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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections Problems

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated six to eight months ago, when turning left, a pop was heard in the steering column. Since that time, the steering has been harder to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who determined the rack and pinion and power steering hose needed to be replaced.

- Kearney, NE, USA

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