NHTSA — Steering Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,164 miles

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 022016

Grand Am

  • 160,000 miles


* this has happened on 2 occasions * I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am I had the rack changed as the bolt that holds the steering rack & pinion to the frame had broke at the weld as well as the front part of where steering rack & pinion attach to the frame so I took car to mechanic he put a brand new rack in the car as well as a new frame now about 4 1/2 months later (last week) noticed vehicle was not steering properly, my wife had than went and picked the 2 girls up from school and on the way home she made a turn to pull in the driveway and wouldn't steer at all I did get the vehicle in the driveway and had jacked it up and noticed that yet again the frame ( which is only 4 1/2 months old )was broke in the front where the rack attaches to the frame was snapped right off and the back on both left and right sides are completely broke off as well as the the stabilizer bar bolt and bushing that attach it to the control are were completely gone on the passenger side I have now have to send the vehicle yet again to the mechanic for repair I have had the control arms replaced as well as all bushing etc.. in case that something had been twisted, outter & inner tie rods have been changed as well as front struts and 4 brand new tires and a wheel alignment has been done on the vehicle

- Glace Bay, ME, USA

problem #5

Aug 312014

Grand Am

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated intermittently. In addition, the steering wheel failed to respond and the vehicle crashed into a concrete wall. The contact and her child sustained injuries to the arms, wrists, chest, ribs, and the legs which both required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 302014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 103,982 miles
My car was in the parking lot and I just got off work, on my way out from the lot to the gate with speed of about 5-10 mph, all of sudden the steering wheel started spinning all the way around without stop, front wheels wont move to any direction, thankfully I could stop the car before hitting any thing. It was very scary, soon after I realized that there was disconnection between the steering wheel and the anterior suspension or whatever that connects steering wheels to wheels and direct them. Imagine if this happen while driving in highway with speed, it would have been a disaster to me, my family and other people on the road. Imagine driving car you can't control, can't direct, and all happen all of sudden. I called aaa and tow the car to GM dealer. Test showed: Intermediate shaft and clockspring were broken). They replaced: Intermediate shaft, rack mounts, frames, coll, clockspring, and steering rack. It costs me $2113.67 and it took 10 days to be fixed. Notice: On my way to work in the morning the car was drivable but I noticed that the steering wheel become heavier.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 022014

Grand Am

  • 60,000 miles


The ignition often slips into accessory mode and my car will be dead the next morning. Very annoying. The gear shift will also shift if you accidentally knock it while driving even without pressing the button.

- Great Bend, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 302012

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
I was driving my car to an auto parts store to see if they could tell me why my steering kept going to the left side and because I kept hearing a popping noise, while at the auto store they looked under the hood and the man told me looked like the frame was rusted, and not to drive it, after calling a tow truck the tow truck driver looked under the car and said the engine crossmember bar /cradle was rusted out which held the rack and pinion steering, towed it to an auto body place which informed me to call General Motors, called General Motors they told me to take it to a GM dealership, and it is now at a General Motors dealership, waiting to see what General Motors is going to do, dealership also confirmed that the engine crossmeber bar was completely rusted out, which is why the steering went haywire.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202011

Grand Am

  • miles
2005 Pontiac G6 power steering failed nearly causing an accident.

- Richland, WA, USA

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