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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion: Rack Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,793 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 222005

Cutlass 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,586 miles


Recall on 1998 olds Cutlass- I was not notified of such recall on steering: Rack and pinion. I am paying out of pocket for this repair and am getting a run around from Oldsmobile. My car is being serviced at a non-GM facility. Oldsmobile is very inconsistant and unreliable, especially when it comes to safety and customer service. I will never buy a GM vehicle, and recommend that my friends/family not buy one either. GM is not customer oriented and this is very dissappointing.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 272003

Cutlass 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
Steering making noise after both power steering pump and steering rack began leaking fluid. Dealership has replaced power steering pump (4 times) and power steering rack (4 times), but grinding noise persists. Dealership has been very accommodating and has assigned three different technicians in an attempt to solve this problem. After reading other complaints on this site, I now understand why dealership has been unable to fix this problem after repeated attempts. I am now concerned about my safety while driving the vehicle. I am also concerned if the problem can ever be fixed.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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