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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 011998

Silhouette

  • miles

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

The vehicle hesitated when shifting out of overdrive at highway speeds, the dealer first diagnosed it as a filter problem then replaced sensors and rebuilt the fuel injectors as a possible cause, lastly the crack spark plug wire was replaced but the problem continued, finally the transmission was rebuilt and the problem was fixed.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Silhouette

  • miles
The vehicle hesitated when shifting out of overdrive at highway speeds, the dealer first diagnosed it as a filter problem then replaced sensors and rebuilt the fuel injectors as a possible cause, lastly the crack spark plug wire was replaced but the problem continued, finally the transmission was rebuilt and the problem was fixed.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 232001

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • miles
Vehicle was welded incorrectly from factory, and at about 35,000-40,000 miles it will start to pull apart, causing tires on rear axle to slant and eventually blowout. The transmission failed at 11000 miles, but the manufacturer replaced it. The tires were prematurly wearing out due to defective axle. The consumer states that 20 new tires were used in 39 months period.

- Caruthersville, MO, USA

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