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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,928 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 022010


  • 136,000 miles


2004 Oldsmobile Alero ongoing problems with turn signals and hazards inoperable most of the time. Most electrical components fail at times. Window regulator failed. Rear door locks have to play with remote locks before door opens acts as though child safety locks are on can not open door from in or out. Eventually after pushing on remote lock it opens. Brakes always grinding even after replacements. Engine has also, ticked not knock just ticking since I've purchased the car. Many times the car does not start first try after second it starts but all electrical has to reset example radio, clock ect.

- South Rockwood , MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 102006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
When my vehicle reached 49,000 miles I had to have the front wheel bearings and brakes replaced. My car is now at 59,000 miles and the front wheel bearings need to be replaced again.

- Pengilly, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 072006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,785 miles
: the contact stated the brakes grind and squeak at any speed. The dealership determined this was due to dirt roads and replaced the hubs, rotors, and brakes. These repairs have been made twice, and need replacing again. Updated 4/11/2006 -

- Carthage, NY, USA

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