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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012004


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the passenger side dashboard, which houses the air bag, separated and exposed the air bag components. While driving at various speeds, the engine suddenly stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Brytheville, AR, USA

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