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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,007 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 212007

Aurora 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After reviewing the complaints of the Oldsmobile Aurora 2001 I am having similar problems regarding check engine when going into the dealership to have service they still state that there is nothing wrong when I know that there was something wrong with the vehicle.

- Austell , GA, USA

problem #7

Oct 182006

Aurora 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Our 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora was brought in several times in the last two months because the "check engine" light kept going on. Each time they said they fixed the problem and it was related to the "secondary air injection pump". two nights ago we came home and parked our car in our garage, which is attached to our house. A couple hours later we were awoke by a smell, which finally led us to our garage. We opened the door to our garage and it was full of smoke! we heard a humming noise coming from the front of the car, and opened the hood. Flames were coming up from the bottom of the car, where the pump was located. My wife and I pushed the car out of the garage and dosed the engine with water, and called the fire department. When the fire department arrived, they said we were lucky we caught it when we did and pushed it out of the garage. If we weren't awake, our house could have been engulfed, and we could have been killed! when we went back to the car dealership the next day, the acknowledged that this a "known" problem, by them and Oldsmobile/GM!! we can no longer trust them to do the right thing in fixing this problem and do not think the vehicle is safe! can you help us and what should we do?

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 012002

Aurora 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,656 miles
My 2001 aroura was purchased in Nov. Of 2002 and was put in the shop about 2 weeks after we purchased it. Lexus of tulsa sold us the car. The vehicle had a blown head gasket and it was already blown when we purchased the car. 2years later the head gasket is blown again. We were told that the gasket was going to keep blowing until we get another motor and that the motor has some internal damage that came from the factory where the motor was built in. We were told that the valve had some combulstion built up in there and was causing the problem and that the problem was the cause of the factory. The car would just start running hot and also it would shut off in the middle of driving without any warning. The panel lights would say stop engine. The car is not safe at all.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 102004

Aurora 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,300 miles

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

Engine suddenly and without warning stalls during idle or while underway. Battery warning light illuminates. Car typically re-starts without any difficulty. Problem is intermittent. Engine at normal running temperature. Also notice intermittent engine RPM instability, possibly related. (see potentially relevant NHTSA item #'s 636450 and 634706). This is potentially a dangerous condition as engine, power steering and power brakes are lost during stall condition and since problem may occur during normal driving conditions and in heavy traffic. Dealer previously replaced engine crank sensors on 1/6/04, which does not appear to have corrected the problem. Condition has existed for an extended period, first noticed around 11K miles. Usually stalls at idle, 2/10 first time stall occured while underway.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 012002

Aurora 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,100 miles
My 2001 olds 3.5L Aurora swallowed a valve

- Chester, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 012002

Aurora

  • miles
Engine block casting problem from the factory. Engine leaked and used coolant. Engine replaced @ 8000 miles. Since replacement car has never run correctly, stalls, engine light on, mulitple error codes in computer.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #2

May 052001

Aurora

  • miles
The pulley and associated bolt failed causing the vehicle to be immobile, the vehicle almost stalls while making turns, the oil consumption in the vehicle is poor, the percentage gauge of oil life in the monitor system does not reflect the miles driven. Nlm

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

May 052001

Aurora

  • miles
The pulley and associated bolt failed causing the vehicle to be immobile, the vehicle almost stalls while making turns, the oil consumption in the vehicle is poor, the percentage gauge of oil life in the monitor system does not reflect the miles driven. Nlm

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

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