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Rack And Pinion Failure


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new design is needed (3 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 072009

Grand Prix GT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I only have 80,000 miles on this car and the rack and pinion is bad. I was driving and it happened all at once I could not hardly turn the car. I had my daughter and 4 year old granddaughter in car. I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. The parts place is to call me for an amount to fix it. I was told it is as really big job to fix it. First Pontiac I ever owned and not happy about this. Patty B

- Patty B., Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 102006

(reported on)

Grand Prix 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I was driving down the road coming around a bend and all of a sudden my car had no steering. I felt worse than manual steering. I had to have my cousin get the flat bed to tow my to the garage. It would of cost me a lot more money but my cousin owns his own shop.

- Dana H., Russellton, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182006

(reported on)

Grand Prix GT

  • 85,000 miles

GM really botched this design. the rack and pinion is just too small for this vehicle. it has failed 3 times since ive owned it. parts were 310.00 but the labor is all mine. And yes I am an ASE mechanic so I know what IM doing.

- James M., Perry, OK, USA

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