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NHTSA — Communications: Back Up Alarm Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,100 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.

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152008

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,900 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The day she pulled out of the parking lot with the vehicle, the ABS light, and traction off light came on. When she drove off the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal both began to wobble and vibrate. The dealer told her that the accelerator pedal vibrating will stop if she turns the traction system off. That same day. When coming out of the driveway both the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal would vibrate and would not let her press the brakes or accelerate until it stops vibrating. The keyless remote worked the first times she examined the vehicle. Once off the parking lot it would not work, it would only lock the vehicle and it made the alarm system activate. She was told by the dealer to buy a battery for the keyless remote. When she did, it still did not work. The alarm system would only deactivate when she opened the drivers door with the key and turned the vehicle on. All of the tires on the vehicle had to be replaced. The current mileage was 76,000, and the failure mileage was 75,900. The purchase date was 03/14/2008.

- Eerie, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162003

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Sometimes the sliding door will not open and now has opened while driving down the road. I have taken the van in this makes the 10th time to have the doors fixed. The dealer service dept. Says they fixed it and they didn't. the backup sensors will not work. Have taken it in 2 times to get it fixed. The can is in the shop now for over 1 week and they told me it was fixed and I told them I was taking it to my lawyers office and they changed their mind and said that is wasnt fixed and they have had it there for 1 week now. I have had the problem with the door since right after I took delivery of the van when purchasing it.

- Interlachen , FL, USA

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