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NHTSA — Power Train Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,818 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 112016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

May 312014

Alero 6-cyl

  • 202,273 miles
The transmissions on the these vehicles go out while driving on a sudden dime without warning. I was a stop sign and all of a sudden the vehicle couldn't move. This has happened to a bunch of other people.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011


  • 125,000 miles
The key can be removed while in drive. My turn signals go out on me.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 022001


  • miles
My car would leave me stranded, wouldn't start after getting wet from either rain or washing it at the car wash. All gauges, A/C speedometer, etc... failed. I have had it serviced 3 times for the same problem from 7/2/2002 to present. Now my power window on driver's side has stopped working. And the vinyl trim on my doors below my windows is all bubbled and coming unglued. In my opinion I was sold a "lemon" and I want to find out how to file a claim.

- Palacios, TX, USA

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