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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,298 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,298 miles


Car seemed to be fine..all of a sudden car would not go into reverse.. took it to a close shop and he said a sleeve within the driven sprocket assembly had shifted due to insufficient interference fit, blocking the oil feed hole for the second clutch....haven't been able to do anything!estimate was 1500-2000!!!I have a car that I still owe 7000 for that I can do nothing with!maybe god will send me 2000 dollars to fix it.

- Seven Springs, NC, USA

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