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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,008 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 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 182002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,030 miles


I was experiencing trouble in my car when iturned left at low speeds. If felt almost as though I was losing power in the steering part of my car. Shortly after that, a friend of mine emailed me a notice tham Chevy was conducting a recall on my car type and described the same problem that I was having. The article from reuters said that it cause accidents but no fatalities. I immediately got my car fixed and was told that there was not an official recall out yet. I waited and once the recall was out, my car was not included. My car fits all of the parameters of the recall and was experiencing the same problem.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 292003


  • miles
NHTSA#02-V-286-000: Lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly. This vehicle is not include due to the VIN#.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 102000


  • miles
Air bag stays on, 3 modules replaced, problem still present. Horn would not work with steering wheel straight, replaced cancelling cam. Ok. car would not drive straight, replaced steering gear box, ok. A/C rumbles at idle when hot, replaced belt and tensioner, problem still present but not as loud. Dome light stays on, replaced alarm module, ok.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard noise coming from underneath vehicle. The vehcile make noise when turning the wheel due to steering gear failure. The consumer was in contact with the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was under repair with remanufactured parts for the clicking noise.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

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