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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 182003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


We have had to replace the hub assembly on our 2001 olds Alero 4 times and now the lights are back on again. Also the blinkers and drivers window work intermittently.

- Angora, MN, USA

problem #3

Nov 022004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I just received a letter in the mail from Oldsmobile letting me know that there is a current open recall on hazard / turn signals. I would like to file a compliant about my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, because not only do my turn signals and hazards not work, but my cruise control automatically kicks off by itself all the time, I have a low tire pressure light that stays on constantly, and my radio does not work half the time. I believe there is a short in the wires of my car. This all happened at the same time my turn signals / hazards stop working also. The low tire pressure light never lets me know if I really may have a low tire (which could result in a blowout while driving, etc.) although, I've had the tires checked numerous times currently but, I am wondering since the light is on and the tire may really be low and I have a blowout, it could cause me to have an accident. Also, the same with the cruise control. If a vehicle is following too close, and the cruise kicks off, then the following vehicle may bump into my rear of my car. I would like this looked into if at all possible. Thank you very much.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 252003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
My car is a 2001, it has a mind of it's own, luckily the blinker, flasher issue is being recalled. My car has been doing this for quite some time. I believe that there are major electrical issues with these cars. My drivers side window works when it wants too. When I try to roll it down, it will pull down the engine and my lights will dim very low.( exterior and interior lights.) my back speakers also work whenever they want to. I am not one to listen to loud music, but it's pretty bad when only the front speakers work. I believe these cars need to be rewired. The latest problem happened about 6 months ago. The transmission lever button completely broke off. Luckily the button is still "literally" hanging in there, but if it falls out and gets lost there is no way for me to put my car into gear or out of gear for that matter. This is very dangerous, you have to have the button to put the car into park. The dealer whom I bought the car from is not willing to help at all with any of the situations with my car. How can consumers protect themselves from companies who do not stand by their products. We pay good money for our vehicles and this is what we have to live with. Our lives being in danger.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #1

May 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Several problems on the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero that other owners seem to be having as well. Turn signals went out/ gas gauge went out/ coolant gasket broke, and horn would sound randomly (had to eventually pull the fuse).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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