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NHTSA — Steering Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,792 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.

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182006

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


This complaint is for a defect in a 2001 Oldsmobile-siloutte I was driving on a main highway at 55mph(cruise set) the van went out of control and almost rolled. The van swerved also in oncoming traffic. I managed to get it under control but was a very scary ordeal! I had the van towed to my car dealer and found out a sensor attached to the motor (approx 2ft long) came loose and got caught in the serpetine belt. The car dealer repair department re-attached this part where it belonged. Luck- there was no on-coming traffic!!

- Pennock, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 302006

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,585 miles
: the contact stated while navigating a turn at 45 mph, the steering wheel started turning freely without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the steering shaft and driver air bag coil.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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