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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2000 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 2)

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Average Mileage:
54,810 miles

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

May 072013


  • 118,000 miles


The entire cluster system went out, $2200 replacement, the entire dash is coming down with a cost of $1000 dollars for replacement, valve cover gasket needs replaced with cost of $1200 cost to consumer, the brakes have been reworked for $300 dollars at a cost to consumer, actual mileage 43000- now problems started at 90,000 miles, the car constantly leaks in the auto when it rains, I feel as a consumer this vehicle should be recalled because I've had nothing but problems since the day of purchase, lost wages being stuck on the side of the road, pain and suffering because I only live on disability, and a part time job, and it took it all for repairs!!!!!

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #29

Mar 212013


  • 164,000 miles
Very common problem in all GM makes and models with this type of security system.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #28

Jan 072013


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the anti-theft system independently activated while the vehicle was being driven at 70 mph, causing the engine to stall. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The incident was recurring and the contact stated that the vehicle could not be immediately restarted. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210. Updated 03/25/14 updated 04/22/14

- Mill Vallery, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 312012


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle security light illuminated and the contact was unable to star the engine. The vehicle was experienced several times. The local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the vehicle security system pass lock failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN information was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the approximate current mileage was 132,000.

- Gardena , CA, USA

problem #26

May 102011

Alero 6-cyl

  • 79,308 miles
Intermitent turn and hazard warning lights recall # 03V327000

- Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #25

Dec 012011

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
This car is experiencing the same problems as described in NHTSA recall 03V327000. The signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. Called to see if Oldsmobile/GM would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the VIN is not entered on their database.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #24

Dec 022009

Alero 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


I have an issue with my car where the hazard light/ turn signal work sometimes and sometimes they don't. I took it to a shop and I was told there was a recall on the soldering. I contacted GM and I was told there were no recalls on my vehicle but when I researched it online I found there was a recall on the same issue I am having. I would like to know how GM can turn this away because this is clearly a safety recall no matter how many miles is on the car or how old. What can I do? my reference number with GM is[xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #23

Jul 012000

Alero 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the security system activated and the driver was unable to start the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. Updated 10/12/11 the consumer stated the engine would not start at times and the security light would flash. The dealer replaced the ignition cylinder. Updated 02/28/12

- Concord, WA, USA

problem #22

Mar 122011

Alero 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I own a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero gls. Sometimes, my car doesn't start and the "security" light flashes. According to owners manual, I have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before I can start the car. When the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 59,000. This has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. I believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. My signal lights were recently repaired for which Oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but I never received a check.

- Ridgeway, SC, USA

problem #21

Apr 232011

Alero 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
2000 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4 2door coup faulty wiring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollars in damage. A wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster.

- Horse Shoe, NC, USA

problem #20

Aug 012010


  • 204,000 miles


I have a 2000 Alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. It has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else I need. I have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when I turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. I was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. This is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point I'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere I go. I don't mind replacing the parts, I just need to know how, and no one will inform me.

- Cunningham, TN, USA

problem #19

Jul 312010


  • 48,692 miles
Five occasions car stalled suddenly. Could not restart.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #18

Jun 162010


  • 94,021 miles
The security alarm light come on in my Oldsmobile Alero, it happens almost every day. In this case, the car will not start for ten minutes, and even after that ten minutes it will not start. General Motors will not take responsibility for the problem even though there are over three hundred cases of this in online complaints. They want me to get a diagnosis on my car again and not refund me for another diagnosis. Other people have replaced, fuel pumps, batteries, and ignition systems to only find out it's faulty wiring by Oldsmobile.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #17

Mar 012010

Alero 6-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
I have a 2000 olds Alero. Gl 6 cyl 3.4, 4 door. I had to replace the engine about 3-4 years ago and this past spring the head gasket blew, so I had to invest in that. I am very adamate on taking care of my car and oil changes. Also, the whole dash cover and passenger air bag cover is peeling away. I noticed this is several Alero's I have seen in a parking lot. My main concern is the engine though. How many times am I going to have to invest thousands of dollars for the motor issues. Is there anything that can be done about the motor issue?

- Camby, IN, USA

problem #16

Sep 012007

Alero 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) I bought a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero about 3 years ago, I noticed at the beginning that the turn signals nor the hazard lights worked. We have done everything from changing bulbs, checking fuses and ground wires to no avail. I recently started having another problem where the oil has backed up into my oil reservoir, my car has not overheated and no oil leaks. That is how I came to find out that there had been a recall on the hazard switch on the Alero. I contacted GM and gave them all the information that they needed. After being on hold for about 15 minutes, they then told me that it was not my make or model that had been recalled. The description on their website pin pointed my problem to a tee! and they are telling me that it is not their fault. My car has 91,000 miles. VIN: [xxx]. I feel that GM should be held accountable for this defect in my vehicle, just because it was not my make or model as they are stating does not mean that it could not happen. I believe that it is a defect that they should be held accountable for.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #15

Jan 012007


  • miles
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


  • 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


  • 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
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

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