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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Saturn SL steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012003

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving, the engine stalled. The dealer replaced the crankshaft senor and coolant temperature sensor, however the engine stalled again. The power steering and ignition switch needed to be replaced. The gear did not shift properly, mainly in first gear.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 251998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering box failed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 121997


  • miles
Driving at any speed the vehicle will vibrate and make bucking sounds from time to time. The vehicle has been in the shop eight times for different problems. Also, there is a lack of power and grinding noise coming from the vehicle. Tide rod end had to be replaced. In addition, consumer had power steering/ window problems. Repaired vehicle three times, and they can't determine the problem. Vehicle has been in shop eight more times.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

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