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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,898 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.

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette engine problems

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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 102004

Silhouette

  • miles

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

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette: Intake manifold leaking coolant. Understand it is a defect. Requires constant attention, oil changes and addition of coolant. Understand electrical problems are a defect as well. Have been experiencing them since purchase.

- Earlville, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 162005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket failed April 2004. GM replaced gasket with new improved gasket. Gasket fails again after only 22000 miles. New gasket installed along with new fuel injector. Spent a few thousand dollars in repairs.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 292004

(reported on)

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • miles
Ltr fm steve nabholz (mo) request info re GM 3.1L, 3.4L and 3.8L V6 engine w/a faulty intake manifold gasket, his 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette suffered engine damage, inquiring why these engine were not recalled.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 202003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,080 miles

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

2000 Silhouette van - 1ghdx03E7yd215216 - leaked dexcool from a faulty lower intake gasket and shorted out plugs. Repair cost approximately 700 usd. Upon research and advice from our auto mechanic, this is a very common issue with these vehicles however GM refuses to issue a recall. The gaskets are plastic and will fail from 30,000 - 70,000 miles. Our vehicle had 53088 miles at the time. It is difficult to consider buying "american" when the product and support from the american company is so poor.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 312003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette occasionally dies while driving. Doesn't matter whether it is at 20 mph or 70 mph. It has been in the shop 15 times over the last 2 1/2 years for the same recurring problem. 2 different dealerships have replaced components from this car to try to correct. Has not corrected the situation.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #4

Sep 112003

Silhouette

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph and without warning engine would stall, causing the consumer to pull over.

- Jerusalem, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 152003

Silhouette

  • miles

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

Vehicle was taken to the dealer because fluid was leaking under the vehicle. The dealer stated that engine head gasket blew.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 272003

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
There was a problem with the engine, however the dealer was unable to determine the problem.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket leaking internally.

- Plain City, OH, USA

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