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NHTSA — Steering: Column Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 232003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Horn is worthless. Was hit by a party who ran a red light. Applied horn to get their attention, but it would not work. I have tried to use the horn on numerous occassions when about to be hit in a parking lot or on the street, but it never seems to work. Very hard to get to work. Airbag did not deploy even though damage required replacement of front bumper. When getting car repaired also advised that steering column bolts were stripped on one side and sheared off on the other, but not caused by accident. Estimate to fix steering another $500+

- Redding, CA, USA

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