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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems

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Average Mileage:
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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 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

: the contact stated when the inside of the vehicle was hot, the accelerator pedal would stick causing rapid acceleration. There is a NHTSA recall, # 04V528000, regarding the accelerator pedal. The year was not included in the recall. No one could duplicate the consumers concern. One of the mechanic's suggested that maybe the floor mat was in the way. Updated 06/19/06.

- Lexington, MA, USA

problem #3

May 112004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,600 miles
Comments: On July 25, 2005 I contacted Oldsmobile customer assistance center regarding service needed on my 2001 Alero. I stated that it was my understanding that the speed control accelerator pedal on my vehicle was the subject of a recall by the manufacturer. I have not, however, received any notice that corrective repairs will be performed. Specifically, my vehicle fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 124, accelerator control system's is hot ambient conditions, the accelerator pedal arm may stick at the attachment to the bracket and not return to the engine idle position when I lift my foot from the accelerator pedal. As a result, failure to return to idle could result in a vehicle crash. I initially advised the dealer of this problem on May 11, 2004 and they informed me that my car required throttle body cleaning and service, which they charged $82.95. I returned the car to the dealer again on June 27, 2005 for the same problem and they performed the same service for $84.95. On July 25, 2005 I brought the car back to the dealer with the same complaint. They lubricated the throttle pivot and charged me $44.11. To date I have paid $212.01 and the dealer never informed me that a recall had been issued for this problem. I would appreciate your help in verifying if the repair should be covered by the manufacturers recall program and the exact remedy to correct this problem.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #2

May 112004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,600 miles
On July 25, 2005 I contacted Oldsmobile customer assistance center regarding service needed on my 2001 Alero. I stated that it was my understanding that the speed control accelerator pedal on my vehicle was the subject of a recall by the manufacturer. I have not, however, received any notice that corrective repairs will be performed. Specifically, my vehicle fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 124, accelerator control systems. In hot ambient conditions, the accelerator pedal arm may stick at the attachment to the bracket and not return to the engine idle position when I lift my foot from the accelerator pedal. As a result, failure to return to idle could result in a vehicle crash. I initially advised the dealer of this problem on May 11, 2004 and they informed me that my car required throttle body cleaning and service, which they charged $82.95. I returned the car to the dealer again on June 27, 2005 for the same problem and they performed the same service for $84.95. On July 25, 2005 I brought the car back to the dealer with the same complaint. They lubricated the throttle pivot and charged me $44.11. To date I have paid $212.01 and the dealer never informed me that a recall had been issued for this problem. I would appreciate your help in verifying if the repair should be covered by the manufacturers recall program and the exact remedy to correct this problem.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 192005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,600 miles
Sticking throttle concern - vehicle accelerator sticks, causing the car to continue speeding and possibly result in a crash. Problem first occurred in the summer of 2004 and has reoccurred in summer of 2005. This problem occurred after throttle body cleaning and service was performed at the dealer.

- Novi, MI, USA

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