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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,625 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.

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2003 Hummer H2 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Hummer H2 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 052004

H2 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 5 mph, the driver's tie rod broke without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the tie rod needed to be replaced. However, the problem recurred.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 222004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles
Two rods broke while driving at approximately 5 mph. Consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer, and they will not honor the warranty. Consumer is currently waiting for a session with arbitration. The consumer is meeting with other consumers with the same problem.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 282004

H2 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I bought a Hummer H2 in April 2004. I went off road the next weekend and was going about 5 miles an hour up a mountain and lost control of the steering. We found out the tie rod broke. They told me it was not covered by warranty. I went to abritration and won my case. This last weekend I was climbing a hill less than 5 miles an hour and the same tie rod broke. When this happens you have no control of that wheel. I talked to a sales man at the Hummer dealer I bought my truck from and he told me that he broke a tie rod at one of the Hummer test centers. When I picked my truck up from the dealer the first time my tie rod broke I saw another Hummer H2 being brought in for a broken tie rod. I talked to the service repair tech and he told me he could not believe how small the tie rods are. I feel very lucky to be able to tell you these stories. I do not want to have to see people die from this defective tie rod. I know GM does not want to recall this part but it needs to be changed before someone gets hurt or killed. Thanks for you help, anthony orefice 661 510-6523 cell.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202004

(reported on)

H2 4WD

  • miles
While driving, the tie rod broke.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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