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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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.

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 082002

(reported on)

Bravada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When making a turn, the vehicle makes a loud noise, vibrates, and slows down like it is going to stop. Dealer contacted. Cannot remedy problem. Refer to NHTSA id 01V126000 (suspension related) not reading the encoder, electrical failure-which has been reprogrammed twice and has been temporarily fixed.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 042001

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
Incident #1: defect in wiring of engine control module caused ECM to short out while driving causing engine to stall. From talking with other owners, this is a known problem on early vehicles. Incident #2: internal component of engine disintegrated causing engine failure. Engine being replaced under warranty. GM aware of this problem with early production vehicles.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192001


  • miles
While driving vehicle it will shut off without warning. Also, cannot restart vehicle. Vehicle had to be towed. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated it was computer. Dealer replaced computer, but still has not remedied the problem.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162001


  • miles
While driving 55mph up a hil speed just dropped to 30mph. Also, stated electronic control module malfunctioned, and lost all power without prior warning. Consumer did state a signal on dash stated contact onsite. Contacted dealer, and dealer changed module.

- Stanwood, MI, USA

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