NHTSA — Steering: Linkages Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012004

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I purchased the car in August 2004. Several months after the purchase I took the vehicle back to the dealership because I heard a clunking noise coming from the front of the vehicle when making a right or left hand turn. After the car was serviced, the dealership explained that GM is well aware of the issue (the dealership had received a notice from GM) but that a recall had not yet been done on the vehicle for this issue. The dealership said it had to do with a mount bracket that needed be torqued. If the bracket became too loose it could separate causing the driver to loose steering. I was never told that I would have to periodically take the vehicle back in to be serviced for this but yet again several months later I am beginning to hear the clunking. The steering also seems much more loose than it previously did. I also am beginning to hearing a clicking noise in the steering column, along with the clunk. I do feel this is a serious problem with this vehicle that GM should definitely be held accountable for.

- Piqua, OH, USA

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