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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,827 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 012004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • miles

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

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue has intermittent power steering problems. The problem was most evident when the vehicle was going in slow speed and when attempting to parallel park or when pulling out of a parking space. (also when turning) the consumer was told that this was not apart of recall # 03V527000.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jun 152004

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
When turning the steering wheel towards the left the power steering locked up causing the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to be inspected. During inspection the technician was unable to determine the cause of the problem.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 062004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
When turning left vehicle loses power steering and becomes nearly impossible to turn. Power steering mechanism makes loud growling noise.

- Clive, IA, USA

problem #8

Jun 012003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,100 miles

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

Reduced power steering at low speeds, especially when turning left.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #7

Sep 302003

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • 48,000 miles
When making a left turn steering wheel binds. When this occurs it's almost impossible to steer.

- Forestville, CT, USA

problem #6

May 152001

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue has on several occasions lost the power steering. It seems to happen when slowing down or stopping. It is just for a moment, then it is normal again.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 202001

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving power steering gave out, and consumer ended up running into a field. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. Rack and pinion assembly locked up could not turn.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 262000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
When making a left hand turn steering became hard, next to impossible to turn due to failure of power steering gear. Steering was fine when making a right hand turn.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 072000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
I've had my car for service twice complaining about a groaning noise in the steering. This noise is most prevalent after turning the wheel hard. The service dept. At the dealership said this is normal in power steering. I've owned P.S. cars for years and never heard those sounds. Someone I know with an Intrigue with the same problem was told it was the intermediate steering and they've ordered a part for her to repair the car.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 021999

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering column began making clunking noise at 8265 and at 11015 miles, intermediate steering shaft was replaced. At 16342 noises began again and at 19438, power steering gear assembly replaced and front strut bolts tightened. At 19545 clunk led to tightening of all control arm bolts. Clunk still exists.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states when engine is started and backing out movement, consumer hears a click in the front brakes. When driving no problem, . dealer contacted, and stated this was a factory design flaw. Problem still exists. *akthe click is becoming more & more noticeable after you move forward or backward, consumer also stated that transmission feels like it clunks when shifting from reverse to drive, also power steering was replaced.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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