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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,525 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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


: the contact stated while the vehicle was in reverse at low speed, there was a loss of all steering. The contact immediately placed the vehicle in park. After initial inspection by the contact, it was determined the steering rack and pinion fractured. The dealer was alerted.

- Haysville, KS, USA

problem #1

Apr 232003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,050 miles
I was making a left hand turn into a parking space and my power steering went out causing me to hit the car next to me. My car has been in the shop at least 4 times to try to get the problem fixed with the power steering and they say there is no problem. Yet the power steering has gone out 7 times 2 of those times causing an accident. The first accident was around 7,000$ the 2nd one was minor and estimates are being done now.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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