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2001 Oldsmobile Alero wheels / hubs problems: bearings fail

Bearings Fail

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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
117,638 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the bearing (3 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202009

Alero 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 142,915 miles

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

Replaced both hubs twice since I owned the car, plus previous owner has replaced both twice. They only last about two months cause all the lights to come on and they're expensive to replace. Plus, the paint is chipping off the car. This is the worst car I've ever owned. Wouldn't recommend this car to my dog. I think gm needs to do something about this problem as everyone I know who owns one reports the same problem. I mean come on, hubs should last longer then two months. This has got to be a defect problem as well as the paint, the hazard lights, and then rear defrost that seems to go on all these cars.

- , Odessa Ont, ONT, canada

problem #2

Jun 012009

Alero GL 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I have had this car since November of 2003. It had 34,000 miles on it when I got it and I now have 130,000 on it. This car has went through six front wheel bearings since I got it and I just found out that another one has went bad. I am probably getting around 30,000 miles out of them. At this point I have spent over eight hundred dollars fixing this problem. I am really getting sick of fixing the same problem over and over again. I have never had a problem with wheel bearings on any car that I had before. My last car had 168,000 miles on it and I never once had to replace wheel bearings on it.

- , Ford City, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012006

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I got the car in January of 06 for my Birthday, I had the car for 2 months and it started making this humming sound when I was driving, I took it in and they said it was the bearing. I got that fixed. 2 months later the humming came back, I replaced the bearing again, it was good for about 4 months this time and the humming came back again!!! So I replaced the bearing AGAIN and had them look the whole under carriage over to make sure the tie rods and axles and everything were all good and anything else that could make the bearing wear so fast. It isn't my driving, I am easy on my car and slow down for corners and everything it just doesn't like bearings, Its almost 600 dollars a pop and my bearing has been screwed for almost a year, I don't feel like replacing it every other month anymore, I'll do it once a year and that still breaks my heart with how expensive it is. I cant wait to have been at my job for a year to trade in my beast and buy something new and not so noisy!!!

- , Sparwood, BC, Canada

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