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NHTSA — Steering: Column Locking: Anti-Theft Device Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162003

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When trying to take key out of ignition the steering wheel would not lock in place and keys could either not be removed or would be removed but wheel still would not lock in place.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 022000

Grand Am

  • miles
Theft system activates on car w/O warning when trying to start car. Car thinks it's being stolen. It starts and then shuts down with theft system light blinking. Can only move by towing it away. Have had it to dealer on 5 different occasions. Last time replace instrument cluster module, the next day hit a bump and thft system light came on. Did this on 4 occasions but car started after cutting it off. Last time about 5 weeks after last repair, it gave me no warning when I tried to start it. The theft system activated and it shut the car down. It was towed to dealer that did previous w ork (from ga. To fla.), they informed me I needed new keys and a locking system. This has been an ongoing problem since February 2000, I have had the car towed 5 times, twice in one day.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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