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2003 Oldsmobile Alero electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2003 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 3)

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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
47,572 miles

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #55

Aug 292008

Alero

  • 27,865 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated while driving various speeds the vehicle would stall without warning. The contact stated he brought his vehicle to a dealer. The dealer stated the ignition switch would need to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The failure reoccured after the repair. Years later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The remedy only addressed the ignition key itself. The ignition switch was not covered. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not rerepaired. The failure mileage was 27,865.

- Alexandria, IN, USA

problem #54

Oct 222012

Alero

  • 135,241 miles
When traveling between 25mph and 50mph the vehicle will turn off and will take up to 10 minutes to start. This occurs weekly, I received a recall call noticed stating that it was the key fob and that key covers were installed on 10-09-2014. This did not remedy the vehicle shut down and the number of incidents have increased.

- Westfield, WI, USA

problem #53

Sep 092014

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer stated the vehicle need to have the ignition and keys repaired. The consumer received a recall notice, regarding the ignition switch and keys. However, on September 9, 2014, she was involved in an accident. The consumer stated the air bad did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #52

Nov 192014

Alero

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #51

Apr 012010

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer is writing in regards to 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Stating that son was killed in single car crash, roll over. Wondering if the key fob was the cause. The consumer stated the air bag did not deploy.

- Bloomington, WI, USA

problem #50

Oct 152013

Alero

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently, the horn was inoperable, and the alarm automatically activated. The failures occurred several times. The dealer stated that a module failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Milledgeville , GA, USA

problem #49

Oct 172014

Alero

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fairview Height, IL, USA

problem #48

Apr 162014

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stalling and not starting several times also ignition key issues. The consumer stated he had to keep the key in the ac mode for 10 minutes, with the security light blinking, before the vehicle would start. The ignition switch was replaced on April 16, 2014.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #47

May 012013

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer states that vehicle will not start all the time and sometimes it stops running. The consumer stated the computer, starter and ignition switch were replaced and none of the replacements, fixed the problem. Updated 12/03/14.

- Quinlan, TX, USA

problem #46

Aug 042014

Alero

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal failed to respond when it was depressed. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #45

Sep 242014

Alero

  • 18,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and caused another vehicle to crash into the rear end. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The police was present, but did not file a report. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not towed to the dealer. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,000.

- Winston-Salem , NC, USA

problem #44

Sep 152007

Alero

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start and the anti theft light warning light illuminated intermittently. After ten minutes, the contact was able to start the vehicle and the anti theft light turned off. The problem persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Coweta, OK, USA

problem #43

Aug 152014

Alero

  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 139,000.

- Water Ford, MI, USA

problem #42

Aug 172014

Alero

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 15 mph and making a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact crashed the vehicle into a side wall and the front passenger side tire separated from the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the contact's residence. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #41

Aug 152013

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
I have problem with the switch, sometimes it doesn't start.....updated 08-20-14 it was determined, the ignition switch was the problem. Updated 09/11/14

- Los Angeles,, CA, USA

problem #40

Jul 192013

Alero

  • miles
I am the owner of a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, for the past year I've been having a lot of problems with my vehicle it's been shutting off while I was driving. Also my battery light stays on, and assuming that my battery or alternator needs to be replaced. I replaced the parts with new ones and still doing the same thing, the battery light is still on. Now my car does not turn on at all it's dead!!!!

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #39

Jul 162013

Alero

  • 125,000 miles
For the past year or so, it's been difficult to get the vehicle started and out of park. I first went to the GM website when the June 2014 recall for 2003my Alero started and it said the vehicle was not recalled. I read a subsequent story that the GM website recalls.GM.com wasn't accurately displaying recalls where no parts are available. Went to the site after the repairs this past weekend and it said my car was recalled. After calling the support number and having them look up the VIN, they didn't see my car was recalled in their system although the call center tech stated the problem sounds similar to existing issues. He provided a GM sr # and requested my local dealership to follow up, but it would be considered a diagnosis outside of recall. Unsure based on differing reports from GM on the vehicle being safe or not.

- Glen Carbon, IL, USA

problem #38

Jun 132014

Alero

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Oradell, NJ, USA

problem #37

Jun 102013

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,740 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle was extremely difficult to steer and upon making a turn, the vehicle stalled multiple times. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the electrical ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,740. The VIN was not available...updated 08/11/14

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #36

Feb 052012

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start and stalled intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The computer system was programmed by an independent mechanic to no avail. The contact was unable to start the vehicle after the vehicle was repaired. The instrument panel was not working. The vehicle was scheduled to be inspected and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Rantoul, IL, USA

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