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2003 Oldsmobile Alero accessories - interior NHTSA complaints: Communications:Horn Assembly

NHTSA — Communications: Horn Assembly Problems

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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,462 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero accessories - interior problems

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 162007

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Bought the 2003 Alero Oldsmobile in March 2007, not realizing the ongoing problems with the stalling and not starting issues. Many times with children in the car have been stranded when car would not start. First time, replaced battery; second time and third time took to mechanic spent $390 to attempt to fix car however still has issue. Mechanic said it had electrical issue with security system conflicting with wireless internet radio waves. Had to have it towed into the mechanic. Soon after a week the problem occurred again:I read on a automotive forum to put key on the "on" position for 10 minutes wait for the security light to stop blinking and then start the car (should work it stated) it worked however it is now sometimes a daily problem. I now allow 10 minutes leway in departure to allow for this aggravating problem to arise. This problem is a high security issue not safe to be stranded with single mom with kids in parking lots and as well as being out to town. Has caused to miss work. This is a ongoing issue and not sure how to remedy the problem. To add to the problem, the horn has been sounding off (as it it stuck position) for the last week 11/12/2007while driving another occurrence 11/16/07 park position key not in the ignition at 2:00am in a apartment complex. To quick resolve issue I tapped the horn on steering column it would go off again, then had roommate disarm the horn wire.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 162007

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
Bought the 2003 Alero Oldsmobile in March 2007, not realizing the ongoing problems with the stalling and not starting issues. Many times with children in the car have been stranded when car would not start. First time, replaced battery; second time and third time took to mechanic spent $390 to attempt to fix car however still has issue. Mechanic said it had electrical issue with security system conflicting with wireless internet radio waves. Had to have it towed into the mechanic. Soon after a week the problem occurred again:I read on a automotive forum to put key on the "on" position for 10 minutes wait for the security light to stop blinking and then start the car (should work it stated) it worked however it is now sometimes a daily problem. I now allow 10 minutes leway in departure to allow for this aggravating problem to arise. This problem is a high security issue not safe to be stranded with single mom with kids in parking lots and as well as being out to town. Has caused to miss work. This is a ongoing issue and not sure how to remedy the problem. To add to the problem, the horn has been sounding off (as it it stuck position) for the last week 11/12/2007while driving another occurrence 11/16/07 park position key not in the ignition at 2:00am in a apartment complex. To quick resolve issue I tapped the horn on steering column it would go off again, then had roommate disarm the horn wire.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 042007

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,800 miles
The horn had never been easy to use, nor did it always function, but suddenly it would not shut off, then it completely died. On taking the car to the dealership, they diagnosed a short-circuit and pronounced that it would cost $1,390 + tax to repair, as they would need to replace the air bag in addition to the 2 horns that the car apparently has.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012006

Alero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the horn failed to sound when depressed. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact stated that the horn activated without provocation and he had to remove the fuse to shut it off. The dealer stated that the horn wiring in the steering wheel pad was stuck. The current mileage is 67,000 and failure mileage was 50. The consumer stated GM explains the horn contact is integral to the air bag assembly which must be replaced to repair the horn at the sum of $800. The consumer provided information from a website pertaining to the same defect as the vehicle in question. Updated 08/20/07

- Warminster, PA, USA

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