2017 Buick Enclave Steering Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 08/20/22 •  3 min read

Buick is one of the leading car brands in the world. The company has been around for more than a century and has been in existence since 1903. The company is now a part of General Motors and has expanded to offer other models such as Enclave, LaCrosse, and Regal. Buick is a popular brand for its powerful engine and the reputation of being a manufacturer of some of the safest cars on the road.

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The 2017 Buick Enclave has one of the best interiors on the market, and if you’re buying a used Enclave, you’ll want to be sure that it’s in tip-top shape. One common problem with Buick Enclaves is that they tend to have a little too much play in the steering. So let’s take a look at how you can identify if your Enclave has issues with the steering.

Leaking Power Steering Fluids

The first issue that you might notice with your Enclave is that the power steering fluid is leaking. Power steering is a hydraulic system that allows the driver to steer the car properly. If a car is often driving through areas with extreme freezing temperatures, the power steering fluid will start to lose its effectiveness, and it might start leaking.

It’s important to check the fluid level in your Enclave and make sure that it’s full. If you notice that it’s low, take your car to a Buick dealer as soon as possible.

Steering Rack Is Improperly Mounted

The steering rack is a part of the steering system that makes sure that the car stays straight when you’re driving. If your Enclave has a loose steering rack, it could cause problems with the steering system. It’s important to have a properly functioning steering rack in order to make sure that your car doesn’t suddenly jerk or drift into another lane while you’re driving.

Steering Wheel Slips

The steering wheel of your Enclave should always feel firm and tight. If the steering wheel is loose, it could cause the driver to lose control of the car while driving. It’s important to have a properly functioning steering wheel in order to avoid accidents.

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Strange Vibrations On The Steering Wheel

Another sign that your Enclave might have steering issues is that you notice strange vibrations or rattling on the steering wheel. Check if these vibrations persist or if it only starts in certain speed settings and while driving.

Steering Belt Is Worn Out

As time goes on, the steering belt of your Enclave will wear out. Have you ever noticed that steering your car suddenly feels heavier than normal? If so, this is a sign that your steering belt is worn out. The steering belt needs to be replaced in order to make sure that your Enclave’s steering system is functioning properly.

Steering issues are not only annoying, but they can also lead to an accident if you don’t take care of them immediately. So make sure that you keep an eye out for these signs and contact a Buick dealer as soon as possible if you notice any of these issues with your Enclave.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.