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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Hazard Flashing Warning Lights: Switch Problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 202009

(reported on)

Alero

  • miles

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

2002 Oldsmobile Alero has problems with the turn signal/hazard module not working properly at times. The consumer stated the signal lights were intermittent and a times were completely inoperable. The consumer learned of a recall, however she was informed that there was no recall that her vehicle identification number qualified for. Recall # 03V327000. Updated 03/01/10

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #11

Jul 052006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,487 miles
Hazard switch - turn signals not working / intermittent.

- Williamsville, IL, USA

problem #10

Mar 082006

Alero

  • 73,326 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle warning lights failed. There is a NHTSA recall, # 03V327000, regarding the hazard flashing warning light switch. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The dealership replaced the hazard flashing warning light switch.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #9

Feb 222006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

2002 Oldsmobile Alero. At 57,000 miles turn signals are occasionally inoperative. Fuses were changed and they still fail on occasion. Identical problems resulted in the recalls of the 2000 and 2001 olds Alero. Upon reviewing internet web sites I discovered that there are many other Alero owners whom are having the same problem. A temporary solution until the hazard switch can be replaced is to slap the dashboard near the hazard switch to make it operable. The inability to alert other drivers of the intent to change lanes, or make turns is a safety issue.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 172006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Turn signals didn't always work. I would have to hit the hazard switch and then the signals would work. Took to dealer and had to have a new hazard switch installed.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

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problem #7

Jan 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
: the consumer stated the hazard warning lights were not working properly. There is a NHTSA recall, # 03V327000, regarding the hazard warning lights switch. The consumer experienced the same problem as stated in the recall, however the consumers model year was not included. Updated 02/21/06.

- Social Circle, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 142005

Alero 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

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

For no apparent reason, the turn signals stopped working while I was driving my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The problem turned out to be a defective hazard light switch. GM has issued a recall for this problem on 2000 and 2001 models, but the dealer refused to cover the same problem on my 2002.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #5

Aug 172005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,900 miles
The turn signal / hazard switch went out on my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. This caused the turn signals not to operate and nearly caused me to be rear ended on a highly traveled road with a child in the car. The failure was corrected by having the part replaced. The old part is no longer available due to shop throwing it out.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Feb 092005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 88,000 miles
2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The consumer stated the turn signals failed. The vehicle has not been to the dealership. The consumer stated he had the same problem with another vehicle, and it was the hazard switch which failed. This problem has been occurring for approximately 6 months. The consumer has done nothing to correct the problem. Oldsmobile was contacted, and they stated there was no recall for that model year.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
I have a 2002 olds Alero gls. The 2001 olds Alero has this recall: Hazard warning switches that may experience solder joint cracking caused by rapid temperature transitions and the soldering process. If solder joint cracking occurs and results in an open circuit, the turn signals/hazard lamps become intermittent or inoperative. My car has the exact same problem but is not included in the recall. GM was the wost help ever. They hung up on me. In the past two weeks they have quit working more times than I can reamber. I have also have a problem with my gage cluster. About 2-3 times a month it dosent opperate. No check engine lights ect or spedo RPM ect work there just "dead" until U restart the car. The olds Bravada has a recall for it. What I dont understan is how an 01 Alero have recalls and a 03 have recalls but not an 02. I was on the interstate when my turn signals quit. I dont know how long they were out before I they werent working. I did have a frind of mine look at the car who is a certified GM tech and said it was a losse wire up in the dash.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #2

May 152005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Basically I own a Oldsmobile 2000 intrigue and an 2002 Alero. My wifes intrique hazard switch caused the turn signals to fail ramdomly. I took it in during warranty and they could not "reproduce" the failure. After warranty we took the car to the dealership for a state inspection and they told us that the hazard switch is defective and needs to be replaced to pass inspection. So I paid the $18 since this is a critical safety issue. Now my 2002 Alero is doing exactly the same thing. When I go to use my turn signals they dont work but if I push on the hazard switch in/out or wiggle it they start working. I believe GM had a recall on the hazard switch back around 1998?? I believe this is a serious safty issue. Obcviously driving down the road and preparing to initiate a turn and your signals dont work can easily cause a collision. I am in my mid 40's and have had many cars, so have my parents from the 1960's and never have I seen a hazard switch fail. I have seen bulbs fail that will cause the turn signals to not flash but I cannot believe that GM had a recall in the late 1990's and I have two different cars have the exact same failure. I am going to go and by another switch but because it involves a critical saftey feature I felt compelled to let you know what I have seen. I believe you can check the failure rate by requiring GM to produce their sales database on sales of hazard switches from the 1990's to 2005 since this item is not usually reproduced or sold by 3rd parties.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Recall 03V327000 concerning hazard warning switch. Turn signals and the hazard lamps worked intermittently or became inoperative. Consumer saw this recall on NHTSA website. Consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer, and both confirmed that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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