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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,500 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282012

Bravada

  • 163,000 miles

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

Subject: Gross mechanic error, possible fire / explosive situation while in palm bay fl, I had my fuel filter changed at tire kingdom for about $90. Their mechanic installed a fuel filter that rattled / defective and he destroyer the fuel line it mounted to. The tire kingdom mechanic, threw out the plastic fuel filter bracket and brake line holder because it was too rusty. I was told this a week later by the manager. I lost about two tanks of fuel getting to atlanta, ga. I stopped for lunch and noticed a 4 foot circle of fuel under my Bravada. I looked under the vehicle and couldn't believe what a hack job tire kingdom did. My vehicle could have caught on fire and blew up!! there should be fines for such a gross incompetence and causing a dangerous condition. If the fuel would have sprayed on the exhaust pipe the vehicle would have caught on fire. To get me home a local garage, in atlanta Georgia, fixed it temporarily so I could make it home, with tie traps, new filter, repaired fuel line and O-ring. I am out about $446. I have contacted the tbc CEO & senior staff at tcb Corp and exec's at tire kingdom, over the last 7 weeks by E-mail & mail and certified mail. Tire kingdom manager by phone & mail. I do have the defective parts, pictures and bills! I was not given the discarded bracket assy.. I have not been able to drive my Bravada in the last 7 weeks for fear it could blow up. I need to have my Bravada put back to it's original state with the proper fuel filter and brake line bracket assy. This is a very serious problem because my vehicle was able to spray / leak two full tanks of gasoline across two states. You cannot just throw away parts because the mechanic think they are too rusty. Plastic brackets do not rust. I was unexceptionally and inexcusable.

- Highland, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012008

Bravada

  • 48,000 miles
1. Oldsmobile Bravada with smartrak at 48,000 miles and good condition developed drivetrain binding / locking up over several months. 2. the problem started as a minor binding when backing out or in tight forward turns. Now drivetrain actually locks up in tight turning position. Have to play with forward/backward gears and wheel direction to allow movement. This has become a serious safety problem if merging onto or backing into a traffic lane. 3. initial service at GM dealer was to flush and fill transfer case fluid, $140. Instructed to drive for a while to obtain improvement. After three weeks, condition has gotten worse. Am debating next step and service provider.

- Germantown, WI, USA

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