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NHTSA — Structure Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,789 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 072006

Bravada 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,700 miles


: the contact stated while the vehicle was at the car wash in 2003 there was a water leak on the passenger side. The right power window would not rollup or down and this occurred intermittently. The dealership could not duplicate the problem. Two-three weeks ago while trying to get the window to roll down, the engine died suddenly without warning. This was the third time the engine died suddenly. The first was while driving 60 mph on a dry highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealership who could not duplicate the problem. The second time, the vehicle restarted after sitting a short while on the side of the road. The cvcs boots on the front wheels blew and were replaced twice. The headlights were replaced three times.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 072004


  • 42,000 miles
Intermittently throttle sticks in the up position. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The consumer stated that he was driving and the vehicle lost power and the brakes failed. The consumer stated that the container holding the windshield washer fluid allowed the fluid to leak. The container was repaired.

- Ely, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,996 miles
Door blew open, 37 mph wind gust, bent door post at upper and lower hinges. Both doors at open position flex door post. Obvious factory defect. Door post not stiff enough. Repair does not fix problem. Doors will fail in future!

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 252003

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle has faulty mirror would not hold setting, and was reprogrammed. The brakes squeak when backing. The engine light would come on intermittent. The back tailgate door and the back passenger squeaks. The radio goes out, the door locks and unlocks at will, the seat has malfunctioned, and cannot lock the passenger doors from the master control on the drivers door. Scc

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012001

Bravada 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,250 miles
The all wheel drive has fallen twice in a year. Also stated that while driving on the snow the all wheel drive failed to respond which it caused an accident dealer was contacted and stated that the problem has been fix so there is nothing to worry about but consumer does not feel safe on the vehicle. Ts dealer checked and reset wheel alignment to specs. Inspected driveline and front end. Consumer also stated vehicle does not have steady idle. GM currently working on idle concern. Windshield moulding on passenger side coming off and replaced. Brake pedal fades at stop and cluck inside right rear door panel. No problem found. 4X4 light stayed on. 4WD switch replaced.

- Zephyr Cove, NV, USA

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