2001 Oldsmobile Alero
5 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Oldsmobile service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Oldsmobile customer service.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #14V400000
Summary: This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on July 3, 2014, that they are recalling 5,877,718 model year 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2005 Malibu Classic, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles. In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence: If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2014. GM's number for this recall is 14350. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V400000 »
2001 Oldsmobile Alero FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #07E021000
Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, P/nos. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, and FP10027-11B1, sold after January 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer.
Consequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire.
Actions: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on April 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E021000 »
2001 Oldsmobile Alero EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #03V327000
Summary: Certain passenger vehicles have hazard warning switches that may experience solder joint cracking caused by rapid temperature transitions and the soldering process. If solder joint cracking occurs and results in an open circuit, the turn signals/hazard lamps become intermittent or inoperative.
Consequence: When the turn signals are inoperative, the driver cannot use them to signal intent to turn that could result in a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch. Owner notification began on February 5, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V327000 »
2001 Oldsmobile Alero EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL NHTSA Campaign #03V250000
Summary: Certain minivans, passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage system." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the child restraint lower universal anchorage system.
Consequence: This does not meet the requirements of the standard.
Actions: Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. This supplement describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle and on the child restraint or booster cushion. Owner notification began August 18, 2003. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V250000 »
2001 Oldsmobile Alero POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #00V372000
Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with manual transaxles (RPO M86) fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 114, "theft protection." When a driver attempts to shift from 5th gear to reverse, a shift inhibitor causes the transmission to be mechanically in 4th gear even though the shift lever indicates reverse gear.
Consequence: In this situation, the key can be removed from the ignition while the transmission is in a forward gear, which is not permitted by the standard.
Actions: Dealers will disable the 5th/reverse inhibitor by removing a retaining pin and replace the shifter assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V372000 »