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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Rod: Relay: Connecting Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


As I was merging onto the highway 496 from waverly rd in lansing headed East my car suddenly began shaking terribly and the next thing I knew the vehicle just shot to the right at increased speed causing me to hit a number of trees before finally stopping. My 5 year old son was in the backseat of the vehicle at the time. Once the tow truck came he determined that the tire rod broke on the vehicle causing the accident. This is a 2002 Alero still under warranty and had just been serviced July 14, 2005 for oil change tire pressure check and so forth.

- Lansing, MI, USA

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