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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield 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

Dec 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
In September of 2002, the van would not go forward or backward, the van was taken to dealer and they stated that they could not find anything. On December 5th, the van totally quit going forward and backward, it was towed in and the mechanic asked if we had towed anything with the van or did we use it as a "hotrod", that all the gears were stripped. Also, upon taking the van back for the recall of the sliding door, we had to take it back twice and the door still does not operate properly. There are times that it won\\'t unlock from the inside and you can open it from the outside. We have been disappointed in the service of dealer in the different times that the van was taken in to get checked out, that is why we chose not to take it to the dealer when the transmission torn up.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 072001

(reported on)


  • 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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