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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero lights problems

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


Bought this 2003 olds Alero in 2005 with original warranty still in force, also purchased extended warranty. This vehicle had dash peeled back and material over glove box peeled when purchased, also cracked plastic on back passenger side. Molding around windshield was coming off and has since blown away. Had to purchase battery almost immediately and 4 new tires after purchase. Contacted dealership where purchased to get interior items repaired and was informed they did not do warranty work on this brand of vehicle, that I would have to call another dealer who sold this type of car. I did and was told that none of these repairs were covered under warranty. Also, running lights only one was working, found out it had been fixed and the bracket under which held the light was broken. Was told I would have to pay for all repairs out of pocket. Now 2008 and all items still broken since I did not have money to repair, also car pulls to left, and brakes are grinding. I have never had a vehicle that has this many problems before at least 75,000 miles. I would never recommend this car to anyone.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 212004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle experienced electrical problems, such as the turn signal lights came on periodically, and the windows worked intermittently. Consumer took vehicle back to the dealer, and had also contacted the manufacturer, who was no help at all. The consumer stated that the vehicle still has electrical problems. The consumer was told that the elecrical wiring was replaced but when inspected the old wire was found still in the vehicle.

- Tucumcari, NM, USA

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