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NHTSA — Engine Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,707 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #11

May 092015

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 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 #10

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 #9

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 #8

Oct 012014

Alero

  • 106,677 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 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

problem #7

Feb 152011

Alero 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Lower intake gasket went at 70,000 both front wheel hubs went when we bought at 60000 an windows came off track all dash lights on fuel pump replaced an now head gasket is blown an heater core replaced at 80,000 now has 100,000 an is a lemon.

- Newportville, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 112014

Alero 4-cyl

  • 198,000 miles
Ran a diagnostics test at a parts store and came back about the "intake air temperature circuit high input." I didn't think much about it, but the part is relatively cheap, I just don't know if I can replace that myself. But when I registered my vehicle it came back as a fail on the emissions test for the state due to this part. While looking it up and checking on line about this issue I saw several entries that it may also affect the warning lights for ABS and braking systems. Those have been on as well for a long time. I have had the brakes replaced twice in the past 2 years. The second time was because they had given me defective brake pads the first time and they were worn out with in 3 months. But now I have to get the intake air temperature circuit replaced, and it sounds like it may be more wiring than the circuit itself, but I don't have time and ability to work through all the possibilities, nor the money to let a mechanic do it as well. If this is a known issue, then why isn't it being addressed by Oldsmobile (GM) either? they have a bulletin about it!

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #5

Jun 172014

Alero

  • 160,000 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 while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. After restarting the engine the vehicle operated as normal. The contact indicated that the defect had occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #4

May 112011

Alero

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a increase in engine rpms and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 188,000.

- Lyles, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 142014

Alero

  • 104,000 miles
This has happened to me in my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero over and over again for the past 4 years, and have had it at 4 or 5 different shops and nobody can fix it. But the car turns off on me in the middle of driving and then wont restart. But after I have it towed home it will start a day or two later.. I've had the battery replaced, the starter, the fuel pump, the alternator and have had it hooked up to the computer to see if any warning signals go off and nothing comes up.. its happened on the highway on back roads and while sitting at a stop light. It is very dangerous and I think and hope that Oldsmobile will do something about it to help its customers have a safer commute to and from their destination...

- Somers, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

Alero 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. Several minutes later the vehicle was restarted and operated as designed. One month later while the contact was driving 60 mph, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but no cause for the failure was determined. The suggestion was made to the contact to use a different key. The contact followed the dealers recommendations however, the failure recurred one month later. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileage was 110,000. Updated 6/13/13 the consumer believed the reason the vehicle continuously stalled, was due to the anti-theft system. The system believed the vehicle was being stolen and shut off the gas line, so the vehicle would stall. Updated 06/17/13

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192005

Alero 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostics where the mechanic advised that the engine would have to be replaced. After the replacement of the engine the failure continued. The vehicle was towed to the mechanic approximately ten different times. The fuel pump was also replaced but the vehicle continued to stall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000. Updated 8/23/12 updated 09/06/2012

- Mt Horeb, WI, USA

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