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NHTSA — Steering Problems

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue (Page 2 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,640 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Mar 152003

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

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

This car has had many small problems. Many electrical problems in the air conditioning. The transmission had to be rebuilt at 78000. The biggest problem is in the steering. The intermediate shaft wears out after about 20,000 miles. I am about to have the intermediate shaft replaced for the third time. The first was taken care of by the warranty. The second came out of my pocket and now I am about to have it replaced again.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #20

Feb 102004

Intrigue

  • 90,000 miles
While driving it would be hard for the consumer to turn the steering wheel to the left. Recall03V52700 was issued. Mechanic would not repair free of charge because the VIN was not included.

- Waterford, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 212004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue, steering failure which caused car to veer off the roadway into a light pole causing vehicle to spin. The car is totaled.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #18

Jan 052004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

Loss of power steering at low speeds. First trip to dealer was told this is normal. After near crash returned to dealer and they repaired steering. After about one year the problem returned and is again a safety hazard. Particularly bad on slow speed left turns and most especially when vehicle is cold.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 032003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,800 miles
A clunky noise originating in the front end of my 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue required a $150 steering column lubrication to repair. This problem is detailed in two tsb's on nhsta's web site: #051101 and 010232001B. I consider this charge outrageous based on the fact that in the nearly 50 years I've owned cars, I've never heard of a steering column requiring lubrication. I believe this is a defect in either a design or a manufacturing process that GM is making its customers pay for over and over rather than correcting.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #16

Sep 262003

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • 83,000 miles
When making left turns steering wheel has a lot of play in it. This could result in loss of control.

- Turner, ME, USA

problem #15

Sep 252003

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • 25,000 miles

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

When turning the steering wheel there was a funny feeling like a tapping in the steering shaft. The dealer explained that this could result in sudden steering failure while driving. There is currently an investigation ea-019 on this issue.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #14

Sep 232003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,480 miles
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering binds when turning.

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 032003

Intrigue

  • miles
Turning the steering wheel towards the left and steering wheel would lock up, causing the consumer to lose control of vehicle.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #12

May 022003

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving the vehicle lost it's steering power.

- House Springs, MO, USA

problem #11

Oct 072002

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states that while driving the steering wheel locked up. Unable to turn wheel, almost caused an accident. Contacted dealer.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #10

Aug 142002

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
If driving at 45mph vehicle will heavily vibrate, also steering column will make a popping noise while turning. Dealer will be notified. Consumer stated the steering shaft had been replaced twice, due to a popping noise, the rear passenger windopw sticks.

- Harrison, TN, USA

problem #9

Apr 192000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Consumer states there are steering problems that the dealer can not duplicate or correct, consumer is worried that he may lose complete control of steering if the problem is not resolved soon.

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 231999

Intrigue

  • miles
The steering gear was loose and failed twice.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 231999

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel spun out of control.

- Dawson, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 012000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermediate steering shaft failed, replaced and is failing again causing noise and vibration.

- Pleasant Hill, MO, USA

problem #5

Jul 011999

Intrigue

  • miles
When making a turn, you can feel a quiver in the steering wheel and brake pedal and hear grinding. When releasing brake, it makes noise. Steering seems tight, had car in for repairs numerous times to no avail.

- Shippensburg, PA, USA

problem #4

May 051998

Intrigue

  • miles
The steering assembly has been replaced three times already. It is faulty again at 17444 miles. The car feels unsafe. There is a clunking feeling felt at the steering wheel.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 211998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
When you turn the wheel there is a noise in the front left side of the car.

- Crewe, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the steering system malfunctioned. The steering had a "clucking noise" and then the steering moved freely. Then, after a minute or two, it resumed its steering. Been to dealer several times. Dealer replaced rack and steering gear. Dealer cannot determine problem. Please provide details and VIN #.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

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