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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2001 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 4)

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Average Mileage:
90,123 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #78

Oct 172016

Alero

  • miles

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

My vehicle turn signals are working intermittently. Upon researching this issue, I see that there has since been a recall. However, my VIN doesn't fall into their criteria, but the exact same thing is happening to my vehicle. They refuse to repair at their expense. This is very unsafe and I have a young teenager driving that cannot be without the use of turn signals. The recall number is 03V327000. I indicated the date this occurred as the date the vehicle was given to my daughter. However, it has been an ongoing issue with the previous owners.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #77

Jun 222016

Alero

  • miles
The turn signals work sometimes but if it rains they don't want to.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #76

Jun 172015

Alero

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the turning signal failed to operate. The trac off and anti-lock system warning lights displayed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was stated that the dashboard needed to be opened in order to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Hainesport, NJ, USA

problem #75

Dec 022015

Alero

  • 63,680 miles

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

When driving the turn signals will work and then not work at random and this concerns me, it can create a serious and dangerous situation

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #74

Jul 242011

Alero

  • 43,991 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. After stopping the vehicle, it failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the lock cylinder and ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the repairs needed were not covered under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 43,991.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #73

Nov 022015

Alero

  • 190,258 miles
I plugged in the cigarette lighter and about thirty seconds after I lit my cigarette the wires behind the dash(instrument panel) began to smoke and caught fire. The wire coverings was burnt off to show bare wires shorting my entire car. The fuse located under the hood in the fuse relay center that went to the cigarette lighter was melted and burnt into the relay box. No electrical in my entire car works!!!

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #72

Jun 012015

Alero

  • 43,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While traveling 60 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle immediately accelerated to 80 mph and then slowed back down. When the contact stopped to get fuel, the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was determined that the fuel pump failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic who stated that the ignition switch, casing, and relay switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failures ceased. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign numbers: 07E021000 (fuel system) and 03V327000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 43,000. Updated 821/15

- Siloam Springs, AR, USA

problem #71

Aug 072013

Alero

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. On another occasion, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the ignition switch was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Siloam Spring, AR, USA

problem #70

May 092015

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the ignition failed and caused the engine to stall while driving 55 mph. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the guardrail. The contact suffered injuries to the left shoulder and neck, which required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The driver was able to restart the engine and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) in September of 2014; however, the part was not available for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Baxley , GA, USA

problem #69

Nov 102014

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start. The key remained in the off position and failed to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V40000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 6/30/15 the engine and fuel pump were replaced. Updated 07/02/15

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #68

Nov 202014

Alero

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and that the dealer refused to provide the recall repair because the contact did not have the original factory key. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that the contact would need to have the ignition replaced and a new factory key for the recall repair to be performed. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #67

Mar 022015

Alero

  • miles
2001 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer writes in regards to unintended ignition key rotation recall. The consumer has been unable to key an appointment to get the recall performed. The dealer informed the consumer they needed the two original keys. The consumer stated they did not have the original keys; duplicates were made by the dealer at the time the vehicle was purchased.

- Eagle, ID, USA

problem #66

Dec 052014

Alero 6-cyl

  • 183,000 miles
Signal turn don't work, work on and off causing hazard.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #65

Dec 012014

Alero 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I noticed during the thanksgiving holiday 2014 that my turn signals work when they want to. I was turning right and my mom was riding with me when she noticed that my turn signals was not working left or right. So we made it to our doctors appointment and when we were leaving they working. It's weird because by changing the bulbs the turn signals are still going in and out when they want too. And we noticed light fluid leakage but it was not leaking in November when I brought my very own first car for cash and I had the oil changed so I took it back to jiffy lubes and the tech could not find a problem, this week January 21, 2014 my steering wheel is making this strange whistling noise when I make a turn, and my security light has came on and will not go off. So I decided to check the safety GM recall listing for help.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #64

Dec 092014

Alero 4-cyl

  • 126,102 miles
After having recall of ign. Key performed, the key became hard to turn on, catching and having to wiggle to start the engine. Vehicle has stalled while driving 3 times, loosing power breaks and steering, coast to stop, and vehicle starts again. Feel this is directly connected and caused by the faulty key and ignition system, appears the faulty key has caused the tumbler to wear-out, and any jarring of the key and or dash results in ignition to shut off. I have contacted GM and they refuse to address the problem, saying this recall would not cause the system to fail.. saying because of the high mileage on the vehicle, it is not there fault. And I must pay for the repair.. but I pray to differ, if the defective key and ign. Unit were not at fault, then the key/tumbler would not have worn-out.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #63

Dec 222014

Alero

  • 179,961 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the instrument panel became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 179,961.

- Clinton, SC, USA

problem #62

Nov 092010

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Oldsmobile Alero ignition switch. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced in November 2010, due to the vehicle stalling when placed in reverse. Also, none of the gauges and dash lights worked, the fuel pressure regulator and head gasket were replaced.

- Clearlake Oaks, CA, USA

problem #61

Dec 042014

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to be serviced under NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The contact was concerned that the recall repair was performed on only the main key and not on the remaining two keys of the vehicle. The dealer declined to perform on the recall remedy on the remaining two keys due to them being aftermarket keys. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Glenbeulan, WI, USA

problem #60

Apr 042014

Alero

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received NHTSA campaign id number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The contact stated that the failure was experienced prior to the recall initiating but the failure specifics were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #59

Oct 012014

Alero

  • 106,677 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed the remedy listed for NHTSA campaign number 14V400000 (electrical). The contact stated that immediately after leaving the dealer, the vehicle stalled while attempting to accelerate from a stop light. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,677.

- Freeport, TX, USA

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