definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,237 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202006

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles


While driving at almost any speed the steering seems to "slip" especially when turning left, however this also occurs when turning to the right. This on a couple of occasions has almost got me in an accident. Dealer does not seem to either find or recognize that the problem exists.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,210 miles
Steering position sensor failed for the third time when making a turn. The resistance went away, it turned free. The consumer told the dealer it happened frequently. The sensor was replaced twice and this was third time. This caused the operator to make an uncontrolled over-steer turn.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #1

May 232001

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Steering becomes loose when driving into curves. This could cause you to lose control of vehicle. Came close to have an accident!!! had went to the nearest GMC dealership, their response was, there's no recall and nothing to worry about.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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