Fuel Delivery Cuts Out At High Speeds

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
109,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. ignition switch, gm recall (1 reports)
  3. needs new fuel level sensor (1 reports)
2000 Oldsmobile Alero fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 122010

Alero GL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles


Not going to rant and rave about it. Would just like to know what is causing it. cked by cert. gm techs repeatedly, no codes show up. Can,t complain any futher, been a low maintenance, great fuel mileage car!

- , Monticello, AR, USA

problem #4

Dec 012011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

My car keeps stalling. It will hesitate when I give it gas, then sputter, crawl on for a few blocks at a slow speed, then eventually die. Not every time I drive it, just sometimes. It is for sure loosing fuel pressure, but no one can tell me why. I've replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter as was advised, no luck. I replaced the pressure regulator, still no luck. The dealership has had it twice, for days at a time, unable to duplicate the problem. So I have to cross my fingers and pray every time I drive. I've been told to flush the throttle body, or use dry gas, or drive it in the river. I'm leaning toward answer 3 because I'm so annoyed, and because I'm done spending hundreds guessing what the problem/fix is. Any suggestions?

Update from Sep 9, 2014: So I have realized that this problem is most likely the ignition switch problem that is included in the massive GM recall. Furthermore, the reason the mechanics were not able to duplicate the problem was most likely because they had only the ignition key, with no other keys attached. GM has said to remove all other keys and keychains from the main key, as the weight may trigger the security system to shut the thing down. What I can't understand, however, is why the GM dealership had my vehicle for ten days at one point, and claimed they had no idea what the problem was. I made unnecessary repairs which cost me hundreds based on their SWAG, or scientific wild-ass guess. I totaled the car out last year. I was done dumping money into her. Total expense=$1000+. I can only hope now I might recoup some or all of my expenses because of the recall. As of right now, you had to have died as a result of the ignition switch failure for the company to reimburse you any.

- , Wyandotte, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 152010

Alero V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

i was low on gas where the chime dinged at me. I went to get gas only about $6 worth and got on the highway and the car cut off about 5 mins after getting on highway. I Tried to turn on and it wouldnt turn over at all. IT sat overnight, i came back with a tow truck, car started about 10 mins after i got there. i drove it about 50 yrds just to test, fine. Then got it home and i tried to start it again, it started and sounds fine. IT is sitting in front of my house but i dont know what it is. IS it my fuel pump, im getting checked today. OR someone told me that because i was so low in gas it casued an air bubble in the tank i guess so i should get some fuel injection fluid i think it was, and get some gas and let car run for 10 mins. if it doesnt cut off thats the issue. i dont know about that one.

- , St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

May 302004

Alero V.6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

This was absolutely ridiculous. Fortunately if you are in need of a short term fix there is a strange one that I had found on accident, obviously...

First don't go over 50mph, when engine cuts out, slam on brakes, then hit the gas & engine will restart (mine did anyways). Make sure you have a lot of fuel in the vehicle.

Keep adding more. mine started having problems at 1/4 tank, then 1/2 tank, then 3/4 tank....as you can imagine, it was definitely a pain!!!

- , Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

May 302008

Alero V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

Hello everyone. I came across this site via google, as I am completely stumped about my car. Among the multitude of other problems the newest ongoing one is this seemingly gas problem.

First time it happened was back in may. I was on my normal hour trip to work when the car just stopped giving gas. Like I could hit the gas, but it clearly wasn't going where it was supposed to. I managed to "leap frog" it back quite a ways. I would go, it would stall, I would pull over. Finally had to get a a 200 tow from where I was back to my house in RI, as it would no longer start at all. It was just turning and turning.

I didn't drive the car for 2 weeks because I just assumed it was dead. I was borrowing a car to drive back and forth to work with. When I actually had to the money to get it fixed I called the mechanic and told him I would need a tow to his place.

I drop off the key, he shows up and the car just starts. Like it was nothing.

Said the key was a little stripped but he combed through my car checking everything and could not find anything. I just had assumed it was my fuel pump.

He topped off my fluids and I went on my way.

This problem was fine again till last Thursday. I was driving going about 70 and the gas just stopped giving again. I switched lanes looking to pull over, but this time it just picked itself back up. I set it to cruise control at 55 (the speed limit was 65).

Then it went into the shop 2 days ago again, and again they told me there was nothing wrong. This is, for clarification, is the third time it has been in the shop for this.

They always say there is nothing wrong. Maybe water in the tank.

So like clockwork for the past couple months, every 1000 miles I put in dry gas and injector cleaner.

This doesn't seem to be working. Since I work an hr away from home, and it's all highway, it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to cruise at a cool 55 on cruise control. People get pissed, I get pissed, and it adds time onto my already tiresome trip.

Anyone else having this problem? Anyone else know how to fix it? Or come across a good mechanic?

My car is a 2000 Alero with 122,000 miles on it. I got it in 2003 with 40, 000 miles on it and have problems electrically and brake wise almost once a yr. My blinkers never work, it won't pass inspection and I am still financing this stupid thing for another yr.

So, unless some miracle happens where someone smashes into me and totals my car then I am stuck with it always breaking till then.

Help? anyone? Please?

- , Warren, RI, US

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