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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,742 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.

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #14

Feb 272011

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The contact stated that once the vehicle was stopped and shifted into park, the vehicle would not shift into drive. In addition, the vehicle would only remain in park if the emergency brake was engaged. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where it was inspected by an independent mechanic. The mechanic advised that the shift linkage cable was fractured and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000. Updated 03/24/11 the door latch and seat belts were inoperative. Updated 05/05/11

- Brasil, IN, USA

problem #13

Jan 072002

Silhouette

  • 128,382 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The right passenger door was repaired on January 7, 2002 per recall 01V067000 latches/locks/linkages: Doors: Latch. The recall repair did not correct the failure and the right sliding door will not lock or latch. The manuafacturer was notified and was advised that the time alloted for a second repair had expired due to the vehicles mileage. The failure mileage was 34,694 and the current mileage was 128,382.

- Elkridge , MD, USA

problem #12

May 012003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
: the contact stated there was a recall for the automatic sliding door. The manufacturer recall number is 01013. The NHTSA recall # is 01V264000, the repair was performed in March of 2003. The sliding door failed to stay latched after the recall work was performed by the dealership. The door would not open automatically or close completely. The dealer is willing to assist after the contact pays for the diagnostic fee.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #11

Sep 212005

Silhouette

  • miles

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

Consumer sliding door only works manually, driver seat does not have either manual or electronic control. The power window on the drivers side was replaced.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 292005

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experienced problems getting recall repair work completed on his 1998 Oldsmobile van. Dealership took too long to perform recall 04V597000 regarding the interior handle to open the power sliding door. Consumer will take chances with the faulty doors in hopes that no one will get injured.

- Sagniaw, MI, USA

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problem #9

Dec 152002

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Recall campaign 01V067000 concerning power sliding door. The automatic door would intermittently open by itself while driving. Dealer was not notified at this time.

- Millbrook, AL, USA

problem #8

Jan 032005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

The sliding door sensor which made the door retract if there was an object in its passage way malfunctioned. The door slid shut, pining consumer's left hand in the door. Consumer hands sustained soft tissue damage, but didn't break. In addition the warning chime did not activate to inform the consumer the door was closing. Dealer replaced door lock sensors.

- Salem, IL, USA

problem #7

Jun 272000

Silhouette

  • 20,000 miles
The right side sliding door does not latch properly. Intermittently the door will open on its own. Also ABS traction control light stays on.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #6

May 022001

Silhouette

  • miles
Received notice #01V067000; took vehicle to dealer. Repairs done on sliding door. Originally had problem, repaired before recall. Problem after recall was like before, not working properly, but getting worse. Recall repairs were done a week ago.

- Jamison, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011998

Silhouette

  • miles
Passenger's side door opened without prior warning. Dealership was aware of problem. The vehicle had no power when accelerating due to computer problem. The sliding door opened while driveing. The vehicle had been to the dealer a number of times for various problems. This vehicle was not safe to drive.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 232001

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

On a random basis there is a thumping noise coming from brake system. Dealership has refused service. Cause of defect has not been determined. Ignition locks up periodically. The hood hits bumper and possibly could open while driving. There was recall 01V-067 on sliding power door. It could possibly open while driveing.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Apr 232001

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition will work on erratic basis. When consumer goes out to start vehicle, ignition will fail to start vehicle. Dealership has refused service, and a cause for this defect could not be determined. There was thumping in rear periodically when brakes are applied. Hood possibly could open while driving. There was recall 01V-067 on sliding door possibly opening while driveing.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Jun 101999

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently driver's door locks and unlocks on its own. The dealer has replaced the door module. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Fairfield Glade, TN, USA

problem #1

May 011998

Silhouette

  • miles
Power sliding door does not function properly. Door closes and re-opens or closes but does not latch.

- Sandwich, MA, USA

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