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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,352 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 Monte Carlo steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 242003

Monte Carlo 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,759 miles


1998 Monte Carlo :complained of growling noise at low speed turns; also, not mentioned to shop but was told by friend that he thought the wheel was harder to turn then other vehicles. Shop informed me that rack and pinion needed to be replaced. I checked the service manual to find out why it could not be reconditioned but stopped after seeing that there was a existing problem being investigated about faulty rack and pinions. Note this vehicle only has 26000 miles on it.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #4

Feb 262003

Monte Carlo 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rack and pinion was deemed faulty by my certified mechanic. The vehicle has only 55,000 miles on it.

- Millington, MI, USA

problem #3

May 302000

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
When oil was changed noticed lots of fluids leaking. Dealer stated rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

- San Antion, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 111999

(reported on)

Monte Carlo

  • miles
Clunking noise in front end at low speeds/ car wanders from straight line - like torque steer/ cruise control accelerates car radically when you press "resume".

- Girard, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 061997

Monte Carlo

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Poor rack and pinon steering causing vehicle to pull.

- Fultondale, AL, USA

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