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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,453 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 #20

Dec 012010

Lumina

  • 104,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. The contact stated that the vehicle became difficult to turn, similar to NHTSA campaign id number: 03V527000 ( steering:rack and pinion). The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact that her vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact did not inform the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 104,000.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #19

Jul 112009

Lumina

  • 129,800 miles
Temporary loss of steering. On 4 occasions within the past 2 weeks I had recently left my residence and was making either a left or right turn. At the start of the turn I could not steer the car. It was as if something was broken, I did hear a squeal. I was able to return home (about 2 blocks) and again checked the power steering fluid and the serpentine belt. The fluid was correct and the belt is about 8 months old. For the recall #03V527000 in 2003 I did go to the Chevrolet dealer in ft. Myers and they checked the vehicle and told me that the car was ok.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #18

Mar 122008

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,382 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. While driving at any speed, the contact experiences difficulty turning the steering wheel to the right. The garage stated that the steering rack and pinion was malfunctioning and needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 125,382. Updated 05/06/08. The manufacture informed the consumer his vehicle did not meet the requirements for the recall.updated 05/08/08.

- South Hamilton, MA, USA

problem #17

Mar 022007

Lumina

  • miles

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

I own a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina its rack in pinion is doing the same as recalled cars but the dealer says my car isn't recalled by VIN number is thee anyway to get Chevrolet to make the repairs its to dangerous to drive like this.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #16

Mar 012007

Lumina

  • miles
Make : Chevrolet model : Lumina year : 1998 component: Steering:rack and pinion my car shows all the signs of the reason you did this recall why was my car not included.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #15

Feb 182006

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,276 miles
: the contact stated while making a left turn the steering is shaky and a grinding noise is heard coming from the vehicle. There is a NHTSA recall, # 03V527000, regarding the steering: Rack and pinion. The dealership was alerted. The manufacturer was alerted and determined the VIN was not included in the recall.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #14

Aug 202005

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

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

The consumer stated that 1998 Chevrolet Lumina was having a problem with rack and pinion steering. The car makes noise in the front end. The rack and pinion had to be replaced. This has been a problem for about a month. The car has been checked by repairman. The consumer contacted GM, and this vehicle was not included in any recall on this issue due to VIN.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #13

Aug 192005

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,883 miles
Contact stated the lower rack and pinion was defective.. the car will not turn left. The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. He started having problems on August 19, 2005. He took vehicle to a dealer and they told him his this vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall 03V527000 due to VIN.

- Bay City , MI, USA

problem #12

Aug 052005

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I just learned today that my Lumina had a recall on Dec. 11, 2003 for steering: Rack and pinion. I have never been notified of this recall.

- Battlefield, MO, USA

problem #11

Nov 092004

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
Rack and pinion steering locked while the consumer was making a left hand turn. Dealer stated there was a recall for this defect.

- Roy, UT, USA

problem #10

Jul 292004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle experienced the same problem as mentioned NHTSA recall 03V527000. Certain passenger vehicles have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. These retainers could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership, they indicated sorry this vehicle was not include in this recall due to the VIN.

- East Berlin, PA, USA

problem #9

Mar 262004

(reported on)

Lumina

  • 40,000 miles
While driving steering wheel tightened as if it didn't have power assist. Recall 03V527000 was issued for steering gear bearings. But this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #8

Feb 212004

Lumina

  • miles
After the steering gear bearings recall 03V527000 was performed the check engine light came on. This didn't occur prior to having the recall perform. The dealership has been notified.

- Hidalgo, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 082004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,714 miles
When making a left or right turn, the consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The consumer felt that the problem may have been related to recall# 03V527000.

- Bagdad, KY, USA

problem #6

Feb 252004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, which I purchased new in 1998. I had noticed a sporadic steering wheel kick-back at low speeds when turning left in this vehicle. I told a friend about my situation (he too owns same year, make, model) and he explained he received a recall letter from Chevrolet and had this problem corrected on his vehicle. I called my local chevolet dealer and the service advised scheduled me an appointment to repair, but then called me back and cancelled appointment and explained to me that my VIN number was not included in the recall. I called Chevrolet assistance and they advised me to pay for repairs out of my pocket because my car was out of warranty. I feel this is unacceptable and discriminatory. Obviously Chevrolet is trying to reduce their costs by denying my claim for this campaign. I have seen quite a few other Chevrolet owners with the same complaint. When is the NHTSA going to step in show the imbeciles at Chevrolet that this steering problem has a broader scope than they are willing to admit too.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #5

Feb 102004

Lumina

  • miles
In December, the steering froze up in my 98 Lumina ltz after making a left hand turn. Mechanic said it was only a belt problem but the steering continued to be very tight. Also there was a continuous tapping sound. After a recent brake service, a different mechanic informed me that the rack and pinion needs to be replaced. The dealership claims that although the 98 Luminas were included in the last recall, my serial number was not among those recalled; however it is suffering from the same problems as those recalled.

- Harbeson, DE, USA

problem #4

Jan 222004

Lumina

  • miles
While turning the steering wheel it would be hard to turn. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for analysis, and mechanic told consumer that this vehicle was not included in recall 03V527000 concerning steering bearing failure due to VIN.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 022003

Lumina

  • miles
While driving and making left or right turns and without warning steering wheel locked up. Dealer stated rack and pinion failed.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 252003

Lumina

  • miles
When the driver attempted to make a left hand turn the steering wheel locked completely up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the rack and pinion malfunctioned.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #1

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

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