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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

May 042006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Fluid was leaking by passenger side front tire. Also, noticed a whining noise when turning. Car has 40,000 miles on it. Repair shop had to replace the rack & pinion and heater core. Cost for repairs: $700.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202004

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
Consumer was unable to turn left. Dealer stated that rack and pinion failed. A recall for the steering rack and pinion was issued, however, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 282004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While backing out in reverse or driving vehicle had a rattling sound. Consumer noticed that while shifting the steering wheel jerked. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

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