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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,574 miles

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 042004

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,920 miles


While driving at any speed steering produced a loud thumping noise. Dealer stated that intermediate steering shaft failed would cost $300 to replace and lubricate it.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012002

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
Tie rod ends had to be replaced at about 15K miles, again at about 25K miles. Car now has 64K miles and needs to be replaced again. Also, I have had to have the steering shaft lubricated and/or replaced 4 times due to the clicking/grinding noise caused by defective shafts.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 132002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,114 miles
Noticed clicking noise when turning the wheel and felt knocking through floor boards. Disregard complaint 10047407 of 11/13/2001 as year and mileage incorrect. Dealer replaced the intermediate steering shaft (part 26100571 - shaft 6.526) and lubricated the shaft (part 26098237 - lubricant 8.800).

- North Bend, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 132001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,247 miles
Noticed clicking noise when turning and felt a knocking through the floor boards. Dealer replaced the intermediate steering shaft (part 26100571 - shaft 6.526) and lubricated shaft (part 26098237 - lubricant 8.800).

- North Bend, WA, USA

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