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NHTSA — Steering: Wheel And Handle Bar Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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 Silhouette steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 202003


  • 75,000 miles


When attempting to make a left turn, consumer states the steering wheel gets really stiff. Took vehicle to dealer and there is a recall describing the same problem recall # 02 V 286 000. Consumers vehicle was not affected.

- Glen Rock, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
With front wheel drive vehicle making a right turn and driving over a puddle, water will splash from wheel and get into the serpentine belt, causing steering wheel to lock up. Dealer claimed this was normal.ak

- Miami, FL, USA

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