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1998 Chevrolet Lumina steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 182002

(reported on)


  • miles


When making a turn there is a loud clunking noise. Vehicle was inspected by dealer, who determined that upper column shaft failed. A recall has been issued on similar/ make and models; however this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072002


  • miles
While driving steering wheel broke in half. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 061999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car rolls backwards when stopped on slight inclines unless the brake is fully depressed. It has caught me by surprise a few times. I will mention it to dealer on my next visit as I thought this was a normal thing for big car. Steering column gives a loud clunk when turning; it sounds like it is not properly locked in the adjustment position. I have had it checked and "nothing wrong" was found. I have only changed the steering wheel position once in 1-1/2 yrs. Yet it still does it constantly and it is such a hard click that I feel like the steering wheel is going to drop into another position. I will report it to the dealer again.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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