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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:
20,000 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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2002 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 192006

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The steering wheel has a clunking sound & feel as you turn the car. The local dealer has replaced the shaft 3 or 4 time in 58,000 miles, and it is very bad again. In the past they did not charge to repair, but now want to. This is like several other complaints in the system for this problem.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

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