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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Other Fuel Types: Turbo-Charger Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,800 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

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,800 miles


Since my purchase of this vehicle in October of 2003, I have been disabled numerous times. Engine just quits. Low trac light comes on and engine shuts down. Vehicle has been to dealership number of times and they say nothing is wrong. I do plenty of thruway driving and now coasting off to the sides. Also brakes grind when it is wet outside.

- Lewiston, NY, USA

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