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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door Problems

10.0

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

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette body / paint problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 182002

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Recalls 01V264000 and 01V067000 repairs for automatic sliding door was performed on 04/02/ 2000. On two different occasions, automatic sliding door opened while van was in motion with children riding inside.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #9

Jan 182002

Silhouette

  • miles
I have had numerous problems with this car since I purchased it. The power sliding side door has benn repaired 2 or 3 times and still works intermittently. The headlights have been repaced once and repaired once and they now have water inside causing the lights to perform poorly. The air bag warning light was repaired at a cost of $80 due to corrosion causing the light to come on. The check engine light comes on if you drive over 100 miles then eventually goes off. Now, the major problem is that I have been told by my mechanic that I have a blown head gasket or cracked block which is causing antifreeze to leak into my oil. There is a possibility that the engine needs replaced. I noted numerous instances of blown head gaskets on GM message boards. This seems to be an ongoing problem. I contacted GM and received no offer of help. The request # given to me was 06214553. This is the 7th or 8th GM vehicle I have owned and have never had any problems. This one has been nothing but a problem. Does this classify as a "lemon"? any help would be appreciated.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 151998

Silhouette

  • miles
Power sliding door comes open while driving. Contacted dealer.

- Tembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 012000

Silhouette

  • miles

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

The cable regulating the power sliding door eroded resulting in the power door not closing all the way or not closing at all. The vehicle was service four times for this problem. Repair estimates were $1600 to replace the entire mechanism; instead the door was converted to manual. If the door closed, it was unlatched and the buzzer sounded the entire driving time. Otherwise, the door would attempt to close, but then open again. Either way, the buzzer went off continuously. The dealer, charles maund, found no problems with the actuator, only the cable.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

May 142001

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • miles
Actuator within power sliding door assembly has malfunctioned, causing door to have to be manually shut.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

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problem #5

Apr 232001

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealership is refusing service to repair recall 01V067000 notice that she received in the mail. Consumer states the ignition locks up periodically. There is a thumping in rear when brakes are applied. Hood hits bumper, consumer is concerned that the hood could fly open while driving.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Right side automatic door does not close at times and reopens by itself.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 121998

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door cable failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 121998

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door opens on its own, causing a child's hand to be caught in the door. The dealer has repaired the vehicle. PE04064.pco

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 211997

Silhouette

  • miles
Passenger's electrical sliding door does not close when button on console/remote is depressed. Door opens on its own, buzzer would sound. Took to dealer for repairs, but problem still exists. An intermittent problem.

- Huntington Valley, PA, USA

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