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Blower Fan Doesn't Work On All Settings

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4.7

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$205.00
Average Mileage:
69,174 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. replace fan motor (2 reports)
  3. replace the resistor board if high setting works (1 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 012007

Alero GLS 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

Never had it fixed, but def. inconvenient on a humid day to have to have the A/C or fan at full blast when I only want a little ventilation.

- , Mount Vernon, NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 032004

Alero GL2 3400 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

This started about four years ago and has gotten progressively worse. At least I still have heat and air but it must be set to high. This issue needs to be addressed.

- , Detroit, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 172006

Alero SE 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

MY HEATER STOPPED WORKING AND WHATEVER THEY DIDN'T IT FIXED THE HEATER AND BROKE THE AC....NOW THE AC AND HEATER WONT BLOW UNLESS I TURN IT UP AS HIGH AS IT CAN GO...

- , Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #6

Mar 032008

Alero LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

Another flaw in workmanship on this Alero. Fan only works on settings 3 or above. Guess I can live with this, if it would start regularly, see Fuel pump issues. Now that is a pain!

- , Decatur, AL, USA

problem #5

Apr 162003

Alero GL 2.4L L4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

At first the fan speed works only from the second speed and up, but a year or two later, it only works on the thirds speed and up.

- , Rochelle Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 062007

Alero ES 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Blower only works on top 3 settings, could be worse but is still a bit annoying.

- , Fargo, ND, USA

problem #3

Jun 132007

Alero 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

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

this was really just annoying cuz i noticed in the winter and it was minus 20C

- , Lively, Ontario, Canada

problem #2

Aug 282007

(reported on)

Alero 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Either its no air or full blast. AC or Heat. But the good news this isn't the worst thing that will go wrong with your car.

- , Madison, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 072007

(reported on)

Alero GLS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Just another complaint on this awful car. For a summary of all my complaints look at my entry under "Coolant Problems" Again, never ever buy this car. GM caused all these problems with poor material and workmanship. All I ever bought was GM vehicles, but no more. Anyway, avoid this lemon if at all possible.

- , Grandview, MO, USA

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