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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 212001


  • miles


The steering linkage and left front suspension showed laud noise of grinding and clunking friction at low speed and during turning, mostly toward the left side. The left front wheel seemed to move loosely during these movement, too. Dealer diagnosed and replaced the defective intermediate geer shaft at the owner's expense. The problem seemed to have reduced.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #3

Mar 011999


  • miles
Problems with rattle and vibration from steering wheel assembly. Feels as though steering could fail

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 151998


  • miles
1. rear seat belt sometimes locks and won't pull out 2. anti-lock brakes make loud ratcheting noise and temporarily activate upon starting car, causing what feels like a temporary lack of braking - dealer has not attempted to fix saying it is normal. 3. intermediate steering shaft has failed twice causing noticible "clunking" noise - dealer has replaced twice under warranty, who will pay the next time? 4. left rear window sometimes fails to operate.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 171999

(reported on)


  • miles
Steering linkage seems loose, especially on turns. Vibration noticeable in steeling wheel when brakes applied. Similar to symptoms repoted in NHTSA defect summary. Plan to take to dealer for resolution.

- Ellicott City, DC, USA

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