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NHTSA — Structure Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Top of dash is wrinkling and coming apart. I have seen this problem on other Alero also. I know this is an appearance problem, but it is still a problem. Will it affect the passenger's air bag in the dash if peeling reaches the area?

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 252006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
Service vehicle soon, trac off light, and ABS light took to dealer, out of warranty, private repair shop, cost-$500, grinding noise before lights turned on, dinging, lights went on, it was sensor in left front wheel bearing. Also have replaced front rotors, alternator at 65,000 miles. Key fob doesn''t lock drivers door. Hood on car replaced in 2006 under warranty because of blistering 2002-water leak onto drivers floor, 5 times to dealer, replaced side door gasket, problem had to be solved by replacing windshield gasket. I'm afraid of all these complaints about turn signal failure and hazard light failure and the car just quitting. Trading in this piece of **** as soon as paid off.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #2

May 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Alero gl had problems with the computer, cruise control, and the floor was leaking.** answer required***. the vehicle consumed excessive amounts of gas, the vehicle only got 208 mile per tank of gas. The rear defroster works intermittently. The ABS light, traction light and service engine light illuminated at the same time. When this happened the vehicle lost traction and ABS brakes. On two occasion this failure caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. The rear seat slid forward when the brakes were applied abruptly.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 132002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer stated that there was very poor 360 degree visibility and would like his money back.

- Ozone Park, NY, USA

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