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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Average Mileage:
27,349 miles

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #15

Jan 012007

Alero

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti-theft system keeps car from starting at times. If you try to start the car and it doesn't start the first try the ats locks the motor and you have to wait up to 30 minutes to try to restart it.

- New Zion, SC, USA

problem #14

Aug 012008

Alero

  • 84,991 miles
2000 olds Alero stalls after car warms up @ 15 min after driving. Stalled on highway many times (road hazard) but started after it cooled down a little. Now once it warms up stalls and won't stay running. Replaced the ignition control module and has not corrected the problem. Had to have it towed 2X.

- North Branford, CT, USA

problem #13

Aug 282008

Alero

  • 78,000 miles
On two occasions, I had difficulty starting the car when I turned on the ignition but after about 15 minutes I would start it up again and it ran fine. While this happened, the security light would light up and continue to do so randomly. I took my car to the dealer and they cleared the security code once but the light turned on again after about a month which means the anti theft system is activated and preventing the car from starting. The engine also randomly stalls while driving at slow speeds, exiting the freeway ramp, and when the vehicle is coming to a stop at a traffic light. This incidence has occurred too many times to count, sometimes more than once within minutes of each other. Before it occurs, the acceleration from the gas peddle is a little rough and the engine shakes and vibrates when stopped. I have to shift the gear to neutral and turn the key to restart the engine to run again right in the middle of the road! luckily I haven't had any accidents only because I know how to control it. But its really dangerous and getting annoying since I never know when its going to stall again. I took it to the dealer on 5 occasions and they could not find the source of the problem after having tried to clean the fuel injector which did not help. Their scanning system could not pick up any error codes. I don't know what else to do.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 142002

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero in June of 2002, since the purchase I have had nothing but mechanical issues. The first being brakes/rotors being replaced twice a year, then my head gasket went, tires wear too quickly, and now my service engine light, ABS light, no traction light (which does not work), change oil light is on, and now I am having problems with my wheel bearings, and cv joints, the car actually makes grinding noises when turning to the left and often sounds and feels as if I have a flat tire. I have had all of these repairs done and the car was fine for 1 week and now all of the problems are back except for the head gasket. Did I mention I also had to have the power steering pump replaced as well, I feel that for the price I paid and the research I have done, there are many others that are having the same difficulty as me, when I read others problems, I feel like I am reading about my car. This was my first car I had ever purchased and feel that mine and my family's safety is at risk because you never know when something is going to happen and I am about out of money replacing parts. Please look into anyone who owns a Oldsmobile Alero and give me some advice. Thank you.

- Nunda, NY, USA

problem #11

Mar 252006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my olds, Alero used in July of 2002 and nothing but problems, it stalled on me on the interstate just a few months after I bought it. The mechanic said he fixed it only to get it back and stall again and again. I spent so much money on it trying to find out what was wrong. The mechanic didn't know and did not refund me my money. My lights on the dash stay on, the check engine light and the trac and water and oil change light. My cigarette lighter does not work again and the button you push in to put the stick shift in reverse has fallen off. The dash upholstery is messed up. The radio never came in right. I bought a lemon. Just the other day my car stalled again on the bridge and I was almost killed, my 13 year old daughter and my 13 year old niece were with me and they were crying scared, we were almost rear ended. I finally got it to start and made it to my house, my car was missing and making a popping noise. I started my car an hour later and it was fine. I need some help. What can I do? please email me back at sweetkallen@aol.com or call me on my cell#(225)802-0394.

- Port Allen, LA, USA

problem #10

Aug 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Re: Oldsmobile Alero 2000 the security system engages causing the vehicle to remain inoperative for a period of ten minutes. If the light engages while in motion, the car stalls. Mechanics from the dealership and independent mechanics can not address the failure. Secondly the blinkers work at times;however, the driver's side door motor does not work when the blinkers respond.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #9

May 102003

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front tire area was making lots of noise. Took it to dealer for service to check it out - thought it might be power steering problem. They told me it was the brakes. I did not believe this was the problem. Took the car to a transmission shop to check that. He heard the noise and thought it might be the wheel bearings. We took it to another mechanic and he found that it was the wheel bearings and said that it should not have needed to be replaced - that they usually last over 100,000 miles (I only had around 60,000 miles on the car). The other problem is that the heater/air conditioning fan switch does not work on the first two speeds - only on the middle and higher speeds. I work with a man who has the same problem on the same make/model/year as my car.

- North Liberty, IN, USA

problem #8

Jan 212005

(reported on)

Alero

  • miles
2000 Oldsmobile Alero motor, ignition, fuel pump and catalytic converter had to be replaced.** answer required***. although the engine was replaced the check engine light remained illuminated. The turn signal don't work. The A/C only work on high. The vehicle shakes while idling. The brake pads have been replaced 2-3 times per year. The brakes were replaced the rotors had to be replaced.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #7

Apr 132005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,010 miles
Today, 13 Apr 05, while driving my wife's car to and from work, her 2000 Alero shut down at high speeds 65 to 70 mph. I was able to pull it off the side of the road each time, but power steering and brakes were hard to use. One of these times almost caused an accident. After pulling to the side of the road, I was able to turn off the ignition and restart the vehicle. There seems to be a major electrical problem. I have taken the vehicle in for the intermittent signals about 3 months ago and these are not working now either, I will be taking the vehicle back in to fix.

- Hutchinson, KS, USA

problem #6

Feb 012004

Alero

  • miles
My car in a period of 2 months(on and off) was in the shop for a month B/C it would start when it felt like it. The mechanic said "a cold start".

- Mt Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 302003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,434 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Unidentifiable problem. Something is drawing power from my alternator causing a drop in the energy feed to the alternator. This makes the low battery light come on during long trips.

- Colts Neck, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 142003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The car has been a continuous problem since I drove it off the lot. The suspension has failed, the fuel injector and alternator have been replaced, the electrical system malfunctions all the time, and problems continue to develop on an almost monthly basis. I contacted Oldsmobile and they could care less, referring me to the "dealer" who has been repairing this vehicle repeatedly. I see why Oldsmobile is going out of business. They're products are inferior, and border on dangerous. I'm just hoping this car does not malfunction seriously while I'm on the highway. The incident date below is the approximate most recent repair date. The dates of various incidents are too numerous to list.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 012003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,800 miles
I have an Oldsmobile Alero 2000. Sometimes the turn signals and the hazard lights will fail to function. This occurs intermittently. It seems to first occur during rainy weather, but persists even afterwards. I had the same problem sometime in 2001 at 16,800 miles and the dealer had replaced the hazard/turn lights relay/unit or some such device near the dashboard and it had worked alright till about a few weeks ago when the same problem occurred. My car is now at 40,000 miles (past the full warranty) when I called Oldsmobile customer service they told me they had no information about such a problem and refused to comment on whether it may be covered under warranty unless I had it checked by an Oldsmobile dealer (my local dealer charges $100/hour for "diagnostic charges" whether or not they find any problem and I did not want to go to them with an intermittent complaint that is probably not under warranty). I now notice on your website that other people have had identical problems with the hazard switch in Chevrolet's and Oldsmobile's.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 202002

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lights and gauges on dash go out intermittently, vehicle not taken to dealer at this time. Dealer replaced a failed fuse block to the ipc module.

- Germantown, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 082002

(reported on)

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trunk popped open by itself due to water on fuse, water leaking in front and rear of the vehicle, several things have happen due to water leakage, blinkers inoperative due to corrosion on fuse panel, leaking on drivers side fuel panel.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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