NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Interior/Under Dash Problems

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero electrical problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


1) safety issue- no accident yet, but my 2001 Alero has a small rod that sticks out in front of the drivers seat for the seat to move forward and backward. The problem is when I was wearing a pair of nike shoes that have a loop on the back of the shoe got caught around this seat adjuster. Scared me to death almost when I could not re-act with my right foot to hit the brakes. Note: This happened while I was traveling with crusie control activated. I see this as an accident waiting to happen for somebody now, because it almost got me. 2)currently this vehicle is in the shop again for electrical problems. When it rains the instrument panel goes crazy. Currently they think that there may be a moisture problem around the sun roof, so they are ordering parts to totally replace the sun roof, but I dodn't think that is the problem. I have never had one drop of water drop on me with that sun roof, nor have I seen any wet spots around the roof liner. They have replaced the main computer under the hood, and clusters in the dashboard as well. But the problem is still there, so I hope this sun roof thing cures it. But I have some serious doubts it will.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car doesn't always start when I turn the key in the ignition. Takes a few seconds to turn over. Driver side mirror shakes. The numbers on the radio buttons have rubbed off. Rear defrost doesn't always work. Rotors are always wearing out. Used to hear a clunking noise every time I turned the steering wheel - had the steering rack replaced. Interior dome light falls off.

- Groton, CT, USA

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