NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems

3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,500 miles

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1998 GMC Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

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

Steering speed sensor intermitantly failed causing unpredictable steering movement when making right turns at speed. Steering power assist would suddenly change resulting in sudden veer of vehicle. Couple of "near misses" when pulling trailers and entering freeway. Vehicle has been repaired and problem resolved.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #1

May 232001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle suddenly will veer right or left when turning wheel slightly at road speed. Seems to be a surge in power steering unit. GMC says they have issued a bulletin on this safety defect to all dealer service managers. Car must be taken to a dealer and repairs paid by customer if out of warranty. See my letter dated July 7, 2001 to coury Buick, mesa, AZ, 85206.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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