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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302004

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Drivers side seat heating pad malfunctioned by burning its wire, which is a heating component. Occurrence caused a fire inside a seat that have burned a part of heating pad itself (heating pad appears to be made out of flammable material) and some of the seat foam stuffing (again appears to be flammable as well).luckily the fire starved itself out of oxygen. The issue was previously corrected twice under the warranty by the dealership.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 082001


  • miles
The ground wire and battery cables were loose causing the headlights to go out resulting in loss of visibility. Nlm

- Saint John, New Brunswick, CD, USA

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