NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,062 miles

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero fuel system problems

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 252008


  • 80,000 miles


1. not sure what events have caused the engine failure. 2. my car shuts off while I'm driving. The steering wheel locks and I have to pull over to the shoulder, put the car in park and try to start the engine again. It has happened numerous times while driving on side roads under 40mph, but recently happened while I was driving on the highway at 60mph. This issue happens at least twice a week, sometimes repeatedly in the same day. This is a very dangerous problem because there is no warning signs that it is going to happen. I was very luck to be in the slow lane so I could pull over to the shoulder without having to weave through traffic without being able to control the car. 3. we have brought the car into two different repair shops and neither of them were able to pinpoint the problem. They gave us several "maybe" solutions, but were stumped as to what the true problem was. Possible solutions included fuel pump/line, ignition switch, etc., but without a sure fix we were unwilling to spend that kind of money for a "maybe" solution.

- Hopkins, MN, USA

problem #7

Jan 212005

(reported on)


  • miles
2000 Oldsmobile Alero motor, ignition, fuel pump and catalytic converter had to be replaced.** answer required***. although the engine was replaced the check engine light remained illuminated. The turn signal don't work. The A/C only work on high. The vehicle shakes while idling. The brake pads have been replaced 2-3 times per year. The brakes were replaced the rotors had to be replaced.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #6

Oct 022004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Approximately one year ago the fuel pump was replaced in my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. This year I am replacing the fuel pump again. The cost of each replacement with labor is approximately $600 if you run an internet search for problems with the Alero, you will find that two common problems exist for the Alero. One is brake problems (a serious safety issue) and the other being fuel pump problems. How long will it be (or has already happened) before someone is killed by a situation where the fuel pump fails while driving causing loss of engine power then applying the brakes to slow the car only to find the brakes are not working correctly, resulting in a potentially dangerous situation? GM should step up and accept responsibility for these defects.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 282004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


While driving at any speed vehicle stalled without warning. This resulted in loss of power steering and brakes. The consumer pulled off the road, and let the vehicle sit for approximately 15 minutes before restarting. The vehicle restarted, but stalled again within a mile. The mechanic performed a diagnostic test, which read fuel pump failure as the cause of the stalling. The current investigation on this issue was initiated, PE02066. The ocnsumers daughter was the driver.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #4

May 072003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
1. blinkers are broken 2. emergency lights do not work 3. fuel pump went out ~57500 miles 4. motor under seat went out; local dealer ordered it when it was under warranty and never notified me it was in 5. clear coat was peeling on hood - local dealer fixed 6. dash board is peeling up 7. transmission has been slipping since about ~31000 miles 8. cruise control does not work must I go on? I hope gmac will fix some of these problems. I will never buy another american made vehicle!

- Port Lavaca, TX, USA

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problem #3

May 012003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The mechanic believed the fuel pump was the cause of vehicle starting occasionally. The fuel pump failed. The consumer requested reimbursement due to the fact that the vehicle was under warranty when the incident occurred.

- Loris, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles
The vehicle stalled. The vehicle also failed to accelerate while trying to pass other vehicles. Dealer notified. Ph. the fuel pump was replaced twice, because they shorted out.

- Tuskegee, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 062002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55mph vehicle will shut off, and will be hard to start back up. Dealer notified. Consumer was also informed that the intake was leaking coolant.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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