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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal: Flasher Unit Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,622 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero lights problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,487 miles


Hazard switch - turn signals not working / intermittent.

- Williamsville, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 262006


  • miles
Turn signal malfunction involving flickering of turn signal at random. I will be driving and hear the flasher go off erratically. No consequences except a lot of annoyance from the sound and having to replace the flasher myself. Will save old part.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
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 #1

Jun 012004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals and flasher work only once in awhile all of a sudden.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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