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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 052013

Alero 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles


The car initially would not start, googled help left in start position for 10 minutes then started. While driving the car shut off mid traffic, thought it was stolen. Taken to GM dealership put in new passcode key, told it was ok. Left dealership car cut off, taken back, said it was fuel injectors, has all of then changed. Car cut off, read on internet that it was a manufacturing error. Dealership would not reimburse money and car continues to not crank at times and cuts off, think it is stolen. This is a safety hazard and this car should not be sold without warning future drivers. Nearly cost me my life.

- Bruceton, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 242010

Alero 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When fueling the sensor wasn't working cause of gas spilled on the ground may cause of fire.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 222010


  • miles
I have been experiencing fuel smells seeping thru my air vents when I drive and I took my car to the shop several times. Each time the mechanics have told me that my orings and some other items need replacing. These expenses are very costly and I have no job! I've drawn all my unemployment benefits but I need my car to keep being able to search for employment or go to work when I get these temp offers for work!!! I saw my car has been included in a recall, but GM says it's not my car--based on their system of knowing the last 8 digits of my VIN. But I have been experiencing these issues! even when I fill up on gas, the smell is all on my car, on me! I even have to roll down the windows for the first few days after I re-fill!!! can somebody help me"??" I am so sick of the virtues in this country! people don't do the right thing for fear of it costing them a dollar!! they don't care about the lives they are impacting--just their [xxx] wallets! excuse my language and choice of verbage, but it really makes me sick! ihave to quit now because it really bothers me to know that between the manufacturers and these automakers, neither wants to value anything over money! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

May 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
My car had something go wrong with the intake gaskets to where the plastic melted to the engine, the car had to be taken in for several days and the engine had to be taken out and cleaned and all of the intake gaskets were replaced. The car still does not run properly, when attempting to pick up speed or climb a hill the car does not shift and at times looses speed. This continues to this day, the dealer states nothing is wrong. The gas needle will read full and then the car will run out of gas this has happened on the middle of the highway leaving me stranded and several times around town. The dealer stated that they replaced the gas sensors. The car still does not run properly with less than half a tank of gas. The defroster, air conditioner and heat still after several trips in do not heat up or cool down the car. One day I had started the car half an hour before leaving and on the way to work the windshield froze up, the defrost had been and still was on high.

- Covington, KY, USA

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