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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 252005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Transmission failure-three times in as many years also electrical problems with rear lights and also intake manifold leaking. Both window switches failed. Passenger front wheel hub had to be replaced.

- Ponchatoula, LA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032005

Silhouette 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
I was driving home from dinner and my engine coolant overheat light came on and the temperature was registering in the red zone. Immediately stopped car. Opened hood, there was no evidence of smoke. Consulted manual. After 10 minutes restarted car with heater on full blast, temperature was in the middle to low drove the last mile home. Warning light was not on. Had car towed to dealer first thing Monday morning. Problem was identified as a blown head gasket. This is not a very old car, 4 years old with 66000 miles. Noticing lots of problems in the gaskets on 2000-2002 year models of the van.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Leaking intake gasket on 3.4L V6 in olds silouette minivan.

- Central City, KY, USA

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