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NHTSA — Steering: Wheel And Handle Bar Problems

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Oct 022002

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Consumer states that when steering to the left the steering wheel gets tight causing difficulty in steering. Dealer notified said rack and pinion gone bad.

- Norfolk, MA, USA

problem #23

Dec 201998

Intrigue

  • miles
I took the car to the dealer the first time it happened. The car was brand new. They said the knew what it was and replace a joint in the stering column. The problem reapear at around 20,000 mile. I check the ntsa website and found 71 complains similar to my.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #22

Aug 252001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Rattle or knocking felt in steering wheel. Intermediate shaft replace 3 years ago but problem has returned. Have also just had struts replaced as per tsb #010232002, this did not solve the problem. Dealer is hesitant to tackle this problem. Concerned that this may become a safety issue.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #21

Aug 311998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer noticed a vibration coming from steering column. Dealership examined vehicle and replaced intermediate steering shaft three times under warranty, and the problem has reoccurred.. steering rack has also been relaced. After backing out, transmission will hesitate or shudder.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #20

Aug 062001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Whenever driving vehicle steering wheel would have a lot of slack when turning. Able to drive vehicle, but can feel the looseness when trying to correct or turning. Have not been to dealership.

- Wake Village, TX, USA

problem #19

Apr 172001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
4/11/2000, replaced intermittant steering shaft, replaced steering shaft, replaced steering rack and pinion and adjusted front toe. 5/25/00, replaced master switch assy. Fog light repaired. Damaged shift indicator light, inoperable bulbs, lamps replaced. Mirror light repaired. 6/01/00, vehicle towed in, new battery replacement,

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #18

Aug 262000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles

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

I've read 40 consumer complaints about "clunking" in the steering/gear box/suspension and repeating failures. Why hasn't a recall been done after all these complaints? my dealer has failed to locate the problem and it continues as in many of the other complaints.

- Lansing, KS, USA

problem #17

Jul 132000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering column right side was knocking and fixed 1yr.ago, now left side is knocking, consumer feels this is a safety problem.

- Staten Isl, NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 062000

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving a strange noise was heard coming from the steering shaft. Steering shaft was replaced in November, and is currently being replaced for the second time.

- Belews Creek, NC, USA

problem #15

May 112000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Vehicle would not steer left. The dealer has replaced the power steering shaft.

- Graby, CT, USA

problem #14

Aug 081999

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Intermediate steering shaft failed.yh

- Dawson, IL, USA

problem #13

Jul 011999

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering makes grinding/clunking noise and feel. Brakes sometimes clunk at low speeds.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #12

Sep 101998

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering shaft. Transmission failure.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering column knocks and grinds when driving, turning and stopping.

- Minooka, IL, USA

problem #10

May 131999

Intrigue

  • miles
Vehicle has vibration at all speeds, in ride, brake and gas pedal. Steering column knocks. Dealership damaged door interior panel and ext. Body damage. Filed car under NJ lemon law, dealership does not acknowledge any problem on final repair. Seeking refund under lemon law

- West Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #9

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 #8

May 151999

Intrigue

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Lake In The Hills, LA, USA

problem #7

Sep 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering column knocks and grinds when driving, turning and stopping.

- Minooka, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 091998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering shaft failed.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 151998

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving at low speed there is clunking noise which can be felt in the steering wheel and also when braking. The gear kit has been replaced twice by dealership, and needs replacing again because of the same problem.

- Spring, TX, USA

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