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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems

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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Oldsmobile Alero brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 092014

Alero 4-cyl

  • 157,000 miles

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

Just a couple of days after the purchase of the vehicle the brakes were making a bad scrubbing noise, and I had no turn signal at all I noticed a clicking sound coming from the hazard warning light.during the clicking sound the turn signal would work at times and I would smell something like a burning smell. While the car was park and no one around it the lights would come on inside and out by their self and this causes my battery to go dead and I have to boost it off. I have contacted the car dealer that I purchased it from and they were very rude and hateful and told me it was my problem and that there is nothing they can do about it. That they sold it to me at a good deal and they could not help me.

- Riceville, TN, USA

problem #2

May 012014

Alero

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the while driving at various speeds, the check engine and ABS warning lights illuminated. The contact mentioned that when the brake pedal was depressed excessive force was required to stop the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel was loose. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Bismark , ND, USA

problem #1

Aug 292014

Alero

  • miles
This car is a headache because you have to keep changing the brakes about every 4 wks on one side then later the other side starts to wear down...I have changed my brakes 3 time in the last 2 months for just one side...it is causing damage to my rotors. They act like they can't stop, it is dangerous on wet grounds and it is very costly to keep repairing the same issue less than 6 months...unfortunately I got the ones that have a warranty on them to replace due to wear.

- Athens, GA, USA

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