NHTSA — Steering: Rack And Pinion Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,400 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032007

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 olds Intrigue gx. Bought it 3 weeks ago. Not sure if this happened all at once or gradually over a period of about 3 hours-- my spouse was driving the car. Power steering stopped working when turning to the left; still works for right turns. It is very difficult to turn at city driving speeds (10 - 35 mph), and nearly impossible to turn when parking. Power steering fluid level is okay. No repairs yet by the dealer. We should not have to pay for repairs!!! this poses enough of a danger, even if you know of it in advance and are strong enough to turn the wheel manually. I believe GM did a recall for a similar problem on their 1998 Intrigue, in 2004. Are they just waiting until enough people are injured in the 2002 models to decide to do the right thing? we shouldn't have to pay $1300 for the dealer to fix a faulty/cheap/irresponsible design on GM's part, one that persisted for four years after the initial design.

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 202006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,800 miles
: the contact stated there was a loss of power steering without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection who determined the rack and pinion failed. The steering rack and pinion was replaced which corrected the steering problem. The outer tie rods were also replaced. Updated 05/23/06.

- Richland, MI, USA

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