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Engine Dies While Driving


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
113,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012008

Aurora V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


Stupid car dies without notice while driving or it can die when stopped too. If I actually get where I'm going and say go into a store, the damn car won't start. It doesn't even make a sound when trying. I go through a made up ritual for getting it to start. Like turn the radio on then off, roll the electric window down then up. Just stupid things I do probably to keep me from cussing the stupid car off or anyone who was brave enough to ride with me in this dangerous car. I have spent so much time, energy and money on this car just trying to have a repair shop finally find out what's causing this to happen.

Let's see, one repair shop figured because one or two cells in the battery were bad, yeah, that must be it. Paid nearly 300 dollars for the damn battery because the ingenious design person decided under the back seat would be a great and inconvenient place to put it. So easy to have to remove the entire back seat! I left and 2 weeks later, guess what, yep, you've got it, the stupid car died again and wouldn't start. I've had it in privately owned repair shops and in the Chevy repair shop and also Cadillac place repair shop since there are NO Oldsmobile places any more.

I learned my lesson, lol.

- , Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 102014

Aurora 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

The 2001 Aurora takes several times to start. It stalls out at least once or twice a day. This occurs either while at a stop or sometimes when the car starts to slow down. I was told I needed a CAM sensor twice but after having the part replaced, the problems persists. Can't afford a new car at the moment so would love to know the problem. The gas gauge is also unstable and the engine revs up every once in a while without reason

- , Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 022010

Aurora 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

Great. Gas gage shoots up to full then down to low fuel. Car dies when driving that is a safety issue. Almost ran into aguard rail on highway lost all power!! I see there are alot of complaints with alot of the same problems as mine! Does GM Corp care about their customers?

- , Pacifica, CA, USA

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