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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 012004

Alero

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

My car will start and not follow through...I can not even begin to tell you how horrible this is...I have two small children that need to get to school and I had to quit my job because my car was not reliable...is there nothing GM could do about this...please I am begging for anything...I do not have money to fix my car and it is sitting in my driveway, just like it has been for the past 6 months...I need help...

- Mineral Wells, WV, USA

problem #5

Jul 092001

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer can pull the key out of the ignition while the vehicle is in gear. The consumer stated when he started the vehicle the transmission was in foward gear, the consumer had to take it out of reverse, then shift it back into reverse in order to back out.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 252003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
My car is a 2001, it has a mind of it's own, luckily the blinker, flasher issue is being recalled. My car has been doing this for quite some time. I believe that there are major electrical issues with these cars. My drivers side window works when it wants too. When I try to roll it down, it will pull down the engine and my lights will dim very low.( exterior and interior lights.) my back speakers also work whenever they want to. I am not one to listen to loud music, but it's pretty bad when only the front speakers work. I believe these cars need to be rewired. The latest problem happened about 6 months ago. The transmission lever button completely broke off. Luckily the button is still "literally" hanging in there, but if it falls out and gets lost there is no way for me to put my car into gear or out of gear for that matter. This is very dangerous, you have to have the button to put the car into park. The dealer whom I bought the car from is not willing to help at all with any of the situations with my car. How can consumers protect themselves from companies who do not stand by their products. We pay good money for our vehicles and this is what we have to live with. Our lives being in danger.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 232001

(reported on)

Alero

  • miles

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

Consumer is unable to check transmission fluid, there is no dipstick.

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 212001

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 60 mph the vehicle started to shake really hard, then all the lights on the dash illuminated, driver pulled over and the vehicle died. Took vehicle to a transmission specailist, and they stated that transmission needed replacing.. the transmission converter was replaced.

- Isola, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 232001

(reported on)

Alero

  • miles
Consumer is unable to check transmission fluid, there is no dipstick.

- Twin Lakes, WI, USA

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