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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving heard a loud noise, felt like transmission had fallen from underneath vehicle.when turning or parking steering wheel will lock up.dashboard went dark, vehicle cut off. Contacted dealer.they replaced 5 times transfer case.

- Detriot, MI, USA

problem #2

May 092002

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
After driving the vehicle for 4 months a shudder developed when making sharp turns. The dealer replaced the transfer case fluid 3 times per technical bulletin. The shudder has decreased but now on sharp turns in reverse the vehicle balks and considerable power must be applied to move it. The dealer and GM state this is normal. This is a dangerous situation.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 192002

Bravada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 20 mph on a snowy road, consumer felt that 4-wheel drive was not working, had taken vehicle to dealer and they found out that wheel cable had been disconected from computer, and vehicle was repaired.

- Brick, NJ, USA

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