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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue (Page 4 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,767 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.

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #8

Jul 191999

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Steering rack has a clunking sound when when first moving car & turning the steering wheel plus is hard to turn. Parking lamp socket failed causing bulb to melt & fuse melted plastic inside of socket, which will not allow a replacement bulb to be replaced, bulb fails to light up for turn signals. Air conditioning is poor at best, will not cool car down.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #7

Apr 291999

Intrigue

  • miles
This car has had thirteen garage visits under warranty so far to either diagnose problems or correct problems. Tomorrow, it will have the intermediate steering shaft replaced for the second time by holmes Oldsmobile to correct a popping sensation in the steering. Other repairs in this regard have been replacement of the control arms and the steering rack. The front brake rotors first warped last year and were turned on 08/19/98; they warped again and were replaced on 12/10/98. On 6/11/99, this second set for the frontwere turned again along with both rear rotors due to warpage; this is grossly excessive. I understand that Oldsmobile has discontinued these brakes as an option (labelled "autobahn" ) because of quality problems. Please investigate this situation for me as both the steering and brakes evidence of durability problems do not instill confidence.

- Stuart, IA, USA

problem #6

Aug 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rack and pinion gear failed. Nlm

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #5

May 251999

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Vehicle has been at dealer seven times for noise in the front end. The dealer has replaced the intermediate steering shaft, the rack and pinion and has tightened the control arm and front struts. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #4

May 111998

Intrigue

  • miles
Customer believes rack and pinion steering has a design flaw which causes the steering wheel to shake when braking, a clicking noise in the right front wheel when turning and pulling to the right. Nlm

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 011999

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making turns or going around curves it feels like the front wheels are loose which could cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealer has replaced lower control arm twice and rack and pinion once, but defect keeps reoccurring.

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 151998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Fuel pump/steering rack and pinion/both front struts/battery, and engine failures.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

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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