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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 Chevrolet Lumina steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer had difficulty making left turns at low speeds. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the power steering pump needed to be replaced.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The steering wheel locked up after the vehicle had been sitting with the engine off. The consumer had taken the vehicle to a mechanic, and the mechanic replaced the rack and pinion and power steering pump.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 052001

(reported on)


  • miles
A loud noise occurs within steering pump assembly. Replaced rack and pinion steering which did not correct problem.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

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