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NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,001 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 062005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


2001 Alero (2 dr. Coupe) I have been on several sites and am finding many Alero owners having the same problems that I have encountered over the last couple of years. Fuel pump, wheel hub assemblies, intake manifold gaskets, power window failure(grinding/breaking clips/regulators), serv engine and traction control lights constantly on, electrical problems, brake problems etc. It is my belief that olds knew they weren't making this car anymore, and sent a sub-par product out into the market "hoping" to get away with as few recalls as possible. I have numerous complaints filed with olds and General Motors. General Motors has gone way out and offered me a $500 certificate towards the purchase of a new vehicle. Give me one reason I should go through another nightmare like this one. Recalls have never been issued on any of these complaints because it would probably cost millions of dollars for them to fix the problems. I constantly wait to see if any class action suits involving these vehicles occurs as I will be one of the first to jump in. What's the saying..."if it looks like dog crap and smells like dog crap don't step in it, it's probably dog crap". there's a defined problem with these vehicles and GM should be taking responsibility for them.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #4

May 292003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 miles
Air conditioner didn't work from day one. Blower then failed to work. Starter gave out within the first year as did the ignition switch. Power steering went out in the middle of a turn almost causing an accident. Oil light sensor went out. Power windows make crackling noise when lowering. Rotars make a grinding noise when braking even with brand new rotars and brakes. Factory tires would make a thumping noise as low speed braking. Now front suspension is making a clicking noise. Dealer has replaced the entire front end suspension and noise will not go away.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #3

May 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
There is a grinding sound under the front of the vehicle at low speeds. The dealer was contacted and they advised that NHTSA was contacted because they have been receiving numerous reports of this occurrence. It appears to be a problem with the factory wheels but I'm not sure of this. The dealer is not attempting to repair the repair the problem because they advise that there will be a recall. They tried to repair the problem on a previous occasion by remounting the tires but this had no effect. The problem is not noticable when it is raining.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

Nov 012001


  • miles
While traveling on the highway vehicle pulls to left and right. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Tenley Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the ABS rotors were making a grinding noise although rotors and the pads were still new, dealer replaced rotors and pads, but vehicle was still making the grinding noise. Also the alternator went out, wheels and tires were replaced due to the air pressure light illuminating, a front wheel alignment was performed, battery light and ABS light was coming on.

- Alexander City, AL, USA

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