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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,632 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Mar 112003

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The rack and pinion failed on the vehicle.8jb

- Wellston, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 152003

Cavalier

  • miles
After the recall was performed on the rack and pinion, the problem recurred.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 232003

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer was informed no parts were available regarding the rack and pinion. Recall #02 V 286 000.

- Middleburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 132003

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • miles

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

NHTSA#02-V-286-000 consumer was informed the recall replacement would be performed in March or the first week in April. Scc

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #6

Feb 292000

Cavalier

  • miles
Consumer states while driving approximately 35-40mph, "softly" turned steering wheel to avoid an object in the road. Consumer loss complete control of vehicle's steering, travelled down an embankment and crashed into a tree. Consumer feels issue may be related to current recall 02V286000

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 282002

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
When turning steering wheel there is a clicking noise, which comes from rack and pinion. If rack and pinion breaks their will be no steering.

- Isom, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 082001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles

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

Rack & pinion steering failed for the 4th time, causing loss of control. Would hear noises coming from front of vehicle whenever turning. Had reported problem previously. Image #855501.

- South Point, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 241999

Cavalier

  • miles
I have had to have 3 major steering components replaced on my 1998 Chevy cavailer and I am concerned about the future safety of the car. The rack and pinon steering has been replaced twice on vehicle to this date. My understanding from the dealership working on it they are using replacement parts instead of new parts. I have contacted the manufacture regarding this issue but no solution there. My next step is to make a complaint with md state's attorney office.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 242000

Cavalier

  • miles
When trying to make a turn consumer could hear noise coming from the front of vehicle while turning, the vehicle had been served twice on the rack and pinion.

- South Point, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 101999

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When first starting vehicle steering wheel locks up and continues not to move as a result of the wheel locking, brakes will also not work.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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