Have a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix Richard Petty Edition and the steering wheel smokes, engine sometimes cuts out when making a left hand turn.

Asked by Apr 22, 2017 at 02:12 PM about the 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have had the steering wheel (cruse/radio) checked three times and no one
can figure out why it's smoking, something electrical - bad wiring.  No one can
seem to fix it.  Got an idea? Heard there was a recall somwhere for cars
starting on fire, have you heard?

3 Answers

69,465

No recall for this. Only one for the automatic transmission issued December 6, 1991 and one for Delphi fuel pressure regulators issued March 12, 2007. Sounds like there's a short to ground in the steering column. Do you have a driver's side airbag? If so it may be the clock spring. Otherwise, check the wiring going through the column. Sounds like something has been rubbing on a wire as you turn the steering wheel. HTH. -Jim

69,465

The recall, GM 15757, that you're thinking of is for 1997 thru 2003 models with the 3.8 V6. This has nothing to do with the steering system. It covers oil leaks causing engine compartment fires. HTH. -Jim

10

I had a petty edition new and had the cruise repaired twice. Bad part would overheat and give off smoke. It was a warranty issue when i had mine. Never heard of it being a fire issue, just heat up and burn wire insulation. I loved this car for 6 years i owned it.

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