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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2000 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 3)

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Average Mileage:
83,422 miles

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #50

Sep 152015

Alero

  • 104,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 40 mph, the driver side turn signal failed without warning. The contact attempted to activate the passenger side turn signal and hazard lights, but was unsuccessful. The failure recurred often. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #49

Oct 152014

Alero

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled intermittently. After one attempt, the vehicle restarted. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition key needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #48

Aug 232015

Alero

  • 255,000 miles
Key turning car on in ignition gets jammed and finally turns after several attempts but now car tries to turn over but won't start. Only have one key. Also turn signal switch works intermittently and I have to turn on hazards to get to operate. Center console door loose. Ignition key recall 14350, center console recall oov140000, exterior lighting recall 03043, hazard /turn signal recall ?

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #47

Mar 152015

Alero

  • 190,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), the ignition key failed to shut off the vehicle on two occasions. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred within thirty days of the recall repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000. MA 10/21/15

- Noble, IL, USA

problem #46

Oct 102014

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the security warning light flashed several times and, on some occasions, remained illuminated. The contact mentioned there was difficulty getting the key to turn over to start the vehicle months before receiving the recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). In addition, the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. MA 08/05/15 the consumer stated the vehicle became more dangerous after the recall repair was performed. The vehicle would shuts off while driving. Updated 9/24/15

- Bedford, PA, USA

problem #45

Mar 172015

Alero

  • miles
Need to no if this recall needs to be done

- Logansport, IN, USA

problem #44

Mar 102015

Alero

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- South Fargo, ND, USA

problem #43

Mar 042015

Alero

  • 152,777 miles
While driving in icy conditions, I momentarily lost traction. The power to the engine immediately shut off, causing me to lose power steering and brakes. My car spun about three times, and I finally came to a stop facing traffic. Thankfully, the road was empty, so I was not injured. I am especially worried because my car is part of gms recall, but is not eligible for a new ignition cylinder. GM claims that a new key will fix my problem, but there was nothing on my key at the time of the incident, so I know this is a lie. GM is continuing to endanger the lives of its customers by not fully addressing this defect.

- Lubbock , TX, USA

problem #42

Jan 082013

Alero

  • 140,000 miles
The GM passkey 2 security feature acts up constantly on these cars including the intrigue, Malibu, Cadillac. The security light comes on and disables the vehicle and a 40 minute relearn procedure must be completed each time. Happens to my vehicle 2-4 times a week.

- Lexington, MI, USA

problem #41

Oct 232014

Alero

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the security warning light illuminated. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #40

Sep 012014

Alero

  • 116,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Piqua , OH, USA

problem #39

Oct 152014

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Benton Harbor , MI, USA

problem #38

Feb 262014

Alero

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph and going over a bump, the vehicle stalled as the security warning light illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Uniontown , AL, USA

problem #37

Oct 082014

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but it failed to remedy the failure. The contact stated that the ignition switch continued to fail daily and the vehicle would not start. The dealer stated that the key ring needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,000. Updated 12/01/14 updated 05/7/2015

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #36

May 282014

Alero

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start and failed to turn to the off position. Also, the contact mentioned that the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The contact mentioned that the vehicle was experiencing the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.

- Spring Lake Park, MN, USA

problem #35

Feb 012014

Alero

  • 312,000 miles
During the extreme cold period this past winter, the horn pad on my vehicle developed an issue where the horn stuck on during the early hours of the morning. Circuit had to be disabled in order to silence the horn. This is part of the driver side air bag system and cannot be easily, or inexpensively repaired, so the vehicle is without a working horn. In checking feedback sites on the Alero, this seems to be an common issue with aging Alero that are left outside overnight in sub-freezing weather conditions.

- Arlington, NE, USA

problem #34

Jan 162013

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving various speeds, all the warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed to activate and the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failures occurred on multiple occasions. The contact replaced the ignition switch and the vehicle was repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 11/20/14 the consumer stated at various times, the indicator warning lights would not come on when the vehicle was started. Updated 01/08/15

- Manitowoc, WI, USA

problem #33

Jan 062014

Alero

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving various speeds, the alarm system would independently activate and shut off the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and the ignition switch, key cylinder, and housing were replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V4000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Madison, TN, USA

problem #32

Jun 172014

Alero

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and smoke emitted from the front of the vehicle. All of the warning indicators on the instrument panel illuminated and the front end of the vehicle caught fire. The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Catersville, GA, USA

problem #31

Apr 012014

Alero 4-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
Car shuts off while driving at all speeds. All power is lost (including steering). Sometimes (while driving on the highway) it turns itself back on after a few seconds - and I keep on driving, sometimes I can shift to neutral and restart and shift back to drive, but usually I have to turn my hazard lights on and mussel the steering wheel off to the shoulder and try to restart it. Then - the 'security' light is on and it won't let me start the car. I've found countless posts online about this problem. I can't believe there isn't a recall. Isn't GM being sued for a very similar problem?

- Fenton, MI, USA

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