2008 Buick Enclave Long Term Road Test

2008 Buick Enclave CX: Power Steering Repair.

June 12, 2008

Five days after our Long Term Buick Enclave CX was dropped of at Santa Monica Chevrolet Buick (click the link to rate this dealership) for a complete failure in the power steering system, the Buick's back in our garage.

As we suspected, the power steering pump was at fault and would have to be ordered. The majority of time spent at the dealership was waiting for the pump, their supplier was closed for inventory. vWhen I picked up the car yesterday the new pump had a familiar groan...

They hadn't properly bled the system. It's not a long or difficult process, but it should have been done before I picked the car up. I called them just to hear them out on the issue, the service advisor told me to drive it for a few days and the bubbles will work themselves out.

We're just going to bleed the system ourselves the right way (and add more fluid as the trapped bubbles leave the system -- volume you know) and call it a day.

Total Cost: 0.00
Days out of service: 5

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 19,495 miles.

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