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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,500 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner Comments

problem #2

May 062010


  • 97,000 miles


The automatic transmission shifts violently at times, the shift ranges from a slight bump to a bump that feels like the car has been rear-ended. This is most common in traffic/city areas and is resolved by shutting the car off and restarting it after a period of time. A GM dealer made a $1544 repair to the transmission but it still is not fixed. Other owners have had the same issue. It is sometimes followed by a check engine light.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 152007

Aurora 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had to replace three window regulators on my 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora. All have gone out besides the driver window. The two rear windows actually dropped down into the track while the vehicle was in motion. Now both the front passenger and rear driver side windows are stuck in the up position, as if the window motors are out. I have had to replace numerous same parts on multiple occasions with this vehicle. Transmission input speed sensor (twice), left bank air valve (twice), right bank air valve (once), there is water that gets into the spare tire well in the trunk (was remedied once but has since came back ). this vehicle has been in no major accidents. The bumper did have to get repainted as another car was pushed into mine, but aside from that nothing else. The intermediate shaft is always having to be lubed due to a manufacturer defect (costing the consumer $125 every 30,000 miles or so). You wonder why people are not buying american cars. My next one will likely be a Honda just because GM does not stand by their product. Too many problems that are similar when you talk to other owners, but GM does nothing even when they know other owners are having the same problems. With the 2001 Aurora, GM should be recalling the issues with the windows because no owner should have to constantly change out window regulators and motors, nor is it safe.

- Forest Park, IL, USA

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