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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252002

(reported on)

Silhouette 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Transmission does not hold the van while in drive, even on a slight incline. Car will drift backwards causing a safty issue. It's like driving a manual transmission. If you are sitting at a traffic light, foot on the brake, as soon as you remove your foot from the brake, the van drifts backwards. If a car happens to be behind you, or even worst if someone is walking behind you, they could be potentially hit or run over. Dealers recommendation of using one foot on the brake and the other on the gas is unacceptable. They say that this van does not have a hill holding feature in the transmission, and it is something that we are going to have to live with.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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