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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Antilock: Abs Warning Light Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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 #1

May 012014


  • 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

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