Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Passlock Problem, Won't Start And Security Light Is On

1999 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 2 of 2)


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
118,796 miles
Total Complaints:
21 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (15 reports)
  2. wait 10 minutes to start (4 reports)
  3. a locksmith said to keep key to "on" position while waiting (1 reports)
  4. replace keys (1 reports)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1999 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #1

Sep 292006

(reported on)


  • 67,000 miles


In a completely unpredictable manner the car will just not start! The car will turn over but seems to not get any fuel (security feature?), then the security light will come on and blink for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the feature will automatically reset, and then I can attempt to start the car again. SOMETIMES it will start, other times it will do the same thing an I'll be sitting in the car ANOTHER 10 minutes WAITING!

Also, trac light and abs light both come on for no reason, paid the dealership they said it was a faulty speed sensor hub bearing, but it still comes on whenever I go over 70 mph. Low tire pressure light is on as well though tire pressure is fine all around.

- , Glen Burnie, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?