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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,984 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

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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 172008


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact noticed that the turn signal suddenly stopped working. Prior to the failure, he noticed that the signal would stop working occasionally. However, the failure is currently more persistent. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 66,116 and failure mileage was 65,000.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #9

Sep 202008


  • 43,412 miles
My left and right turn signals malfunction. They work sometimes intermittently and then total failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 102007

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue and I am experiencing a familiar problem with my turn signals as described in NHTSA action number EA02037. I have investigated this problem via Oldsmobile owner forums on the internet and have seen other owners of the Intrigue having the same problem. I am interested to know why GM didn't issue a recall to repair/replace these electrical problems on these vehicles as well as the ones listed on the NHTSA action number?

- Freeland, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 272006


  • miles


Turn signal failure on a daily basis. I drive on a highway 80 miles a day. The turn signals may blink rapidly, normally, or not work at all. This can all occur within a few miles. However, when I took them to a repair shop, they could not duplicate the problem. This has been going on for over a year. I have also had to replace the air pump that pumps air into the emissions system twice, and it is still having problems. The car runs fine, but the engine light is on all the time. I also have the problem with the dimming lights which is caused by the air pump switching on and off.

- Henning, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 012006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
For the last 2 years I have driven the car the turn signals will not work properly. Some times they will flash rapidly like I need to replace a bulb. However, more and more they just don't work at all. They will work most of the time when I first turn on the car in the morning, after that it is hit or miss. They use to work more often than not, and now they work less than they don't. I have taken it for service and found nothing wrong. I have cleaned/replaced the fuse (no.8) in the engine compartment and cleaned the terminal. I have replaced every bulb. I had a '99 olds delta 88 that did the same thing before I traded it. This is very dangerous, especially if turning in front of another car at a stop sign. I have to use hand signals and many younger drivers have no idea what they mean. This is a family owned vehicle. I purchased it from my mother after driving it for about a year. She purchased it new from the dealership.

- Beech Grove, IN, USA

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problem #5

Nov 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,400 miles
VIN [xxx]: turn signals do not work all the time; intermittent failure. The will fail to work, then start working again a short time later, be good for a week or two, then fail again w/out warning. Dangerous as you can imagine. Updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 182003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Blinker/hazard lights not working. The hazard switch buzzes when the turn indicator lever is activated. Turn signals work approximately 30% of the time.

- Manistique, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 222003


  • 42,000 miles
Intermittently while driving at any speed turn signal and hazard lights did not work properly. The problem has occurred six times in the last four months.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 252003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The hazard switch on my 2001 olds Intrigue will not work all the time, and the turn signals work intermittently. These problems sometime occur simultaneously and make everyday driving unsafe.

- Moravia, NY, USA

problem #1

May 062003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,026 miles
The hazard switch on my 2001 olds Intrigue will not work all the time, and the turn signals work on a off and on basis, just like the recent recall of the 2001aleros, Grand Am, and others.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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