You can search my other posts for the whole story, but the long and short of it is...
1)Intermediate shaft service performed at dealer
2)Dealer can't fix induced power steering leaks and various other problems
3)Filed for arbitration hearing with the Better Business Bureau
Today, finally, after four months of hell with GM, the BBB and the local dealer (Hall Auto Mall of Va Beach, VA) GM repurchased our 2002 SSEi for a prorated price, and exchanged it for a 2005 GXP. We got a better price, newer car, better financing and a cool V8 rumble! My first was an SLE, then the SSEi, now a GXP. Can't wait for the rear wheel drive model...?!?!
Gotta say, though, I would not recommend this process for the faint of heart. You will spend much time arguing and screaming at various GM executives, service managers, shop foremen, service writers, Attorneys General, etc., who will tell you none of your problems are "their concern".
I am well versed in the problems with steering on these otherwise great cars, so if anyone wants specifics, feel free to write. Meanwhile, I am jumping to the GXP forum, but will bounce here for news every now and again.