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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Recliner Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,650 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Oldsmobile Alero accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles


: the contact stated the driver's hand was cut when attempting to adjust the right front seat to clean underneath it. The front seat adjustment springs needed rubber protective caps on the top to prevent cuts or personal injuries. Updated

- Amsterdam, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 072006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,300 miles
: the contact stated the driver's seat is not properly secured to the floor. The seat moves back and forth while driving. The dealer replaced the seat riser underneath the seat. This did not remedy the problem. The dealership determined the actual floor of the vehicle was defective. The dealership temporarily fixed this by inserting foam rubber between the seat riser and the floor.

- Owosso, MI, USA

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