Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners have reported 28 problems related to steering rack and pinion (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Monte Carlo based on all problems reported for the Monte Carlo.
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The contact stated that while driving 85 mph, the steering wheel became loose and caused the contact to temporarily lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician advised that the lower pinion bearing for the steering rack needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion) however, the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 220,000.
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Took my 2001 Monte Carlo to the dealer for 50k checkup. Dealer states that I need a new steering gear (rack & pinion). This part should last the life of the car. Cost me $1200 to replace. Promptly traded it in and will never buy gm again.
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Consumer had recall 03v527000 repairs done in February which was suppose to be preventive recall work. Vehicle was still experiencing loss of power steering. Consumer said when she turned left the vehicle demonstrated high resistance. Took vehicle to dealer after manufacturer advised her to take it to any dealer. The dealer insisted that she go back to dealer who did the original recall repairs. Dealer checked vehicle after she agreed to pay for the labor. Mechanic checked vehicle and claimed it was rack and pinion problem.
Around August 2004 the tie rob was replaced dur to excessive wear. Passanger widndow began making grinding noises when raised and lowered. Eater/ - a/c vent makes whining noise when used. Rack and pinion steering was repalced due to leaks. Was found by the vehicle failing to pass the maryland safety inspection. All problems were reported to gm customer service by telephone.
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Pop in steering and clunk when turning at low speed. Dealership has replaced steering column, steering box, front end and rotors. Have sold the vehicle to insure the safety of our family.
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While making a right turn at 5 mph, the vehicle lost power, causing the consumer's vehicle to hit a pole. The consumer stated the problem was due to steering rack failure.
Steering wheel did not turn upon starting the vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to a mechanic, and he determined the rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced.
While driving the front rack and pinion snapped. This caused the steering wheel to lock up and resulted in the driver losing steering control. The cap on the worm gear was worn and caused the worm gear to move which in turn caused the bearing to fall out. These failures caused the rack to lock up. A recall was issued for this failure but the consumer's vehicle was not included due to VIN.
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Rack and pinion have had to be replaced 5 times. Each time causes metal shavings in the power steering pump causing loss of steering.
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1998 Monte Carlo :complained of growling noise at low speed turns; also, not mentioned to shop but was told by friend that he thought the wheel was harder to turn then other vehicles. Shop informed me that rack and pinion needed to be replaced. I checked the service manual to find out why it could not be reconditioned but stopped after seeing that there was a existing problem being investigated about faulty rack and pinions. Note this vehicle only has 26000 miles on it.
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Consumer complained about rack and pinion steering. Which had to be replaced at 53,000 miles and at 58,000 miles. Currently, at 68,000 miles rack and pinion had to be replaced again. However, warranty expired.
While driving approximately 15 mph, the steering failed without warning, which caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into the curb. Dealer diagnosed that the rack and pinion system was defective. Gm stated that there was a defect in the rack and pinion but not this vehicle.
When making a left turn, the steering wheel locked up. The dealer has been contacted. The dealer is replaced the rack and pinion.
Vehicle's steering went out all of a sudden while driving. Recall #750283. The consumer requested her money back. In Jan. 2004 a recall was issued on the steering rack and pinion. The consumer was told to send in her paperwork and a reimbursement check would be sent to her, but instead the consumer received a denial letter. The manufacturer stated the reason for the denial of reimbursement was because the consumer did not have the vehicle serviced at a gm dealer.
When turning the steering wheel towards the left, the steering locked up, which caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. The rack and pinion was replaced.
Noticed a knocking sound in the steering column at a very low mileage (25000?) and inquired of the dealer. Told they could find nothing wrong. . Had it checked by an aftermarket repair shop at about 40,000 and was told they couldn't find the problem but that chevy's were having a real bad problem with their steering columns. . Vehicle now has 56,000 and am now told by chevy dealer I need to replace entire steering column and rack and pinion at my expense. Dealer mentioned this is very common problem but didn't know of any recalls yet. Cost estimate is $1000. 00.
Rack and pinion was deemed faulty by my certified mechanic. The vehicle has only 55,000 miles on it.
Consumer called complaining about the rack an pinion steering broke. Also stated that while driving the vehicle the rack and pinion steering broke which it completely left the consumer with no control of the steering. Dealer and manufacture were contacted and have a recall and that they don't know what to do. Ts.
Lost partial steering ability while driving 55 mph. No previous warning of a problem existed. Very scary to have this happen while driving.
Power steering froze due to broken rack and pinion on the xepressway, was very dangerous and scary.
While making a turn aluminum rack and pinion rubbed against and shafed into steering pump, causing it to burn out, resulting in stalling. There is a new design of the part. Please provide further information.
Poor rack and pinon steering causing vehicle to pull.
Rack and pinion steering locked up while vehicle was in use, causing loss of vehicle control.
The rack and pinion failed twice in one year, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Clunking noise in front end at low speeds/ car wanders from straight line - like torque steer/ cruise control accelerates car radically when you press "resume".
Steering wheel would make popping noise when turning. Had take vehicle to dealership, mechanic replaced rack and pinion only. Popping noise reappeared after driving for awhile. Went back to dealer, and pinion was replaced again. Next day, popping noise came back . Consumer went back to dealer, and engine cradle was replaced. Then, popping noise has reappeared. Taking vehicle back again to dealer.
Nhtsa recall# 03v527000 subject:steering gear bearings. Consumer received the notice for the recall the first part of February. Consumer called the dealer six times. Dealer did not have the tools to fix the recalled part, and told the consumer to call back in April. The vehicle was having steering problems.
Heard a loud rumbling noise while backing out of the driveway. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer determined that rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Power Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems||
|Steering Gear Box Shaft Pitman problems||
|Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft problems||