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NHTSA — Steering Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,295 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.

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue steering problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 062010


  • 35,000 miles


With no reason the engine will cut off, leaving me with no power to steer or move. Have been to numerous repair shops and they can not find the cause. I think it is the electrical switch that needs to be replaced. The cost is approximately $ $500. Will General Motors pay for this" should this not be on the recall list" this is highly dangerous as someone could hit me when it stalls.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #6

Jun 012010

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 09/23/14 the consumer stated when the failure occurs the engine, power steering, and power brakes all fail as well. The failure would occurs sporadically, sometimes 3 times a day. Updated 2/23/2015

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #5

Aug 022011

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Engine cuts off, no ability to steer or control. Have to turn of key and restart have taken to several auto repair places and they can not find anything to fix. This happen when driving, also when stopped at red light, and it is dangerous to drive, not knowing when it will cut off.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #4

Oct 312011


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that the transmission failed to shift into any position selected. In addition, there was a complete loss of power steering assist. The engine rpms also increased excessively. A certified mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the weld on the rack opinion had become fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 192006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,566 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact heard a noise coming from the steering and felt all the bumps on the road through the steering wheel. The dealer stated that the steering shaft needed lubrication. The lubrication did not remedy the failure. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and they replaced the intermediate steering shaft, which was worn out. The failure mileage was 17,566 and current mileage was 28,665. Updated 2/5/09 updated 02/10/09.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 292008

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a noise coming from the steering column. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the steering column intermediate shaft failed. The vehicle has been repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 05/28/08 the engine mount was replaced. Updated

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,500 miles
Power steering failure. When pulling out of a tight parking place the power steering started making noises. After exiting the parking place the power steering is sluggish, but not all of the time. This is a safety issue as some time you can turn with no problem, other time it takes additional effort to move the steering. You never know what to expect!! I suppose it could totally fail at any time also!! the Oldsmobile garage (burke) has ordered a new power steering pump and will install it next week at a cost of five hundred and ninth four dollars to me. They say there have been no recalls or service bulletins on this problem. Old parts will be available when removed next week.

- N. Cape May, NJ, USA

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