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NHTSA — Engine Problems

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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,643 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 engine problems

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 142016

Alero

  • 162,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving 55 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 162,000.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #9

Mar 062015

Alero

  • 134,212 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the motor failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 134,212.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 062015

Alero 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
[xxx]: after a day of light driving after being stationary for about an hour and a half in Colorado springs co (cool weather) upon starting the vehicle the temp needle went from cool to almost overheated in the under 30 mins it took to go from one store parking lot to the next nearby one. The vehicle became fully overheated & sparks / 1' flames emerged from the sides of the front hood. Upon being shut off the flames receded, after approx 30mins sitting the hood was lifted & fluids checked (all were at appropriate levels). The vehicle was started again & ran idle for 20 mins & the sparks / flames reappeared again so the vehicle was shut down & a ride called. Upon being picked up the next day the vehicle ran fine again for the most part with only slight overheating - it was taken for an engine wash / under hood at an appropriate facility to remove any flammable / combustible residue. Had to be driven at speeds under 50mph to return home without further problems. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #7

Nov 232009

Alero

  • 160,000 miles

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

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 #6

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 #5

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 #4

Aug 202014

Alero

  • 35,570 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 35 mph, the engine stalled without warning and the power steering and brakes failed. The vehicle restarted after multiple attempts, but the failure recurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the failure could be due to a faulty ignition switch and/or various engine failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V40000 (electrical system) and performed the recommendations from the notification, including driving with a single key. The failure recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,570.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 122013

Alero

  • 130,000 miles
The car will not start after warmed up. And when sitting after started it acts like it wants to die.

- Muscatine , IA, USA

problem #2

May 102013

Alero

  • 107,650 miles
Failure happen again. The vehicle as taken to the dealer. The dealer replace. The cam sensor and crank sensor modulator. The vehicle was repaired however the failure happen again. The dealer then stated that could not duplicate the failure again. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure persisted. The failure was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure reocured shortly after. The dealer fuel pump would need to be repaired again. The vehicle was taken to another dealer. The dealer then stated the failure was caused because of a defective ignition switch. The vehicle was repaired. The failure did not reocured. The failure mileage was 107,650.

- Wolcott, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 292012

Alero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while doing research online, she noticed several complaints on the vehicle stalling. The contact wanted to make the problem known and stated that a recall should be filed. The failure has not occurred in her vehicle but she was just being alert.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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