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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System: Rear Window Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312007


  • miles


Rear defroster circuit failure. Fuse ok, relay ok, window imprint ok. Rear electrical defrost and antenna module fails. Rear visibility in cold climate completely blocked when rear. Window frosted. Many customers on the internet are complaining of the same problem and some have reported that the connector to the electrical module inside the rear-column on the passenger side is overheating and melting, breaking the electrical contact.

- Blainville, 00, USA

problem #1

Jan 042005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Consumer stated the defogger lines exploded. As a result, a small fire erupted. No injuries reported....consumer didn't call fire department or report it to police department.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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