Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,884 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.

2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #19

Jan 212008

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Two car crashes - one at ~35mph colliding with a tree (in late 2006) nearly head-on and a second (January 21st, 2008) at ~65mph colliding with an interstate guard rail also nearly head-on - neither of which triggered a deployment of the air bags of the vehicle. The electrical system of the vehicle is questionable as the car experienced flashes of the headlights, temporary failure of the interior lights, and other electrical issues before the most recent accident.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #18

Apr 012004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Clunking in steering wheel, fixed more than once. Was told it was a known problem but would only replace on the third complaint, at which time car was out of warranty. Also headlights will dim and strengthen at night.

- Gold Canyon, AZ, USA

problem #17

Feb 242006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Headlights flicker - under certain circumstances(more often in cold weather) the headlights on the car "flicker" as if I were flashing my high beams or turn my lights off and back on again. Doesn't really sound like a big issue....right. Well, that's what I thought after the dealer refused to continue to replace alternators in my car because this was a "known issue" with Oldsmobile. If you search on google or any other search engine you can find thousands and thousands of people with the same issue. Back to the safety issue... I didn't think it was a big deal when the deal told me they wouldn't try to fix it anymore, big deal - my headlights flicker. It wasn't a big deal until last week when driving along and a car was waiting to pull out on the 55 mph road I was traveling on. Just then, my headlights decided it was time to flicker and the car thought I was signaling for them to pull out in front O F me. I barely had time to slow down and had to pull somewhat off the road to avoid hitting them. With my one year old daughter in the car, I decided I am going to see what I can do about getting this issue fixed.

- Glenmont, NY, USA

problem #16

Apr 092005

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have almost had my car a whole 2 weeks. I have noticed the lights, dash and head lights, flickering. I called dealership I purchased the car from, and all I got was a guy that told me it was in the Intrigues nature to do that. The flickering is happening when the air pump is cycling on and off he said, again, its just in the Intrigues nature. In its nature or not its not safe ! I have a 4 year old and I can't avoid driving at night just because a car has a defect ! and to top it off no one wants to do anything about it !!

- Jacksonville, IL, USA

problem #15

Jan 122004

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The headlights dim and then return to the normal brightness on my 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The problem occurs whether the lights are on dim or bright. Other lights inside the car are not affected; the problem is only with the headlights. It's almost as if they are going to flash off for a second, but it's more of a dimming action. It's frustration though, because on-coming traffic flashes their headlights on bright because they think you are doing the same to them. GM needs to provide a fix to this problem before this headlight problem causes someone to be the victim of road rage.

- York, SC, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #14

Feb 012002

Intrigue

  • 34,700 miles
The headlights on the vehicle flicker on and off without warning. The dealer states, " there is no fix". please provide additional information.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #13

Aug 142003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

Lights flicker off and or dim while driving at night. Brought car to dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the problem. This should be corrected by GM. It is a serious safety problem.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #12

Dec 132002

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Headlights flicker randomly at night. Typicall number of flickers per minute is 3. took vehicle to dealer, they were unable to diagnose and fix problem.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #11

Jan 152001

Intrigue

  • miles
Headlights and interior lights flicker and sometimes go out for 1 sec or more. I feel this is a safty issue. When driving at night. The alternator has been replaced several times. The dealer is aware of service bulletin 01-06-03-001A that was issued by GM for this problem, but the problem still exists. Does someone need to be killed before something is done. This is clearly a design flaw that shoud be corrected by GM.

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #10

Oct 012001

Intrigue

  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving the headlights intermittenly dim themselves resulting in poor visibility when needed.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #9

Feb 012002

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Headlights and interior lights dim frequently, no dealer fix to the problem as of now. This creates a safety problem while driving at night.

- Springville, IN, USA

problem #8

Mar 102002

Intrigue

  • miles
Headlights would intermittently get severely dim and cause poor visibility while driving at night. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Springville, IN, USA

problem #7

May 202002

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Headlights cut off or dim down without warning while vehicle is being driven. Sometimes the lights stay out for about 5 to 10 seconds. Dealer has seen vehicle 9 times, and problem still exists.

- Crestline, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 042001

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Without warning headlights have a constant flicker, resulting in headlights dimming while drivng at night.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 012002

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights will flicker on and off, and at times will dim while the consumer is driving. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 272001

Intrigue

  • miles
The headlights flicker/dim with no apparent strain on the system by other sources. Our warranty work has been done at biddulph arrowhead, peoria AZ 623-933-3900 as it is closer than the selling dealer. They have replaced the alternator 3 times with no positive results. It is annoying and distracting to the driver & oncoming traffic. Please contact them!

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 072001

Intrigue

  • miles
Headlights flickered off and on, would not stay on at night. Had at least one flash (off then on within one second period) every time I drove in the dark. One time it flashed continuously. Affected all electrical components. I notified dealer and also called Oldsmobile. Dealer replaced the alternator, said the problem was due to low voltage when an air pump near the alternator turned on.

- Avon Lake, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 232001

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving at night, consumer states headlights dim and flicker, consumer was informed that it is caused by the air pump engaging and that is a normal condition, as of August 1, 2001 problem still exists.

- Pemberton, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001

Intrigue

  • miles
Headlights/interior lights dim intermittently. Same problem I had with 2000 Intrigue-GM replaced

- Lineboro, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?