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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles


We have a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette. In November, 2005 we started having trouble with steering vibration and severe pulling to the right. It turns out a left tie rod end was failing. The mechanic told us that it was close to failure and if it did we would get in an accident. We got that fixed but now we have the same problem and it turns out that the same tie rod on the right side has an end that is failing.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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