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NHTSA — Steering: Gear Box (Other Than Rack And Pinion) Problems

3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Regal steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092004

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer took the vehicle to dealer for a recall concerning steering gear bearings. Consumer stated the vehicle was taken in again since the steering wheel continued to malfunction. Dealer stated the repair only consisted of one part, and that part had been replaced. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that the consumer waited too long, and the vehicle was too old. NHTSA recall steering gear bearings 03V527000.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 252000

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes, brake caliper fell off, jamming front wheel causing it to freeze, resulting in loss of control. The vehicle would drive in reverse but the right front wheel stayed locked. The cause was found to be two bolts that hold the caliper sheared off. The caliper, after coming off, jammed the front wheel movement to halt. The vehicle shaked when backing and turning due to power steering gear failure. The brakes pulsate when applied due to excess runout of brake rotors.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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