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2003 Oldsmobile Alero electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2003 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 4)

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
53,790 miles

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #66

Jun 172015

Alero

  • 162,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle shut off and the check engine warning light illuminated. After several attempts, the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 162,000.

- Coldwater, MI, USA

problem #65

Nov 012014

Alero

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at 60 mph, the key fell out of the ignition switch causing the vehicle to stall. Several months later, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The recall was performed; however, the turn signals failed to illuminate without the contact having to jiggle the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- Maplewood , MN, USA

problem #64

Jun 172010

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under the manufacturer recall related to the ignition switch; however, the failure recurred. The failure mileage and NHTSA campaign number were unknown.

- Winnemucca, NV, USA

problem #63

May 242015

Alero

  • 75,750 miles

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

Power mirror switch failed. Loss of more than one HVAC blower motor speeds (faulty switch or faulty blower motor resistor block?). HVAC direction control unit may need to be replaced (A/C and heat blowing out of front vents only; switch does not work).

- Florence, NJ, USA

problem #62

May 062015

Alero

  • 98,000 miles
I purchased my 2003 Oldsmobile Alero from an individual. I have had problems with the blinkers ever since. Some days they will work off and on, some days not at all. From what I have read this is a common problem in these types of vehicles. This issue puts me and my children in danger. Just the other day we were almost hit because my blinker quit working right before I made a right turn.

- Rosanky, TX, USA

problem #61

Apr 252007

Alero

  • 159,800 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system); however, the remedy failed to repair the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,800.

- Culdesac , ID, USA

problem #60

Aug 292014

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer received recall for ignition system and requests reimbursement for new ignition system. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start at times. The tumbler assembly and key were replaced.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #59

Apr 112014

Alero

  • miles
Upon purchasing this vehicle in March of 2014 I have had numerous issues with it. One issue being it would not start. I let the dealer I bought it from look at it and he took it to a garage that he usually deals with and they told me they replaced the starter. However, I'm almost positive it had something to do with the ignition switch recall. Another issue is the horn randomly started going off in the driveway one day and now the horn does not work at all. The most concerning issue is that of the electrical problems I've been having with the car. The parking lights stay on, forcing me to have to disconnect the battery every time I leave the car for extended periods of time. The turning signals work intermittently, sometimes only after 7pm through 8am I won't even be able to get the signals to turn on. Other times they won't work if the windshield wipers are on.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #58

Aug 272013

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Oldsmobile Alero vehicle will not start and when it did start, it would shut off in the midst of driving. The ignition switch was replaced.

- Mankato, MN, USA

problem #57

Jan 212015

Alero

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), the vehicle became difficult to start and the transmission malfunctioned multiple times. The contact mentioned that the battery warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Nicholasfield, KY, USA

problem #56

Dec 162014

Alero

  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the instrument panel warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Bufflo, NY, USA

problem #55

Jan 132015

Alero

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired under the recall, but it was not repaired properly. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle completely shut off. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was repaired, but the vehicle completely shut off twice more. It took the contact almost an hour to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the thermostat needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired for the thermostat failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Naperville, IL, 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
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
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

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