Steering Column Problems of Oldsmobile Aurora

Oldsmobile Aurora owners have reported 8 problems related to steering column (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Oldsmobile Aurora based on all problems reported for the Aurora.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 1
Failure Date: 02/11/2010

Dear sir: I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora that I purchased new, with a delivery date of 09/22/1999. The car is used primarily by my wife with approximately 78,000 miles on the odometer. We have kept the car up and now find a very expensive repair that we feel is neither of our doing nor a normal ware item. In the past two (2) year the steering column has become loose internally. Today at the dealership, the service writer says the steering column needs to be removed to tighten the three (3) bolts that holds the column assembly together costing $540. 00. My wife is having other items worked on today at the dealership, but is very reluctant to perform the steering column work because she believes, as I do, that this repair should be a safety item gm should pay for. We understand there have been other cars with the same problem, but there has not been any recall notice. Under the present recall atmosphere, I am asking that gm repair the steering column as soon as possible for safety reasons. If there is a failure of the steering column it could result in damage and injury. As a follow-up to the statement above, today I have just finished speaking to an oldsmoble customer representative and have been told gm will not pay for the repair due to the age of the car.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2009

Sometimes when driving the car will attempt to accelerate on its own. If the car is placed in neutral the engine revs and when the car is put back into gear the car launches itself as though the throttle was pushed. This has happened on several occasions and there is no pattern to it. The brakes will stop the car but the stopping distance is much longer then without the engine racing. The steering column makes a clunking sound even after having the steering shaft replaced. This is very noticeable at low speeds or when it is damp out. At times the anti-lock brakes don't feel like they work. The car has new brakes but it didn't make a difference.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 3
Failure Date: 06/14/2009

1997 Oldsmobile Aurora. I have owned this vehicle for the past 6 years. Over the past year, I have noticed some "play" in the tilt steering column. My research has revealed an inherent problem that these model of cars have had with the pivots in the steering-tilt mechanism backing themselves out. One day I climbed into the car to back down the driveway, and the whole steering assembly just plopped into my lap. I suspected the pivots were to blame, so I began removal of the junk around the steering column, enough to get a view of the pivots, and to my dismay, I discovered that the pivot on one side had worked loose, but the cast metal that surrounds the pivot on the other side had broken completely. I can think of no other remedy than to replace the entire column.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

There is a clung/noise coming from the steering column during turns at slow speeds. It can also be felt when the vehicle was not moving as turning the steering wheel. A request was sent to customer service at gm requesting assistance in paying for this repair. They refused to accept responsibility for any payment since the vehicle was out of warranty even though there had been several technical service bulletins (TSB) issued based on customers problems. A payment of at least 50% of the cost of repairs should have been tendered by gm.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 5
Failure Date: 04/28/2005

The consumer stated while driving, the engine cut off which had happened several times in the past week with loss of brakes and steering. When pulling off the road, the steering wheel broke off into driver's hands. Dealer would not repair.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 6
Failure Date: 03/17/2005

: the contact stated while driving 35mph in normal driving conditions, a popping noise was heard in the steering column. Several seconds later, the steering wheel fell off of the steering column into the contact's lap. The vehicle was stopped and pushed off the road safely. The vehicle was towed to the local dealership for repairs. The dealer replaced the steering column and the steering wheel. The steering operated normally after repairs were made. However, the brakes vibrate and pulsate when the brake pedal is depressed. The vehicle was not inspected for this problem.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2004

I am hearing a poppping noise from the front end of car 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora. There is also times when I apply the brakes when turning that it vibrates in the pedal and steering column, also I have been noticing water under passenger front seat in which this is ruining my carpet and leather seats not to mention the electric wiring system under the seat. I can give you the VIN. # 1g3gr62c9x4111759, so you can pull info on car and let me know what info and outstanding recalls there are. Thank you for your time.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 8
Failure Date: 06/01/2003

Consumer stated steering wheel was constantly coming loose, and almost fell off on one occasion. The dealer had serviced/replaced steering column 3 times for same issue.

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