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NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,800 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.

1996 Buick Century steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

May 142004

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles


While attempting to turn left while backing in my driveway the steering wheel would not turn.

- Bentonia, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 012004


  • miles
Consumer requested his vehicle be included in the power steering recall. The consumer had extensive power steering work performed on the vehicle. The consumer was informed that his vehicle was assembled with a w body which was the body for the basis of the recall.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 152001


  • miles
Letter sent to CEO of General Motors: No safety defect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 132001


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #1

Oct 072000


  • miles
The steering system suffered a sudden and complete failure while negoriating a turn into a city street. I was able to safely stop the vehicle prior to any other vehicle or property contact. Had I been traveling at highway speed the results would have been quite different. Buick had rack problems in the late 1980's with the Century line; has the problem been resolved. This should cause a recall as the vehicle just passed a state safety inspection less than 2 months ago.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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