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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Pump Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,166 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 #2

Jul 132004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,333 miles


When turning to the left from a low speed power steering failed. A recall 02V049000 was issued for the rack and pinion, however the consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Ada, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 152002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Steering binds when turning left, dealer said power steering pump bad, replaced pump problem continued. Took vehicle to two other repair facilities and car was found to have bad steering rack. Part not available for two weeks. Researched issue and found NHTSA investigating 1997 model for same issue. Same part on 1997 and 1998 models?

- Saint Leonard, MD, USA

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