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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2004 Oldsmobile Alero (Page 1 of 2)

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
67,319 miles

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Jun 172015

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving various speeds, the turn signals functioned intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 08/02/16

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #34

Nov 232015

Alero

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle and turning the ignition switch with the key, the ignition switch caught on fire. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Fowler, CA, USA

problem #33

May 152015

Alero

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the security and air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The technician stated that the power control module also needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Springville, FL, USA

problem #32

Aug 122014

Alero

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Raleigh, Nc , NC, USA

problem #31

Aug 072013

Alero

  • 196,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start due to the faulty pass lock system. The contact replaced the pass lock system and ignition switch but the failure recurred after the repair. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump, the starter and the alternator were replaced however, the failure persisted. The vehicle would only start by loosening the battery and the ignition key turned into the on position. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 196,000.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #30

Feb 202015

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer writes in regards to the ignition switch recall notice issues. The consumer stated when she took the vehicle to the dealer on November 19, 2014, she assumed the recall had performed. However, on February 20, 2015, she was unable to remove the key from the ignition. When she contacted the dealer, she was informed the recall had not been performed and the current problem was with the key and would not be covered by the initial recall.

- Pine Beach, NJ, USA

problem #29

Oct 052014

Alero 6-cyl

  • 141,271 miles

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

Was driving on in toll road when my headlights went off. I was able to get them back on by going to manual. They also flickered on & off even with car off and key out of ignition. Had recall on ignition, recall 143510, advised GM and dealer of problem. They said wasn't covered by recall. Still a recurring problem.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #28

Nov 232009

Alero

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after inserting the key in the ignition switch. The problem recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch, lock and key needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #27

Jul 102012

Alero 4-cyl

  • miles
Ignition switch issue. Took vehicle in for recall. All they did was stick plastic on keys. What are we suppose to do since the ignition switch is still falling out of place" also, why didn't they replace the ignition module since it is a known defect" the switch is the problem on the vehicle. Not the keys!!!

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #26

Nov 032014

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Oldsmobile Alero, consumer writes in regards to warning light coming on and then going off. The consumer stated the oil and traction light illuminated.

- Myrtle, MS, USA

problem #25

Sep 012011

Alero

  • 78,452 miles

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

The blinkers only work 5 % of the time. I have almost been hit in the rear several times due to this issue. Neither blinker will work. I notice a recall was done on the 2001 olds Alero for this problem. I have a 2004 olds Alero that is having the same issue. The blinkers do not work due to a defective hazard warning light switch. A recall should be done on 2004 olds Alero.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #24

Sep 162014

Alero

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the ignition failed, preventing the vehicle from being started without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the part needed 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #23

Oct 012014

Alero

  • 120,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway and my car turned off without warning. My car turned off (power sheering locked up) I made it to the side of the road but not before almost getting hit by a 2 different semi-trucks. I was stranded on the freeway for 4 hours with a new born baby. I have yet to be able to fix my car due to this issue. I have been looking for information on what happened to my car when I found the recall.

- Sun Valley , NV, USA

problem #22

Sep 162014

Alero

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn as all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering wheel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. In addition, the contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the recall was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #21

Oct 142011

Alero 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The turn signals randomly stop functioning. They can go from working to not working and back in any given drive. I have replaced the fuses multiple times, but it quickly starts doing it again.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #20

Oct 142014

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #19

May 132014

Alero

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While attempting to start the vehicle, the contact had to wiggle the key, which caused the security chime to activate. The failure occurred multiple times. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Adolphuf, KY, USA

problem #18

Sep 212014

Alero

  • 0 miles
I received the notification about the safety recall on 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, and the dealer, after I had scheduled an appointment, told me they didn't have to do the recall, but I just had to buy another key. That's not the way I understand recalls. I don't buy something, but it should be they fix something. I've never heard of a dealer arguing with the customer about something like this either, but I'm going to seek legal advice. However, I felt it was necessary to contact you first, based on the language of the recall notice.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #17

Jan 142014

Alero

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but the failure recurred multiple times. An independent mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 032012

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
The car is difficult to start. The ignition key must always be jiggled several times to get the ignition switch to turn on the engine.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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