4.5

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
66,891 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2003 Pontiac Bonneville steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 052011

Bonneville SE 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Very good car so far, Just bought in Oct 2011 with 127,000. Everything is good except for the terrible clucking in steering, when turning sharp or when backing or parking. I also noticed the steering interlock does not work. Hey you mechanics out there, any connection?

Maybe just a simple replacement of interlock mechanism? Watch out for unintended air bag deployment. Disconnect batter first.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Update from Apr 4, 2012: Got a definite quote on a fix for the steering shaft clunking noise when you turn steering wheel at low speeds like in a parking lot or backing out of driveway. Replace the intermediate shaft in the steering column $180 for a new GM shaft redesigned, and $127 labor to replace

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 082010

Bonneville SSEi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

I was told this was not a safety issue and would cost about $300 to fix.* It is due to that you can't get down into the steering shaft to lubricate it. So they would fix it by replacing a part (that doesn't need lube(?)) -

The date thing on this site is a mess and gives today as the date it occurred - but it was at 6000 miles in 2008 when I would notice it just when parking or steering in small space. *Probably more by now.

I love my SSEI beauty and have no other complaint about it except that they are extinct now.

- , Vallejo, CA, US

problem #2

May 202006

Bonneville SLR V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

have not complained to gm yet. they are to screwed up right now...

- , Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

problem #1

Nov 072007

(reported on)

Bonneville SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

As I have read in other complaints, there is a clunking noise in the steering mechanism. Shop wants $500 to replace/repair steering column. I don't know if this is a safety issue, I figure maybe an accident and lawsuit on GM may prompt them into action on this issue.

- , Bensalem, PA, USA

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