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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,172 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 #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

Aug 222003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering column and tie rods need to be replaced in our 2001 Pontiac Bonneville with only 39000 miles and no accident.

- Bailey, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 152003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,500 miles
The tie rod assembly failed, which caused the vehicle to jerk. The vehicle shuddered before the replacement of the tie rod eads. There was play in T he tie rod eads, which allowed the front wheels to move freely without turning the steering wheel. Scc

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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