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NHTSA — Visibility: Rearview Mirrors/Devices Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 152001

Bravada 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada - visiblity-memory mirrors have not functioned properly since purchase of vehicle. Have returned for service numerous times. This is a hazardous situation. Needing to make a forced lane change to find your mirrors not in place can be fatal. I am in and out of my car 3 to 4 times a day and occasionally fail to set my mirrors with each entry to vehicle.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 062003

Bravada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The rear-view mirrors did not work properly. Every time you start the car the mirrors reset to a position that makes it impossible to see behind you. You must manually change the mirrors each time you restart the car. The mirrors are supposed to remember the proper setting for two drivers. This is a major safety hazard. Dealer has been unable to fix this problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

May 012002

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
Side mirrors wander, position is never constant.

- South Vienna, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 302001

Bravada

  • miles

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

Mirrors constantly lose memory position and tend to wander upon remote unlock. If not immediately noticed, can cause view problems later during the drive and possibly result in an accident.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 082002

(reported on)

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
Memory mirrors do not return to previous position upon unlocking vehicle. Mirrors constantly change position and position themselves such that the driver does not have view of adjacent/rearward vehicles which is a safety hazard.

- Colorado, CO, USA

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problem #1

Oct 102001

Bravada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Memory mirrors do not return to their position after coming from reverse. Consumer must adjust mirrors, while driving, to get the back to the proper position. Passenger side seat belt locks while braking. Consumer must unfasten the seat belt - while moving - recoil and then fasten seatbelt to release pressure. Transmission downshifts 15-30 seconds after coming to a complete stop in cold weather. Downshifts are hard (feeling like vehicle has been hit from behind) and long (time between gears).

- Snellville, GA, USA

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