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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 Suzuki Esteem steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Suzuki Esteem Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012002


  • miles


This complaint deals with failed inner tie-rod in the gear assembly. The failure resulted in severe problems in controlling the car at high speed. The problem arose because of broken boot and subsequent moisture build-up and damage to the tie-rod. The service personnel attributed the failure to faulty part and poor workmanship. There was the possibility of loss of control of the car and danger to occupants of the car and other drivers on the road.

- Rochester, MI, USA

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