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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,189 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.

2003 Oldsmobile Bravada electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #5

May 202006

Bravada 6-cyl

  • 19,780 miles


Heading West on emerald parkway between riverside drive and dublin road in dublin, oh my Bravada stalled, the gauges went wild, the power steering went out and the brakes would not work. I managed to avoid other traffic and coast the Bravada onto dublin road (turning left) and get it stopped off the road under the overpass. The Bravada would not restart, and the key would not release from the ignition switch. Crestview Cadillac could not diagnose the problem. Decosky motors in mount vernon, oh (where the vehicle was purchased new) knew right away what the problem was because they had had multiple incidents of the same issue on quite a few GM vehicles already at that time (may, 2006). My vehicle is not among the vehicles being recalled by GM. It should be, and GM knew of the issue way back in 2006!! I am wondering if my vehicle will do it again. I am upset that I had to pay crestview a diagnostic fee, pay for towing both to them and to decosky's, had to rent a car, and other expenses due to the ignition switch failure.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 162012


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada. The contact stated that the instrument panel failed to work properly intermittently. The contact mentioned that while parked, the speedometer read 120 mph. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 062012


  • 74,232 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, all of the lights on the instrument panel failed. After four minutes, several lights began to illuminate but not all. The failure recurred numerous times the in a 45 minute time span. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,232.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 282009

Bravada 6-cyl

  • 39,932 miles
The speedometer quit registering properly (sticky, showing 25mph when at standstill) and the oil pressure gauge pegged to the right. It has been doing this sporadically ever since (still to this day) with both the speedometer and oil gauge. You never know how fast (or slow) you are going and you fear the engine is about to blow because cannot know what the actual oil pressure reading is. As of today the actual mileage is only 57661.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004


  • miles
Product recall involving 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada. The front leather seat was worn to the point that it was cracked, the windshield wipers stopped, the alignment of the wheels were off, there was a broken hinge which was repaired many times and was previously broken, the check engine light had come on, the vehicle pulled to the left when it was driven in reverse and the transmission or the steering made a loud grinding noise. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle.

- Rooseveltown, NY, USA

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