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

5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,254 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 Silhouette accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 022008

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

I was told that the recall of my 2001 olds Silhouette minivan had been "closed" and the dealer would not repair the power sliding door that we were never informed about in the first place.

- Lena, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 012006

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette has had numerous issues. The issues are placed in a close chronological order. All events have occurred after 50K miles with the exception of the power door locks. The dealer took care of all recalls. The power door locks intermittently lock and unlock. This problem has been to the dealer over 4 times. The first time the dealer replaced ignition switch wiring harness and the last time the dealer replaced a chafed wire under the passenger seat. The other times the dealer could not isolate. The problem still occurred. We got tired of bringing it to the dealer. The drivers side seat heater had failed. At 66K miles, the transmission went out. It was due to a faulty sun gear. I had to replace tie rods on the vehicle twice on each side. Once around 70K and once around 115K. The fuel ascending unit failed around 90K. On the passenger side I had to replace the wheel bearings and the cv axle. Lights in the heater controls have blown and the only way to replace them is to solder new bulbs onto the control module. The blower motor failed on 1st and 2nd speed. We experienced the same engine overheating issues as seen by other individuals at mycarstats.com. This relates to the cooling system. I had three separate issues stemming from this. The first failure was a blown head gasket. About 8 months later the upper manifold gasket blew. Six months later another cooling system failure blamed on the lower intake manifold. Many of the repairs where costly. The lower intake manifold failure was never fixed. We decided to pass this GM piece of junk on. It had 137K miles. Most of the miles driven where highway, very few city and stop-and-go.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #5

Nov 182004

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,900 miles
Sliding door on olds silhoulette opened and shut by itself. Child was exiting the vehicle and was almost hit. We are using the door as a manual operation this is going to hurt someone at sometime if not corrected. Both of our doors have acted up.

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 222003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,875 miles

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

Passenger side sliding door on our 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette stays in locked position. We had a certified olds dealer look at it. They said this was a common problem. They replaced the contacts at 36479 miles. We are still experiencing the same problem at just over 40,000 miles. The door hasn't been able to be used for over a week because it stays locked. I feel this is a safety issue in case we need to leave the vehicle in an emergency.

- Nickerson, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 292001

Silhouette

  • miles
Consumer received recall 01V264, however repairs have not been completed due to parts not being available.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

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problem #2

Jun 102002

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • miles
The consumer recieved recall notice 01V-264 for the power sliding doors, the dealer was contacted and told the consumer the the parts were on back order, the consumer has waited over two months to have the safety recall repaired. Nlm

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 072001

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • miles
08/15/01 the driver side window dropped down al by itself while the vehicle was parked at my house and the alarm beeped 2 or 3 times. On 9/6/01 the passenger side sliding door opened all by itself while the vehicle was parked at my house and the alarm beeped 2 or 3 times.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

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