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NHTSA — Steering: Gear Box: Shaft Sector Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


01 Pontiac grand pirx GT(4door) bought the car in May 01 (50miles)brand new in kernersville nc @vestal Pontiac.the steering kept poping like a ankle would do if you turned it and made it pop.I constantly had them check the car and I have documents to prove it.I lost control of the car on june26,02 (32 miles on the car)the day after last complaint.I lost control on the interstate at 60pmh going into a left turn.I did (4)360's and hit the inside cement wall almost head on in the midle of air bags came out.most the demage was facial, and engine cradle related(repaired).no steering components were demaged.the only steering compent was fixed was broke in half causeing the steering wheel to do a complete 360 turn.I had no control of the car when I wrecked.this component was not connected to my front wheels or steering.the steering sector that broke is a male /female compent that is suppose to collapse if hit by human.this section came away and broke the tooth off of the male cuaseing no connection from steering wheel to front end in the dash board /inner cab firewall area.the male should have drove down into the female piece when hit in front end(not come out as if hit in the reaer and I jerked up on the steering wheel).I have picture of the defected part in the car as well the part.I sold the car this past aug04.I lost finacially, and my insurance is killing me.GM had the car under investigation.never got a answer that made sence from did 10 grand repairs on the car and was never right.please help me or warn/find others.

- Mcleansville, NC, USA

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