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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2000 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 3)

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Average Mileage:
76,325 miles

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Oct 232014

Alero

  • 101,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 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
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

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 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

  • 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 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

- 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

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

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

  • 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

- 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

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

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

problem #30

May 072013

Alero

  • 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

Alero

  • 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

Alero 6-cyl

  • 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 once the ignition switch was replaced, there were no further problems. Updated 07/23/14

- Mill Vallery, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 312012

Alero

  • 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

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