Buick LaCrosse: Hydraulic Power Steering - Steering - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Hydraulic Power Steering

If your vehicle has hydraulic power steering, it may require maintenance. See Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine) or Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine).

If power steering assist is lost because the engine stops or the power steering system is not functioning, the vehicle can be steered but may require increased effort. See your dealer if there is a problem.

    Variable Effort Steering
    Some vehicles have a steering system that varies the amount of effort required to steer the vehicle in relation to the speed of the vehicle. The amount of steering effort required is less at ...

    Curve Tips
    • Take curves at a reasonable speed. • Reduce speed before entering a curve. • Maintain a reasonable steady speed through the curve. • Wait until the vehicle is out of the curve bef ...

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    Determining the load limit
    Determining the load limit 1. Locate the following statement on your vehicle’s placard: ▷ The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, ...

    Checking Coolant
    The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant surge tank. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, do not d ...

    Downshift restriction warning buzzer (S mode)
    To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even when the shift lever is operated. (A ...