Report: Steering May Develop Clunk Noise From Upper Intermediate Steering Shaft
Buick LaCrosse Problem
Average Mileage: 102,317,807 mi (26,000 mi - 2,147,483,647 mi)
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.
I just had this problem repaired at my local dealership. It was a clunking noise during turning that did not effect performance but it was annoying. Get the tech to turn the steering wheel a bit so he can hear/feel it. He will be able to diagnose this common problem and effect the repair in about 30 minutes. Required replacement of the intermediate steering shaft which is located just below the steering wheel under the plastic housing. He advised that it is a very common problem but not a safety issue.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 112,000 mi
I have the same clunking. My dealer needs to order the new mid shaft and install it. I never had this happen to any car I owned. Where is GM's help? Why is there no recall? $225.00 for something that should never go wrong!
Visitor, 2006 Buick LaCrosse, 68,000 mi
I had this problem at 50,00 and now 68,000.
They want 1400.00 to fix it.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 29,104 mi
CREEKING FROM STEERING. SLOW SPEEDS.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse
The grinding or clunking noise happens when turning the wheel. It occurs in cooler weather (late fall to early spring) I assume from the lubricant being less viscous. The car only has 29,000 miles on it but the noise started about 3 years ago. A service bulletin from GM indicates a loss of lubricant.
Visitor, 2006 Buick LaCrosse, 80,000 mi
Clunking noise whenever the steering wheel is moved in either direction.
Visitor, 2007 Buick LaCrosse, 95,700 mi
I am experiencing the same problem. I took it to a dealer and they diagnosed it to be the steering shaft.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 150,000 mi
There has been a clunking noise when I turn the wheel left or right. This has been occurring for at least the past 60,000 miles.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 2,147,483,647 mi
dealer fixed under waranty . i live with it now.
Visitor, 2007 Buick LaCrosse, 51,000 mi
Apparently this is a built-in problem with Buicks these days. I have been having the same noise, very dis-concerning, but the steering is still tight and precise. A Buick man for over 40 years, but considering a different brand, very soon!