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NHTSA — Steering: Gear Box (Other Than Rack And Pinion) Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,450 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 Prix steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 142004

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,350 miles


The power steering is defective. Consumer was having difficulty when turning left. This problem occurs intermittently. Owner has taken the vehicle to the dealer and was told that it was the power steering gear is defective. The repair cost is $1300.

- Glendale, WI, USA

problem #2

May 052000

Grand Prix

  • miles
Dealer said rare defect, costs $1200. To fix, no response from Pontiac. No safety defect listed in summary.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #1

May 022000

Grand Prix

  • miles
Won't turn left. Dealer advised very rare for gear box to go out in car. Sounds like defect. Very expensive, would like to know if common in Grand Prix. Should maker refund repair.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

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