76 problems related to steering rack and pinion have been reported for the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to maneuver while attempting a left turn. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The mechanic stated that the steering rack would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 71,873.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that the rack and pinion failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph or higher, the vehicle would start shaking violently and making a loud noise. She also mentioned that while driving during inclement weather the vehicle was hard to steer. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 78,000.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel locked and the contact was unable maneuver the wheel. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was advised that the steering rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion) but the contact was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 153,000.
Lost steering to the left. I brought the car to a local service station for repair. Diagnosis was the lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly came loose in the retainer tabs. Cost to fix this would be $82500 service station advised there was a manufacturer recall on this. Both myself and the service station called gm and was told my VIN # was not included in the recall. I have noticed on your website there was many complaints of people with the same car and same problem that was denied of any support is there any way to fight this with gm?.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving and making a left turn the power steering would not turn the ball bearings. The power rack and pinion assembly failed and fell on the ground which nearly caused the vehicle to crash into the retainer wall directly in front of him when he made the left turn. The vehicle was towed to his residence and he notified the gm manufacturer who stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA recall 03v527000, component: steering: rack and pinion. He had to pay the repair cost. He did not take the vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was 140,000.
Rack and pinion has been replaced 3 times on this 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. There should have been a recall on this because so many complaints have been filed about this concern. Hard to steer left. The wheels even locked while trying to park it. I have put excess money into this car because of the rack and pinion going bad.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving the vehicle she could not make left turns. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times, but no repairs were made. Her vehicle identification number was excluded from recall# 03v527000, (steering:rack and pinion). She was in the process of contacting the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 100,000.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving at low speeds, the power steering does not work when turning to the left. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion). The failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 12/5/08 updated 12/09/08.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While making a turn at 5 mph, the wheel detached from the vehicle. Since that time, whenever the wheel is turned to the left, the vehicle lifts up. The contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 03v527000 (steering:rack and pinion) for the same symptoms she was experiencing with her vehicle. The manufacturer has not been notified and the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 160,000.
Steering problem, lose of steering assist when turning to the left. The same as described in campaign#: 03v527000. Was informed that my VIN# was not included in this recall.
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the power steering failed when turning left. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03v527000, regarding the steering; rack and pinion. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.
: the contact stated while backing out of the driveway at 3 mph, the steering failed to respond when turning left. The vehicle was towed to an independent service mechanic. The problem was diagnosed as a failed pinion bearing, and the contact was informed there was a recall 03v527000. When service dealer was contacted about the recall they determined the VIN was not included. The manufacturer has not been contacted.
: the contact stated while backing out of the driveway, there was a clanking noise coming from the front end. Also, while making a left hand turn at any speed, the vehicle veered to the left and the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and the rack and pinion was replaced. The repair cost $1300. Updated 07/07/06.
Rack & pinion failure under normal driving conditions. On 9/23/05 I had to have firestone tire & service center replace the rack and pinion with a remanufactured one. Old part is no longer available. A couple of months later, I became aware that Oldsmobile had a recall for that same problem on over 750,000 of their 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue's. I contacted Oldsmobile toll free number regarding the recall. They checked my VIN number and stated that my VIN number was not under the recall. However, they could not tell me why only certain Intrigue's were recalled and other's were not. However, I feel that if they are aware of this problem on their 1998 Oldsmobile intrique's and issued a recall, it should cover all of the units affected. This cost over $700 to repair. It was a serious safety problem that could have led to steering failure causing an accident or fatality. Oldsmobile recall manufacturer campaign # is 03062 NHTSA campaign id # is 03v527000.
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The steering gear pinion bearing separated. The vehicle is not covered under recall 03062 due to VIN. The left side of the steering rack had not power steering when turning to the left.
Caller stated this vehicle was not included in a recall concerning rack and pinion steering due to VIN. Caller had the problem fixed at her expense.
Failure of power assisted steering of rack and pinion steering identical to description found in campaign number 03v527000 of December 11, 2003. When turning left steering becomes as difficult as if there is no power assist, especially at lower speeds. There was a recall and when I contacted Oldsmobile I was told that my vehicle's VIN number was not included and that my vehicle would have had the "correction" made at manufacturer. So, I ask, why does it still do exactly what is described in the recall? I feel that my vehicle should be recalled, inspected and repaired at Oldsmobile's expense. Please advise.
When making a left turn the steering became difficult. Consumer pulled off the road, and later learned that the rack and pinion failed. A recall was issued. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The consumer believes the failure is exactly what happened to her vehicle and that the vehicle should have been included with the recall. The consumer feels that oldsmoblie should be responsible to pay for the part. Consumer wants to know what guidelines were used to determine to recall for specific VIN numbers. What type of quality check was performed on the parts outside of the VIN numbers selected.
Oldsmobile Intrigue 1998, problems with steering . The consumer contacted the manufacturer and was told there was a recall on the rack and pinion, however it did not apply to the consumer vehicle.
I have previously filed one complaint in regard to this issue with gm corp. I own a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue, not one that was recalled, however due to the unsafe, eratic, spontanious steering of this vehicle I feel that it should be further investigated. The problem with it is that when I turn my steering wheel to one side or the other all the way, at usually a low speed, it is almost impossible to get the steering system to "turn back", except sometimes, it lashes back around causing my vehicle to go the opposite direction, while turned the other way, the wheel just will not stay at that spot, it comes back around. . . And hard! if it does not exibit either of these two signs, then it makes a horrible sound and is very hard to turn. At normal speeds (on roadways, etc) it is okay, however at slow speeds mostly in parking lots etc. Is when the problems occur. I almost hit a pedestrian in a parking lot the other day, after turning out, and having the steering "whip" back around and the vehicle go the other way. I was able to regain control of my car because as I mentioned, it was at a slow speed. But what about when it happens again? my 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue was not apart of a nation-wide recall of the cars that have the exact same problem!.
The rack and pinion steering in my 1998 olds Intrigue is making a clunking noise. The dealer I took it to says it needs to be replaced. I have researched this problem, and have learned of numerous rack and pinion failures on this model and other gm models. With so very many failures, why must I wait until we have an accident due to steering failure? the most recent recall extends only to build date before 10-97. Ours was built 1-98, but we have the same problem as earlier builds. It is apparent to me this is a total design flaw, not just a bearing related defect. This is a huge safety issue. Inability to steer results in extremely tragic consequences. The latest recall should include all Intrigues, as there was no significant changes in the design of this rack and pinion on this car. With safety at issue, help us. The car makers are concerned with profit issues, we look to you to insure safety is part of the product.
The consumer experienced steering difficult while driving. The consumer pulled off the highway and called aaa who then towed the vehicle to the dealer. While waiting to hear from the dealer the consumer looked on the internet and found a recall. The dealer later informed them that the rack and pinion steering was defective. The manufacturer was contacted and told him that the vehicle was not covered since it was owned only a short time, and his claim was denied. Gear component damage also found. Please provide details.
Critical steering defect on 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The steering gear made it hard to make left hand turns . This was caused by a failed spool valve. The consumer was told his vehicle was not included in the rack and pinion recall.
Recall no. #03v527000, steering gear bearings: the consumer received a recall letter but the dealer claimed that the vehicle didn't fall under the recall perimeter. The manufacturer claimed that the recall letter was sent by mistake. The steering gear bearing/rack and pinion was bad. In recall #03v527000.
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