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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,414 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 272004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,642 miles


The tires were defective. The tire pressure will not sustain. The tire pressure light stays on, and the consumer had to add air daily. The dealer refused to cooperate. The left front door body side was falling, the solder joints in the hazard warning flasher switch may crack, the coolant light had come on, there was an erratic sound when the ignition was first turned on, the driver window had a water leak, the left power window won't seal, the regulator was broken, and the key would get stuck in the ignition intermittently due to binding cylinder lock.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 212004


  • miles
Passenger window made a screeching sound and would not roll up. When window did roll up it dropped down inside the door. Regulator had to be replaced and the window was scratched.

- Plymouth, NE, USA

problem #1

Mar 272003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,600 miles
On several occasions while driving, my Alero has completely shut off. The first time it happened, I was going 55 mph in traffic. The power steering shut down and it was hard to pull to the side of the road. If it is raining outside, you may as well just park it. It will not crank easily and it acts like it doesn't want to run once you get it to start. Of course, when you take it to the shop they can't find anything wrong with it. My driver's side power window will not roll down. The low tire pressure light goes off every other day, even though the air pressure is fine and the interior doors look awful because the trim has come unglued. This is the worst car I have ever purchased. I would like to know what I can do to get this car repaired or replaced.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

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