NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 022011

Alero 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 5 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The contact exited the vehicle to inspect it when he noticed that the steering rack had separated from the frame. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic who informed the contact that the engine support had corroded causing the steering rack to separate from the vehicle. The dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. The vehicle was awaiting repairs. The current and failure mileages were 110,000. Updated 12/28/11 updated 02/29/12

- Stratford, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car doesn't always start when I turn the key in the ignition. Takes a few seconds to turn over. Driver side mirror shakes. The numbers on the radio buttons have rubbed off. Rear defrost doesn't always work. Rotors are always wearing out. Used to hear a clunking noise every time I turned the steering wheel - had the steering rack replaced. Interior dome light falls off.

- Groton, CT, USA

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