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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion: Rack Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,950 miles


The steering was hard and had it inspected. The results being a worn out steering rack that was leaking power steering fluid. The ase certified master mechanic stated that this is a common problem in GM vehicles. Cars are engineered products - the user should not have to replace such parts on a regular basis because, the customer buys cars based on the reliability of mechanical and hydraulically engineered components. I am disappointed that it is a constant mental stress for the owner to actually 'expect' known problems that GM is not ready to acknowledge - though comparable Japanese and german cars run without such problems in the similar components for the life of the car.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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