 88k miles. Front end locks up when turning while driving. Turns fine when moving from a stopped position either forward or in reverse. When it first happened a week ago the stabilitrac light came on flickered and went off in just a few seconds. Has not lighted up again. Have appt to take it to the shop on Monday. After reading through these, I'm afraid of what I'm going to hear. Not to mention, afraid of driving my car, which is literally my office. Hate the thought of buying another vehicle right now.


James M. said
252 days ago
2011 Buick enclave 31,000 miles and I noticed the noise is getting louder and louder every time I make a turn. Taking it to the dealer this week to see what line of crap they are gonna give me.


Melissa G. said
251 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave with 80k miles. My steering would occasionallyhang at low speeds, make a whining noise and power steering fluid was dissappearing. My car is garage kept so there would be evidence of a leak. I took it to the dealership and they could not replicate the problem. The problem became more frequent so I took it to a local repair shop. They diagnosed the rack and pinion need replacing and did so for about 1k. After 2 weeks the steering hung again and I took it back. I now need the power steering pump replaced. They said there is a bulletin on the problem and other dealerships have seen the issue. For some reason you have to replace the pump too in order to correct the problem.


David T. said
251 days ago
Bought 2009 Traverse new over 4 years ago. It has always had a weird noise it makes in the steering at low speeds, tight turns, etc. Never really thought anything of it, but of course didn't think it felt right. Seems it's a common thing now. Also, the A/C system is JUNK. Have found MANY Traverse/Acadia/Enclave owners reporting all sorts of issues with the evaporator issues that GM swapped parts out on the 2009/2010/2011 because of issues. In the end, the owner of the car has to foot the bill of an evaporator replacement that requires removing the entire DASH. Ridiculous.


David M. said
250 days ago
Own a 2009 Buick Enclave that we brought brand new. Currently has about 60k miles. Steering has made a weird noise for a long time, but never thought anything of it. Power steering just STOPPED WORKING, while trying to turn at an intersection with my infant son in the car. Since then, we've tried to avoid driving it, but it's the only car big enough to drive our kids in. Currently, we have no power steering from a stop or at low speeds.4


Alice K. said
250 days ago
I own a 2011 Enclave. I have been complaining about the whining for months and when I take it into the dealer they say that everything is ok. I finally took the car to my regular mechanic and he told me that my rack and pinion is leaking and that it should be covered under warranty. When I called the dealer he told me that it wasn't covered. My car is just about 3 years old. I don't think its right that I should have to fork out close to $2000 to have this fixed when this is not an isolated incident. I would love to see a total recall on these racks. God help GMC if this goes out while I'm driving and an accident occurs.


Blaine K. said
250 days ago
After lots of searching for the right used 7 passenger mid sized SUV we found a low mileage 2010 Traverse with 40,000 miles. It was the perfect fit for us as my girlfriend is a nanny for 3 and we have 1 with another on the way. Right from 40k the steering was very noisy (almost like a failing power steering pump). Was told by 2 separate dealerships that it's normal so left it at that. Our newborn daughter was just born 3-12-14 and the power steering actually failed on the drive home from the hospital! Continued to drive it home with it with the steering working intermittently on the 30 miles drive. Have driven it another 100 miles since with similar results. Definitely a SERIOUS ISSUE HERE! All I can say is Its a good thing I was driving and not my girlfriend as it was quite a dangerous situation! Called GM customer service today and waiting 45 minutes to be told there is no recall or even service bulletin on the issue. This is total BS as it is obviously a very widespread issue and if someone hasn't experienced a "failure" like I have it will soon follow the "noise". As a long time GM patron and owner of multiple vehicles I am beyond Very disappointed


sharon K. said
249 days ago
2008 Acadia, same issues, steering whine, leaking sunroof, car continued to run even after key was removed from ignition,steering wheel shaking, cd player stopped working, headlight issue...Never again will I purchase a GM vehicle!


Jamie M. said
249 days ago
I have 2009 Chevrolet Traverse and the power steering lines are linking and rack and pinion is making a strange sound and to top off the problems, that the rear end is swaying at highway speed and when I'm switching lanes. These problems are just a few of many that i have with this vehicle


Mike G. said
249 days ago
2010 Acadia.....I found my daughter sitting in the middle road terrified because"the steering froze". How long before someone is seriously injured? $1200 to repair. The dealership told me to write Gm....


Jamie M. said
249 days ago
2009 Chevrolet traverse with power steering lines linking, rack and pinion making sounds, rear suspension swaying at highway speeds and switching lanes. This just a few of the problems that I have with this vehicle. I don't think I will buying any GM vehicles after this


Kimberly V. said
249 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse and the power steering wrack and pump went out. 2000.00 quoted from dealer to pay. I tried to go through GM, have two small kids and it went out on me while I was driving on the highway. GM district manager refused to assist us and said it was out of warranty even though I told her I have several written complaints with same issue with various milage. I want to participate in any class action lawsuit. I have owned 5 GM vehicles and the power steering wrack and pump has never gone out. Our dealer only charged us 1600.00 because they felt bad that GM was not standing behind their vehicle as well. If they don't pay for these fixes, I will tell everyone I know and we will never buy GM again. Please don't let people die like in the ignition problem GM just finally recalled.


Karina S. said
249 days ago
I own a 2008 Saturn Outlook XR with just over 51K miles on it. All of the recommended services have been done at the dealer. My first major issue was water leakage into the cabin. I had to take it in twice to get it taken care of properly. Second issue was a broken water pump. Luckily I noticed the temperature gauge rising suddenly and took the vehicle into the dealer right away. It could have been bad!!! Third issue was a cracking sound coming from my steering column. I had to keep persisting on that one before they would acknowledge that it was an issue that needed to be fix. Lastly my transmission recently malfunction without any warning signs whatsoever. I took it in to my local Penske Chevrolet dealer and they are recommending that I replace the whole thing at a cost of $4500. The car has been sitting at the dealer for 2 weeks now and no loaner was offered when I dropped it off. I wasn't given any real explanation as to why I can be given a loaner other than the Service Rep "Oooooh" reaction once I said it was a Saturn vehicle. I would think that all GM vehicles get treated equally but I guess I shouldn't expect much from a dealership who is only concern with their bottom line. Now I'm hoping that GM steps up and covers all of the repairs with everything that is being brought to light in regards to their cover up practices and the fact that they put the public in harms way when they've known for a long time about all of the issues that their vehicles were having out on the road. GM if you read this do the right thing. Thank you.


Jessica P. said
249 days ago
I am having the same exact issues with my 2010 GMC Acadia...has GMC done anything about this issue???


Denise O. said
249 days ago
I also own a Buick Enclave 2011 and was just informed that my steering gear is leaking and it cost $1858 to fix. Of course I just went over my 50,000 mile warranty. I am at almost 55,000. So not under warranty any longer. I haven't been impacted by this issue yet as far as loosing power steering or anything but I can't afford to get it fixed now either. Seems like a very common issue with their vehicles and would like to see a recall issued.


Dennis R. said
249 days ago
I had to change out my power stearing pump and gear at a cost of 1500.00.


Matt B. said
249 days ago
2011 traverse, whining in power steering every since I've owned it, now the pump is making loud rackets when I'm turning at a moderate speed. It also seems to cause my engine to lose power wen this happens. I feel like the pump is at the point where it's about to fail completely


Katie H. said
248 days ago
My husband noticed a "whirring" noise, so we took it into the dealership. They said the vehicle (2011 Acadia- about 45,000 miles) was leaking fluid from the steering gear. They replaced the steering gear and did a flush of the power steering system. That fixed the problem... for now.


Darren B. said
248 days ago
I own a 2010 Buick Enclave and our power steering gear is being replaced today along with front struts as they are leaking as well. These seem to be extremely common failures. Very disappointed in the poor quality. Won't buy another GM product.


Kim C. said
248 days ago
Unreal! We actually took our 2009 Traverse back to the dealer a month after buying it because of the grinding... They said its a traverse noise!!! Ha ... It sure is... Because they all have the same defect. What a joke.
I will never but a GM vehicle again.


Courtney P. said
248 days ago
This is crazy! I am reading these comments because I did a search online for the problems I have been having with my 2010 Chevy Traverse. This website came up. We have been having steering problems and the same thump sound someone mentioned when turning to the left, also a "windy/shifting" sound is heard now and then, sounds like from the engine. We were having the same difficulty turning /loss of power steering and some steering wheel lock ups. Very dangerous! We also had the molding strips came loose and separated from doors. We brought our vehicle into the dealership and they are charging us $2300 for various issues and one was the rack and pinion others mentioned and something with the shaft. I was thinking there was no way I could have caused that much damage just driving myself to work and my kids around. Now I see this is GM's problem. I don’t know if I should pay our dealership which I really cannot afford, they have had my vehicle for almost 2 weeks now. The scariest part is the steering; I don't want to get in an accident because of this with my 3 kids :(


James M. said
248 days ago
Dropped my 2011 enclave off yesterday morning cause off a steering problem and whining noise. Just called them to see what is going in. SURPRISE they had to replace the the pump rack and pinion and something else. It's all covered under warranty but is this gonna happen again. Time to trade it in. I'm thinking an Audi Q5 better on gas and longer warranty. No more GMs for me. Add them to the do not buylist with ford.


Tiffany V. said
247 days ago
2010 chevy traverse. Same thing on my end. Power steering rack needs to be replaced. Steering wheel whining and everytime I got through a dunkin donut drive through that's really narrow I get a bang that sounds like it comes from the tire area. Hoping the stops after the repair seeing I can never get it to happen when a mechanic is around. How many people need to complain before something gets done about this? We already paid for the car it shouldn't be our responsibility to pay for defects.


lakeisha W. said
247 days ago
Having whining noises with my 2010 chevy traverse as well. Not a good look just purchased this truck.


Thomas L. said
241 days ago
I have all the same issues with a whining power steering on my 2011 Acadia. I only have 18,800 miles on it and asked to have it repaired before the warranty runs out. They said GM does not have a recall on this problem. My thought is they'll wait to try and dodge repairs and place the liability on me the owner.


James M. said
239 days ago
After they replaced the rack and pinion and steering it only lasted one week and started leaking. Took it back and they said it was an overflow. Today pulled into the driveway and every last drop of power steering fluid came out. I hate this truck.


Tara D. said
238 days ago
Brought my 2009 Chevy Traverse in so many times, I can't keep count... Have been told the noise in the steering is "normal". I'm afraid to keep this vehicle in fear that I will be making payments on a vehicle I can't afford to fix!!


michele G. said
237 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse worse car I have ever owned all around. Instead of deep detail, lets just say that i purchased the end of 2010 new, in march 2012 the nightmare began, steering whole new gas tank, belts, pumps etc it was repoed in aug 2012 because i refused to pay another 100 deductible and car payment as it was obviously a lemon and lets just say in 6 months time i had the car for a total of 5 days, i spend more time waiting for tow trucks and well over 1800 in deductibles. my daughter was almost killed with her son 2 separate occassions on major highway. After telling them on a Friday that I was not making another payment until they took it back and that I was getting a mechanic to run full diagnostics on it the car was taken in the middle of the night that Sunday. These asses had the audacity to suggest i turn one of the issues into my homeowners insurance. I will never buy a GM or affiliated vehicle again. They were the worse most ignorant thieves i have ever had to deal with and sneaky to say the least. ALL BUYERS BEWARE JUNK JUNK. Oh and yes i did get a lawyer and after a couple of months and numerous paper shuffling they just pulled out saying GM denies any wrongful actions, well hello did you expect them to admit guilt arent you Lawyers, suspicious to say the least, sounds like a little strong arming there.


nicholas m. said
236 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse. I have had issues with my power steering getting stiff at low speeds for about 2 years now. It has been looked at and they replaced my power steering fluid but the problem continues. I also have a clunk sometimes when turning my steering wheel. It will clunk 1 time when I turn in one direction than clunk 1 time when turning the opposite dierction. Like something is loose an shifting back and forth. When it was in for the other issue they looked into this issue as well. They said everything going was tight and in good condition but again the problem also continues.


Paul L. said
236 days ago
2010 Traverse, power steering goes in and out. About to replace the pump to see if it helps... Took it to dealer who wanted to replace steering column and pump for a small fee of 2500 dollars (not covered).


Aaron E. said
236 days ago
Our 2007 GMC Acadia also has had power steering issues along with:
Transmission replaced twice
Water pump
Shifter cylinoid
Bench seat in back doesn't slide.
Airbag sensor
By far, the worst vechicle we have ever owned.


David A. said
236 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse LZ. After a series of other malfunctions and small issues, the power steering fails because they say, the boots are leaking, they want @$1200 to fix it and could be more once they get in there. Not covered under warranty. Now I drive with squeaky turns, grinding noises - dealership says it's totally fine, just keep adding steering fluid since I can't afford to have the work done at this time. I wish I could get rid of this vehicle. I haven't even paid it off yet and have sunk thousands into repairing it. Ugh.


Cindy W. said
236 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse. Worst vehicle I have ever owned. Noise when steering and lasts about 20 seconds after turn is finished. Had the stabilizer links replaced due to a clunk noise and the noise continues. Air won't come out of the face vents. Only 55K miles on it. No warranty. Had the water pump replaced. The traction control lights come on during winter then go off. The back up camera alarm didn't work and backed into my daughter car at night. I will NEVER buy a Chevy ever. Cannot wait to trade it in. If it lasts that long.. All this in 6 months time


Christopher B. said
236 days ago
I purchased a 2007 GMC ACAIDIA. I was driving with my family when the sterring wheel locked i had to break and turn the sterring wheel until i heard cracking noise for it to operate. it has happened multiple times. i took it back to the dealer and claim they fixed it then, it happened again.


Matt D. said
236 days ago
We have a 2009 GMC Acadia. We've heard a grinding noise coming from steering column for several months now. It's currently at the dealer getting looked at -- initial analysis is the it's leaking fluid.


Amy M. said
236 days ago
I have the same problems as listed above on my 2011 Chevy Traverse. I've had the steering column replaced two times, all while under warranty. The problem has come back within a couple months and my warranty is no longer in effect, thus Chevy refusing to fix the problem that they never fixed in the first place.


KaRon W. said
236 days ago
We have a 2010 chevy Traverse. We have had the same steering issues as listed up above. It usually happens at low speeds when making turns. I'm afraid to let my wife drive for fear of her getting into an accident with the kids.


roy s. said
236 days ago
We have a 2010 Buick Enclave CXL. We bought it new, it has been a wonderful vehicle, but then the ac went, it was blowing only hot air. This problem was fixed by the dealer eventually, however, the STEERING PROBLEM IS SERIOUS. We have three young kids, my wife refuses to drive the vehicle, we brought it in 4 times to the dealer, they finally changed the whole rack system, the problem is still there. The valet parking guys in our condo refuse to park the vehicle. If anyone has the contact to a good attorney on this class action, we may have to join. Please let me know.
zr1chicago@gmail.com


A B. said
236 days ago
I have a 2011 chevy traverse, and this car is an absolute disaster!!! I would NEVER buy another chevy EVER again. Ive had problems with the traction control which caused reduced power to the engine driving 70 miles an hour on the highway!!!, the timing chain went, the power steering pump went while driving onto the on-ramp of a highway so the steering locked up! then the rack and pinion had to be replaced. NOTHING is ever covered by warranty! My biggest issue with this car is that it is a SAFETY ISSUE!!! I have children and I am afraid to drive with them in this car because I am scared of what will suddenly break next while I am driving!!!


Dan B. said
236 days ago
I'm having similar issues with my 2009 Acadia. Not just the steering, but all the issues listed here - timing chain, water pump, power steering pump, and last but not least - transmission issues. Bottom line - GM completely under engineered the systems for a vehicle this heavy.


Jim N. said
236 days ago
Our 2008 GMC Acadia makes a loud whirring noise when turning, particularly at low speeds. We have had the power steering fluid bled which helped, but the issue always returns. I've maintained the PW Steering fluid level appropriately but still the issue continues. About a year ago I had a dealer look at it and they installed a new power steering rack, which has not helped. There is clearly a defective condition here.


Trace M. said
236 days ago
I have a 2012 Traverse. I am having the same whirring/whining noise issue with the power steering. This just started and I haven't had an opportunity to have it looked at


timm d. said
236 days ago
the Saturn Outlook needs to be added to this list. It shares its platform with the traverse, enclave, and acadia. Our 2010 Outlook does the same intermittant loss of power steering at low speed. Steering fine at idle. I'm convinced its related to the "variable assist" steering feature.


Katrina R. said
236 days ago
In August 2013 I purchased a 2009 GMC Acadia. I now have 74K miles on it and two days ago the power steering quit as I took an exit off the freeway. I thought the engine had died because I could not turn the wheel at all when I came to a stop on the exit. I turned off the engine and restarted it only to realize I could barely turn the wheel. With a line of traffic stacking up behind me, I finally muscled the wheel enough to get moving and got off the road. I took it to a mechanic (of course I was 120 miles from home and from the dealership from which I purchased the car, so I had to pay to get it fixed locally) who spent all of yesterday replacing the power steering pump and both front struts to the tune of over $730. I have also previously had the car back to the dealer THREE times for an issue with the car jerking down the road and losing power, particularly on hills and even more so when the cruise control is being used. This issue is better, but still not fixed. The dealer tried to tell me it was caused by a loose spark plug.


Paul D. said
236 days ago
Same issue. 2010 Acadia, steering rack replaced for $1600. Acadia has 55,000 KM.


Shawn C. said
236 days ago
Our 2010 Buick Enclave is having the issue when slowing down and turning at intermittent times the steering will get very hard to steer, almost like the power steering is not working. I can not get an answer to fix this issue other than to replace the power steering pump.


Ray A. said
236 days ago
I started reading this forum blog because I found out today that my 2009 Buick Enclave will have to have its rack & pinion replaced at 85,000 miles and out of warranty. What I found to be odd was that in February 2012 a reader "mgmd11" had the exact same issue and my mechanic is telling me the same thing his mechanic told him... "My mechanic said this is a common problem with this model and there is no quality recall." It will cost me $1300. I am amazed that two years later, there is nothing that has been done to recall this model with this issue... It is sad to hear that after two years this thing is still happening...


Claire P. said
236 days ago
I have been keep coming back to this link to see if any progress with a recall on the traverse power steering has been acted on but nothing. I still have my traverse sitting in my driveway with major power steering problems but i cannot afford to fix it and i am still paying for it this is killing me. The car just hit 62,000 miles already had timing chain replaced what a lemon!! 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. I was advise to send in a complaint to the government about GMC especially now cause they are under so much heat We need to take action this is not right people are paying crazy amounts of money on the same problem over and over whos with me


said
235 days ago
2008 Acadia power 70,000 miles. Power steering pump has gone out along with the A/C. Rear line has a hole in it from rubbing against other lines. Have had nothing but problems for the past year.


Brooke J. said
235 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse - bought it in 2012, problems started about a year after purchasing it. Difficulty steering at low speed... Not a covered issue... just told it's going to be $1200 to replace power steering gear.


Erik W. said
235 days ago
2008 acadia. Power steering pump and steering rack failure. $1500 at a dealer! Madness.


Mike P. said
234 days ago
2011 Chevrolet Traverse. 60K miles. I'm being told by the Chevy dealer that the power steering rack is leaking and needs to be replaced.


Rita R. said
234 days ago
I registered the following complaint with NHTSA in Aug 2013 on my 2010 GMC Acadia. The repair wasn't covered under the powertrain warranty and vehicle mileage exceeded the "bumper-to-bumper" warranty:

Vehicle has been experiencing intermittent issues with steering at low speeds. While trying to park, pull into traffic or make low speed turns, the steering will seize. No current recalls so issue reported to gmc on 8/13/13 for consideration.


Cris P. said
233 days ago
Folks, please log your complaint with the NHTSA at https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml. This is probably one of the best things we can do at this point as GM seems unwilling to move quickly on this issue. Your complaints to NHTSA, if enough, will trigger an investigation and/or an involuntary recall to be ordered for GM which would solve many of our problems. This is a VERY dangerous component defect that will cost someone their life if not quickly addressed. Please do not delay your complaint filing. Also, manufacturers are required to reimburse cost of repair if it was done within one year prior to the recall, so it is in your best interest not to delay your complaint submission. 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. It very nearly caused an accident as we exited the freeway with little control of the vehicle on the off-ramp. Scary!


Alex M. said
233 days ago
We bought a 2009 Acadia new in May of 2009. We have had a popping noise and a whirring sound (sort of like a steering system low on fluid) in our suspension/steering since the day we bought it. We had the dealership we bought it from check the system before we left the day we purchased it and they said there was nothing "wrong" with the vehicle. It was checked again at approximately 8300 miles. Now, at 49,000 miles, we are having to pay a "deductible" to have the right front shock replaced - it failed due to the steering issue causing the popping, but because it is out of bumper-to-bumper warranty they are only providing "assistance" on the repair even though they removed the transmission and replaced a failing seal gasket under warranty during the same visit to the dealership.

This vehicle has had the following failures:
-Rear DVD entertainment system whines at high pitch like the system is poorly grounded or has wires crossed: replaced under warranty, 8500 miles
-Steering system "lubricated" at 8500 miles under warranty
-ECU reflashed due to gas mileage performance: under warranty at 9900 miles
-Shift cable connector recall: shift cable and connector pin replaced under recall
-Failed (explosive failure) water pump: replaced under warranty, later returned for them to double check new pump and seal per recall published after failure
-Failed Break Master Cylinder and Sump: at less than 45,000 miles; bumper-to-bumper warranty expired so I had to pay full price for repairs
-Leaking Transmission casing seal: 49,000 miles replaced under power train warranty
-Failed Shock absorber: replaced with "GM assistance" minus $200 deductible - not sure why I had to pay a dime for this since it was done while the transmission was dropped.
-Recall on passenger side-impact airbag system. Replaced sensor: 49,000 miles under recall service.

I will NEVER buy another GM vehicle after this experience!


Alex M. said
233 days ago
We bought a 2009 Acadia new in May of 2009. We have had a popping noise and a whirring sound (sort of like a steering system low on fluid) in our suspension/steering since the day we bought it. We had the dealership we bought it from check the system before we left the day we purchased it and they said there was nothing "wrong" with the vehicle. It was checked again at approximately 8300 miles. Now, at 49,000 miles, we are having to pay a "deductible" to have the right front shock replaced - it failed due to the steering issue causing the popping, but because it is out of bumper-to-bumper warranty they are only providing "assistance" on the repair even though they removed the transmission and replaced a failing seal gasket under warranty during the same visit to the dealership.

This vehicle has had the following failures:
-Rear DVD entertainment system whines at high pitch like the system is poorly grounded or has wires crossed: replaced under warranty, 8500 miles
-Steering system "lubricated" at 8500 miles under warranty
-ECU reflashed due to gas mileage performance: under warranty at 9900 miles
-Shift cable connector recall: shift cable and connector pin replaced under recall
-Failed (explosive failure) water pump: replaced under warranty, later returned for them to double check new pump and seal per recall published after failure
-Failed Break Master Cylinder and Sump: at less than 45,000 miles; bumper-to-bumper warranty expired so I had to pay full price for repairs
-Leaking Transmission casing seal: 49,000 miles replaced under power train warranty
-Failed Shock absorber: replaced with "GM assistance" minus $200 deductible - not sure why I had to pay a dime for this since it was done while the transmission was dropped.
-Recall on passenger side-impact airbag system. Replaced sensor: 49,000 miles under recall service.

I will NEVER buy another GM vehicle after this experience!


Katrina O. said
233 days ago
We have this exact issue in our 2010 Chevy traverse. It makes a grinding winding sound when turning. Our ac has already been fixed because it blew hot air.


Sue G. said
233 days ago
Power steering failed yesterday temporarily while driving through water puddle and turning. 09 Traverse


Sonya H. said
231 days ago
I am the second owner of a 2007 GMC Acadia. LOVE this car and have had it for 5 years. However, the whining power steering has been an ongoing problem. Had it to the dealer twice in CA and they "bled" the power steering line. Sound has been back, but now that we are in WA, don't have a dealership contact. Will have to now...the power steering went out in my drive way as I was pulling into the portico. Almost hit the house and did graze the fender. Thank God I wasn't in traffic with my 4 kids in the car. Having it towed to the dealer on Monday. Very frustrated, as they tell me it isn't covered since my mileage is at 103,000. I'm fighting this since I've had it in two other times. They did cover the headlight sensor thing under warranty about 8 months ago. Why didn't this law suit pick up the older Acadias? It seems like the 07 and 08 Acadias are the poster children for the power steering issue.


Mark H. said
230 days ago
I am experiencing the same intermittant steering issue on my 2010 Enclave. It happens while trying to park, back up, virtually any low-speed maneuver. I woudl not expect to see it druing hiher speeds since the power assist shuts off after about 15 mph via speed sensor, to improve feel while driving. It is at the dealer now for diagnosis/remedy. We'll see how they respond.


amy g. said
230 days ago
2010- Chevy Traverse with approx 80,000 --I am setting in a dealership as I type this having issues with the steering going out turning, backing, parking, and almost hit people because I am going at a speed to turn and the car does not. This started and thought we just needed fluid. Nope, - Then it stopped, but the last couple months it has just been a stressful. This is so dangerous and has been very scary. I have also expierenced the air on the floor never shutting off. The dealership just looks at me like what?-We will see what happens- This is a problem and more people will get hurt so save lives don't just take our money for your problem.


sherri s. said
230 days ago
2009 Arcadia--Nothing but problems with it. I continue to have the steering problem, my oil burns quickly (as the dealer has informed me and I have to get oil changes before 3,000 miles). Now I have Rod Knock damage and in the process of getting a new engine. I have 109,000 miles, but I've had nothing but problems with this car.


Kristen G. said
229 days ago
I have a 2011 Chevy traverse LT. Power steering failures during low speed turns. It grinds and whines and just stops working. I have two young children who are always with me. It constantly puts me and my two young boys in danger. We are trying to trade it and get a safer vehicle. I am scared to take my vehicle anywhere anymore.


Jennifer E. said
229 days ago
2010 Traverse with the same problems as everyone else. I was amazed when I started researching what I thought was only a small problem with my vehicle. Never imagined I'd find there are other people out there with the same problem! This needs to be resolved soon before someone gets severely injured!


Jason D. said
229 days ago
I currently own a 2011 Traverse that has no power steering at times, we took it to the dealership and they said it was low pump pressure on the power steering pump. They want to replace the pump but I see in some comments that this is not the correct fix, I have called GM on these issues with the steering and they just kept trying to tell me to take it to the dealer ship. I guess there will have to be a loss of life in order for them to take ownership in their product. I can not believe this has not came out in a recall. Everyone needs to start flooding their help center with phone calls, maybe then they will do something.. Extremely Frustrated!!

MY WIFE AND KIDS DO NOT NEED TO BE INJURED OR WORSE BECAUSE GM IS SELLING FAULTY EQUIPMENT AND WONT BACK IT!!


Mike L. said
228 days ago
I purchased a used 2010 Chevy Traverse in January 2013 and 6 months later heard a whining noise in the vehicle. Had a local dealer check the issue and said there was a leak in the Rack and Pinion. Cost to fix was $1,600 and there was nothing the dealer would do to assist with costs. I could not spend that kind of money and considering I just purchased the vehicle used 6 months prior it made me angry. I have yet to fix the problem and had it evaluated again by a different garage...same cost $1,600. Very frustrating!!! Was this a recall in 2011? Any ideas on what to do?


Kristen L. said
228 days ago
I took in my 2010 leased Acadia and paid $50 for them to look over the vehicle and find out why my car made a noise when turning and driving in general. GM said that there was a problem with the steering column. The salesman said that there were a lot problems with this and that it was not something that is caused from normal wear and tear on a vehicle. They wanted me to pay $400 to take the steering column apart and fix it. We declined. My lease is up in July I will be turning it back in rather than buying out my lease. You would think that GM would be much more proactive and willing to fix these mistakes rather than continue to risk the publics safety.


Kristen L. said
228 days ago
We just spoke with the dealership about this matter again. They said that they pulled up their computer information where it says that there a re no problems with the steering and that the cost needs to be picked up by the owner. We told them that we would be letting people know that GM is denying responsibility for the steering issues and declined accountability and the opportunity to fix their product.


Jack C. said
227 days ago
I have the exact same issues. Power steering fails at low speeds. This is a known problem and GM refuses to correct it. Not sure why they wait until someone gets hurt to issue a recall? I suppose its cheaper that way.


brian w. said
227 days ago
2009 Acadia- same power steering issues as above posts. Cost 2800 to have the steering componets and pump replaced.
Would just lose power steering and about cause a wreck.
Picking up the car today so we will see if the repair works...


Qinghui T. said
226 days ago
2011 Travrse, starting making noise and hard to turn the wheel and GM said it's not under 5 year power train warranty


taurai M. said
226 days ago
Chevrolet Traverse 2010 ...steering wheel failure at low speeds took to dealership ..not covered and i have to pick up the cost


Chris T. said
226 days ago
2009 GMC Acadia. Constant humming that is progressively getting worse. Very noticeable during low speed maneuvers.


Dan A. said
225 days ago
We have a 2008 Buick Enclave that has the same power steering issues to go along with transmission issues. We took the car in multiple times for repairs for both issues when the car was under warranty and extended warranty. They replaced the power steering pump amongst other things, but the car is still having issues. We have all the maintenance records.

We recently (3/19/2014) took the car to the dealership for noise in the steering wheel. They said the rack and pinion now needs to be replaced but the car is no longer under warranty or extended warranty. The cost of the Steering gear they quoted us is $699.72 and the cost of the labor to fix is $400.00. We cannot afford that kind of expense right now so now we are stuck with driving a dangerious vehicle. Would it be possible for my wife and I to joint this class action lawsuit even though we have a 2008 Enclave?


Neelesh R. said
225 days ago
We have the same issue with my wife's 2012 traverse. grinding noise comes in turns.

Took it to the dealership they mentioned there is a fluid leak from the power steering pressure hose. They cannot replace the hose but need to change the whole assembly which will cost $2100 and I have to bear it. Said there are no recalls and its not a known problem in the traverse.

But it should not be a problem if we keep the fluid topped and charged 67.50 to top up the fluid.

So the noise has gone away for now but we are minimizing any driving due to scary no of issues reported on this vehicle and would like to join the class action.


Dustin H. said
225 days ago
We have a 2010 Acadia with 50k miles on it. My wife complained about the steering being stiff and non responsive, so I took it for a drive. At freeway speeds it feels like it wants to pull one way or the other, however not too drastic,yet you have to constantly correct it.
At slow speeds the power steering fails about 50% of the time. It is somewhat predictable so we are prepared for the worst and ready with heavy hands.the wife took it to the dealership, and they acted ignorent of any problems and quoted her $2,200. After reading all of these comments, I am ready to join this class action!
I will also add that for the first time in my life we are looking for a new car and the GM dealership is not even an option!!


Gordon H. said
225 days ago
Our 2009 Buick Enclave is having the issue when slowing down and turning at intermittent times the steering will get very hard to steer, almost like the power steering is not working. I can not get an answer to fix this issue other than to replace the power steering pump.


Dave F. said
225 days ago
So far we've had a fuel pump sensor die to the tune of $400. In 2014 we began to have steering issues. The wheel would bounce back and forth which I thought may be a bad tire or alignment. However, I was told we had steering fluid leaking in 3 separate areas. We had the 1st major one fixed @ $400 and it didn't end up fixing the problem. The car is back in now and the dealer wasn't exactly sure what was causing the issue. So they recommended replacing a good portion of the steering unit $1500. We'll see how this turns out but $2500 in repairs when a car is 5 years old and has 58000kms is very disappointing. A new GM car definitely isn't in the cars for this family. I believe our vehicle may fall in line with this Class Action Lawsuit


James W. said
224 days ago
My wife bought a new 2011 Chevy Traverse which now has 78,572 miles on it. The power sterling just failed on it yesterday. I checked the fluid level and it was ok. The pump growls when turning and it is almost impossible to turn when the car is idling. I drove it to church this morning and almost hit a parked vehicle while trying to turn into a parking spot. My wife would not be able to turn the vehicle if she were driving. This is a real safety issue since the pump fails with no warning. I know this won't be covered under warranty, but is there a recall for this problem yet?


Miles K. said
222 days ago
My wife and I purchased our 2010 Chevy Traverse in June of 2010, we traded a 2006 jeep in for it, after it was involved with an accident caused by a 20 year old kid with his 2nd OWI. While looking at the Traverse at the hospital the day my daughter was born, I decieded that I wanted something a lot safer for my kids to be in. We don't really go many places and as of 4/13 my traverse has only 26,994 miles on it. While haveing a oil change done on it, the mechanic noticed and pointed out a leak coming from the steering gear box. Once a full time mechanic, I understand the purpose of a gear box, and also understand that it is very vital to have replaced as soon as possible. I still have a hard time beileveing that they were going to charge me $300.00 dollars four months ago for a defective O2 sensor that is directly on the front of the engine, (pointing out towards front of car), so I didn't want to imagine what it would cost for the gear box. Well, I take it in to the Dealer where I purchased it from, and yep, they were saying $1,920 dollars to replace it. My immeideate answer, Well I guess I'm leaving here and going to another place to trade it in. I'm not a guy who likes to waste money on a vehicle, but reading the other posts it appears I have it really lucky. As I said earlier, I once was a mechanic and still do an extremely large amount of work for friends who don't have the money to pay top dollar at dealerships. While actually looking at the Traverse, and being the first brand new GMC, Chevy, Buick, etc.. that I purchased it will be the last. At 26,000 miles I have seen many problems start. A friend who also has a 2010 Traverse, just had her vehicle in to have the engine replaced at approximately 52,000 miles. Reading that affidavant, they are also forgetting one major thing, what about the people that live in the northern states that drive during snow, ice, and weather conditions alike.


Justin V. said
221 days ago
I have a 2011 Acadia with 44,000 miles. the shop says I need a new ps pump along with other items related to PS, for a total of $1800.

I am taking it to GM dealer tomorrow to see what he says.


Jason O. said
220 days ago
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ power steering fails unexpectedly, almost causing an accident. I have 3 children that ride in the vehicle and I fear for their safety as well as mine.


said
220 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Eclave. I had the entire rack and pinion replaced in July and it is giving me the same issues. I took it back to the dealership and they want me to pay out of pocket for it 7 months later.


James F. said
218 days ago
My wife and I purchased a new 2010 Traverse in early 2011. We have not had any issues with the vehicle except for the whining noise discussed within this forum. The noise started about 6 months ago at 50,000 miles but has become increasingly louder to where I was researching power steering fluid and came across all of the complaints. I was surprised to read all of these complaints and am now worried about a possible accident if the steering goes out while driving our two kids around or anyone for that matter. I guess there is no point in taking it to the dealer but I will give it a try next week. I will also post on the website as suggested above. Why did we bail GMC out again? I was just starting to put American made on the top of the car list... https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml


Jamy M. said
217 days ago
2010 Traverse, steering goes out when turning. Strange noises coming from front end. I have 3 children and I am a single mom. I didn't plan on having to spend money on this kind of problem. This is dangerous and very scary.


Anna P. said
216 days ago
Female drive - 2011 Traverse lost power on Easter Sunday on return trip from Jasper, TX to Houston, TX with myself and my 3 young children in the vehicle. Steering became more consistently difficult and I eventually ran over a curb as I did not have the strength to maneuver the vehicle any further. I am a sales rep and use my vehicle daily for work so this issue will effect my income, much less the safety of my young family. I am scheduled to use the vehicle to make a business trip to Dallas this week and will have to make alternate transportation arrangements at my own expense. This should have been a recall months ago. Taking vehicle to nearest repair shop for assessment and estimate today.


Heidi K. said
216 days ago
2010 Enclave, 76,000 miles, whine when turning developing into a severe shudder/vibration when turning.


Heidi K. said
216 days ago
2010 Enclave, 76,000 miles, whine when turning developing into a severe shudder/vibration when turning.


Mike C. said
215 days ago
2009 Enclave, 64,000 miles, purchased new. Intermitant loss of power steering is most recent problem. $2,300 to replace pump and gear. Dealer said it was low fluid level caused problem. First thing I checked before dropping vehicle off. Dealer wouldn't tell me how common this is but after a quick internet search, I understand their false explanation and why they are well stocked with these parts.


Karin L. said
214 days ago
I have a GMC Acadia my mechanic told me I have the same problem . I'm going to ask the dealership about it and see what they say while I'm in there for the airbag recall getting that part fixed I will let you now what happens. Fingers crossed.


Bobby M. said
214 days ago
My 2010 Traverse was purchased in Feb. of 2010. Almost from day one I notice noisy power steering. After a while it developed a squeek in the steering. I talked about it to the service manager and he gave me some double talk about dust and big job to fix it and probably would come back.
About 90 days out of warranty the power steering became increasingly noisy and the "squeek" much more irritating. Finally the steering started to give me a lot of "feed back" when turning at lower speeds and large steering displacement. I took it to the dealer. They told me the power steering had low fluid and the whole steering sector had to be replaced. This car had only been serviced by my dealership and I would have thought they checked the power steering fluid routinely. Apparently not. Cost...1,823.05.
I liked the car otherwise and traded it to them for a new 2014 Traverse. No power steering noise with this car so far.


John I. said
213 days ago
Power steering in our 2010 Chevy traverse with 59,000 miles started whining. Dealership advised the steering rack and pinion and the power steering pump need replaced. They quoted $2,400 w/ OEM parts. After research I note the OEM is probably the problem and will not use them anyway. It is sad that GM is not standing behind their product and correcting this issue. Cannot believe they did not recall this years ago. Guess they are waiting for people to die and they face lawsuits wrongful death lawsuits that outweigh the cost of the recall before (economics before ethics) it makes since to GM. This is definitely my last GM vehicle.


Melinda D. said
213 days ago
2009 pre-owned Buick Enclave, I lost all power steering, brakes while driving luckily I turned the steering wheel manually, with all I had, enough to run into a curb up onto a sidewalk without hitting a pedestrian, parked car, or building. After much auditing of my service records a dealership replaced the engine under warranty. Once I got the Enclave back, (2weeks later), there was a gas line leaking directly onto the motor to the point where I couldn't stay in the cab and the steering column made a terrible whine. The service department made no comment and repaired the leak as if it were no big deal. The day I took it home the steering column whine was maddening - it had never done that before. At the gas leak appointment I told the Service Manager and he said it was " a chronic problem with these vehicles" and even though it wasn't doing it prior to the engine being replaced, I would be responsible out of pocket to replace the steering column. Now my transmission has gone out and I've been without the Enclave 8 days while they audit my service records again (which are all serviced on time since I've owned the Enclave).
I was entering onto a freeway when the transmission failed and stranded on the side of the road. Apparently there are 4 recalls on my Enclave I never knew about according to my mechanic. I was really shocked that this dealership sent me back on the road knowing the dangers this car has.


Kelly M. said
213 days ago
I have a 2012 GMC Acadia that has had a squealing noise when I come to a stop. I have had the car into GMC numerous times, the first time being within 8K miles of when I purchased the vehicle. I was told the brakes just squeak and that all new cars do this. I have sense had it in several times with the same issue and had no resolution from GMC or the Chevy dealership I tried going to. The squeaking sound gets louder as the vehicle gets hotter and sometimes it is extremely loud. I have not been able to get this issue resolved and consequently have had no recourse even after talking with the general manager at the GMC dealership. I would love to know what the problem is and how it can be resolved.


Erica M. said
213 days ago
Surprise I bought a certified pre- owned 2011 Chevy traverse a year ago. It now has 50k miles and I took it for an inspection. The mechanic found a rack and pinion problem along with leaks in the from struts. Not to mention the A/C has gone out! not to mention the moulding that doesn't stay in place. This is criminal, GM should be ashamed of themselves.


Mike L. said
213 days ago
2011 GMC Acadia. Was told rack and pinion needed to be replaced to address issue of what felt like loss of power steering. Now seven months later we are experiencing the same issue and they are saying it the power steering pump. On top of that the dealer wants to charge me $400 to replace the right front strut. In addition, over the past four years I have replaced the A/C condenser, components of the heating system, window motors, etc. What a piece of junk. It's time to trade this car in and purchase a new one and for the first time ever it just may be a foreign vehicle!


Christopher S. said
212 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia awd. Just after purchased it started to over heat. The dealership never found the problem. Now all tires get low over two weeks and the power steering went out. Also the throttle started sticking which is a huge safety issues for my family. Not to mention an airbag issue and multiple other codes the showed up when I took it to another dealer to check it out.


Theresa H. said
211 days ago
Having the same trouble. I have a 2010 Chevy traverse. The steering keeps "locking up". They've replaced the rack and pinion, the knuckle, a tie rod end and the steering shaft and I'm still having the same problem. I'm ready to hand them this piece of crap back.


janie m. said
210 days ago
Please call me am having safety issues with 2009 acadia.


Leslie E. said
209 days ago
Yes I owned my 2010 Buick Enclave for only a year 52K miles and the power steering went extremely stiff without warning during the middle of a turn on a street, and continues to be stiff in parking lots, low speeds, turning corners, etc. I have kids with me the majority of the time I drive this car, Our GMC dealership said this was not under the power train warranty and would cost us approx. $900 to repair, which I don't have, I have honesty pulled some muscles in my back, while putting up with this vehicle, I don't dare try to sell this to someone else. And now my engine light comes on showing a problem with timing chain, I have experience with cars from the older generations of my friends & family working with engines in history, this engine sounds so smooth, that there should not be a timing chain issue, though the engine light reveals that there is. At the same time the timing chain issue rose, noted my remote control starter failed to work, the engine whines when you try to use the remote control for starting the engine.


Lee I. said
209 days ago
We have 48,000 miles on our 2011 Chevy Traverse and the Rack and Pinion steering is leaking and requires replacement. We've had it in before because of noise from the steering. Not covered under warranty.


Lori C. said
209 days ago
2011 GMC Acadia - 59,000 miles steering is leaking and requires $1800 dollar fix....really?


Ryan V. said
208 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse that has had a loud whine to it when turning at speeds of around 30 MPH or less. Within the last couple months when pulling into the driveway or backing out of the driveway or making turns from a stop of around 5 MPH the steering wheel would shake and make a grinding noise. Also during the winter months the power steering would lock up and had to work to make a turn. I thought it was because the car was not warmed up yet, but the same issue has happened as the weather has warmed. I took it into the dealership and have had them look at it. They told me the entire power steering gear was bad along with the rack and pinion and the power steering had a leak. They said the only way it could have been prevented was to have made sure the fluids were topped off; however I do that with regular oil changes. They even said that would have only prolonged the problem and the issue would have still been there. I have 58,000 miles on it. The estimate to fix was $1,800. I like the Traverser, but do not like the fact that the service department said there was nothing I could have done to prevent this and that I keep the car in good shape. This is clearly a bigger issue in which I would hope GM would have some form of response or liability to.


Michael L. said
207 days ago
We have a 2010 Buick Enclave with 89K miles on the car. Since the vehicle has had approximately 60K miles it has had a severe power steering issue. While making any kind of turn at slower speeds the steering wheel turns as if the vehicle doesn't have power steering at all. This is accompanied with a loud whiny sound like I am driving a old beater car. I took the car in when this was first found to a dealership and they told me that there was nothing abnormal and that basically I was crazy. After dealing with this and realizing how dangerous this is to have my wife and 2 small children in the car, I took it to another auto service garage. They took a look at the car and diagnosed that the car needed to have a new rack and pinion to which I approved for them to do. They put in a new rack and pinion that lasted about 2 weeks before the same problems were happening and the sound had never went away. I took it back and they said that the rack and pinion that they put in was faulty, and that it needed to be replaced again. I asked about the sound and they said that it was related to this rack and pinion. They put another rack and pinion in and this one lasted another couple weeks and went bad. I took it back again, and was told the same thing, the part was faulty and needed to be replaced. They replaced the part and this lasted about 10 miles before the car steering was doing the same. I took it right back and was told that the power steering pump now needed to be replaced as well due to all of the problems. They replaced the pump at their cost. Now, after all of that, I have a car that still has very weird steering issues, and is not at all what a $40K vehicle should perform like. I finally realized that maybe this is not an issue with the shop that I have been taking the car as much as it is an issue of Buick and specifically GM. So I researched and come across this class action lawsuit. 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. Please somebody do something before somebody is killed due to this issue in a horrible accident.


Jon G. said
207 days ago
Same issues. I have a 2010 Traverse with 97,000 miles. Needs new power steering pump and rack n pinion. At slow speeds we have no power steering. We found out the hard way.... My 15 yr old daughter was learning how to drive, she went to turn the corner and half way through the steering went out she didn't have enough strength to turn the wheel. She almost side swiped the car in the other lane. I brought it to the dealer because it has a 100000 mile power train warranty. Well that isn't covered. They said 2400 to fix. This issue needs to be addressed before some is injured.


Jon G. said
207 days ago
Same issues. I have a 2010 Traverse with 97,000 miles. Needs new power steering pump and rack n pinion. At slow speeds we have no power steering. We found out the hard way.... My 15 yr old daughter was learning how to drive, she went to turn the corner and half way through the steering went out she didn't have enough strength to turn the wheel. She almost side swiped the car in the other lane. I brought it to the dealer because it has a 100000 mile power train warranty. Well that isn't covered. They said 2400 to fix. This issue needs to be addressed before some is injured.


Matt W. said
207 days ago
Hello,
Surprise, surprise, I'm having the same issue. We took the vehicle in prior to the warranty expiring for the whirling noise and was told that it was the AC. Of course, now the warranty has expired, it's the power steering and $2,800!


Matt W. said
207 days ago
Hello,
Surprise, surprise, I'm having the same issue. We took the vehicle in prior to the warranty expiring for the whirling noise and was told that it was the AC. Of course, now the warranty has expired, it's the power steering and $2,800!


Scott H. said
207 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia SLT. With 102,000 miles on it, the power steering rack-to-pump power steering hose literally blew right off the car. I INSISTED THAT THEY NOT REPLACE THE PUMP, WHICH WORKED FINE ONCE TH E HOSE IS REPLACED. NOTE: IF YOU BLEW A HOSE AND IF YOU DID NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR AFTER THE HOSE BLEW, THEN THE PUMP IS PROBABLY OK. IF YOU JUST HAVE THEM REPLACE THE HOSES, YOU WILL SAVE A BUNDLE. IT WILL MAKE NOISE WHEN YOU PICK IT UP, BUT WILL QUIET DOWN A LITTLE AND WORK JUST FINE.


Becky D. said
207 days ago
2011 GMC Acadia with 56,000. I lost ability to steer my car when going at lower speeds. Took it to the dealer and they are having to replace the power steering pump, lines, rack and pinion. I see from reading on this site this is a very common problem and could be very dangerous. I can't believe there has not been a recall on this issue.


Kenny M. said
206 days ago
2009 Acadia. 73K miles. Owned since new. Same exact issues with power steering. Whine/whirring noise at low speed. Also been complaining about transmission every time it's been brought in for oil change (every oil change has been completed @ dealership) as it jerks and hesitates even when going up a very slight grade. Each time they reprogram the transmission control module and tell me it's ok. Powertrain warranty up in July. Just waiting for transmission to go out in August.


Jon G. said
205 days ago
Same issues. I have a 2010 Traverse with 97,000 miles. Needs new power steering pump and rack n pinion. At slow speeds we have no power steering. We found out the hard way.... My 15 yr old daughter was learning how to drive, she went to turn the corner and half way through the steering went out she didn't have enough strength to turn the wheel. She almost side swiped the car in the other lane. I brought it to the dealer because it has a 100000 mile power train warranty. Well that isn't covered. They said 2400 to fix. This issue needs to be addressed before some is injured.


Jon G. said
205 days ago
Same issues. I have a 2010 Traverse with 97,000 miles. Needs new power steering pump and rack n pinion. At slow speeds we have no power steering. We found out the hard way.... My 15 yr old daughter was learning how to drive, she went to turn the corner and half way through the steering went out she didn't have enough strength to turn the wheel. She almost side swiped the car in the other lane. I brought it to the dealer because it has a 100000 mile power train warranty. Well that isn't covered. They said 2400 to fix. This issue needs to be addressed before some is injured.


Katie A. said
205 days ago
I have a 2011 Buick Enclave with 75k miles. I've been noticing the whining noise for a little while now, and when I took it to the dealership for my last oil changed I asked them to look into it...they just said I was low on power steering fluid and that they topped it off. So, the noise never went away...I had it looked at by a different service shop, who informed me it would be $1,100 to replace the rack & pins. And that this was uncommon in a 3 year old vehicle. While researching parts to fix it on my own with a friend he came across this. What a shame GM isn't doing anything to fix this.


Deidre T. said
204 days ago
Same problem. I purchased a certified 2011 Arcadia. It has less than 60k miles and I am noticed a grinding noise every time I turn left and right. Power steering issues.


David S. said
203 days ago
2010 GMC Acadia less than 42k miles. Noise coming from front end when turning wheel - dealer says we need a new power steering gear assembly.


David T. said
203 days ago
I have a 2009 Traverse that I purchased used in 2010. Shortly after purchasing it the pump began to make noise. The dealer replacer the pump and rack under warranty. Less than 3 years later the pum has gone bad again. I am in the process of replacing it right now.


Eric Y. said
202 days ago
I also have a 2008 Saturn outlook and am having issues with the steering locking up while driving.. I consider this a big safety issue and it appears there should've been a recall on this as after much research many other people are having the same problem. We have a 4 month old child and I won't let my wife drive the Saturn due to my safety concerns. It locks up almost everytime you turn at a lower rate of speed.. Especially parking the car and turning at intersections... Please GM fix this known issue. Concerned Saturn owner.


Kevin P. said
202 days ago
Just took my 2008 Saturn outlook in for steering "noise" and fluid levels keep going too low. They told me there is a leak in the rack and pinion (some gasket) and the whole thing needs to be replaced! There has never been one drop of fluid in my garage for the 5 years of owning this vehicle. Engine problems two years ago with valve gaskets. They had to take out the engine and thankfully, it was still under warranty. I have enjoyed this vehicle but $2k for a rack and pinion!!! The dealership guy was so matter of fact and when I asked him if this has been a problem, he quickly said no. They offered me a loaner car and quick turnaround. I left after getting an oil change. This car has been maintained well and driven carefully. Considering trading it in at this point...what's next and how long before a recall?


Christine R. said
201 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse issues steering. Locks up while driving making it very difficult to turn.


Christine R. said
201 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse issues steering. Locks up while driving making it very difficult to turn.


Matthew R. said
200 days ago
2010 Traverse Steering going out at low speed, parking vehicle have taken to dealer told need to replace steering gear plus alignment. How long until the recall on same issue as the other GM vehicles.


Alex p. said
200 days ago
I have an Acadia 2009 with the stiffness of the steering wheel. They have to replace the pump and the gear $2546.76. If this is made as a recall can we get our money back?


Kelly N. said
200 days ago
I am having the same issue with a 2010 Chevy Traverse. Dealership says $2800 to fix it, but suggested I call GM to see if they will "assist" or "cover" the cost. GM says they will have to speak directly with the dealership to find out how loyal of a customer I am in order to make a decision.

Needless to say - I am ready to go back to Toyota!


Alex p. said
199 days ago
I have an Acadia 2009 with the stiffness of the steering wheel. They have to replace the pump and the gear $2546.76. If this is made as a recall can we get our money back?


Monica H. said
198 days ago
I just bought mine from the dealer 115,000 mi. I am one month in to my purchase and I got the whining. Filled the power steering fluid. One month later it was back. Took it to the shop $800.00 price tag and it needs a power steering pump. My GM dealer has replaced 3 this week on Arcadias.


Dorothy W. said
197 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse and it is currently at the dealership for the 5th time and has had every part associated with the steering changed out. I will never trust this vehicle. I almost hit a car when trying to pull in to park. "What if it would have been a kid?" It's going bye bye!


Chris S. said
197 days ago
We have a 2009 Chevy Traverse and just experienced this same issue while taking my daughter to gymnastics. Power steering went out while I was in motion trying to make a turn. Could of very easily turned into a very horrible situation if I wasn't the one behind the wheel. We had no signs of this being a potential problem, no noise, fluid level okay.


Craig S. said
197 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave CXL and I am have the same issue with the turning stiffness. This is extremely dangerous not just for me but for everyone else. I have been fighting it since I hit about 60,000 miles. I have considered getting rid of it but I do to want to pass this problem to someone else who isn't aware of it.


Erick K. said
197 days ago
Our 2009 Traverse has had steering problems (not turning, losing power during a turn, making grinding noises, etc) for about 2 years now. I took the Traverse to a GM service center to get looked at and find out what the problem was at about 72,000 miles. They told me I had to replace the steering stabilizer, the steering pump, several other parts and an alignment. Overall it would cost around $3500. I tried to get the insurance to pay for it thinking it was a problem from an accident she was in in 2011. Nope. Tried to get GM to pay for it under the powertrain warranty. Nope. Got no where with it. Well today, the wife was driving down the road and the thing veered off the road and slammed into a drainage ditch during a turn. There is definitely a steering problem now. I am hoping GM and/or my insurance will pay for it now. We will see what happens next. More to follow.


Kimberly C. said
195 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave and I am having difficulty steering my vehicle as well, it just started yesterday I have an appointment for service on Friday, May 16, 2014. In addition it is making a whirring noise when you turn the wheel sharply to the right.


Nathan A. said
195 days ago
I bought an 09 traverse in February 2014 with 80k miles. Beautiful vehicle and perfect for my family of 7. I am having the same steering failure problems. Loss of power steering assistance at low speeds. I have been researching the problem and now am very disappointed that GM has sold these vehicles with this issue and is doing nothing about it to fix the problem. I wish I would have never bought this vehicle now but now I'm stuck with it.


Lisa R. said
195 days ago
My daughter purchased a used 2009 Chevy Traverse in 2013. She has just been told that the rack and pinion is cracked and leaking, that her warranty expired last month, and that the cost to repair/replace will be roughly $1,200. She has four children under the age of 5 and doesn't know what to do at this point, since she's afraid to drive the car with them in it.


Carey L. said
194 days ago
My 2010 Traverse had to have the rack and pinion replaced. First we were quoted $2000 to replace but ended up paying $551.00 with dealership help. It is ridiculous that this would go in a car so new. It is so unsafe to drive and for GM to allow this, shame on them.


Kelly N. said
193 days ago
Update: Dealership was able to get GM to agree to pay for all but $200. This was fixed yesterday. Dealership SAYS we shouldn't have any more problems. Wondering about this and whether I should just get rid of the vehicle or not.

Previous Post:
I am having the same issue with a 2010 Chevy Traverse. Dealership says $2800 to fix it, but suggested I call GM to see if they will "assist" or "cover" the cost. GM says they will have to speak directly with the dealership to find out how loyal of a customer I am in order to make a decision.

Needless to say - I am ready to go back to Toyota!


Morgan M. said
192 days ago
Have owned our 2009 Chevy Traverse since January of 2013... has been nothing but trouble. Steering locks up. There is a "chugging" as well (as a result of the coils they say.. have already replaced #1 and now #2, 3, 4, & 5 need replacing). Our vehicle doesn't even have 68,000 miles on it. Have been told not to dump any money into trying to fix it, just to get another vehicle. Ridiculous.


Roger S. said
191 days ago
I own both a 2009 and 2010 Chevy Traverse, the 2009 has had no problems, however I have had the steering issue on the 2010 for about a year now. Just took it to the dealer for oil change and told them to check the steering out for the 4th time in the past 2 years and they say the power steering pump is going bad... and it's about $750 to replace it. With so many others having the same complain what options do I have?


Roger S. said
191 days ago
I own both a 2009 and 2010 Chevy Traverse, the 2009 has had no problems, however I have had the steering issue on the 2010 for about a year now. Just took it to the dealer for oil change and told them to check the steering out for the 4th time in the past 2 years and they say the power steering pump is going bad... and it's about $750 to replace it. With so many others having the same complain what options do I have?


Jennifer R. said
191 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse. I brought my car in for a routine maintenance (~71K miles). Told them about a steering issue that had recently occured and I was informed that they would "take a look" for $60. Seriously?! (Can I just say that I bring my vehicle to the dealership for regular services (priority club) and that I have to pay for them to "take a look" at something for me really annoys me.) So recieve a phone call that it's my power steering rack and it needs to be replaced. $1300-something dollars and by the way, after that you have to pay another $99 for a realignment.
*Commence steering rack research*
Upon which, I find this site. VERY INTERESTING.
I forwarded to my service manager at the dealership.


Greg H. said
191 days ago
Yes, just got the word from the dealer yesterday - says we need new power steering pump & rack, both leaking, as is water pump. Water pump covered under power train 100K, but rest isn't. 2010 Enclave, 85K miles.

Symptoms are hard steering at low speeds. They say these are leaking, but we have no drips on our garage floor.


Deb G. said
191 days ago
I own at 2008 GMC Acadia. Last July we had to put a new transmission in it, $4,000.00. It was 7 months past the warranty. Today they are replacing the entire steering column, cost almost $1,800.00. It had the same problem everyone here is talking about, very hard to steer at low speed. Why aren't the 2008's included in this class action suit? Where is our recall? We need help to. When you spend a ton of money on a new vehicle you expect it to last longer than six years. I baby this vehicle and this is what we get for it.


Mark A. said
190 days ago
2011 same shit as the rest the steering race is going out and tell me its 1600 bucks only have 49,500 mils on it. Broadway chev in Green Bay,wi said that GM will not cover it.


Tamara W. said
188 days ago
I just paid $1,500.00 dollars to have my 2010 Acadia Steering pump and (gears) changed. This car has been nothing but trouble and nothing is covered!! Now I cant get this same car to go into gear. Along with no air conditioning! This was bought brand new and my air conditioning lines are corroded. Only the third year using air. What a piece of junk car. $41k new. What is GM doing to help us....NOTHING!!


Janet G. said
188 days ago
I own at 2008 GMC Acadia and had to replace the entire steering column after one year while it was under warranty. It has the same problem everyone here is talking about, very hard to steer at low speed. Now the steering column has to be replaced again and they want me to pay for it now that the warranty has expired for a tune of about $2,000. As the previous customer stated Why aren't the 2008's included in this class action suit? Where is our recall? This should not be happening in a vehicle that's only 4 years old.


Matt G. said
188 days ago
Our 2010 Traverse is at Art Moran GMC in Southfield right now. Service manager said our power steering pump was 'hit' and pushed into the cooler. $970 to replace both. Also said the steering gear was 'leaking' and must be replaced. $500 if they claim it under warranty. This is not even with the original rack and pinion issue it has. Appr. $1000+ for that repair. I know it's a defective product but dealer is trying to push it on us. I am going to fight it with GM for sure as I know this is the real issue.


adreina s. said
188 days ago
I am driving a 2008 Buick Enclave with major repairs needed to power steering. I have already has the column replaced under warranty because of the noise. Now I need the rack and pinion replaced as well. This is not under warranty and need to fix out of pocket. Price of repair is $1200 at dealership. I am also fighting with GM to help with this expense.


Robert H. said
188 days ago
Steering Gear (rack and pinion) is bad on my 2011 Acadia with less then 55k miles on it. Will attempt to work with the dealer to see if GM can cover some/all of the cost but I am not holding my breath. Appears GM will install the same suspect parts and I would assume the same problem will be encountered in the future.


Adam K. said
188 days ago
Was just told today that my 2010 Traverse LT needs new steering rack, pump, same thing everyone has been saying here...and of course it's not covered under warranty. $1300 was the quote. Going to try and take it to a mechanic friend of mine and see what he says. This car doesn't even have 50,000 miles on it yet. To see this many people having identical problems, and in some cases it resulting in accidents, infuriates me... I can't believe GM won't stand behind their customers with this issue.


Yukon P. said
187 days ago
Same issue here with my 2009 GMC Acadia. The vehicle makes strange pressure signs when turning and dealer said I have a leak in my power steering rack. They say that it would be $1,300 to repair it.


Pat M. said
187 days ago
Same problem. Almost caused an accident when it locked up on my 2010 Acadia with 70,000 miles. Can't believe GM is still avoiding warranty issues, especially one that deals with steering.


Bob B. said
187 days ago
2008 Buick Enclave, power steering problem, hard to turn at low idle, makes whinning noise. Probably power steering pump like everyone else says.


Cindy B. said
186 days ago
I own a 2010 Buick Enclave and the power steering keeps going extremely stiff without warning during the middle of a turn on a street, and continues to be stiff in parking lots, low speeds, turning corners, etc. I have my son with me the majority of the time I drive this car, I know someone at the service department at the GMC dealership and he said this was not under the power train warranty and would cost us to repair, which I don't have, I similar to someone else on this post have pulled some muscles in my back, while putting up with this vehicle. I would never try to sell thid car to someone else.


Joshua M. said
186 days ago
The power steering suddenly failed on my 2008 GMC Acadia SLT1 while in motion. I was turning into a parking lot off of a Main Street when it suddenly failed. I had to hit the brakes and use both arms to steer my vehicle and avoid hitting a truck that was pulling out of the parking lot. My research finds that this is a very common issue and that other GM vehicles in a different class have already been recalled for power steering failures.


Robert M. said
186 days ago
We own a 2009 Chev Traverse. Bought used in 2010 with approx 20k on it. Around 50k started hearing whining noise. Power steering went out between 55k and 60k. Dealer found nothing prior to pwr steering going out. Now veh has no power steering and am told power steering pump and rack and pinion need replacing. Am still waiting for recall notice from GM. Wife getting free workout though.


Jason D. said
186 days ago
My wife's car had this same issue in mid to late March. The power steering would go out in the middle of a turn. EXTREMELY dangerous. We still have 4 months to pay on the car. I've never heard of a steering rack going bad in a vehicle that is less than 5 years old. My family is full of mechanics, and they have never heard of such a thing...my uncle said that in all his years as a mechanic he only ever had to replace a few power steering racks. This is obviously a failure in the engineering of the system. My wife and I had to pay $2,596. We could barely afford it and if anything else goes wrong we won't be able to. GM needs to set this straight.


Matt M. said
185 days ago
I bought a used 2012 Chevy Impala with 33,000 mile now has 49,000 miles. The power steering goes out in the middle of a turn and also makes a clicking noise every time turning left or right. Had my car in the shop and was told the rack and pinion needs to be replaced. This problem should not be happening on a car this new. The cost of repair is going to be around 1,100


Matt M. said
185 days ago
I bought a used 2012 Chevy Impala with 33,000 mile now has 49,000 miles. The power steering goes out in the middle of a turn and also makes a clicking noise every time turning left or right. Had my car in the shop and was told the rack and pinion needs to be replaced. This problem should not be happening on a car this new. The cost of repair is going to be around 1,100


Bryan W. said
184 days ago
2010 saturn outlook same problems with steering failure anyone else


Brian H. said
184 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia. Same issue as everyone else. Was told that I have a leak in the power steering rack. $1300 repair. They need to issue a recall on this immediately. Ridiculous that this many people have had the issue and they are not doing a formal recall. I was almost in two accidents because of this with my 4 year old and two year old in the car.


Scott B. said
184 days ago
2009 Enclave, steering noises and difficulty controlling vehicle in a left turn, especially while accelerating. Needed an oil change (CPO 2 year maintenance plan) and mentioned the problem. Tech discovered power steering pump leak and line leak. Replaced entire power steering system. Extended warranty covered 75% of the $2,000 bill, but would not cover return line (rubber) and GM would not cover cost of new fluid - would not recycle old fluid because it is known to cause problems (eats gaskets, rubber, etc.). Admitted GM manufactured vehicle with a faulty product, but won't pay for it - no recall because they don't consider it a safety problem. It works now - but this took a big chunk our of my opinion of this vehicle.


Marge W. said
184 days ago
I have a 2008 Acadia loaded bought new. Liked the car but have a number of GM issues. Friend told me today about this site and posting. I agree with all of you in this 2008 and newer issues. No one mentions the wheels and snow conditions that cause it to vibrate so bad you have to stop and knock out the snow. When I called dealer and GM they said no one else had the problem. Since have found many others with Acadia and Traverse have the same problem. I carry a rubber mallet and use it continually during the winter. All it takes is a couple of inches of snow. That was my first issue. Wiring harness behind the front lights wore out and GM would not warranty any of it. Yes now I have power steering problems and told $1200.00 to $2000.00 to replace. Has anyone had any positive results from this forum? Or are we all just venting to one another? I also believe 08's should be in recall for all reasons.


Matthew T. said
183 days ago
Im having the same powerstering issue in our 2009 chevy travers. We love the look and the way it rides but it seems that all the issues we are having everyone else is. First it was the timming chain. Fixed as part of a recall. Next it was the passenger air bag. Also a recall was issued. Why is this not being recalled when it is so obviosly a deff


glynetta h. said
182 days ago
yes, my car is whining every time I use my air conditioner.


glynetta h. said
182 days ago
My car has less than 50k and it whines and makes noise every time I run the air.


Andy T. said
180 days ago
2011 Enclave with leaking rack and pinion. Getting hard to turn and "groans" during low speed corners. Twice it has locked up at a high speed evasive maneuver requiring some manhandling mixed with a high pucker factor.


Dan M. said
179 days ago
We are having this same problem with our 2008 Saturn Outlook... why is this vehicle not included?


Lori B. said
179 days ago
2008 Enclave...1st time replaced power steering, 2nd time replaced power steering assembly, replaced parts with power steering 3rd time, noise while turning....mngr said he couldn't hear it 4th time. hmhmhmhmhmhm.. leaking sunroof onto electrical connections-water sloshing inside roof and pouring down door posts onto the floor. 3rd row seat belt strangled daughter-had to cut off her neck with a pocket knife after we pulled off the road. Rear hatch repaired 3 times--now it wont work at all. Water pump replaced....air conditioner doesn't work-the pipes that carry the air rubbed together behind the back tire and now has several holes (3,000 repair). Airbags fixed 4 times....air bag light still on. Passenger air bag "off" light illuminated while daughter rides in the passenger seat (5"10 @ 120lbs) 50K for a luxury car ---I'm looking for a lawyer!


Scott B. said
179 days ago
Intermittent loss of power steering, and clunking in steering wheel. 2010 Acadia SLT AWD


Gary N. said
178 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave that is sitting in a GM dealership because the power steering stopped working all of a sudden and almost cause me to crash into a divider while I was driving on I-81south by exit 309. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. GM SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.


Pete L. said
178 days ago
I own a 2009 Saturn Outlook and have had the power steering fail numerous times as described many times above. I was told by the dealer that there was no recall associated with my VIN pertaining to the steering assembly at this time, but that GM is 'aware that there is an issue.' The 'issue' nearly costed my 5 family members our lives recently when we were taking an exit ramp with a 300' drop beyond the guardrail. The Outlook has always had the power steering fail at SLOW speeds (5-10 mph). This is extremely inconvenient, but generally not life threatening. In the case on the exit ramp here the Outlook was traveling at 60 mph and I was decelerating with the brakes around the turn. I felt the steering wheel stiffen incredibly compared to what we have experienced at slow speeds, and I could not turn the wheel to keep up with the corner...it got scary enough that everyone in the car was bracing to go over the edge of the guardrail with screams coming from my wife and the kids in the backseat. The Outlook could not be steered despite my strongest 2 handed effort and continued quickly towards the cliff. Fortunately no one was behind us and I slammed on the brakes just in time to avoid going over the guardrail. I immediately called our local GM dealer for the second time, and this time explained what my family had just been through. They quoted me over $1000 to fix the faulty power steering system, reiterated that no recall had been issued by GM.


Mary Sue R. said
178 days ago
I drive a 2010 Traverse. When it was brand new, I noticed a rubbing/whining in the steering column and returned it to dealer at the first oil change to report the rubbing and squeaky brakes. I was told the the steering was ok and they couldn't hear the brake squeak. Returned the car to dealer two months later for the first recall on rear seat belt issue and again told them about the rubbing in the steering and the squeaky brakes. Still told everything was ok.
89,000 miles and two more recalls later, my steering failed making a slow left hand turn. Problem got worse and just spent $1,750 to have the steering rack, steering pump and two leaking hose/pipes replaced. These are expensive issues and probably explains why GM didn't do a recall on this, especially seeing so many of the same issue/complaints on this site. The rubbing/whining noise in the steering column is gone so I don't have to listen to that anymore....but what an expense. Yes, this is totally unacceptable especially since I have grandchildren in the car with me a lot. I have never felt safe in this vehicle and have never driven a vehicle with so many irritating issues. I will never buy another GM!!!!! I would like to see GM be accountable for these issues and get some reimbursement on these costly repairs. I come from a family of lawyers so will pursue this through legal advise.



Mary Sue R. said
178 days ago
I drive a 2010 Traverse. When it was brand new, I noticed a rubbing/whining in the steering column and returned it to dealer at the first oil change to report the rubbing and squeaky brakes. I was told the the steering was ok and they couldn't hear the brake squeak. Returned the car to dealer two months later for the first recall on rear seat belt issue and again told them about the rubbing in the steering and the squeaky brakes. Still told everything was ok.
89,000 miles and two more recalls later, my steering failed making a slow left hand turn. Problem got worse and just spent $1,750 to have the steering rack, steering pump and two leaking hose/pipes replaced. These are expensive issues and probably explains why GM didn't do a recall on this, especially seeing so many of the same issue/complaints on this site. The rubbing/whining noise in the steering column is gone so I don't have to listen to that anymore....but what an expense. Yes, this is totally unacceptable especially since I have grandchildren in the car with me a lot. I have never felt safe in this vehicle and have never driven a vehicle with so many irritating issues. I will never buy another GM!!!!! I would like to see GM be accountable for these issues and get some reimbursement on these costly repairs. I come from a family of lawyers so will pursue this through legal advise.



Mauree W. said
177 days ago
I am also having steering issues with my 2009 Acadia. Especially at low speeds, when I turn the wheel it gets loose & makes a clunking noise. The dealer said the steering gear housing needs to be replaced, which will cost me $1,180. When j looked up the part they quoted me at $680, I found it online for $158.


Travis B. said
177 days ago
My wife and I purchased a 2011 Acadia and have noticed that at low RPM's the power steering seems to stop working. Brought it back to the dealer a couple times already and they can't seems to fix the problem.


Mauree W. said
177 days ago
I am also having steering issues with my 2009 Acadia. Especially at low speeds, when I turn the wheel it gets loose & makes a clunking noise. The dealer said the steering gear housing needs to be replaced, which will cost me $1,180. When I looked up the part they quoted me at $680, I found it online for $158. What a ripoff, GM!!


Travis B. said
177 days ago
My wife and I purchased a 2011 Acadia and have noticed that at low RPM's the power steering seems to stop working. Brought it back to the dealer a couple times already and they can't seems to fix the problem.


John A. said
177 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse the vehicle is impossible to steer when movin g slow. It is all you can do to get in and out of a parking lot or turn onto anpther road when moving slowing. It is just a matter of time before i hit someone due to steering becoming impossible all of a sudden.


Jenny C. said
176 days ago
We purchased our GM certified 2010 Traverse in March 2013 with approximately 50,000 miles. Now has 81,000 and started noticing problems in the fall around 70,000. Sounded like noises from steering column while driving, had in the shop and they couldn't find anything. It has the same headlight replaced twice within 2 months, turn signal has gone out twice, rear brakes replaced a month ago, now vibrates through the steering column when coming to a stop. Dealership said needs front brakes now, and new steering pump and rack & pinion replaced. It's very hard to steer when turning, as it locks up. Looking at $1300 for steering issues.


Darren R. said
174 days ago
I bought 2010 Acadia new in 2010, currently has 48000 miles on it, took it to dealership due to overheating, they replaced waterpump under warranty however charged labor. They also discovered problem with steering and said that need to replace gear with estimated cost over 1000. When can we expect a recall? This is a highly rated safe vehicle for family use. My family enjoys the space however cannot afford to drop a thousand bucks for what appears to be a manufacturer issue based on the previous and long list of complaints.


Jamie K. said
173 days ago
2009 Traverse- having the same problems with the steering as all the above comments. Just don't want to take it in and be charged for dealer to tell me this is normal. Come on GM, get with the program and stand behind your cars before we all start buying domestic.


Lance P. said
173 days ago
Same issue they want $2100 to fix it. Cant believe its not recalled yet. Wonder how many people have wrecked because of this.


Denise H. said
173 days ago
I own a 2008 GMC Acadia and it's essentially a piece of junk. My steering, as with many that have posted on this site, makes a squeegee noise when I turn at slow speeds. Not only that, but my car makes a grinding, almost moaning noise as well. Car repair guy said that back in 2011, GM recommended that people replace the rack and pinion. Guess what? The engineers at GMC now have a new recommendation as of 2014. It says that the Engineers at GM know that this is a problem and to do NO REPAIRS as they still haven't figured out what will work. What? Oh, and they said that it wasn't a safety hazard. Yeah, right. I also had air bags replaced as part of the recall in 2010 and my airbag lights STILL go on and off all the time when they shouldn't! I am going to trade this piece of crap in and get either a Japanese car or a German car that I know is quality. I thought GMC was the high end of GM and that I would love this car - it drives worse than a Pinto.


Brittany S. said
172 days ago
Purchased a 2011 Traverse. Getting ready to install a power steering pump. The warranty ran out in March 2014.


Donnie B. said
172 days ago
2010 Chevy traverse. Around 70k miles. Just started heading grinding type noise when turning. Also looking power steering fluid from it. They not sure were. Saw this when I looked it up on the internet. This makes me want to get rid of it and never buy another Chevy. If this causes an accident with my family you can bet they will hear from me.


Todd N. said
172 days ago
2010 Buick Enclave, ~60k miles. Very stiff turning, fear that I am going to hit another car or object. Dealer just quoted me $1500 for Power Steering Rack and Power Steering Pump Replacement. Cannot afford this right now, must sacrifice life, not happy!


Susie G. said
172 days ago
Steering wheel locking.... Same issue as everyone else......they sold this car to us knowing something was wrong...we can't get the car to start because the key wouldn't go all the way in nor the wheel move.


Susie G. said
171 days ago
Steering wheel locking.... Same issue as everyone else......they sold this car to us knowing something was wrong...we can't get the car to start because the key wouldn't go all the way in nor the wheel move.


Calvin W. said
171 days ago
2011 Buick Enclave- 63,000 Miles. Been having problems with tight steering at low speeds for about 3K miles. My wife drives everyday with child and has had several close calls with collisions while making slow turns in parking lots, U-Turns, and changing lanes. It's gotten so bad that I finally turned it in for warranty maintenance (have Total Care up to 100K). Thankfully this saved me over $4K...and counting, as mechanics replaced the rack & pinion twice and currently in process of replacing power steering pump. It's been in & out of the shop for 3 weeks now with still no total fix. It's a shame that such an otherwise, excellent vehicle is plagued by such an inability to get "basic" steering right. There's got to be a fix! GM definitely needs to own up to this significantly common and dangerous problem before they have another "Cobalt" situation on their hands. My family and I enjoy the Enclave, but the obvious safety concerns have me thinking of other vehicle options.


Merlin K. said
171 days ago
We have a 2009 GMC Acadia that has significant issues with sterring problems. We lose power steering at low speeds while parking, turning, etc. We have had repair and maintenance work done at GMC Dealerships and expressed concern about this issue. Each time, we have been advised there is nothing that can be done to fix it...... The problem seems to be getting worse and is frustrating! This is a real safety issue and I am NOT satisfied with the response given by GMC representatives.


Heather B. said
170 days ago
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT: Problem with steering at low speeds, especially when turning left or right, and when parking and backing out of parking spaces. The problem originally arose at about 65-70k miles when my youngest daughter was learning to drive. She was making a left hand turn and due to the problem with steering at low speeds, she almost drove into head on traffic. At first the problem was intermittent, but now is constant. With all of the other problems I am having with this vehicle (rough acceleration, hesitation, engine stalling on the highway), I cannot afford the expense they are quoting to repair the problem. I purchased this car new in 2010 because I my 2004 Yukon XL was starting to need more and more work, but hindsight being 20-20, I know that me and my family would be much safer in the older Yukon. I am severely frustrated with all of the problems that this vehicle has. GM needs to step up and make it right.


Ian B. said
169 days ago
While Rounding a highway off ramp, power steering got extremely stiff. There were no other problems with the system prior. I got home, checked the fluid, and it was full.
The next day I went to my local GMC dealer to discuss problem and repairs. The service writer stated "we know there is a problem with the power steering systems on these vehicles, and they typically fail in the 70 to 90 thousand mile range." then they wanted $2000 for repairs. Repairs which are getting done cheaper at my local garage.
My problem with this, is that GM knows there is a safety defect with this vehicle, but has done nothing to remedy the problem, other than make people feel that they have to spend huge amounts of money to fix. I also understand this is the same action the company took in the ignition issue they are currently going through.
Yes, I am angry at GM for not backing their product, but that is not why I am writing to you. I am writing to you, because I am a first responder, and see first hand what can happens with safety issues to vehicles.
What if this issue happened to someone who knows little about cars, other than how to fuel and drive them safely? What if it was a family and their children in the vehicle when this happend and they did have an accident?
I understand all hypatheticals, but a safety safety issue none the less.
Thank you for your time.

This happened on a 2007 GMC Acadia SLT2 with 94000 miles.

This was my letter to NTHSA. As well as this power sterring issue, which ended up being the powers steering pump, 3 weeks later the transmission failed for the second time in 32000 miles. If thefr sit transmission failure occurred without having an extended warranty, all told costs of repairs would have been over $10000. I have since gotten rid of this vehicle, not being able to keep up with repair costs and a monthly payment, and got a new, more reliable vehicle.


Denise D. said
168 days ago
I own a 2010 Chevy Traverse purchased brand new with 8 miles on it. It is almost at 50,000 and we noticed a pink puddle in my garage. Turned out to be steering fluid. Took it to a friend he put it up on the rack and the Rack and Pinion needs to be changed out. My vehicle is garage kept and immaculate. After reading the above posts I am terrified to driver vehicle. Something need to be done. How do we get on board with this class action suit?


Robert G. said
168 days ago
We bought our 2010 GMC Acadia as a " safe " family car. We started have in the same issues with the steering cutting out at lower speeds. Took it to the dealership and they stated they were aware there was a issue but were unwilling to cover it on the power train warranty. I can't even plan on this vehicle on highway trips anymore due to it being an unnessisary safety risk for my family. Worst and last purchase from GM


Leonard B. said
168 days ago
Own a 2010 Traverse & we are at 90,000 & get the stiff steering issue. Didn't know there were more having issue other than me. Anything been done or is this still a case? Were do you sign up & has any one found out how it fix it? Thanks


Adrienne H. said
168 days ago
We have the same issue on our 2010 Chevy traverse. We just paid over $3k and it still drive hard. Especially on u turns and in the middle of the road coming out of a parking spot. How do we become a part of this lawsuit because this is crazy.


Adrienne H. said
168 days ago
We have the same issue on our 2010 Chevy traverse. We just paid over $3k and it still drive hard. Especially on u turns and in the middle of the road coming out of a parking spot. How do we become a part of this lawsuit because this is crazy.


Kelly B. said
167 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia that is having the same problems. The steering locks up randomly. It is really dangerous and scary. I don't know what to do because I don't have that kind of money to replace parts, especially since people are posting the expensive repairs are not solving the problem.


rachel l. said
167 days ago
I had a 2006 Chevy Malibu. I was involved in an accident due to the power steering failure. This left my car totaled and left me with the remaining car loan cost. Immediately after my accident I contacted GM and they had their diagnostic people come out and run tests on the car. The conclusion was the steering column was fine, no problems!! In 2011 my car make/modelwas not on the recall list, but was having the same issues as the Cobalt. In my research, it was apparent that I was not the only Chevy Malibu owner losing power steering at lower speeds!! Now, this year, they are identifying the issues with this car make/model. I have kept ALL my paperwork and police report from the accident in hopes someday to somehow resolve the debt I was left with. What is being done about this? Who is taking a stand for the consumer? I can certainly tell you, IT IS NOT GM!


Charles W. said
166 days ago
Call the NTSB and your congressman and tell them to start doing their jobs and look after the safety on the nations roads. I have a 2010 GMC Acadia with about 40,000 miles. Same low speed steerin problems


Stacey G. said
166 days ago
Bought 2009 Chevy Traverse and have same problem. Took vehicle to dealership and was told they haven't heard anything about an issue like this. They done something to somewhat fix issue and after awhile problem seemed to be getting worse. When turning left the vehicle will whine and sputter, feeling like its about to stall out. This is a huge safety concern that needs to be dealt with. Won't be buying another Chevy product due to customer service from these Chevy dealerships.


Laurel I. said
166 days ago
Our 2009 Enclave has had to have coils replaced and overheats and continually has problems as well! GM SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!! Now due to recalls and all of these problems we are $12,000 upside down on a vehicle that we've only owned a year!


Branda B. said
164 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse similar problems with power steering at low speeds and sharper turns. Took to dealer to have repaired. Dealer said it eventually needs to be fixed but not necessarily right away? No, I guess I should wait until it completely goes out while I am driving with my kids.


Kathy S. said
164 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Chevy Traverse from a local dealer with 98K miles on it. Since I have had the car (3 months total), I have noticed that when I try and turn a corner or turn into a parking spot, the power steering will not allow me to turn. This has been very dangerous for me as at intersections I sometimes have a hard time steering the car to make the proper turn. Also, backing out of my driveway, turning into small spaces are a big issue. I have had to put my car in reverse and back up and start over at times just because of the steering. Of course my car is not under warranty anymore but when I brought this to the dealer's attention, I was told that because it was an all-wheel drive, that this is common. Now after havin to get my entire engine replaced (yes, the enging already blew) they are now telling me that the power steering issue IS in fact a problem with my car but want me to fork out huge amounts of money to get it fixed. Doing research on this issue and speaking to the GM customer service team they did in fact tell me that this has been a major complaint from customers calling in with the same vehicle that I have.


said
163 days ago
I literally walked out of the GMC service center due to my steering wheel not turning...I was told that the pump blew and I should be lucky I was able to bring it in when I noticed the issue....the cost $2119....and while I was there they informed me of two recalls on the car that I received a letter about however was contacted when the parts came in....I guess I should grateful that the steering wheel went out in order for me to find out about the parts being in.


Tracey W. said
163 days ago
I have a 2011 Traverse and you can not make sharp turns with the steering. Seizes right up


James N. said
162 days ago
Purchased 2010 traverse new @ 42k had Steering rack changed out (under extended warranty up to 60k) have 62k on now needs power steering pump not covered. I always had Chevrolet cars NOT HAPPY NOW Come on GM Own up to your problems!!


Jesus G. said
161 days ago
my 2009 GMC Acadia Steering Rack went bad just after 50K miles. It locked up on me right in the middle of a 50 mph turn on the freeway. Almost put me into the center divide.


Stephanie w. said
160 days ago
I'm having the same issue with my 2010 Traverse. It's getting to the point I can hardly back out of places, has caused me to almost be in accidents turning at red lights and caused me to side swipe my mail box turning into my drive. It started at 89k miles. The dealership said they never saw them do this but admitted GM replaced the power steering in the 2012 and newer models. I can't afford to pay $1400 to replace it!


Stephanie w. said
160 days ago
I'm having the same issue with my 2010 Traverse. It's getting to the point I can hardly back out of places, has caused me to almost be in accidents turning at red lights and caused me to side swipe my mail box turning into my drive. It started at 89k miles. The dealership said they never saw them do this but admitted GM replaced the power steering in the 2012 and newer models. I can't afford to pay $1400 to replace it!


Sabrina K. said
160 days ago
I gave my 2004 Malibu to my daughter, who has been having the same issue among others. I notice GM with this recall and a couple of others on some the issues she is having with Malibus of the same year model yet they are telling me that her vehicle is not apart of those recalls. This is unacceptable and after buying approximately 6 vehicles from GM I am sick of it!


Dwight G. said
159 days ago
Same issue 2010 Buick Enclave, 55k miles. Dealer just quoted me $2100 for Power Steering Rack and Power Steering Pump Replacement. Cannot afford this right now. Not a happy customer!!!


glenn f. said
159 days ago
2009 enclave awd with 110k same issue with no power assist at low rpm's suspect ps pump, rack was done at 38k. At repair shop now.


Rob J. said
159 days ago
How do we get a recall on this item? 2011 Acadia with just over 50,000 miles and had same issue that required $2,000+ steering rack replacement. Also had air conditioning go about a month later to the tune of about $800. The steering rack is a major safety concern and appears to be a recurring problem in the vehicle.


Dwight H. said
159 days ago
We recently purchased a 2010 traverse!! This vehicle is dangerous!! When u lose power steering while trying to park, it scares me! I have three children hints the reason for this type of vehicle..I wish we would had done more research before purchasing.


Ben V. said
158 days ago
We have a 2009 Acadia with 90k miles on it. The steering has become very stiff when operating at low speeds. It will be going in the shop next week, but this seems to be a very wide spread issue. Hopefully GM is looking in to this.


Rolf B. said
157 days ago
I bought my Traverse new in 2010. Currently having the steering stiffness issue fixed at a local mechanic and the ac system replaced. 30,000 miles on the vehicle. Had the throttle body replaced 2 months ago at Chevy's expense and I'm starting to think I should get rid of this vehicle.


Scott D. said
157 days ago
I have purchased a used 2010 Chevy Traverse and have had nothing but problems. AC has gone out, rear license plate light after being changed twice in a month has gone out. The most concerning problem is my power steering will go out every so foyer which is a huge concern since I live in a mountain community. I notice this mostly which going around corners or making sharp turns into parking lots.


Scott D. said
157 days ago
I have purchased a used 2010 Chevy Traverse and have had nothing but problems. AC has gone out, rear license plate light after being changed twice in a month has gone out. The most concerning problem is my power steering will go out every so foyer which is a huge concern since I live in a mountain community. I notice this mostly which going around corners or making sharp turns into parking lots.


William H. said
157 days ago
I have the 2010 Acadia with the same issues in power steering. Going at low speeds it appears to try to lock and it is very difficult to steer at times. I have not taken it to a dealer because I hear it could cost around $2100 when I only had the car for about 2 years. This is unacceptable. GM should be held accountable for this.


Jen D. said
154 days ago
Add my 2008 Buick Enclave to the list of complaints about GMC vehicles.
48000 miles new brakes AND rotors, 57000 miles new power steering gear box and lines and evaporation pump, 81000 miles new transmission, 95000 miles replacing power steering AGAIN at cost of $1700. Why do consumers have to spend thousands for major component failures on cars that cost a fortune in the first place. And then under warranty repair, "certified" GM replacement parts are installed that also fail at a date outside of warranty. It's unfair business practice that GM should own up to.


Anne A. said
153 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse we bought in August of 2009. This problem with the loss of power steering at low speeds started about 6-9 months ago. I drive the car, with my children and I am so afraid something is going to happen. I have come very close many times to almost hitting another car! My husband rarely drives it so I had him drive it recently to see what it does! It can't believe this many people are having the problem and they won't recall it and fix it!!!! I really don't want to spend the money to fix it but yet I can't continue driving it like this either. Sad part is its just about paid off, 1 more month! I really like the car otherwise. Although the AC doesn't come out of the dashboard vents, the side mirrors - motor doesn't work to move them. Also had a problem 2 weeks after we bought it - totally shut down in the middle of the highway. We had to have it towed home as I was 3 hours away for work. The dealer did fix that and we never had that problem again.


Anne A. said
153 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse we bought in August of 2009. This problem with the loss of power steering at low speeds started about 6-9 months ago. I drive the car, with my children and I am so afraid something is going to happen. I have come very close many times to almost hitting another car! My husband rarely drives it so I had him drive it recently to see what it does! It can't believe this many people are having the problem and they won't recall it and fix it!!!! I really don't want to spend the money to fix it but yet I can't continue driving it like this either. Sad part is its just about paid off, 1 more month! I really like the car otherwise. Although the AC doesn't come out of the dashboard vents, the side mirrors - motor doesn't work to move them. Also had a problem 2 weeks after we bought it - totally shut down in the middle of the highway. We had to have it towed home as I was 3 hours away for work. The dealer did fix that and we never had that problem again.


Anne A. said
153 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse we bought in August of 2009. This problem with the loss of power steering at low speeds started about 6-9 months ago. I drive the car, with my children and I am so afraid something is going to happen. I have come very close many times to almost hitting another car! My husband rarely drives it so I had him drive it recently to see what it does! It can't believe this many people are having the problem and they won't recall it and fix it!!!! I really don't want to spend the money to fix it but yet I can't continue driving it like this either. Sad part is its just about paid off, 1 more month! I really like the car otherwise. Although the AC doesn't come out of the dashboard vents, the side mirrors - motor doesn't work to move them. Also had a problem 2 weeks after we bought it - totally shut down in the middle of the highway. We had to have it towed home as I was 3 hours away for work. The dealer did fix that and we never had that problem again.


Anne A. said
153 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse we bought in August of 2009. This problem with the loss of power steering at low speeds started about 6-9 months ago. I drive the car, with my children and I am so afraid something is going to happen. I have come very close many times to almost hitting another car! My husband rarely drives it so I had him drive it recently to see what it does! It can't believe this many people are having the problem and they won't recall it and fix it!!!! I really don't want to spend the money to fix it but yet I can't continue driving it like this either. Sad part is its just about paid off, 1 more month! I really like the car otherwise. Although the AC doesn't come out of the dashboard vents, the side mirrors - motor doesn't work to move them. Also had a problem 2 weeks after we bought it - totally shut down in the middle of the highway. We had to have it towed home as I was 3 hours away for work. The dealer did fix that and we never had that problem again.


Anne A. said
153 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse we bought in August of 2009. This problem with the loss of power steering at low speeds started about 6-9 months ago. I drive the car, with my children and I am so afraid something is going to happen. I have come very close many times to almost hitting another car! My husband rarely drives it so I had him drive it recently to see what it does! It can't believe this many people are having the problem and they won't recall it and fix it!!!! I really don't want to spend the money to fix it but yet I can't continue driving it like this either. Sad part is its just about paid off, 1 more month! I really like the car otherwise. Although the AC doesn't come out of the dashboard vents, the side mirrors - motor doesn't work to move them. Also had a problem 2 weeks after we bought it - totally shut down in the middle of the highway. We had to have it towed home as I was 3 hours away for work. The dealer did fix that and we never had that problem again.


David D. said
153 days ago
I was told at a recent service visit that they noted a small leak from my power steering gear box. I continually check fluid level and the power steering fluid stays full. I do have intermittent power steering failures - always low speed and especially when parking. I have 105,000 on the vehicle - this started about 6-9 months ago.


Bruce B. said
152 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia that the power steering goes away at low speeds. I have changed and constantly check power steering fluid level. The problem still occurs and has been happening for the last 7 months.


Todd M. said
152 days ago
We have a 2009 Acadia with over 90k miles and have same issues with whining sound and difficulty turning wheel at low speeds. Dealer said steering gear was leaking and gave me an estimate of $1,076 to repair. Another issue we have had since we bought the vehicle in 2011 is the "Service Stabilitrak" message intermittently appears on dash. Have brought it in 3 different times for that but the dealership can find nothing wrong.


Jason S. said
151 days ago
My wife took are 2009 chevy traverse to a chevy dealer they said it was the rack and pinion an it will cost $1,3?? If where lucky that is crazy it should be a recall if so many people have this problem the steering act like it locks up really scary in a curve then sometimes it lets loose on its own then your all over the road


Jason S. said
151 days ago


jennifer c. said
150 days ago
My 2009 GMC Acadia Steering Rack went bad just after 60K miles. It locked up and cost $2000.00 95 % of the 2009s sold have the same problem.


Richard H. said
150 days ago
Our problems started when we purchased a used 2005 GMC Envoy. Water leaking from sunroof, water pump problems and steering issues. Traded the Envoy at about 60,000 miles. We then bought a 2007 GMC Acadia SLT. Leaky sunroof, problems with the water pump and very whiny steering. Traded the 2007 Acadia at about 60-70,000 miles. Purchased a 2011 GMC Acadia SLT two years ago. We thought we could trade away the problems but they are back. Whiny steering, the sensors on my tires are always indicating to add air but you can never find a leak and I replaced the water pump in April of 2014, now they issue a recall on the pump so I hope I get my money back on that issue. While in the shop in April they tell me I need my rack and pinion replaced at a cost of $1400 plus. 45,400 miles. Thanks for nothing GMC.


Jeff W. said
150 days ago
We have a 2010 Buick Enclave that the power steering pretty much locks up at low speeds. I have changed and constantly check power steering fluid level. The problem still occurs and has been happening for the last 10 months.


John J. said
150 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse that had the same problem and we had to replace the power steering pump at around 60K at the Chevrolet dealership. Cost about $1000. Very disappointed with GM.


Kevin J. said
150 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse that required pump replacement at about 60K miles and has continued to develop scraping noises starting at about 3 months following replacement and continuing.


Jared E. said
149 days ago
2010 Traverse 70k miles, power steering is gone at low speeds. Taking to the dealer now. Not driving the vehicle since it is now unable to avoid accidents with interment power steering


Renee C. said
148 days ago
I have a 2010 traverse. Have always heard whining in the steering and now it locks up on occasion at low speeds. Took it to local repair shop and they said power steering was bone dry and pump was out. I left with a quote of $573 to fix. Went and purchased steering fluid and got home. Steering fluid is full and not sure why. Really frustrated at not getting a clear answer!


Patrick J. said
148 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave that I was just quoted a motor mount,rack and pinion,front shocks and struts for a whopping $2300.00. This vehicle supposed.to have been a prize possession for safety rating which is why I purchased it,but after reading the complaints all I can say is wow I'm included,General Motors I hope you suffer for the pain and suffering that a lot of these customers who trusted your product are feeling right now for your incompetence and lack of response to such an important safety issue to these automobiles. You've just lost a repeated customer since 1972.


Robert W. said
148 days ago
Just bought a 09 traverse and have noticed the power steering goes out when making some turns. Checked fluid was on the minimum line so filled it up with the vehicle specific power steering fluid and it still happens.


Vanessa S. said
147 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse love the car but!!! I've had lots of problems
With the steering going out when I turn into parking lots or at enter sections u can't turn wheel had it to dealer I got no answer to problem . Really wish and pray someone with gm will fix this befor more people loose there life's because of these cars


Jeff S. said
146 days ago
I have a 2011 Traverse that I love! Except...the power steering seems to be failing. Turning at low speeds pulling in and out of parking spots is like there's now power steering at all! And it's progressively getting worse to where I am experiencing stiffness at higher speeds now like when I'm taking corners, which would be speeds of up to 25mph. This is becoming VERY worrisome for me!


Andy S. said
146 days ago
I have a 2009 Traverse with same steering issues mentioned here. Chevy knew they had a design flaw and put out bulletin to replace fluid due to excessive noise and now power steering pumps and racks are starting to fail. Mine started around with less than 70k miles. Man up and fix these and hope you get a return customer.


Richard R. said
146 days ago
We purchased a Certified 2009 GMC Acadia SLT with 47.000 miles in Sept 2012. Around 6 months ago we noticed the steering started to lock up at low speed when turning into our driveway. Took it to GMC dealer where we purchased and they gave me an estimate of $2400. to replace pump and rack. Not covered under power train warranty. Could not afford to have it repaired at that time. I can now afford repair but reading about so many that have had the repair that does not fix the problem we are at a loss about what to do.

Car has become unsafe to drive. Very dangerous and I worry every time my wife needs to use the car.


Greg H. said
145 days ago
2010 Traverse. Same issues started around 60,000 miles - basically no power steering at low speeds. Very hard to park and sometimes turn at intersections. Also concerned my wife won't have the strength to turn it. Very concerned of the danger this may cause and also the price to "fix" it - if a true fix is even known. As evidenced by how many people have posted here, this is a design flaw - same thing happened to my mother's 2008 Saturn Outlook.


michael l. said
145 days ago
We have a 201O Enclave with 95k miles. About six months ago steering started to fail at low speeds just like everyone else on this post. Dealer told me I had to put in a new power steering gearbox because old one had a leak. We did for $1100.00 which did not fix problem. It is back at dealer now. Does anyone e know the result of class action suit on this? How do I get included?


michael l. said
145 days ago
We have same steering problem with 2010 Enclave. Just spent $1100.00 at dealer to replace power steering gearbox and it still happens. Back at dealer now. What is outcome of class action? How do I get involved


Andy W. said
145 days ago
2010 Acadia. Having same steering issues at low speeds and when backing out of the driveway. 2400 estimate at the dealer. Is only getting slowly worse. How can I get added to the class action?


Kristine E. said
145 days ago
We bought a certified used 2009 Acadia. Steering locks up at lower speeds. We have not seen leaks of any kind of fluid after it sets. It is very dangerous!


Larry S. said
145 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse. Started noticing problems with power steering going out at lower speeds. There doesn't seem to be any pattern developing as to when it goes out. But steering is difficult if not impossible. Our dealer denies that there is anything wrong with the power steering and surprised that we are having this problem. Based upon the numbers here it seems as though GM does have notice of the problem. Would love to become part of the class, although, since our dealership denies that there is anything wrong, not sure of our damages outside of unnecessary risk


Mitch M. said
145 days ago
We also have a 2010 Traverse, and are experiencing power steering loss issues. I once nearly went off road and crashed because of this, when in a long curve the power steering "hiccuped" and caused the wheel to jerk. And due to this issue I've come very close to colliding with another car turning through an intersection. The dealership has quoted over $2K to repair.


Toh Koon N. said
144 days ago
Why does this not include 2008 models? I have 2008 Saturn outlook and today, it started having problem with sudden lost of power steering. Thank goodness it was at low speed, but it is still a close call on not getting into an accident.


Tenita S. said
144 days ago
I'm having the same issues now with my 2010 GMC acadia hard to steer feels like wheel locks up at times


Robert L. said
144 days ago
2009 GMC Acadia has intermittent, sudden loss of power steering. Took it to local repair shop and they advised to reach out to GM, that GM should cover this defect.


Ian L. said
144 days ago
2010 GMC Arcadia - steering locked while I was taking a left turn at a traffic light. Had to brake hard to a stop as I could not steer. Local GMC dealer informed me it would cost $2,900 to fix. Spoke to GMC and they agreed to work with the dealership to lower the cost - waiting to hear back from them.


JP P. said
144 days ago
2011 Chevy Traverse. Told that the steering rack was cracked and leaking, and that her warranty expired. The cost to repair/replace will be roughly $1,700-$1,800. Dealer called GM and will only charge $200.


Sue W. said
144 days ago
I also have 2010 traverse an love it ACCEPT for the steering it grabs or almost doesn't want to turn while pulling into parking spaces the other day was extremely bad I had to STRAIN turning the steering wheel to park it scared me really bad I have takin it to the shop an they say the pump is ok but it's not OK!!!!!


Jason F. said
143 days ago
2010 Traverse with power steering loss when braking. I was in an accident because I couldn't keep it on the road following the loss of steering while entering a curve.


Daniel P. said
143 days ago
Same issue here and money spent trying to fix the issue. Haven't had a mechanic, GM or other, the that I need to replace the rack or power steering for the whine, clunk and clicking I am hearing when turning, but they sure have tried other repair http have set u back nod have led to zero improvement. Recall this junk!


Ava B. said
143 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia, steering is getting progressively worst. I contacted GM recall department. They stated it is not a recall item and I would have to pay for repairs. Unbelieveable. I will never buy another GM vehicle again.


Mike C. said
140 days ago
We bought a used 2010 last year , within a couple months the power steering went out. We replaced the power steering pump 3 times, each time the pump went out in a matter of weeks. Out of the we have had this car we have been without power steering for 90 percent of the time. It sucks paying 400$ a month for a car that doesnt work. My wife cant even drive it.


Andy B. said
139 days ago
I am having the same problems as the hundreds I have read little over 60k on my vehicle and the steering locks when turning or trying to park even harder on my wife who primarily drives the vehicle. She has almost been in two accidents the dealer acts like they haven't heard of it but I've overheard the technicians saying oh another one. When I talked to the service writer he says over 300 to diagnose attempting to scare away customers. Apparently there is an issues with the original fluid but you have to replace all seals which is expensive. Steering locking scared my wife and me as well. Quoted over $3,700 to fix other shops don't want to bother it's a poor designed flaw with gm considering the many recalls already ! We loved our vehicle until it became dangerous !


Frank W. said
139 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia with 61,300 miles on it and just had to replace the rack and pinion and the power steering pump, much like almost all of the posters before me. When I contacted GM I just got a canned response that did little to resolve the situation. My local dealer quoted the work for all three at over $1900. Again like much of the posts before me the problem we were having was at low RPM's or low speeds (essentially the same) the power steering would not function and it would go to manual steering. I resorted to driving the car myself so my wife would not get into an accident.


Frank W. said
139 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia with 61,300 miles on it and just had to replace the rack and pinion and the power steering pump, much like almost all of the posters before me. When I contacted GM I just got a canned response that did little to resolve the situation. My local dealer quoted the work for all three at over $1900. Again like much of the posts before me the problem we were having was at low RPM's or low speeds (essentially the same) the power steering would not function and it would go to manual steering. I resorted to driving the car myself so my wife would not get into an accident.


Shawna W. said
139 days ago
My 2010 Traverse is having major steering problems. When turning I loose complete control. I purchased my traverse as a GM certified vehicle 3 years ago. I've had bitching but problems which I feel they should not have sold this vehicle as a GM certified vehicle.


Don L. said
139 days ago
My wave plate exploded inside my transmission on june 24 2014 with 80,100 miles on my 2008 buick enclave. New transmission installed on jun3 26th for $4,000. Yesterday, july 6th, my steering locked up while coming off freeway. Scary! The car will hardly turn at low speeds. My warranty ran out in 2013. Buick needs to recall these safety issues.


Elizabeth H. said
139 days ago
We are having same problems as everyone else with our 2009 Traverse. The steering is bad and dangerous. Locks up all the time. I have actually hurt my arm and shoulder lately trying to turn the car. We just had the car in the dealer for the power windows locking up and paid a fortune. My car is not paid off and we can't keep taking it in because it costs to much. We have about 80,000 and have had to replace so much.


Elizabeth M. said
139 days ago
We're having similar issues with my 2010 GMC Acadia and we're told that the rack and pinion need to be replaced as well as power steering lines. I also have a whinning noise in my steering column while I turn and have lost steering at low MPH. This started at just under 80k miles.


Jill E. said
138 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse and have had problems about 6 months ago with surging of the motor and it was some sort of sensor in the foot pedal. The "certified dealer" could not diagnose the problem, but a family member who owns a mechanic shop was able to fix the problem. He had to get the parts from GM and the first part they shipped to him was faulty! Also, I am having the same steering problems at low speeds that everyone is talking about and wondering if any of this is covered under warranties?? What exactly is it that needs replaced or fixed? Why is GM not taking care of this if so many are complaining??


Jill E. said
138 days ago
I failed to mention earlier that my 2010 Traverse also has extreme shaking of the steering wheel when the brakes are applied, which comes and goes in severity.


marsalis w. said
138 days ago
chevy traverse has a bad whinning noise in the steering it so loud i have to turn my stereo up not to hear it and when braking the frontend shakes like there something wrong with the brakes. had car check at my last oil changed the said everything was ok, its just how the car is.


Justin M. said
137 days ago
Add us to the list. Leaking power steering is the first sign. Waiting for issues with steering loss.


thomas w. said
137 days ago
Major steering difficulty at low speeds. It's so bad that I can let my 16 year old drive it because it is just too dangerous. I had the power steering fluid flushed way earlier than necessary but that didn't fix it at all. This problem is worsening over time.


Scott P. said
137 days ago
I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook with about 75,000 miles. After replacing the entire motor, (apparently had a poor form of oil used in it by the rental company that caused excessive wear). The steering had become noisy and difficult to turn at low speeds and so the pump was replaced. This fixed the problem for almost a week. Took the vehicle back and the pump is functioning within specifications. So now it looks like a Rack & Pinion is next in line. Additional problems with the rig have been water leaking from the sun roof and causing electrical problems such as "turning the lights on" as well as several inches of water in the floor. So much for "Buy American". Total repair costs are now well over $9000.


melissa c. said
136 days ago
My 2009 is in and out every month it seems. Now the dealer shop is telling me they may have to charge me a ridiculous amount because they can't get the struts seated, wth? I had a arm dize piece of the frame just fall off, that can't be safe either.


Billie K. said
136 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse that is also having steering issues in slowing of they vehicle. I was told it is a gear and dealership has no cluehow soon they can find one. This is a massive safety issue that could kill my and my children!


Angie S. said
136 days ago
I am a 2010 Enclave owner. Power Steering locks up when making sharp turns at low speeds and is getting worse. Only have 55k miles. Mechanic says entire steering column will need replaced and has been a manufacturer defect . . . at my expense of over $1,000.00.


John J. said
135 days ago
Just purchased a 2009 Buick Enclave with 38k miles. Just realized there is some steering clunking when turning. The maintenance records show power steering has already been changed. Now reading about the steering problems and all, I am scared this car will get me in an accident with my family.GM, recall this immediately.


John J. said
135 days ago
Just purchased a 2009 Buick Enclave with 38k miles. Just realized there is some steering clunking when turning. The maintenance records show power steering has already been changed. Now reading about the steering problems and all, I am scared this car will get me in an accident with my family.GM, recall this immediately.


mike j. said
134 days ago
Have a 2010 chevy traverse with 75,000 miles on it. Since day one the power steering at low speeds was difficult and it's progressively been worse. No power steering at all pulling into and out of a parking lot. Two weeks ago the power steering failed completely as I went around a long corner on a highway, barely missing an accident. This last week I took it to a dealer who said the powertrain warranty does not cover power steering issues. Had to pay a repair of $1,202; we'll see how it works.


Adam B. said
134 days ago
It's extremely difficult to turn at slow speeds in my 2009 GMC Acadia. We had the dealership check it out and they told us the steering gear needed replacement (GM part number 20964166) because of a leak. Cost is $1,350! This is a huge safety issue and should be recalled by GM!


LeAnne J. said
134 days ago
I just bought this vehicle and the steering is faulty and it is giving me trouble when I turn.


Jon B. said
133 days ago
I have recently had the same issue with the power steering in my 2010 Acadia. When pulling in and out of parking spaces I have no power steering. I am thinking about trading this in on a non GM product do to reading these posts.


Quintin N. said
133 days ago
I had the same issue with my Chevy traverse 2009 I took it to the dealer twice for a steering noise luckily I had extended warranty if not I would of paid out of my pocket. I still paid . And now it has a noise on the engine, makes a noise when I step on the gas pedal. Dealer said my warranty expired now I have to pay to get checked and fixed . The car had 60,000miles at the time
I took it to another mechanic and they said it's the motor mounts . What can I do. .


Carol K. said
132 days ago
I also have a 2011 Chevy Traverse that has had power steering loss at low speeds. It is very unsafe in parking lots and other tight places. Sure seems like someone would step up to the plate with a fix before someone dies from this.


Carol K. said
132 days ago
I also have a 2011 Chevy Traverse that has had power steering loss at low speeds. It is very unsafe in parking lots and other tight places. Sure seems like someone would step up to the plate with a fix before someone dies from this.


Katie S. said
132 days ago
I have a 2009 enclave and my steering has started to fail- I can't turn the car at all sometimes- and other times it works just fine- it's a huge safety issue


Matt J. said
132 days ago
I have a 2011 GMC Acadia, which I've noticed the steering getting stiffer and louder with a very noticeable whining sound over time. I just got a call with $1200 bill to fix it from the local GMC dealer...


Brian B. said
132 days ago
Took 2008 Acadia to shop and they indicated the we need a new power steering pump..The simialr whinning and steering wheel vibrates when you drive on highway car has new tires and alignment.. When ever car in the rain both roof racks and moon roof leak water..


Kristin N. said
131 days ago
2009 Saturn Outlook having the same issues. Intermittent steering problems at low speeds. Car become practically impossible to turn and navigate. Very unsafe!!! PLEASE RECALL ASAP, GM!!!!!!!! Car is only at 89,000 miles and just had the fuel pump replace as well (for $900!!!) only a couple of weeks after it would have been covered under the GM Powertrain Warranty (yes, it would have been covered for this 2009 car). Very unhappy with GM and now this steering issues!


Kristin N. said
131 days ago
2009 Saturn Outlook having the same issues. Intermittent steering problems at low speeds. Car become practically impossible to turn and navigate. Very unsafe!!! PLEASE RECALL ASAP, GM!!!!!!!! Car is only at 89,000 miles and just had the fuel pump replace as well (for $900!!!) only a couple of weeks after it would have been covered under the GM Powertrain Warranty (yes, it would have been covered for this 2009 car). Very unhappy with GM and now this steering issues!


Lauren J. said
131 days ago
2009 acadia with 75k miles. Lost power steering on the highway today at 70 mph. Almost crashed with my three little children in the car. Incredibly tramautic!


John C. said
131 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick Enclave with about 110K miles and power steering is leaking out and mechanic tells me the pump seal went bad and is normal on this model. So there should be a recall. Why am I paying $1300 for bad parts.


Jeffrey B. said
131 days ago
I have a 2011 Chevy Traverse with 55k miles. I have been noticing a whirring noise and was told by a Chevy dealer today that it the steering gear is leaking, and there is no way to fix the leak other than to replace it -- at a cost of $1120!


Dan S. said
131 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse with 90K and we purchased the vehicle about 1.5 years ago with 60K miles from the original owner. A “whine” while turning has been getting louder and louder and just 3 days ago my wife, who drives the car most of the time, said while truing the car acted like the steering “stuttered” and the hollow clunking in the front end is getting louder and more often.


Jim C. said
130 days ago
I have a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali and its been at the dealer for a week with burnt wiring harnesses on both front head lights. The dealer originally told me that it was not covered under warranty and it would be $1300 x 2 replace the whole head light assembly. They wanted my wife to leave the dealership with burned wiring harnesses. I showed up and put up a fight and now its been a week and GM is supposed to have an adjuster come to the dealership to look at the problem. My blood is starting to boil. All this after the fixed moon glass in the rear leaked like a sieve every time it rained. This was straight from purchase. They fixed this by caulking the glass with polyurethane. I have had it with GM.


Kate M. said
130 days ago
I bought my 2009 Chevy Traverse about a year ago, it started having a 'whining' noise and the dealers (yes, I contacted a few to verify information), all said it could be a number of issues with the power steering. About 2 weeks ago, the power steering would intermittently quit working. I contacted the dealer again, they tried to recreate the issue without any luck. I told them it gets worse at sharp-low speed turns, still no luck at solving it.
They quoted me approximately $1,300 for 'blind fixes'.
I have dealt with the powering steering quitting on me intermittently in the parking lot; however, it quit on me in the middle of an intersection during oncoming traffic with my children in the vehicle, as well as driving down the road at highway speed around a curve and almost ate the ditch because the steering went out. Thank the Lord I am strong enough to 'strong arm' that steering. Something has to be done now before someone dies.


Andy H. said
130 days ago
2010 GMC Acadia with 65K miles. Power steering went out without warning while driving 65mph up a winding hill. Difficult to control, was able to limp it home. No noises, leaking or signs of difficult steering prior, just spontaneously went out. Took it in to the dealership and was quoted $1100 to replace the steering pump, hope that's the only problem. Total safety hazard.


Chris W. said
130 days ago
Our 2009 Buick Enclave is starting to have steering issues just like above. Sometimes it works and other times we just hope we make the turn. Dealer doesnt care told us first time they can look at it is 6 days from now. Huge safety risk especially with my daughter just getting her permit.


Brittany S. said
130 days ago
Took my 2010 GMC Acadia to Dealer today they didn't care told me at least 3 days before they could look at it. Took to local Tire shop told me Rack and Pinion and Power Steering are gone. They can't fix it so referred me to a local automotive shop. I haven't gotten a quote yet but I'm sure it won't be cheap.


Paul H. said
130 days ago
2010 Traverse. Power steering pump goes out at only 26,000 miles. Fixed under warranty. Entire Air Conditioner goes out at 40,000 miles, turns out to that both rear actuators need to be entirely replaced. GM is mystified, they have never seen anything like that before. GM covers all by 10% of the repairs. Now at 65,000 miles Water Pump goes out. In addtion to those mentioned repairs, I have open issues on leaking Transmission cooler lines and power steering pump lines. Dealer says they are corroded, hard to believe at only 60,000 miles? I noticed still that the steering is not perfect and makes grinding noises from time to time as noted in other posts.


Chaundris B. said
129 days ago
I bought my 2010 Chevy Traverse at 63000 miles. Just about 5 months ago, the power steering was intermittently acting faulty and now in the last 3 months or so, almost every time I need to make a turn (especially sharp turns) or if I am pulling up into a parking spot, I have to fight with the steering wheel to turn the car in any direction I go in. I have 2 children and this is very dangerous and scary to know the power steering is faulty. I took my truck to the dealership on April 3, 2014 to get my power steering fixed. The dealership quoted me $4600.00 to fix my truck. I was advised that I need a new power steering gear, a new power steering pump, and a power steering flush, new struts for the front and rear. I contacted the company that sold me my extended warranty for this truck and was advised the power steering is not covered and neither are the struts.


Dale G. said
129 days ago
we have a 2010 buick enclave that the power steering goes out on in tight spaces and turns. we took it in and they replaced rack and pinion but not the pump. same problem exists and we hope the pump fixes it...... ugh - we have $2200 in and they have said another $700 for the pump. Isnt this gong to be a recall soon so we can get our money back?


Jessica W. said
129 days ago
I just took my 2010 Chevy Traverse LT with 60k miles into dealership for same steering issues. Started out as a whining noise and a loose feeling in the steering wheel, then I got the sound of something rubbing against plastic when turning, NOW at a low turning speed the engine feels like it's stalling and loosing power and has a horrific grinding noise and can't accelerate.

I also have had no ac/air flow through the face air vents on the center dash for about a year now.


Craig S. said
128 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia. 70k miles. Power steering seizes when turning into small areas. Has anybody died from this yet? I can't afford to play guessing games with the repair shops and dealers.


Audra H. said
126 days ago
I have. The 2010 Chevy traverse. When driving in then trying to come to a stop at a stoplight the power steering continues to go out.


Steven A. said
124 days ago
We continue to have the same power steering problems (as described above) with our 2010 Traverse. These problems started intermittently at about 60,000 miles and have just gotten worse. The dealership won't even look at the problem without us first agreeing to pay a $130 diagnostic fee. We recently took the Traverse in for several of the recalls including the seat belts and now none of the rear seat belts work at all. We are returning it to the dealer tomorrow to correct the recall work again!


said
124 days ago
We have a 2010 traverse and having steering difficulty when trying to park or driving at slow speed. Its like the the power steering pump is out and can barely turn the wheel using all my strength. Power steerood my has che.


Sandra L. said
124 days ago
Have had problems with the steering on my 2010 Acadia pretty much all along. Several repairs were done while the vehicle was under warranty and the problem would seem to get better for a while but always returned. Got extremely worse over the last year and have spent a couple of thousand in repair attempts including replacing the rack and most recently the pump. It seemed great after replacing the pump but less than three weeks later the same old issue appeared again...now what? I love this car but this is a real safety issue.


theresa j. said
124 days ago
I purchased a 2011 traverse used from rental car company in 2012 not even two years into owning it I was driving and the car completly died. Took to local dealer towed and the engine had blown. When the car died while driving at 40mph or so I had hard time trying to steer; brake the car. We had to use emergency brake to stop car. I now own a 2014 traverse after trading in 2011. I have had 2 recall on them and dealer fails to fix till attaches to vin they say. I feel very unsafe driving car and have issues with driving bc of what happened in my 2011


Arturo A. R. said
123 days ago
Also have hard steering at parking lot speed on my 2009 Traverse. Dealer suspects power steering pump needs to be replaced. Cannot afford to pay for this at the present time.


Lauren J. said
123 days ago
power steering failure while driving on the highway. Just paid almost $1500 to fix it.


John B. said
123 days ago
Complete system replaces and 6 thousand mile later had a second rack put in.What is the status of this is anything going to happen or am i just holding my breathe, that Government motors will be held responsible????


Staci T. said
123 days ago
My 2009 Chevy Traverse WILL NOT TURN LEFT OR RIGHT without me getting a full blown UPPER BODY WORKOUT - OMG the power steering pump is bad, I have been looking high and low to find a resuolution, and I found this website... I have only had the car for 6 months, and I have already replaced the transmission! I will be contacting GMC/Chevy Today!!!


Stephanie T. said
123 days ago
I am also having the same issue on my 2009 buick enclave. 75k miles, had one small accident and the front axle and wheels on left side were replaced. Was having issues before the accident with the steering not seeming to work intermittently as I was backing out of a spot. We had the accident and then it seemed to have fixed it for a year or so. Then about 2 months ago the power steering seems to stop intermittently. Some days it seems to work fine, and then the next day I get an amazing upper body workout just trying to back out of a parking spot. I just took it to the dealership to have the recalls done and for them to look at the steering issue.


Tauneau W. said
122 days ago
I have a 2010 gmc acadia sle awd. Mine did not want to start and took into dealrship. They said engine was under warranty and then called me back and said the stearing gear and rack and pinions are leaking real bad and needs to be replaced and since they had to take engine out they would take off $300.00 and my part would be $1,142.00 my car has little over 50,000 miles on it. Why would this not be covered under the power trane 100,000 warranty. When I first bought i brought that to attention and was told it was fine.


Mike T. said
121 days ago
I took my 2012 SLT AWD in for recall repairs and was told there was a leak in the steering pump requiring a replacement. At that point I would save $600 due to the fact I was having warrantee work that allowed access to the pump. I'm very disappointed to pay $1,600 for a part that should have lasted longer than 40,000 miles. I'm happy to fix it to avoid a catastrophic failure while my wife or kids drive it. Seems like a no-brainer when there are all the other failures GM has experienced to let a steering problem go unfixed. Let's hope for a recall prior to major loss of life.


Emily A. said
121 days ago
Purchased my 09 Acadia SLT-AWD in March 2014 from a GM dealership with 64k miles on it. Within the first week I had replaced a headlight(150$), alignment and 4 new brakes(900$), and now 90 days later-I've had the steering rack lock up quite a few times-took it to the GM dealership-they said it was the rack and pinion and struts and bearings. Took to a house mechanic-said it was the steering pump. I purchased an extended warranty which paid for the steering pump with a 100$ deductible. Next will be replacing the rack and pinion and struts and bearings since the wheel is still clicking and now making a whining noise after replacing the pump. Also, vehicle had no air conditioning. When checked there was .2lbs of gas in the line. For a vehicle with little miles-this whole steering thing is a huge problem. And for complaining to the dealership since the first month-they said "we have washed our hands of this". So i'm stuck with a big fat car loan, and a piece of crap unsafe vehicle that is in the shop for repairs more than im able to use it. Never again will I buy GM.


margi s. said
120 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave and am having major steering issues and this can be dangerous


Elizabeth S. said
119 days ago
My husband & I bought an 2009 Acadia & traded a very good reliable car in for it. We needed to trade In due to having our 3rd baby. We drove 5 hours to get this vehicle & literally the day after we got home we noticed it wouldn't turn when parked & it's hard to turn unless the vehicle is moving! This is our only vehicle with 3 small children & this is a huge safety risk gmc needs to fix!


Elizabeth S. said
119 days ago
My husband & I bought an 2009 Acadia & traded a very good reliable car in for it. We needed to trade In due to having our 3rd baby. We drove 5 hours to get this vehicle & literally the day after we got home we noticed it wouldn't turn when parked & it's hard to turn unless the vehicle is moving! This is our only vehicle with 3 small children & this is a huge safety risk gmc needs to fix!


Katie Z. said
119 days ago
I own a 2009 Chevy traverse. And yes I have said my steering feels wrong. I take it in and they think I'm crazy


Katie Z. said
119 days ago
I own a 2009 Chevy traverse. And yes I have said my steering feels wrong. I take it in and they think I'm crazy


Michelle C. said
119 days ago
We own a 2009 Chevy Traverse that we purchased Nov 2012. Just a couple months ago we started to experience the same thing. It seems that once you slow down to turn, the power steering gives out giving you a tremendous workout to get the car on track. It has been getting much worse recently so we were doing research online to see how much it was going to cost us to get fixed. That is when I found this!!! Does anyone know how we can join the class action suit?


Bill R. said
118 days ago
Our 2010 GMC Acadia first had power steering issues at about 64,000 miles. Steering assist fails without warning at low speed (under 15 mph). Mostly parking lots, driveways, garage, street parking, but also some street turns that are low speed. It's very dangerous because there is no warning. I've had the problem serviced twice so far, but mechanics are not able to diagnose the cause (topping off the fluid did not correct the behavior). Definitely would like to see this Class Action move toward a recall.


Jamie K. said
118 days ago
We have a 2009 traverse, we too are having the problems with the steering. It is very hard to turn at slow speeds. We have had it in the shop for several things, timing chain, transmission problems, and steering problems are still not fixed. This is bull I guess someone will have to be killed before will even look at this as a recall. Thanks GM!!


Christian H. said
118 days ago
2010 Traverse with same issues as everyone. Hoping to find a resolution as this clearly appears to be an issue on GM's hands. Besides the difficulty to park, my steering has failed while crossing busy intersections. Too many close calls.


Darin L. said
117 days ago
We have a 2009 Chevy Traverse with 66K miles on it. We have endured all the inconvenient recall notices and a list of other part failures: Air Conditioning blowing hot air due to blend doors sticking. Water pump failure. Power steering failure. The final blow that makes us not trust any GM vehicle again came on Highway 17 inn Santa Cruz. The strut mounting bracket broke off it's weld, causing the entire front end of the vehicle to collapse and lean to the right. We presented our case to GM for a possible buyback. They declines, without even an offer for us to get into a safer model at a reduced price. It's like they are asking us to buy from their competition, with complete disregard to the fact that welds should not come off from normal driving, especially ones involving steering that could have ended 6 lives that day.


Renee S. said
116 days ago
I bought a 2009 GMC Acadia in February of this year (2014) and it was ok until about May and that is when I started noticing the steering going out... my husband thought I was nuts till he seen me struggle pulling into a parking lot... and of course the dealer won't do anything about it... how can we get a recall on this ??


Russell L. said
116 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia SLT with 68,000 miles on it. I just got it out of the shop last week because the faulty transmission had to be completely rebuilt. Now I'm getting the power steering whine at low speeds while turning. This needs to be a recall along with the transmissions.


Brandy P. said
115 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse Power Steering- same issues mentioned above. Extremely hard to turn on corners, etc at lower speeds. So nervous..heading to Colorado :/





Melissa B. said
115 days ago
I purchased my 2010 Chevrolet traverse almost 2 years ago and since then it's been non stop problems. AC went out many times with recall after recall from brakes to seat belts. My car spent almost an 3 weeks at the shop with A/C issues at one point because there was always something that they apparently couldn't quite figure out. I even drove it out of shop around the corner and right back in because it was blowing hot air again. And.....I just received 2 more recall notices within the past 2 weeks.


Ralph H. said
115 days ago
Just bought a used 2011 GMC Acadia today with 68k miles. Noticed the steering wheel noise in parking lot and didn't think it was a big deal. After this research, it appears it is. Also had a weird humming sound driving on interstate ... makes me very nervous. Recall this and fix it GMC!


Robby L. said
115 days ago
We own a 2008 Acadia just shy of 66,000 miles, and have been dealing with the steering "problem" for a couple of months now. Unbelievably hard to maneuver at low speeds and parking...?! ...We do not even try to park around other vehicles...an accident waiting to happen! I can not imagine how many accidents have occurred because of this GM PROBLEM or that will occur. What does it take for a company to correct what has to be a manufacturing issue with so many of their vehicles developing the same on going breakdowns? Is it our complaints...our repair costs...bodily injuries....or is it going to take fatalities to get GM's attention? Good luck to all of us for a recall!


kimberly c. said
115 days ago
I have a 2011 chevy traverse and have experienced many of the same complaints, from the airbag light, to the air conditioning going out multiple times, numerous trips to the shop for recalls, the whirrling noise in the steering wheel ( im told is normal), but the most concerning is the latest of the steering losing up as I'm trying to turn and can't. My assumption after reading the above posts is that my power steering went out briefly. Perhaps the whirling noise may not be normal after all. I have 6 children i need to safely drive around and i believe chevy does not want to be responsible for any one of their lives after the number of times I've asked about this problem.


Eugene H. said
114 days ago
I have a 2010 enclave with 63300 miles and the steering is hard steer to right and left. who are the lawyers and why the big hold up in getting a resolution to these problems? Surely there are some mechanics that know a solution, come on guys speak up. COME ON ATTORNEYS APPLY PRESSURE.


Eugene H. said
113 days ago
I did a air bleed on my enclave which has 633303 miles to see if it would make a difference in the hard to steer problem. if you take the vehicle to a dealer most generally this is what they will do first. jack your vehicle up both front wheel off the ground. have someone watch for bubbles in the steering pump, turn six times from right to left slowly see if it helps. it did not help


Daniel A. said
112 days ago
2010 Acadia SLT, Got vehicle new off the dealer. We were really happy with it until recently when we notice it was hard to steer in parking lots at low speeds. SUV has 45k miles on it as we only use it for family trips. When I brought it in for service I told the rep what the steering was doing, they could not replicate the problem and one of the warranties expired. Recently the engine stalled and it would not start, had it towed to the dealership and Murphy's law took place (the dealer cannot replicate the problem, they have this data recorder on it and have been driving it for it to happen again). The tech did find the steering issue, however it is out of warranty and I am S.O.L. I have to pay out of pocket for it, Adviser suggested filing a claim with GM for assistance. It is extremely disappointing and upsetting that I spent more than $50k on a vehicle that would fall apart as soon as the warranty expires.


Chris K. said
112 days ago
I have been dealing with this problem for two years now. I wish a recall would come out for this problem. It has been a great vehicle except for this problem.


Erin V. said
112 days ago
Same steering problem with our 2009 Acadia...already replaced the transmission.


Nora P. said
111 days ago
I'm having the same issues with the steering wheel popping and transmission slipping. Just had the converter replaced with all spark plugs and three coil packs and the dealership didn't even fix the bad I2 sensor. This is on my 2009 Saturn outlook which is the same vehicle as all of these


Paul M. said
111 days ago
I bought my 2010 Chevy Traverse with only 19 mile on it. I hardly drive my vehicle. Right now my vehicle is almost 5 years old and i have 28409 mile on it. I took my vehicle into the dealer last year complaining about the losing power steering only when i put the vehicle in reverse which i found strange cause it wouldn't do it going forward. After taking it to the dealer they claim they found no problem. I dealt with the issue now the power steering is gone all together. I can't turn back up without putting some muscle into it.


Ben R. said
111 days ago
2009 Chevrolet Traverse with 66,000 miles. Power steering does not work when first cranked. Backing out of a parking space requires a lot of effort. Steering returns to normal when accelerated but then stops working when slowing to turn or stop.


Gary B. said
111 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Enclave two years ago. The power steering began to seize up intermittently and it occurs at any speed of the engine or vehicle. I now have 112,000 miles on the vehicle and just spent app. $1500 on a new steering rack and pump. The service department found an oil leak in the rack and replaced it, only to discover that the problem had not been fixed and replaced the pump as well. This will likely be my last GM vehicle.


John T. said
111 days ago
I purchase a new 2010 Traverse and last week my Daughter was driving when the power steering began to seize up and all most made it impossible to drive .We had it serviced and repaired a leak only to have the same issue occur on a trip to Virginia. As of today the power steering will come and go making it very difficult to drive, or park.


Daron L. said
111 days ago
2011 Acadia
Steering gear broken requiring 1225 in repair. Mileage=64000


mike m. said
110 days ago
My Buick Enclave, 1st the timing chain stretched, blew the motor they put in a new piston,, ,, when the motor should have been replaced.. really runs meesed up now,, 10 miles left till warranty ran out,, so it was covered,, work was done at a dealership in Pennsylvania,, then we drove the car for 3 days the engine light came back on!! they said it was oil sensor ,, we brought it back in they said it would be 539 dollars,, and they were not standing behing there work because the car in now out of warranty,, WE HAD TO PAY!! then we tried the air,, did not work anymore!! we brought it back to the same dealership they said, they would not fix ,, i explained they pulled the motor out of the car and did not assemble the air back correctly.. they said they are not fixing.. We got screwed.... never buying another GM again... We out 48,000 for the car and now we have to sue to recover this loss.... more money out of our pocket,, GM gave us the run around.. so off to court we go...


robert w. said
110 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave. Only has 45,000 miles. One month after the warranty expired the steering started giving me problems. When ever the car is just starting to move or coming to a stop the steering stiffins up while turning and feels as the pump is not working.


Alexander B. said
109 days ago
2010 Buick enclave. Purchased with 68k miles from a gmc/Buick dealer about 9 months ago. Rubbing/whining noise since day 1. Was told it was normal and ok. There is a safety bulletin out saying the pinion steering needs to be relubed. I was ok with the problem thinking it wasn't serious. Took the car in for the airbag recall and they said the steering system needs to be replaced. Cost is $2k. I'm not having them do the work since it sounds like the fix hasn't worked for anyone.


Jaime B. said
108 days ago
We have a 2010 GMC Acadia that we purchased used with 36,000 miles. At 60,000 miles we had the transmission pulled due issues (warranty covered). We just received a call (while the dealer was fixing recall related issues) and the steering gear is leaking fluid. A $1600 fix! Enough is enough. This is not a safe family car. I had high expectations for this $50k car.


Charles C. said
108 days ago
I purchased my 09 Buick Enclave about 2 years ago. We have had to replace all of the coils a catalytic coverter etc .Now it is surging vwry bad.


Patricia Z. said
107 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave. My transmission also had a leak which cost me over $1000 to repair. It was "not covered" under my warranties. I also had to have my transmission repaired due to a broken disc, but luckily that was covered.


Tonya M. said
107 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse which I purchased from the dealer December 2010. The power steering has recently began to fail while mid-turn, often causing difficulty in parking and short term loss of control of the vehicle. Getting ready to have it fixed this weekend and two days ago the air conditioning stopped working. It has 90,000 miles so the warranty is long gone.


shauna h. said
106 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick Enclave, I have the same issue with the steering when turning at a slower speed. My husband was thinking lower steering but after reading all of this I know that is not the problem. Also I have the rattling and sounds like something is broken, popping under my car. Dealership said it was the steering gear box (?) and once I took it to the dealership the warranty went out the year before. They say it's $1200 to fix, which hasn't been fixed yet :(


Gwen B. said
106 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick Enclave, I have the same issure with the steering making a whinning noise. I took my car recently for a recall on GM recall 14030 and they told me that it would cost $500 to repair the steering problem.


Dan S. said
105 days ago
I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse AWD that I took in for recalls 14030 and 14187. There are only 23157 miles on it. I was told after a vehicle inspection that my power steering gear is leaking and it would take $1750 to repair.


Kim B. said
104 days ago
I would like to know the status of the class action law suit as well. We are having a problem with our 2010 Buick Enclave steering.


Melissa J. said
103 days ago
I'm also having problems with my 2009 Traverse. Transmission, power steering, and a/c.


Jean T. said
103 days ago
We purchased a 2008 GMC Acadia with 65,000 madiles on it. We have had the car a little over two years and are experiencing the same steering problem. It also has a leaking seal that will cost us 1300.00 to repair. GMC has told us that they will assist in the cost of the Seal but we have not had it repaired yet because it will still be a big expense for us. I almost had an accident today with the steering. We are retired and were counting on this being our last car. Still making payments on a car that we love but are afraid to drive and too expensive to have repaired.


Lisa L. said
103 days ago
We just took our 2009 Buick Enclave (77K miles) in for some recall items to be fixed and for a safety inspection and it failed inspection and we have been told we will need the engine mount, steering gear/rack and pinions, and front stabilizer bar links replaced and power steering system flush. Now that we have read all of these posts, we feel like a sitting duck just waiting for the power steering to go out- and this will likely happen $2500 later!!!


Mary P. said
103 days ago
We bought our 2009 Buick Enclave in 2012. Have already had to replace the Water Pump, Rack & Pinion Steering, Steering Fluid Pump, Catalytic Converters, Engine Mount, just to name a few and now the transmission is "acting up". Have spent a small fortune to repair and if we trade, we'll be upside down on it. Ugh! If there is a CLASS ACTION - WE WANT IN!


Brian D. said
103 days ago
The power steering in my 2012 Chevy Traverse temporarily stopped working when I water splashed up into the wheel well on a rainy day. It was very scary.


Shokat N. said
102 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave and I am very disappointed with the whining sound which is apparently coming from the power steering. The agency is unable to repair it and they are saying that it is normal. A whiling engine is not normal !! Please help me get this problem solved. I really like my Enclave but this whining sound is annoying. I live in Canada.


Alice W. said
102 days ago
2012 Chevy Traverse. Bought brand new. Love the car but starting having steering problems last summer. Had in shop numerous times. They cannot find the problem. It doesn't happen when they are driving it. And it doesn't happen with me EVERY day and sometimes goes awhile before it happens again. Replaced many things. I have an extended warranty. The problem is STILL there. So be careful spending money to "correct" this, because it did not work for us. Very scared of the car. Afraid I will have a major accident while GM is trying to figure out what is wrong with these cars.


Rodney J. said
101 days ago
I have a 2010 Traverse and i am having the same issue with the steering. This problem is very scary i have to say, i am so scared to drive my car because of an accident could happen


Richard T. said
101 days ago
Does anyone have a solution yet to this problem? 85,000 miles and all of the sudden the steering is terrible in my 2010 traverse. Dealer wants $2,400 to fix it but it sounds like everyone has the same problem with no way to fix it.


Adam Y. said
100 days ago
GM should be recalled and shut down! I currently own an 2008 Acadia with 88xxx miles and its only been 6 months since purchased used from GM dealer and got the leaking roof, steering issues, and now rear main seal is going out! My first domestic vehicle...WOW! Think I will go back to imports.


Holly C. said
100 days ago
I have a 2007 Chevy Impala and my power steering is making a whining noise. I have had the power steering pump replaced multiple times, as well as the rack n pinion. The noise is still there and getting worse. There are times that it is hard to turn. All my levels are good, i work at a body shop and have my fluids checked all the time. I have put alot of money into trying to fix this issue and the whining noise does not go away.


Angie C. said
100 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse and have been experiencing problems with the steering for the past few months. Will all of a sudden, usually at lower speeds (parking lots/driveways etc.), tighten down and I can barely turn the steering wheel. Feels like I am forcing it to turn. Had a scary situation the other day trying to turn into a parking lot and couldn't turn my steering wheel and was approaching a vehicle coming out of the parking lot... thought I was going to hit the other vehicle.


Angie C. said
100 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse and have been experiencing problems with the steering for the past few months. Will all of a sudden, usually at lower speeds (parking lots/driveways etc.), tighten down and I can barely turn the steering wheel. Feels like I am forcing it to turn. Had a scary situation the other day trying to turn into a parking lot and couldn't turn my steering wheel and was approaching a vehicle coming out of the parking lot... thought I was going to hit the other vehicle.


Heather K. said
100 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse which I purchased September 11th 2013 and have had an engine replacement at 40k miles and now the steering has gone out. First it was intermittent, and then it began to grind, and now it is a work out to maneuver the car out of the driveway. This vehicle has had several recalls and I just want GM to take it off my hands. This is absolutely ridiculous.


chris j. said
100 days ago
I am having the same issues with my 2009 chevy traverse. Infact the Power steering pump has locked up today. It has been locking up at lower speeds recently and making a fair bit of noise for about a week. This is just another problem to the long list of problems we have had. We have replaced the radiator, cooling fans twice, thermostat, struts before 60k miles, entire fuse block melted and cought fire while driving on a road trip which was why we were burning out the headlights every other month approximately 6 pair. Not to mention the various recalls. Im not sure what GM will do about the many issues on this vehicle but it is ridiculous at this point.


Jason S. said
99 days ago
I am having the same issues with my 2010 Chevy traverse. When I turn to the right it feels like the wheel is catching. It also has started squalling very badly.


Eric P. said
99 days ago
I have an 09 Acadia had trans replaced now power steering is bad and traction control issues I'll never buy another gm product


Jack F. said
98 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia and some of the same issues. It is very difficult to turn in parking lots and when going slow on streets. It sometimes slips and feels like the wheel got hung up on something. If not all together crazy difficult to turn.


Jack F. said
98 days ago
I have a 2010 Acadia and some of the same issues. It is very difficult to turn in parking lots and when going slow on streets. It sometimes slips and feels like the wheel got hung up on something. If not all together crazy difficult to turn.


davis s. said
97 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse and my power steering is non-existent and I see a lot of reasons to be concerned because of this sites comments.


Rhonda B. said
97 days ago
Our 2009 traverse which we purchased new is experiencing drastic issues with the steering. On July 7th 2014 I was driving on a country road late in the afternoon at about 40 mph when a deer ran out into the road. I hit the deer because I could not steer out of the way. There have been numerous incidents where I pull into parking spots and the power steering is not there. This is a serious safety concern as it endangers passengers and pedestrians. I have had the fluid level in the pump checked and that is not the issue. I know there are many many more complaints about this situation.


Steven F. said
97 days ago
My 2010 GMC Acadia was purchased in December of 2013 as a certified preowned vehicle with 48000 miles on it. Now at 61000miles we are out of the bumper to bumper warranty and only have the power train warranty left. I just brought the truck to the dealership for an oil change and also for steering issues like everyone else is having. The dealer said this is not covered under power train and it would be $92 just to diagnos the problem. This is redicilous that after 8 months we are now going to be stuck with a costly repair.


steve b. said
97 days ago
I am having the same issue as others . the steering fails as I am moving. parking is difficult for me and I am not weak. My wife can't park the vehicle


steve b. said
97 days ago
I am having the same issue as others . the steering fails as I am moving. parking is difficult for me and I am not weak. My wife can't park the vehicle


Ethel Maria W. said
97 days ago
I have a 2003 Buick Regal which was sold to me in 2008 from Car Max.
Wells Fargo financed me. They knew along with GM that this was a
recalled damaged vehicle, yet they sold it anyways. I have had nothing but
trouble and am still paying for this car, as I cannot do any better. The switch
and all the above is happening and been happening. In Nov. of 2013 this
car, jammed, jumped and I ran into the curve, shaking me up and causing
some back problems. Please help me get on the Class Action Law suit.


Mike B. said
96 days ago
I have a 2010 acadia and it is has steereing problems


Natalie Z. said
96 days ago
I have a 2011 traverse and my steering fails when turning and parking.


Brenda J. said
96 days ago
We have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with hard steering when going slow-especially in parking garages. Is getting worse now, having problems at higher speeds. Have been watching to see if GM will recall. Nothing yet. Anyone know the fix to this?


Brenda J. said
96 days ago
We have a 2010 Chevy Traverse with hard steering when going slow-especially in parking garages. Is getting worse now, having problems at higher speeds. Have been watching to see if GM will recall. Nothing yet. Anyone know the fix to this?


mike m. said
95 days ago
I have a 2010 traverse. Last year I started having power staring problems. It has become more frequent and at higher speeds than before. I am scared to drive with the kids in the car. Is there something we can do before paying an arm and leg to fix?


Colleen A. said
95 days ago
In the last couple of weeks the steering has failed to my response to turn, this is more times at slower speeds but what if it failed while driving on the expressway at 70 mph. We are concerned about our safety and do not trust the vehicle and our local GM dealer wants a thousand dollars to fix their defect. I can not believe the gull of GM not wanting to fix something with less than 70,000 miles on it.


Debbie V. said
95 days ago
Power steering intermittently goes in and out, mostly at slow turns and parking. Went to dealer - topped off fluid and told me to keep an eye out if it gets worse. Has gotten much worse. Dealer stated needs to be fixed with alignment...$1700.00... Dealer said shavings from steering column grinding now in pump, both need to be replaced with an alignment! Is there a recall in the works?


Debbie V. said
95 days ago
Power steering intermittently goes in and out, mostly at slow turns and parking. Went to dealer - topped off fluid and told me to keep an eye out if it gets worse. Has gotten much worse. Dealer stated needs to be fixed with alignment...$1700.00... Dealer said shavings from steering column grinding now in pump, both need to be replaced with an alignment! Is there a recall in the works?


Joshua K. said
95 days ago
I'm having my 2010 repaired now with a new rack and power steering pump. Vehicle is not safe to drive at all.


Stuart A. said
94 days ago
We own a Buick Enclave 2010 and are having the same problem described by others regarding the STEERING. We are at the point where the Safety Inspection yesterday was failed due to the stiffness of the steering. It was only sticky periodically up until the last few months when it started to become stiff more often than not, especially when traveling slowly.


Nancy R. said
94 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse and have the exact same tight-steering problem as well. We have 84,000 miles and it is going in on Saturday to be (hopefully) taken care of along with the 2 recalls-seat belt & ignition switch. It is very scary to feel the steering wheel tighten up-then not know if it will come back or not. Please GM, make us 'satisfied customers', PLEASE RECALL THESE! Otherwise, I really like my Traverse but sadly I may be changing vehicles. It saddens me that something so serious cannot be corrected.


Tammy P. said
94 days ago
Coil springs on 2009 Traverse are broken. I am told this is something that should never have happened.


David F. said
94 days ago
I am having the same issue out of my 2010 Chevy Traverse. The power steering practically is non existent at low rates of speed and it only has 36000 miles on it.


Ryan T. said
94 days ago
Same issue on 2009 Buick Enclave, even though we repeatedly brought the car into the shop for an un-diagnosed AC issue they did not find this issue until we were a couple months out of warranty and refuse to help us. I'm most irate that this has been a known issue for almost 2 years yet the service centers aren't informed to look out for this. We were constantly travelling at high speeds with 3 kids under 5 with a faulty steering...


Joshua H. said
93 days ago
Same issue. 2010 Chevy Traverse 50k miles


Dan B. said
93 days ago
2008 Acadia SLT2 - Same failure of speed sensitive steering system at low speeds. the dealership says its the pump, $1,200 to fix. There is a service bulletin for the steering system on the 2008-2012 models with speed sensitive steering. none of the steering issues are covered under the power train warranty.


Brent S. said
92 days ago
2009 Enclave, 75,000 miles has the same issue...no power steering at low speeds. Condition has gotten worse over the past month. Replacing the rack today.


Kristine C. said
91 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC Acadia...power steering locked up yesterday while turning into a parking lot...locks completely when at slow speeds...very dangerous! Have already replaced fuel injector in car...has had whining noise since I purchased it in 2010...I now have 150,000 miles on it...no warranty...and NEED a working vehicle. After reading the myriad of posts, it is apparent that I am not alone in this concern. I find this very disconcerting that GMC is not taking ownership of this for the thousands of GMC owners who have/are experiencing such issues.


Beverly S. said
91 days ago
We purchase our 2009 Traverse new. It has 52,000 miles and power steering is nonexistent at low speeds. Has become increasingly worse in past month. Probably having to replace the pump this week. 2 axle bushing and struts also need to be replaced. Has a warped brake rotor. Had tailgate lifts replaced and the airbag recall. Car was great first 3 years. Steering very dangerous!


Patrick K. said
90 days ago
2009 Acadia, steering column reported at 1500 miles, starting locking up in slow turns at about 60,000 miles. Failed completely at 72,000. Replaced steering gear for $1600 and locked up again within 24 hrs. Column locked up while on the interstate to the point where my wife couldn't change lanes at 55mph. Contacted GM, NHTSA


Patrick K. said
90 days ago
Just a thought, if the steering gear is being damanged... loosing metal pieces, it will eventually destroy the pump. If you replace the pump or the gear without replacing both, neither will will eventually work. GM needs to replace the defective parts (like the gear) with a better design and ensure all metal shavings are removed from the system.


Johnny M. said
89 days ago
I have also found that the power steering gets impossible to turn at low speeds in turns or corners I have stopped driving it until something is fixed..
I don't want to kill myself or someone else with this being a safety problem..


Crystal P. said
89 days ago
2009 GMC Acadia, same issue. Loss of power steering at low speed gradually getting worse. Quoted 1700 for new pump and rack. This on top of 4 coil replacements ( under warranty) assures I will never buy GM again.


Robert & Denise B. said
89 days ago
Me an my Wife have 2009 Chevy traverse. Our power steering at 55000 miles and power steering is nonexistent at low speeds. Has become increasingly worse in past weeks. We do not want to buy another vehicle at this time but it looks like it will cost a bit of money to put our truck on the road again.




Mohit V. said
89 days ago
What about 2008 GMC Acadia Steering Pump and Steering Rack and Pinion Assembly issues? I have a 2008 GMC Acadia with 105,000 Miles on it and I am having issues with both Steering Pump and Steering Rack and Pinion. Per dealer; they can repair those two items for $1922 after giving me a disc of 15% on total bill. This is a significant expense and steering system on elite vehicles like GMC acadia should not be having issues like this. What to do to get some help from GMC ?


Michele J. said
89 days ago
purchased a 2010 Buick enclave and had steering issues almost from the beginning. Dealer could never get it to duplicate for them but I had it in several times and it keeps getting worse. They finally replaced the steering gears saying they made a noise (that I never heard) and I still have the problem. Now my car is out of warranty and the best they can tell me is the steering pump needs replaced and they only offered me $200 off the total cost because I'm out of warranty. And I only had 2 weeks to come up with the balance or the offer was void. I was not able to pay the extra and now the problem is so serious that I have to avoid turning when another car is at an intersection and it is getting worse and higher speeds. I see hundreds of complaints online and yet there is still no recall?? Come on GM, admit your mistake and fix it before someone is killed!


Joe B. said
88 days ago
I own a 2009 GMC Acadia. While driving, the steering wheel will lock in place and become extremely difficult if not impossible to turn. This can create a dangerous situation as it happens inconsistently and while the vehicle is in motion. A mechanic has stated the rack and pinion is faulty and that this is common in this vehicle.


Elias C. said
88 days ago
I own a chevy traverse 2010 brand new and I have problems with the steering wheel and is extremely dangerous this problem started at 30 thousand miles and is getting worse. Mi wife is the primary driver and she has to drive the girl to school and she is scare sometimes. I took it to the dealer and they said it was normal, I took it the second time for the same issue and they want 1350.00 to fix .I hate this suv. I never going to buy chevy anymore.


Elias C. said
88 days ago
I own a chevy traverse 2010 brand new and I have problems with the steering wheel and is extremely dangerous this problem started at 30 thousand miles and is getting worse. Mi wife is the primary driver and she has to drive the girl to school and she is scare sometimes. I took it to the dealer and they said it was normal, I took it the second time for the same issue and they want 1350.00 to fix .I hate this suv. I never going to buy chevy anymore.


Tanya O. said
87 days ago
I have a 2010 checy traverse which was in the shop 2 weeks ago for power steering problems . We replaced the power steering pump thinking that was the problem. As of right now my traverse is back at GM getting repairs on ABS traction control, Service Stabilitrak, so the shop calls and says the the pinion in the power steering is leaking and there is a sensor problem in the tires $1500 to fix both. I love my SUV but i am tired of dumping money into it. They say they only do service recalls for life or limb, so when your the expressway doing 65mph and all of sudden it starts dinging telling you engine is reducing power and going all the way down to 20 mph, that seems a little life or limb to me. I am so disappointed in my purchase.


Shawn W. said
87 days ago
2009 traverse power steering pump and gear went out. Was just quoted $2300 to repair.


Liz K. said
87 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Chevy Traverse LT with approx 66K miles in April 2014, I am having the same issues as the previous posts... The Struts were replaced in December 2013, when I test drove the vehicle, in April 2014. I heard noise from the front driver side... salesperson told me to bring it back in 30 days... the struts were replaced again... Also, this vehicle has a history of losing antifreeze and over heating,,, the A/C has gone out, and the instrument lights seem to go off intermittently. I have noticed the transmission slipping and the electrical issues are getting worse. Please add me to the Class Action, lawsuit.


Liz K. said
87 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Chevy Traverse LT with approx 66K miles in April 2014, I am having the same issues as the previous posts... The Struts were replaced in December 2013, when I test drove the vehicle, in April 2014. I heard noise from the front driver side... salesperson told me to bring it back in 30 days... the struts were replaced again... Also, this vehicle has a history of losing antifreeze and over heating,,, the A/C has gone out, and the instrument lights seem to go off intermittently. I have noticed the transmission slipping and the electrical issues are getting worse. Please add me to the Class Action, lawsuit.


Liz K. said
87 days ago
I purchased a 2010 Chevy Traverse LT with approx 66K miles in April 2014, I am having the same issues as the previous posts... The Struts were replaced in December 2013, when I test drove the vehicle, in April 2014. I heard noise from the front driver side... salesperson told me to bring it back in 30 days... the struts were replaced again... Also, this vehicle has a history of losing antifreeze and over heating,,, the A/C has gone out, and the instrument lights seem to go off intermittently. I have noticed the transmission slipping and the electrical issues are getting worse. Please add me to the Class Action, lawsuit.


Gayle H. said
87 days ago
I just bought a 2010 Chevy Traverse about three weeks ago with 65k miles and the day I took it off the lot I noticed the locking up of the steering wheel. Currently, it is with a Chevy dealer who claims the problem is the rack and pinion. I am highly annoyed considering how many other problem may be awaiting me in my future.


Liz K. said
85 days ago
Has the defendant done this per the Judge? ORDERS Defendant General Motors LLC, no later than November 7, 2013, to file
and serve a F.R.Civ.P. 7(a)(2) answer to the second amended complaint. I wasn't able to find an answer when searching the web. Thank you!


markhappel h. said
85 days ago
bad steering onmy 2010 traverse


vincent l. said
85 days ago
When system is cold, steering works fine. Once warm, steering fails under 20 mph. I was going 50 on a 2 lane highway. I came up to a green stoplight where I was about to make a right turn. I slowed to make the turn and in the middle of the turn, the steering failed forcing me to veer onto oncoming traffic from the cross street. Luckily, my family and I missed an oncoming vehicle by a few seconds. I took the vehicle to a dealer, and after inspection, they said it would cost $4105 to replace the steering system which had metal shavings in it. My 2010 Buick Enclave has now been at the dealer for 2 weeks looking for a way to fix this at a more reasonable price.


Victor L. said
84 days ago
Complete loss of power steering fluid while driving my 2011 Traverse at ~46,000 miles. Serious safety problem. Lucky to avoid a crash as traffic at the time was light. Will be taking it to the dealer next week. I wonder how to get my issue added to class action law suit that is already filed.


john m. said
84 days ago
2010 GMC acadia, 98k miles. i have spent over 2000 trying to repair power steering issues and the noise is still. replaced power steering pump 3 times already. GM should recall, this is unsafe


john m. said
84 days ago
2010 GMC acadia, 98k miles. i have spent over 2000 trying to repair power steering issues and the noise is still. replaced power steering pump 3 times already. GM should recall, this is unsafe


Jeff W. said
84 days ago
I have a 2009 Acadia and had the rack and pinion replaced be cause of a steering wheel shaking at high speeds. Dealer replaced and within a year, the day before leaving for vacation, the steering failed completely. Luckily, my wife wasn't on the freeway. Itnwas so difficult to steer , she could barely get it back home.
I was forced to rent a minivan for vacation at a cost of 800.00.
I haven't received a response form dealer for reimbursement.
Ifnthis had happened on the freeway with my wife and children in the car, I shutter to think about the possible outcome. I should be reimbursed for every penny of my rental.
Other problems I have had with this vehical: several ignition coil replacements, and recently, the timing chain. The dealer has yet to get the alignment correct after the rack and pinion replacement ...taking it back for third time for that.
I will never buy another GM car again!


shannon r. said
84 days ago
just bought a 2010 chevy travserve 2 weeks ago and have lost power steering at low speeds...this is scary! seriously no recall with all these people having isses?


Casey M. said
83 days ago
Have same issue with our 2010 buick enclave! GM dealer want 3000.00+ to repair! Seems very shady as they KNOW there is an obvious problem. There does not seem to be much more info on this lawsuit since 2013. How do I find out more?


bernard a. said
82 days ago
I have a 2005 Buick Lacross that on 10/5/2009 I had to replace the intermediate steering shaft. I inquired about GM paying for the repairs and they refused stating that it was not a safety hazard. How could that possibly be true?


Allison K. said
82 days ago
2011 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD - 55,800 miles - whining noise while driving and sitting in the steering, dealership just quoted me $1,800 for whole new rack & pinion. Luckily, I chose to purchase an extra warranty through Fidelity when I purchased the Acadia in Illinois. Fidelity requires an aftermarket rack (probably off the same line as GM), but I only have to pay $375.00. My GM Dealership that I now have to use in Iowa is not pleased with this! I told my husband I'm giving this car 6 months and if one thing goes wrong, it's gone.


Liz K. said
82 days ago
Anyone having issues with the antifreeze leaking with no visible leaks? My preowned certified vehicle has had issues (found out after the fact) that the vehicle has overheated... and seals leaked, seals replaced (along with the steering issues)... the reservoir loses antifreeze however, I don't know where???


Dave B. said
81 days ago
I've been troubleshooting this steering problem on our 2009 Saturn Outlook for about a year now. I've read multiple stories about people spending more than $1K on a fix, mainly because the dealer doesn't know the best solution. Slow speed, big turns is usually when problems arise, usually unexpected. Multiple times we've almost hit something, especially with a 16 year old daughter learning to drive. This is a big liability, I'm sure that as soon as I pay to have it fixed GM will instate a recall. Car now has 130K miles with 2 bad front struts also.


Stacia L. said
80 days ago
I just purchased my 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and have noticed whinning in my steering. The transmission is also slipping, therefore I too would like to be added to the Class Action Suit


vincent l. said
79 days ago
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssuesile a complaint withe the nhtsa. The more evidence they have the more likely a recall will be released.


Jane D. said
79 days ago
I have a 2010 Buick Enclave that I purchased brand new. The power steering goes out on a regular basis and now I have been hearing this is happening to so many... GM should fix this as it is a serious problem and will eventually cause an accident - This needs to be fixed GM!


Anthony M. said
78 days ago
We bought a 2010 acadia brand new and the steering has been acting up for 2 years now. The dealer looked at it added some power steering fluid and said it was fine. But we still get a winding noise. The ac gets hot and won't come back on for days and now my wife just went to start it and it won't start just clicks but have full battery life. We only have 52000 miles on it.


Christian H. said
78 days ago
Buick Enclave purchased new in 2009, has just under 80K miles. Steering has been slowly deteriorating over the past 6 months. Dealer says $2400!!?!! to repair. New rack, pinion, and pump for the power steering fluid. (obviously have to flush power steering fluid system and do an alignment with this.) Car is a danger to self and others. Sign me up, this should be covered by a recall as a safety issue. I'll also put in a complaint with the NHTSA as suggested above.


John A. said
77 days ago
Have a 2009 Saturn Outlook XE . Having issues turning . Left or right . Need to use both hands in order to turn . Repair shop says around $2,000 to repair
GM you need to recall these now . Before some else gets killed .


Charles M. said
77 days ago
We bought a 2010 Buick Enclave and immediately had the "Steering Defect" We took it to a certified mechanic who replaced the rack and pump and everything involved. It still made the whirring noise and we have now replaced 3 pumps and it is still doing it. A bulletin came out stating to put Dex 6 transmission fluid in it instead of power steering fluid. That worked for ONE day and its back to making the noise. We are taking it back to the mechanic for the 5th time and have no idea what to do from here !!!!


Lisa F. said
75 days ago
We have a 2010 Traverse and it has been in the shop 3 times and I still have a total loss of power steering. Now unfortunately it is not under warranty anymore and they want $1,500 to fix it, but I don't want to put that money into it if it's not going to fix it, since it didn't the other 3 times. I hate driving my vehicle now. I just pulled a muscle in my arm from turning. It is just completely horrible and I cringe every time I have to go somewhere. GM needs to fix this problem!


Gwen B. said
75 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick enclave, and have this whining sound in the steering wheel, took to buick dealer and they found out that the upper column gear asy bad and recommend me having the steering gear kit repair, which cost about $500. It seem as this this is a default issue and it should be recalled and replace for free.


Gwen B. said
75 days ago
I have a 2008 Buick enclave, and have this whining sound in the steering wheel, took to buick dealer and they found out that the upper column gear asy bad and recommend me having the steering gear kit repair, which cost about $500. It seem as this this is a default issue and it should be recalled and replace for free.


David C. said
74 days ago
I have a 2011 Acadia Denali with 140,000 miles on it. My problem started with a intermittent whine when I turned the wheel at low speeds. Then the problem progressed to the complete loss of power to my steering during sharp right hand turns at speeds between 5 and 10 miles per hour. Most notably the loss of power occurs in wet weather. I've taken it to the dealer two times and they claim they can't reproduce the problem and have never heard of such a problem before. I asked them to check to see if GMC had issued any type of service bulletin about this type of a problem and the dealer claims there is NO such service bulletin. Imagine my surprise when I found this site! How is it possible this many people are having the same problems and GMC hasn't issued a service bulletin. It's very strange.


Stephanie D. said
74 days ago
I have a 2011 Acadia with less than 45K miles. Sent car in for recalls and just got the call that the internal seal of the power steering is leaking. They will fix it for a mere $1600!


said
74 days ago
Just was told I need the same parts for steering issue.


Joseph R. said
73 days ago
I. Have this steering issue along with ignition failure and caused me to hit a telephone pole no airbags or sell belt didn't lock.


kija l. said
73 days ago
Just purchased a 2010 Chevy traverse, the power steering pump is going and is very difficult to maneuver when driving. Very dangerous. The dealership isn't trying to do anything. I haven't even had it for a month yet. Smh.


Michael S. said
72 days ago
Our 2010 Traverse has about 70k miles. The steering has been going out intermittently at low speeds. Dangerous and scary. Finally had to get the power steering pump replaced, which seems to have corrected the problem.


Ken J. said
72 days ago
2010 Traverse - biggest pile of junk I have ever owned. Timing chain replaced, Cat Converters replaced, now power steering rack needs replaced. That doesn't even take into fact that the Transmission has never shifted correctly since day one.. No one will buy this Junker - Gm dealer offered me $5000 - Nice, considering it was over $30K new - Crooks, should have let them go bankrupt.


Phil W. said
72 days ago
I have a 2010 GMC Acadia with roughly 62,350 miles. I have been experiencing the same loss of power assist on slow turns. My first experience of this issue happened around 44,000 miles. It was very interment after the first time it happened. Since then, this issue is happening very frequently (5-10 times a week). I have also started to experience a "whooshing" noise during acceleration. I believe it to be the steering pump. I had a dealer look at the issue, but they did not comment other than you "can replace the R&P and pump, but it won't guarantee the problem to go away". I contact GM service center on this issue as well. Both contacts seemed not to be concerned with not being able to steer the vehicle. Scary.


Michael M. said
69 days ago
Replaced the rack and pinion on our 2009 Buick Enclave a month ago as a leak was noticed during a Maryland safety inspection. For the past 10 days, we have been experiencing the intermittent power assist loss in the steering at low speeds. Today, it began to occur at highway speeds, noticeable with very minor steering corrections in a generally straight path.


Doug H. said
69 days ago
I own a 2010 GMC Acadia with 42,000 miles. Power steering stopped working about 9 months ago while driving on the highway. Very dangerous situation. Had to muscle the car home for a long distance. Told new power steering pump was not covered under warranty. Paid $650 to replace.

Just had the car at GMC dealer last week at 42,000 miles for routine maintenance including oil change, tire rotation and 27 point inspection. Told the water pump needed to be replaced due to leak (in warranty). Also told front right strut was leaking and both needed to be replaced as a pair (not covered by warranty; cost $750). Further told that rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced because fluid was leaking into the pan and power steering could fail at any time. Verified this with my local mechanic before doing the work. Having it repaired this week by dealer. Price quoted is $1,800!! Employee at the dealer told me they see the power steering pump and rack failing on a lot of GMC Acadia's from model years including 2010 before they changed the vehicle design.
This is clearly a know set of safety issues for GM and I would like to join the class action lawsuit.


Israel V. said
69 days ago
2011 Enclave No major issues with steering mechanism other than leaking power steering lines and the mess it created on my garage floor. Have had numerous problems with CV joints and right side of transaxle. Dealership has had to replace CV joint, entire rim, and other parts to correct the issues. I would also like to join the class action lawsuit.


Linda M. said
69 days ago
2008 Buick Enclave and yes I had Power Steering Issues and completely lost steering while turning on a busy street. I was terrified.I had to have the car towed and 2 weeks later had the transmission go out. I have nothing but problems with my Buick Enclave. I love my car, but no car is worth the headaches I've had....not to mention over $6000 later-New Engine,New Transmission, New Power steering Pump, New Water Pump....the list goes on. Please Help and extend to 2008 Buick Enclaves as well.


Jared H. said
69 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse. We have to replace the power steering rack as well. We only have 55,000 miles on it. Rarely see gravel and never used to pull anything more than a golf cart. These lambda vehicles shouldn't have these issues with as low of miles as people are stating.


Cory F. said
69 days ago
**2008 GMC Acadia** We just bought a 2008 Acadia and less than a month after purchase we have transmission issues, the engine light is on, a steering gear leak, power steering pump problems and the digital temperature displayed on the dash reads 170 degrees. Many issues with this vehicle. We are not very happy with GMC at the moment.


PENNY M. said
68 days ago
I HAVE HAD AN ISSUE WITH STEARING AND BRAKES. THE LAST THING THAT HAPPENED MY 2012 ACADIA ACCELLERATED ON IT OWN. I PUT ON THE BRAKES BUT THE ACADIA KEPT ACCELLERATING! THE BRAKES FINALLY SLOWED IT DOWN. WHAT A THRILL!


PENNY M. said
68 days ago
I HAVE HAD AN ISSUE WITH STEARING AND BRAKES. THE LAST THING THAT HAPPENED MY 2012 ACADIA ACCELLERATED ON IT OWN. I PUT ON THE BRAKES BUT THE ACADIA KEPT ACCELLERATING! THE BRAKES FINALLY SLOWED IT DOWN. WHAT A THRILL!


Paul H. said
68 days ago
Power steering issues again at 70000 miles with a 2010 Traverse. Pump was replaced at 26000. Also just got an entirely new engine, one day it just died and could not be fixed by the dealer.


jeremy k. said
68 days ago
2010 traverse and winning from front end and power steering not working well at any speed. At dealer now they said $1,500 to fix it. I am back at dealer where I bought it from used to see if they will cover it. Huge safety issue for my wife and kids.


Kevin M. said
68 days ago
Just diagnosed. 2008 Enclave needs to have Rack and Pinion steering replaced. $1400.00?? Only 90K miles. Frustrated with the sound and the fact that I have 2 other cars with 150K miles and never had this type of issue. Guess Chrysler makes a better car...Please extend to 2008's as well.


delia k. said
68 days ago
2010 buick enclave 57,000 miles. Just recently started hearing a squeaking sound when I turned on the car and the steering wheel started to shake when I drove the car and turned the steering. Found out its the rack and pinion which is leaking and needs to be replaced..this shouldnt be happening with a 4 year old car under 60,000 miles the total cost to replace will be $1600.00 Im a single mother barley making ends meet and need my car to get the kids to school and myself to work this is a matter that is over my head and shouldnt even be on my plate right now. The car can stall at anytime an put myself and children in danger.


delia k. said
68 days ago
2010 buick enclave 57,000 miles. Just recently started hearing a squeaking sound when I turned on the car and the steering wheel started to shake when I drove the car and turned the steering. Found out its the rack and pinion which is leaking and needs to be replaced..this shouldnt be happening with a 4 year old car under 60,000 miles the total cost to replace will be $1600.00 Im a single mother barley making ends meet and need my car to get the kids to school and myself to work this is a matter that is over my head and shouldnt even be on my plate right now. The car can stall at anytime an put myself and children in danger.


delia k. said
68 days ago
2010 buick enclave 57,000 miles. Just recently started hearing a squeaking sound when I turned on the car and the steering wheel started to shake when I drove the car and turned the steering. Found out its the rack and pinion which is leaking and needs to be replaced..this shouldnt be happening with a 4 year old car under 60,000 miles the total cost to replace will be $1600.00 Im a single mother barley making ends meet and need my car to get the kids to school and myself to work this is a matter that is over my head and shouldnt even be on my plate right now. The car can stall at anytime an put myself and children in danger.


delia k. said
68 days ago
2010 buick enclave 57,000 miles. Just recently started hearing a squeaking sound when I turned on the car and the steering wheel started to shake when I drove the car and turned the steering. Found out its the rack and pinion which is leaking and needs to be replaced..this shouldnt be happening with a 4 year old car under 60,000 miles the total cost to replace will be $1600.00 Im a single mother barley making ends meet and need my car to get the kids to school and myself to work this is a matter that is over my head and shouldnt even be on my plate right now. The car can stall at anytime an put myself and children in danger.


delia k. said
68 days ago
2010 buick enclave 57,000 miles. Just recently started hearing a squeaking sound when I turned on the car and the steering wheel started to shake when I drove the car and turned the steering. Found out its the rack and pinion which is leaking and needs to be replaced..this shouldnt be happening with a 4 year old car under 60,000 miles the total cost to replace will be $1600.00 Im a single mother barley making ends meet and need my car to get the kids to school and myself to work this is a matter that is over my head and shouldnt even be on my plate right now. The car can stall at anytime an put myself and children in danger.


Joseph N. said
68 days ago
2011 Traverse steering failure. Fluid Leak, Pump Out, Rack Destroyed according to GM Dealer. Cost $2,700. Service Manager got GM to help with $1,200 because we had it before with steering noise. First fix was to replace something in the steering column. All that did was dampen the vibration and noise and now we get total steering failure.


John H. said
67 days ago
2010 gmc acadia 65,000 miles.At slow speeds it's very hard to turn.The car doesn't make any strange noises and the local gmc dealer acts like this is a problem they aren't familiar with,but when I get online everywhere you read people complain of this same problem.I want a recall or a free fix.This is not an isolated problem!


Mark P. said
67 days ago
Same issues with noisy and challenging stearing ( 2010 Traverse) thinking this is a recall that never happened due to all the bad publicity GM has been having. This absolutely doesn't help with safety or getting repeat customers. Hope the lack of attention doesn't get someone killed or injured.


Jeff B. said
67 days ago
why didn't i look at this post before. We had a very serious incident one year ago with our 2010 Acadia. The steering went out as we was coming down a steep mountain road. it was all i could do to keep us from plunging down the mountain. The firestone service station told us we needed a new $3,000 rack and pinion. We limped home and the dealer said we only needed the power steering pump for $800. But now they want the $3,000 for a new rack and pinion. 70,000 miles. Between this and the constant uncorrectable problem with the coils leaves me very unsatisfied with GMC


Jeff B. said
67 days ago
why didn't i look at this post before. We had a very serious incident one year ago with our 2010 Acadia. The steering went out as we was coming down a steep mountain road. it was all i could do to keep us from plunging down the mountain. The firestone service station told us we needed a new $3,000 rack and pinion. We limped home and the dealer said we only needed the power steering pump for $800. But now they want the $3,000 for a new rack and pinion. 70,000 miles. Between this and the constant uncorrectable problem with the coils leaves me very unsatisfied with GMC


Eric S. said
66 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse - 62000 miles. Power steering is making a constant grinding/whining sound in my wife's Traverse...even when not turning or under similar load. Took it to the local dealer and they want to replace the pump as well as the rack and pinion to the tune of $2400. We are a GM family going back ways, my wife's grandfather retired from GM after 26 years working the line. We have owned a 99 Malibu (out of college), a 2004 Impala, then bought the Traverse when we had kids. Can't believe that GM knows about this defect and isn't doing anything about it. People's lives are at risk...this has already caused accidents around the country. Failure to address this issue is inevitably going to be a liability nightmare for GM when the dust settles. Loyal to GM...but very disappointed in GM leadership right now.


Mike C. said
64 days ago
2010 Traverse. Intermittent power steering failure. Not safe to allow younger/newer drivers to operate this vehicle, as the failure is random and unexpected.


Mike C. said
64 days ago
2010 Traverse. Intermittent power steering failure. Not safe to allow younger/newer drivers to operate this vehicle, as the failure is random and unexpected.


Lora F. said
64 days ago


Tim B. said
64 days ago
2010 Enclave, 64,000 miles Has intermittent power steering failure at slow speeds when turning. Getting much worse. Dealer said power stearing pump is going and wants $800 to replace. Having it looked at again this week.


Heather S. said
63 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse 66,00 miles has an intermittant power steering failure at low speeds. Problem is getting worse and cannot always be recreated. Took to the dealer and was told power steering fluid was low, they filled it and I was told to drive for a few days and see if problem resolves. Problem did not resolve. Will be returing to the dealer.


April C. said
62 days ago
My 2009 GMC Acadia is having these steering problems also! When turning a sharp turn it is hard to pull it back, like it wants to stick. Why isn't there a recall yet to fix this??? The brakes scrub but I was told at the GMC dealership that there was plenty of wear left on the pads. The advice I was given was try not to break right when it was time to stop.


Wiliam L. said
62 days ago
2009 Acadia, intermittent power steering failure at low speeds has been occulting for over a year, mostly when on winding mountain roads, sometimes snow packed. Almost ran off road on several times. Dealer quoted over $3000 to replace rack and pinion.


Charles M. said
61 days ago
9/20/2014: We finally had to trade in our 2009 Acadia because it became undriveable due to the power steering going out exactly as others have described in this thread. We called GMC, but they dismissed our concerns. The dealership did the same.


Charles M. said
61 days ago
9/20/2014: We finally had to trade in our 2009 Acadia because it became undriveable due to the power steering going out exactly as others have described in this thread. We called GMC, but they dismissed our concerns. The dealership did the same.


Errol C. said
61 days ago


kevin h. said
60 days ago
I have the step by step reason for the powersteering failure on these vehicles backed by scientific factual data. I also have the repair solution that GM does NOT know at this current time. Using a 2010 Buick Enclave CXL with all the symptoms mentioned we diagnosed and properly got a solution.


Danielle S. said
59 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2009 Acadia...I had the stressing fixed and it still isn't working right. It keeps getting worse. I have 77,000 miles on it. It's really unsafe abd I'm wondering about getting a new car. I feel bad about trading it in though because I don't want someone else to buy it with the same problem that won't be fixed more than likely.


Gilbert G. said
58 days ago
I have a 2007 Saturn Outlook AWD. At about 50,000 miles, it became very hard to steer at low rpm. my dealer said it was a power steering pump problem. it was replaced with a new one at the dealer. Now at 81,000 miles ..same issue, I ordered a new power steering pump, but the labor quote at the same dealer was $400.00 more than 3 years ago. Loking at other posts, it definitely looks like a GM defect. I believe it should be a safety recall.


Martin M. said
57 days ago
I have a 2009 traverse with 80,000 miles on it. I have taken it to 2 different dealerships and neither can diagnose the problem! I have filed complaints with GM and the TSB. Power steering is almost nonexistent! My son is in drivers training and I can't even let him learn to drive with this $20,000 pile of junk because of the power steering issue that nobody knows what's wrong with!!! I can't believe that this issue has been allowed to go on uncorrected by GM! Best part is while on hold for GM, they talk about a poets steering recall for different vehicles!!!!


John C. said
57 days ago
Same issue.


Crystal R. said
56 days ago
I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY STEERING, IT LOCKS UP SOMETIME WHEN I'M MAKING TURNS. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO RECALLS ON THIS MATTER BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL. THIS IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE IGNITION PROBLEM.


Crystal R. said
56 days ago
I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY STEERING, IT LOCKS UP SOMETIME WHEN I'M MAKING TURNS. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO RECALLS ON THIS MATTER BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL. THIS IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE IGNITION PROBLEM.


carol m. said
56 days ago
2009 GMC Acadia with 50,000 miles. The steering wheel became hard to turn at low speeds so I took it into the dealer. The power steering pump and gear box needed to be replaced for a total of $1700. After reading these complaints I traded it in.


Heather M. said
55 days ago
2008 GMC Acadia. Bought used. Also have the same steering issues. Go to slowly turn into a parking spot and its like you have no power steering and you can hear it popping underneath. Im not putting anymore money into this vehicle. Already put over $1000 for the roof (body seams) leaking that should also be a recall and is not. How many complaints does there have to be for GMC to do what they should do?


REBECCA N. said
54 days ago
Had to replace steering colum and pump in my 2010 Buick Enclave as well as many other issues. 4k later I'm still having problems. It's in the shop as we speak.


REBECCA N. said
54 days ago
Had to replace steering colum and pump in my 2010 Buick Enclave as well as many other issues. 4k later I'm still having problems. It's in the shop as we speak.


Dusty A. said
54 days ago
I have a 2008 Acadia that is in the shop for a new transmission, new water-pump, and power steering rod. Cost is gonna be almost $6,000.00 to fix this. Should a vehicle that cost $40k have soo many reoccurring issues something is clearly wrong with transmission and steering rod thing. GMC should be held responsible to cover these costs.


Dusty A. said
54 days ago
I have a 2008 Acadia that is in the shop for a new transmission, new water-pump, and power steering rod. Cost is gonna be almost $6,000.00 to fix this. Should a vehicle that cost $40k have soo many reoccurring issues something is clearly wrong with transmission and steering rod thing. GMC should be held responsible to cover these costs.


Kathryn Q. said
54 days ago
I am having issues with my power steering on my 2010 Traverse. It has a little more than 67,000 miles on it. I just bought it in for the seatbelt and air bag recalls. My steering is locking up when I turn corners, try to park or try to make U turns is impossible. It seems to happen more when I slow down. At the dealership, I paid the $50 to have a diagnostic check on the power steering. They called and said I have over $1800 in replacements for the steering gear, fluid and leaky hoses. Last year, my water pump went out and the dealership replaced it for no cost to me. I am hoping this will be covered as well. My favorite quote of the day was that it was my fault because I have so many miles on it. When did 67,000 miles become a lot?


Kathryn Q. said
54 days ago
I am having issues with my power steering on my 2010 Traverse. It has a little more than 67,000 miles on it. I just bought it in for the seatbelt and air bag recalls. My steering is locking up when I turn corners, try to park or try to make U turns is impossible. It seems to happen more when I slow down. At the dealership, I paid the $50 to have a diagnostic check on the power steering. They called and said I have over $1800 in replacements for the steering gear, fluid and leaky hoses. Last year, my water pump went out and the dealership replaced it for no cost to me. I am hoping this will be covered as well. My favorite quote of the day was that it was my fault because I have so many miles on it. When did 67,000 miles become a lot?


Ami M. said
52 days ago
Just had the rack & pinion replaced for 2nd time on my GMC Acadia 2011 & was told that this time it is not under warranty at the dealership in Rome, Ga.


said
51 days ago
The entire line of mid sized SUV'S Are having the same power steering issues. At what point will GMC BECOME PRO ACTIVE and fix the issue..been happening since 2008!!


Demetra C. said
51 days ago
I am having similar issues. I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse and it was great at first but I've just recently paid $1,800 for the whining noise. I took it in for an oil change and apparently something was broken. I took it in today because it's been hesitating when I put gas in the car and start it and it's been sluggish upon acceleration. Well I am being charged another $900 dollars because it's an Evap leak, the left front engine mount is broken. I am so sick of paying for repairs for this truck. This has been the most expensive piece of junk I've owned. I want in on whatever class action lawsuit there is. I've googled and quite a few people have had these same issues with traverses and it's unfortunate that they are not doing anything to compensate owners.


Brenda G. said
51 days ago
I have 2008 Buick Enclave...I am having my rack and pinon and well as the steering pump and 2 coils replaced today at the dealership...thank god for my extended warranty and with $0 deductible..I am just happy to get this issues fixed with my vehicle...these issues have caused me to almost enconter accidents on numerous occacions!


Brian B. said
50 days ago
I have a 2010 gmc acadia with around 85000 miles on it. The power steering goes out just about every time I make a turn. The power steering level stays the correct and i have not observed any leaks. Obviously, a very dangerous situation. There should definitely be a recall on this issue. Gm wanted to charge me just to look at it when I brought the car in for other recalls. Considering the amount of money we pay for these cars initially, I think GM should at least fix something that is clearly an engineering flaw.


Kim P. said
50 days ago
We have replaced the power steering pump in our 2009 Acadia twice in the past two years.


Shannon C. said
48 days ago
I have a 2008 GMC ACADIA and I am expecting a baby and so is my friend. On september 9th 2014 why slowly pulling out onto a popular street my power steering was disabled. There was no shoulder and I had to turn my car off in the middle of the road and then turn it back on to get it to work again. Everytime I have taken it in to GM they tell me nothing wrong, they cant find the issue. This could have caused an accident had an uncoming vehicle been any closer and potentially harmed to pregnant women. I feel GM is not taking the complaint I made more seriously.


Kim B. said
47 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave Have had the same issue paid out in excess of $700.00 to fix twice. Very dangerous and frustrating


Christian H. said
47 days ago
I just called my dealer to see if I might squeak by with warranty coverage. Found out that GM is finally addressing it! The tech said it's not classified as a recall, but whatever they called it - essentially the power steering pump is being addressed and covered. Notice is as of 9/16/14.


Jim T. said
47 days ago
Power steering fails at low speed or when turning into a parking spot. Being covered by Geico ext warranty however I have to pay deductible. I am going to contact GM regarding this if they want to keep customers buying their product this is a high dollar vehicle and may turn many customers to the competition.


MARLENE M. said
46 days ago
I recdently purchased my GMC Acadia in June of 2014. The very next day I had both headlights go out. The day after that the rear door was stuck trying to come down and was malfunctioning. The same day the rear door came down on my head causing a small laceration. The next week the car would not start at all and the entire elctrical system needed to be reporgrammed. The power steering became locked up while the vehicle was running and i was in park, then again became hard to steer during a slow speed turn. I nearly struck several parked vehicles. Ive had the vehicle turn off on me for no reason at all thank goodness it was only while idling and the vehicle was not in motion. Ipurchased this vehicle hoping to have a safer vehicle for my children and now I am hesitant to even drive it even short distances. Now my service air bag light came on.


Kathryn Q. said
46 days ago
There is a special coverage adjustment #14329 that GM has issued that will cover the cost of the power steering pump but I am still unsure if it will cover the cost of the steering gear leak my 2010 traverse has as well. The special coverage covers 2008-2011 Buick Enclave, 2009-2011 Chevrolet Traverse, 2001-2011 GMC Arcadia and 2001-2010 Saturn OUTLOOK. Hope this helps some one.


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago
Problems with 2009 buick enclave


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago
Problems with 2009 buick enclave


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago
Problems with 2009 buick enclave


Sean A. K. said
46 days ago
Problems with 2009 buick enclave


Stephanie B. said
45 days ago


Lina L. said
45 days ago
i have a 2008 acadia and experiencing very hard steering especially at low speeds


Vanessa S. said
44 days ago
I purchased my 2010 Buick Enclave on 9/24/14 three days after taking possession of the vehicle. My steering locked up while I was turning in an intersection almost causing me to hit the traffic light. My dealership took the vehicle and replaced the power steering pump free of charge since it fell under the special builtin 14329. Two days after driving the enclave on my way into my work parking lot my steering once again locked up almost causing me to hit my coworker car. I took it back in which is where it is now. They can't do snything for it since they don't know what is causing the issue. I called Buick head quarters at 866-790-5700 and a case number was created. However I was told nothing could be done be suse there is no special builtin created for additional issues because enough people have not called in to them complaining of the issue. So I urge everyone one here to call. I just can't believe 2 weeks after buying my (new to me) car that it may cause me to get into an accident. I informed GM that I was installing a gopro in my car as proof of their faulty issues causing me to have a accident. I told them I was going to media with that coverage.


Vanessa S. said
44 days ago
I purchased my 2010 Buick Enclave on 9/24/14 three days after taking possession of the vehicle. My steering locked up while I was turning in an intersection almost causing me to hit the traffic light. My dealership took the vehicle and replaced the power steering pump free of charge since it fell under the special builtin 14329. Two days after driving the enclave on my way into my work parking lot my steering once again locked up almost causing me to hit my coworkers car. I took it back in which is where it is now. They can't do anything for it since they don't know what is causing the issue. I called Buick / GM head quarters at 866-790-5700 and a case number wascreated. However I was told nothing could be done and that there is no special builtin created for additional issues because enough people have not called in to them complaining of the issue. So I urge everyone one here to call. I just can't believe 2 weeks after buying my (new to me) car that it may cause me to get into an accident. I informed GM that I was installing a gopro in my car as proof of their faulty issues causing me to have an accident, which I'm sure is inevitable, I told them I was going to media with that coverage when it actually occurs.


don D. said
44 days ago
we have a 2012 enclave my wife just called & said steering locked up on her. i looked up part # of rack & same as 2010's. i think it's in warr yet, but they want to see it do it. she's afraid to drive it now!!!!


don D. said
44 days ago
we have a 2012 enclave my wife just called & said steering locked up on her. i looked up part # of rack & same as 2010's. i think it's in warr yet, but they want to see it do it. she's afraid to drive it now!!!!


Jennifer C. said
43 days ago
I have a 2009 GMC Acadia SLT1: The power stearing was causing me to struggle with the stearing as I was driving. Very scarey moment for my family! I had to pay out of pocket costs to the dealer I bought the vehicle from. It was a faulty power stearing and a gear (very costly). I also have issues with the motor mounts constantly breaking. I drive normally in stop and go traffic most of the time and I dont abuse my vehicle. All I can think of is that the motor mounts are defective.


Jorge G. said
42 days ago


Jorge G. said
42 days ago
I have a 2100 Traverse and the steering went out on the way to church. Glad I was able to control it. My family and I could have been killed or seriously injured. Is there a recall?


Sally W. said
40 days ago
I have a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT that is making the same whining noise when turning. Today, the dealership advised I would need to replace the rack and pinion / power steering at a whopping $2000!! Unbelievable. After I read the above reviews, I definitely need to join a lawsuit! Why no recall?


Diedrich K. said
40 days ago
2009 Traverse, power steering went out while turning a corner. Almost caused an accident. Does someone have to die before GM recalls this?!?!


james a. said
39 days ago
2011 Enclave. Power steering fluid level is fine. No sign of leaks. Power steering is fine at above 2000 rpm below that it is very difficult yo turn at timea. Has almost caused several accidents. No jerking that would indicate air in system. Thought at first maybe had to small a pulley on pump causing the low speed problem now im not so sure. Shame to spend so much money on a vehicle that is supposed to be a luxury car to have it fail on such a basic level.


Shannon F. said
39 days ago
The power steering went out in my 2009 Chevy traverse while I was taking my daughters to school. I almost hit a child on a bicycle. I just got off the phone with the mechanic and he said it will be over $1000 to fix it as I need a new belt, hoses and rack.


Crystal H. said
39 days ago
I had this exact same thing happen to me while driving. I took a turn with plenty of time to do so, only to find the power steering completely went! It was all I could not to get hit or drive head first into a tree!! I can't believe that this is something that has yet to be addressed!! Chevy should take this major loss and recall all their cars completely. It doesn't seem like any of them are safe any more.


Adam G. said
38 days ago
I have a 2010 Gmc Acadia with less than 42,000 miles. I had a leak and my local dealership said I need a new steering rack and this was a common issue. It's a shame GM will not own up to the issue. Once it's fixed I am considering trading it in with another American Built car company.


Adam G. said
38 days ago
I have a 2010 Gmc Acadia with less than 42,000 miles. I had a leak and my local dealership said I need a new steering rack and this was a common issue. It's a shame GM will not own up to the issue. Once it's fixed I am considering trading it in with another American Built car company.


Benjamin P. said
38 days ago
2009 Buick Enclave REplaced Power steering Rack twice in the first 100k miles. When it fails it catches you by surprise very dangerous. Dealer stated we are shocked GM hasn't recalled this group of cars.


Candice C. said
38 days ago
Yes, Had the power steering pump replaced on 1/9/14. Now having another power steering issue with my 2009 Chevy Traverse. Not sure what the issue really is with the car.


Lauren W. said
37 days ago
On my 2010 Acadia, it has been making a squeaking sound when steering, I have asked my dealership about it in the past and they said it was not uncommon for it to squeak when steering. It turns out that now my rack and pinion is cracked and leaking.


Greg M. said
36 days ago
2009 Enclave completely locked up on me while driving off highway ramp. Nearly crashed into guardrail because it was so hard to turn. Being told by local garage it is power steering pump. This is absolutely ridiculous that GM does not acknowledge this. It is obviously a huge safety issue.


Greg M. said
36 days ago
2009 Enclave completely locked up on me while driving off highway ramp. Nearly crashed into guardrail because it was so hard to turn. Being told by local garage it is power steering pump. This is absolutely ridiculous that GM does not acknowledge this. It is obviously a huge safety issue.


carl d. said
35 days ago
We bought our 2010 traverse in October 2013 noticed the whinny noise took back to dealer was told it was nothing to be worried about problem got worse 2nd time dealer told us it had become a problem but if we wanted it fixed we would have toboay for it took back for the 3rd time was told that Chevrolet wsd aware of problem but no recall was required only effecting a small amount of the vehicles now I have discovered its a major issue and could be dangerous to Ignore I can't afford this costly repair or feel like I should have to pay for a problem they knee about before car was even built


carl d. said
35 days ago
We bought our 2010 traverse in October 2013 noticed the whinny noise took back to dealer was told it was nothing to be worried about problem got worse 2nd time dealer told us it had become a problem but if we wanted it fixed we would have toboay for it took back for the 3rd time was told that Chevrolet wsd aware of problem but no recall was required only effecting a small amount of the vehicles now I have discovered its a major issue and could be dangerous to Ignore I can't afford this costly repair or feel like I should have to pay for a problem they knee about before car was even built needs to addressed by General Motors and a recall ordered


Robert T. said
34 days ago
2010 Acadia just bought with 17,000 miles. Power steering is starting to whine and my mechanic has advised Power Steering Pump needs replacing. Some of the posts here seem to indicate there is a problem with the pump that causes metal filings in the system. Eventually those will destroy the rest of the system.


Cindy W. said
34 days ago
2010 Traverse that has 68,000 miles on it. Had many problems that started at 40,000. Today while pulling into a parking lot the steering just wouldnt work. Now there is so much play that I have to turn the wheel in 2 complete circles to make it turn. There is a whinning sound. I had no idea this was also a problem untill researching it. This SUV sucks. I will go backto Toyota as soon as I can. I do not feel safe in it and will not be taking my daughter or grandson in this vehicle.


Shannon W. said
31 days ago
Well, I too am now in the same boat. My 2010 traverse began sounding louder, too it in and the power steering is the problem. A problem costing almost $5,000. Will be staying away from Chevy


nancy c. said
31 days ago
2011 gmc acadia while in for recall had them look at other stuff. car make a rattleing noise when the heaters on. the rack and opinion was suggested to be replaced cus of whinning and eventual fail. not good for such expensive car. gmc dealer said rack should be replace with power steering pump and flushed and newest lvl of power streering fluid add.like $2000 job quated me at.


Jeff M. said
31 days ago
My GM is a huge smoldering pile of shit that I'm still paying for. So I guess that makes me the idiot!


Terry W. said
30 days ago
2010 Acadia. I am having power steering problems, I loose steering while in the middle of a turn. I also have had problems with the windshield leaking and corroding a electrical junction box under the dashboard and the water-pump has had to be replaced because it leaked and the car over heated. I think GM should be made to fix all these problems that are not general wear and tear. I mean a power steering pump going out in less than 100k miles, that didn't use to happen with older cars.


said
25 days ago
just became a victim of the bad rack on 2009 acadia...why am I paying for this repair???


Donna D. said
25 days ago
just became a victim of the bad rack on 2009 acadia...why am I paying for this repair???


Donna D. said
25 days ago
just became a victim of the bad rack on 2009 acadia...why am I paying for this repair???


Donna D. said
25 days ago
just became a victim of the bad rack on 2009 acadia...why am I paying for this repair???


Ryan F. said
25 days ago
09 enclave with a power steering issue at low speeds. Ie: parking lots, parking or making sharp turns. Cd, DVD error.


Ryan F. said
25 days ago
09 enclave with a power steering issue at low speeds. Ie: parking lots, parking or making sharp turns. Cd, DVD error.


Gary L. said
24 days ago
09 Enclave with steering issues at slow speeds mostly, started today, 42,000 miles.


Mike R. said
24 days ago
I have a 2010 acadia and we have this same stupid loud whine that everyone else has in the steering column. Have not got it quoted yet but I'm sure it's alot. Also , everytime it rains hard, we get water in the floorboard and start having electrical problems. At 26,000 dollars, this is ridiculous and unacceptable.


Katie W. said
24 days ago
I have a 2011 Chevy Traverse with high whining noise when steering. At 59850 miles the car started making louder noise. at 60145 was told the rack and pinion needed to be replaced.


Mary H. said
24 days ago
2012 Buick Enclave in for $1780 repair of steering gear leaking.


Mary H. said
24 days ago
2012 Buick Enclave in for $1780 repair of steering gear leaking.


Mary H. said
24 days ago
2012 Buick Enclave in for $1780 repair of steering gear leaking.


phillip s. said
24 days ago
P. Smith; We have a 2009 Travers and I just got a phone call from my wife saying dealership did a multipoint inspection after repairing recent recalls and informed us of leaking pinion in the power steering. Got them down to 600$ to replace but now I don't know if I should?


Scott T. said
24 days ago
good news. just got letter from gmc, acknowledging this problem. They are paying for repairs at GMC dealerships. Also, reimbursing those that have already made repairs, but must have been at a GMC dealership. I own a 2009 GMC acadia. My mother owns a 2011 Buick Enclave - she also got the same letter. This is good for 10 yrs or 150,000 miles - which ever occurs first.


Amanda L. said
23 days ago
I am having the same issues.... Can u post the letter so I can see how to go about getting this addressed?


Amanda L. said
23 days ago
I am having the same issues.... Can u post the letter so I can see how to go about getting this addressed? I have a 2010 Acadia that was in the shop today for the last recall work and they informed me I needed to replace stearing gear bushings but I'm sure it's all related....


Amanda L. said
23 days ago
I am having the same issues.... Can u post the letter so I can see how to go about getting this addressed? I have a 2010 Acadia that was in the shop today for the last recall work and they informed me I needed to replace stearing gear bushings but I'm sure it's all related....


Amanda L. said
23 days ago
I am having the same issues.... Can u post the letter so I can see how to go about getting this addressed? I have a 2010 Acadia that was in the shop today for the last recall work and they informed me I needed to replace stearing gear bushings but I'm sure it's all related....


Scott T. said
23 days ago
Ask your gmc dealer. When i called to schedule my repairs, the dealer service dept had a copy of the gmc letter and repair procedures. They will be able to confirm with vehicle vin.


Daniel N. said
22 days ago
My 2010 Acadia had the same power steering issue. I paid to get the pump replaced. Now a year or so later the steering rack was leaking and I had that replaced. Just got a letter saying GM will reimburse me for the pump, but the rack cost 3x more to replace! When is that letter coming out. Pretty ridiculous for a 5 year old car.


Claire P. said
20 days ago
I just got a letter this weekend from Chevy that the power steering pump was recalled on my 2009 Chevy Traverse.


Claire P. said
20 days ago
I just got a letter this weekend from Chevy that the power steering pump was recalled on my 2009 Chevy Traverse.


Amy C. said
20 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse and am currently having issues with the power steering. How do I become part of this class action lawsuit to have my issue repaired at no charge to me.


Amy C. said
20 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse and am currently having issues with the power steering. How do I become part of this class action lawsuit to have my issue repaired at no charge to me.


Aimee P. said
19 days ago
So, my husband and I have already invested thousands of dollars on our own to repair/replace the power steering a year and a half ago on our 09Acadia. The issue is still not resolved with a loud whining noise still persistant. We had to have the timing belt replaced 6 months ago with a GMC dealer and mentioned the whining. We were told it was just sir in the system and it would work itself out. How do I get a refund on the first repair and coverage on replacing/repairing again? We have had our 09 Acadia in the shop an unbelievable amount over the three years we've owned it. Just want a safe vehicle. Help!


Aimee P. said
19 days ago
So, my husband and I have already invested thousands of dollars on our own to repair/replace the power steering a year and a half ago on our 09Acadia. The issue is still not resolved with a loud whining noise still persistant. We had to have the timing belt replaced 6 months ago with a GMC dealer and mentioned the whining. We were told it was just sir in the system and it would work itself out. How do I get a refund on the first repair and coverage on replacing/repairing again? We have had our 09 Acadia in the shop an unbelievable amount over the three years we've owned it. Just want a safe vehicle. Help!


Angela F. said
19 days ago
I have a 2008 Acadia that I am having to replace the rack and pinion on and I have only 48k miles on it. Got a letter from GM advising me to take it to the dealer and if it was the POWER STEERING PUMP, they would replace it. Otherwise, I am responsible for the repairs. Looks like the seals were leaking.


Kimberly C. said
19 days ago
I have a 2009 Buick Enclave bought used in 2011. I have had to replace transmission and water pump. I tried to contact GM directly and they offered to do nothing for me. This is why you do not buy from companies that get bailed out by the goverment because they have no accountability for their product.


Mary J. said
19 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving down the expressway, I heard a grinding noise and the car seemed to shake. The engine light did not come on until I got off the express way. Then it felt like I was going to stall when going up an incline. I called onstar and they did a reading on the engine and said it was a couple of misfire readings, they said to drive to my destination but to get my vehicle to a dealer within 7 days. I continued to my destination. The next day I took it to the dealer and they pulled the engine and it took awhile to find the problem. I was a broken exhaust valve spring. I have the picture of it. They told me that was rare and they had just replaced on a trail blazer also. I picked up the car and immediately had to take it back. The power steering pump had to be replaced!! It is still making a whining noise but they say it is fine. I think there is still a problem and I feel like I should be reimbursed for a FAULTY GM part!!!!!!!


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


theodore c. said
19 days ago
I have a 2010 chevy traverse with steering problems again a few years ago they replaced steering parts since then i had lost steering a few times and the wheel of the car doesnt seem right,why wasent I informed of the class action lawsuit i am scared to drive the car


David W. said
19 days ago
I received a letter from GM today saying Chevy is extending warranty coverage on a power steering pump repair to 10 years/150,000 miles. The letter also stated they will reimburse for repairs already made.


Kyle C. said
18 days ago
I just got back from the GMC/Buick dealer and I'm very frustrated! I purchased my 2010 Buick Enclave CXL thinking I was buying quality but I guess I need to stick with Ford in the future. I got the same steering pump notice 10/150k so I brought my car into the dealer and they turn around and tell me that I have a bad rack and pinion and that is the reason I'm hearing the whining noises. The bad rack leaked fluid into the steering pump and that is the problem. How does a rack and pinion go after 70k miles and how is it that they have a recall on the steering pump but not the rack? They want to charge me $1750 to replace the rack and another $150 for alignment.


Dave K. said
18 days ago
I received the letter from GM today regarding the extended warranty, but this does nothing to address the safety concerns I have if steering function is lost at any speed. My calls to GM to escalate this concern have been acknowledged, but ignored.


Jill K. said
17 days ago
Was just told the rack and pinion needs changed again on my 2009 Enclave this car has had problems with steering and the rack and pinion systems. This car was purchased new in 2009 has 87,000 miles on it. Sure hope GM picks up this cost, they have a bad product going as I see from above.


Audrea H. said
17 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverve first my car has been sent to the dealer three times for the Transmission once for close to two months. Air condition never worked blowed out hot air, windows switch gone. Prower steering whinning and most recent Water pump leaking. Have no warranty left so I have to pay for towing and labor on my car.


Richard R. said
17 days ago
2009 Acadia Power steering update. Just received letter from GM for recall of Power steering pump only. We just paid $1900.00 in July to replace power steering pump and rack. We went to dealer yesterday and were refunded $ 1130.00 for the Pump and all labor. They said they were not authorized to reimburse for the Rack/gears.


Paulo O. said
16 days ago
2010 Buick Enclave, When I bought this car in 2012 with around 30K miles, the dealer told me that there was a know issue on the steering wheel and change it for us for free. Now with 68K we have the same noise problem again. He has mentioned that it is leaking oil at this time and asked me 1300 USD for fixing.


Paulo O. said
16 days ago
sorry my statement was wrong, i bought the car in 2010


said
16 days ago
#14329: Special Coverage Adjustment - Loss of Power Steering Assist - (Sep 16, 2014)
Subject: 14329 – Special Coverage Adjustment – Loss of Power Steering Assist

Models: 2008-2011 Buick Enclave
2009-2011 Chevrolet Traverse
2007-2011 GMC Acadia
2007-2010 Saturn OUTLOOK

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Condition
Some 2008-2011 model year (MY) Buick Enclave, 2009-2011 MY Chevrolet Traverse, 2007-2011 MY GMC Acadia, and 2007-2010 MY Saturn OUTLOOK vehicles may develop a power steering pump wear condition that can cause an intermittent drop of power steering hydraulic pressure that will cause reduced or loss of steering assist. The vehicle may revert to manual steering which requires greater driver effort, particularly at low vehicle speeds.

Special Coverage Adjustment
This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Dealers are to flush the power steering system, replace the power steering pump, and if it hasn't already been replaced, install a new steering gear valve housing. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 5, 2014, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 5, 2014, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved
All involved vehicles are identified by Vehicle Identification Number on the Applicable Warranties section in GM Global Warranty Management system. Dealership service personnel should always check this site to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs. It is important to routinely use this tool to verify eligibility because not all similar vehicles may be involved regardless of description or option content

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said
16 days ago
I had my 09 Enclave's Power steering system repair. Cost me more than $1500. But GM only reimburse me for the pump and gear housing which are the only things are cover for this special coverage. But, is there anyway that dealer will replace gear housing, but gear? Any body has knowledge about this?


Sean M. said
16 days ago
2011 acadia - just took in for the "memo" on the power steering pump that is defective in only some vehicles. Ours, of course, was just fine even though it makes noise when turning and the car is cold. They told me the rack mount bushings are basically GONE and the service person even told me "this shouldn't happen with a car that has so few miles". Then she proceeds to give me the quote for repair which is about $400. Absolutely ridiculous!


James l. said
15 days ago
I have a 2011 ttraveerse and had the gear replaced 6 months ago (~1700) . Got the letter last week , called GM and the dealer and they said the gear is not covered only the pump.


Chelsy G. said
15 days ago
I bought a used 2010 Traverse from a dealer in 2012. About 6 months later I began having problems with the steering. Whenever I go to make a turn at low speed the steering wheel becomes tight and very difficult to turn. It is very dangerous. I have 4 young children who are almost always with me in the vehicle. I tried filling the power steering fluid, but that did not fix the issue.


Mary J. said
15 days ago
3 days ago I submittted the issues that I have been having with my 2009 Chevy Traverse. Will anyone get back with us at this site or do I need to find my own lawyer?


Gregorio P. said
14 days ago
I have a 2010 Chev Traverse with steering problems; however, Burlington Chevrolet stated it wasn't the power steering pump. They said it was the steering gear rack which will cost me about $1,600 plus tax (also includes flushing the line and wheel alignment). This is ridiculous. I've read similar common problems. This has to be related. I'm frustrated!


Nick D. said
13 days ago
Mine just went out this weekend. Coming down a hill, passing a car, in the on-coming traffic lane. Power steering gave out, didn't know it at the time, blinkered to get back into the right lane, had to wholly force the car over. About mid-way over, power steering kicked back in and I had to over correct. I am sure I looked like a drunk mad-man. It is now consistent though, no powersteering unless gas is applied...in a lighter note, the whirring noise the dealership told me was 'normal', is now gone.


Noelle W. said
12 days ago
We got the power steering pump recall notice, took our 2011 Buick Enclave in today because of the whining noise, and we were told the gears are leaking into the power steering pump, which has damaged the power steering pump. GMC will cover the pump, $600, but we would have to pay $1,200 to fix the leak. REALLY??? There is clearly a problem with the whole PS system in the Enclave, Acadia and Traverse, and it's been going on for years apparently. When we go to pick up the car in about an hour, they are going to get an earful! I am going to follow this very closely, and believe a class action suit may be in order here.


chrissy w. said
12 days ago
We have a 2010 Buick Enclave, the power steering goes out randomly.I received the steering pump recall notice and took my car in and they want me to pay a 1000 bucks because the gears are leaking.


Jason S. said
11 days ago
We have a 2009 chevy traverse with 91000 done replaced water pump and have had a loud knocking , popping noise from the front end epically while turning


Erin N. said
11 days ago
I have a 2011 GMC Acadia and I have the same story as the rest...I had the rack and pinion replaced about 2 months ago. It didn't help my power steering issue one bit. Got the extended warranty notice last week and just had a new power steering pump installed. Great however I still am out $1300 for the R&P!


said
9 days ago
My wife has a 2009 traverse and is having the same issue with the power steering, Both of us have had several close calls and now am afraid for us to drive it on the hiway. GM needs to take responsibility and fix this issue and not wait for a tragedy to react to. This is very dangerous.


Debbie M. said
9 days ago
Just got back from the dealership and I need to replace the power steering rack on my 2008 GMC Acadia for $1500. We don't have that kind of money right now so we're just going to have to wait it out for a whole. Really hoping that GMC will realize the pump is not the only problem, the whole rack it!


Tim W. said
9 days ago
2008 GMC Acadia SLT2. We took it to the dealer due to power steering wine and the steering failing at low speeds. We got the same answer of we are replacing the pump but you need a new steering gear which will cost us $1,200 and it is not included in the recall. This is a blatent disregard for taking care of GMC's customers and is a safety issue even though the dealer said that it isn't a safety issue.


David C. said
9 days ago
Just got the call from my Buick dealer. The pump mentioned in the recall will be replaced and labor will be covered, yet "unfortunately" they tell me the gears leaking and rack and pinion will need to be replaced $700 parts and $700 labor wil be on my bill, since thats not part of the "recall' ? After reading these posts it sound awfully suspicious.


Michelle B. said
8 days ago
My 2011 Buick Enclave was taken in for 2 other recalls today. We got a call from the dealership asking if we had additional warranty because the steering/ suspension pump was leaking and low of fluid (Our warranty just ran out). They covered this cost because I mentioned a letter I had received from Buick last week; however, they told me the rack and gear had to be replaced for $759.88 in parts and $560 in parts. I find it very disappointing that this company doesn't follow through with fixing it's poor workmanship. I feel we will be going back to driving another brand of vehicles after all the recalls on this car and blatant disregard to taking care of the products they sale.


Michelle B. said
8 days ago
My 2011 Buick Enclave was taken in for 2 other recalls today. We got a call from the dealership asking if we had additional warranty because the steering/ suspension pump was leaking and low of fluid (Our warranty just ran out). They covered this cost because I mentioned a letter I had received from Buick last week; however, they told me the rack and gear had to be replaced for $759.88 in parts and $560 in parts. I find it very disappointing that this company doesn't follow through with fixing it's poor workmanship. I feel we will be going back to driving another brand of vehicles after all the recalls on this car and blatant disregard to taking care of the products they sale.


Michelle B. said
8 days ago
My 2011 Buick Enclave was taken in for 2 other recalls today. We got a call from the dealership asking if we had additional warranty because the steering/ suspension pump was leaking and low of fluid (Our warranty just ran out). They covered this cost because I mentioned a letter I had received from Buick last week; however, they told me the rack and gear had to be replaced for $759.88 in parts and $560 in parts. I find it very disappointing that this company doesn't follow through with fixing it's poor workmanship. I feel we will be going back to driving another brand of vehicles after all the recalls on this car and blatant disregard to taking care of the products they sale.


Michelle B. said
8 days ago
My 2011 Buick Enclave was taken in for 2 other recalls today. We got a call from the dealership asking if we had additional warranty because the steering/ suspension pump was leaking and low of fluid (Our warranty just ran out). They covered this cost because I mentioned a letter I had received from Buick last week; however, they told me the rack and gear had to be replaced for $759.88 in parts and $560 in parts. I find it very disappointing that this company doesn't follow through with fixing it's poor workmanship. I feel we will be going back to driving another brand of vehicles after all the recalls on this car and blatant disregard to taking care of the products they sale.


Michelle B. said
8 days ago
My 2011 Buick Enclave was taken in for 2 other recalls today. We got a call from the dealership asking if we had additional warranty because the steering/ suspension pump was leaking and low of fluid (Our warranty just ran out). They covered this cost because I mentioned a letter I had received from Buick last week; however, they told me the rack and gear had to be replaced for $759.88 in parts and $560 in parts. I find it very disappointing that this company doesn't follow through with fixing it's poor workmanship. I feel we will be going back to driving another brand of vehicles after all the recalls on this car and blatant disregard to taking care of the products they sale.


Robert T. said
6 days ago
2011 Chevy traverse, having the same problem with the power steering tightening up at slow speed or when applying brakes.


Robert T. said
6 days ago
2011 Chevy traverse, having the same problem with the power steering tightening up at slow speed or when applying brakes.


Frank R. said
5 days ago
2009 Traverse 84000 miles, having steering issue as explained in all other posts, The dealership told me they will fix the pimp at no charge but I have to pay $1,700.00 for the rack because that is normal wear and tear.


Frank R. said
5 days ago
2009 Traverse 84000 miles, having steering issue as explained in all other posts, The dealership told me they will fix the pimp at no charge but I have to pay $1,700.00 for the rack because that is normal wear and tear.


Wren H. said
5 days ago
2012 Buick Enclave, 68,000 miles. Power steering has now stopped twice while driving. Dealer could not find anything wrong the first time. Warranty, of course, has run out. Saw all of the power steering discussions online. Have already received two other safety recall notices.


Brenda B. said
5 days ago
I just bought a used 2010 Buick enclave in september 2014 found out it has a rack and pinion problem then the dealer told me it wasn't Luke that when they sold it to me.


Brenda B. said
5 days ago
I just bought a used 2010 Buick enclave in september 2014 found out it has a rack and pinion problem then the dealer told me it wasn't Luke that when they sold it to me.


Richard D. said
3 days ago
2010 Chevy Traverse LS with 89,000 miles has a leaking power steering box and needs a new steering rack. This is the first time I have had such a problem with a vehicle in the forty-six years I've driven, so I decided to see if others had similar issues.


susan b. said
3 days ago
I bought my GMC Acadia in December of 2009. A few days in I noticed a whirring sound in turning. I was told by the dealership that it was normal, a design flaw with brushes in the steering column. June 20110 entire electrical motherboard failed, six months later the water pump failed. Brought the car in 3 times for airbag lights. I sensor was replaced then I was told to just "keep something heavy in the seat". For eight months ABS and brake light chimed with nothing wrong. I reported that the air conditioner was not cooling only to be told it was all good, of course until the warranty was out then a repair of $600. Now that so called design flaw and whirring noise has turned into power steering failure an leak in power steering rack , !000 repair not covered by the recall of power steering pump. Unreal. What a bunch of crooks.


Kris V. said
3 days ago
I am currently at the dealer where I bought my 2011 Chevy Traverse. I received a " notice" about issues with the power steering pump possibly failing. Very recently we have experienced this at low speeds so the timing was perfect. I made an appointment and am here now. Minutes ago the tech looking at my vehicle calls me in and shows me a sizable leak in the steering rack. I asked is this was going to be covered in the notice and he said no, just the power steering pump. The man at the front desk is currently writing an estimate on the cost of the repair. I went online to check the cost for parts and found this posing and thought it might help me.


Judd B. said
3 days ago
2010 chevy traverse at low speeds steering is real tight.


Judd B. said
3 days ago
2010 chevy traverse at low speeds steering is real tight.


Judd B. said
3 days ago
2010 chevy traverse at low speeds steering is real tight


Lisa F. said
2 days ago
2010 Buick Enclave; almost 35,000 miles bought new Dec 2009. I took car in for regular oil change & tire rotation. I was told my Power steering is leaking & that the Gear needs replaced. My service tech said gear is Not covered by Power Steering Recall. I was told cost was $1,300-1,400 to fix. I have Right Front strut leaking too. Estimated cost for that is almost $400. This all seems very wrong on vehicle with less than $35,000 miles. I was told I will need new tires soon also. I am not happy at all & I really hope some of this will get covered by GM recall.


Aaron P. said
2 days ago
I just bought a 2010 Chevy Traverse and I'm experiencing the same problem with power steering intermittently failing while driving at lower speeds making turns. In some cases I really have to muscle it to turn. The dealer downplayed the problem and I wonder if they knew this was a widespread problem. Is there a solution or recall in place at all?


Mark G. said
2 days ago
I have the same issue as Susan B above. Terrible whirling noise when we turn. I have a 2011 Acadia and got the pump recall so I thought this would take care of the issue. They said the issue was the steering gear and it was also leaking. $1058 repair.


Melissa L. said
23 hours ago
We have a 2009 Traverse and having the same problems with the steering. I noticed the problem about a month ago and saw that there was an extended warranty to the pump. Had that replaced almost 2 weeks ago and noticed the steering was acting up a few days ago while my 4 children were in the vehicle with me. As I would try to make a right turn, the vehicle started to shake and making a squeak sound. Very unsafe, especially while having my 4 young children with me. We bought this vehicle because we thought it was dependable and would last us, boy- were we wrong. I brought it into the dealership today and was quoted $1100 (which is too much for a family of 6 to be handing out) to have the rack & pinion replaced and that it was leaking. I can not believe GM hasn't "man up" to ALL these issues.


Melissa L. said
23 hours ago
We have a 2009 Traverse and having the same problems with the steering. I noticed the problem about a month ago and saw that there was an extended warranty to the pump. Had that replaced almost 2 weeks ago and noticed the steering was acting up a few days ago while my 4 children were in the vehicle with me. As I would try to make a right turn, the vehicle started to shake and making a squeak sound. Very unsafe, especially while having my 4 young children with me. We bought this vehicle because we thought it was dependable and would last us, boy- were we wrong. I brought it into the dealership today and was quoted $1100 (which is too much for a family of 6 to be handing out) to have the rack & pinion replaced and that it was leaking. I can not believe GM hasn't "man up" to ALL these issues.


Melissa L. said
23 hours ago
We have a 2009 Traverse and having the same problems with the steering. I noticed the problem about a month ago and saw that there was an extended warranty to the pump. Had that replaced almost 2 weeks ago and noticed the steering was acting up a few days ago while my 4 children were in the vehicle with me. As I would try to make a right turn, the vehicle started to shake and making a squeak sound. Very unsafe, especially while having my 4 young children with me. We bought this vehicle because we thought it was dependable and would last us, boy- were we wrong. I brought it into the dealership today and was quoted $1100 (which is too much for a family of 6 to be handing out) to have the rack & pinion replaced and that it was leaking. I can not believe GM hasn't "man up" to ALL these issues.

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