Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Won't Stay Running Seal Of This Might Hurt


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
113,564 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 042014

Alero 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,129 miles


I have a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2L 4 cylinder automatic. I noticed as I was pulling in my driveway that the radio shut-off for 10 seconds then turned back on. Didn't think it was all that big of a deal. But I go to get in my car and take off about 3 hours later and it rolled over, but only ran for 5 seconds.. it did this over and over again. I would turn the key to -ON- so the fuel pump kicked in a couple times to get it started again. but it still only ran for 5 seconds each time.

I wiggled the radio a few times and it started up fine and ran until I turned it off.....BUT.... the gauge cluster would not work. all the lights worked except the lights on the shifter PRNDL1L2L3.

I know with these cars GM made a DUMB decision and put a computer in the radio that runs a bunch of things i.e: blinkers. But my blinkers worked..

So....anyone know whats going on

- , Belleville, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Sep 182011

Alero GL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

2004 Alero won't stay started starts then dies Has 78000 miles on it will start up then die.

- , Pleasant Hill, IL, USA

Not what you are looking for?