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NHTSA — Steering: Gear Box: Shaft Pitman Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,228 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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2001 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092003

(reported on)


  • 37,000 miles


There is a cracking noise in the steering shaft when steering wheel is turned. Dealership replaced the part, but the problem still exists.

- Ithaca, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 122003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,456 miles
Consumer states while traveling at highway speed and without any indication engine started slipping and jerking. Vehicle was serviced, technician noticed transmission needed to be replaced. First the transmission was reconditioned then the dealer replaced the shift solenoids. Breaks squeaked and made a rubbing and moaning noise. The joint on the steering shaft was binding. The steering shaft was replaced..

- Pocahontas, AR, USA

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