NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Hub Problems

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,750 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #4

May 082007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Front wheel hubs. I purchased this car new in 2001 and had to replace the front hub and bearing 3 times. The most recent repair was in 5/2007 to the left hub which was just replaced in 02/2006 with under 15000 miles. Chevrolet service department stated that warranty only covers parts for 12000 or 1 Y ear, and only offered a 10% discount of $40 on a $410 repair job.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 142004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Front hub (drivers side) went bad at around 48,000 miles, dealer replaced under warranty. Aprox. One year later both front hubs went bad (at just over 60,000 miles with less then 12,000 miles on drivers side hub) cost was around $500 each to replace.

- Nashville, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 262004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Engine check light flashed on/off while driving at any speeds. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that driver's side front hub needed to be replaced. Consumer was concerned that the wear was less then 31,000 miles.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 182004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Oldsmobile Alero - need replacement of wheel hub assemblys on both sides with only 57,000 miles! service vehicle soon, ABS and trac off lights are on all the time. Absolutely the worst front suspension I've ever had in a vehicle. Also 'misses' at around 2000 rpms - like it can't decide which gear to be in. Bought it used from dealer and warranty is out, but working with a good mechanic to hopefully get problems fixed at my expense (dealer wanted $500 to replace each wheel hub assembly). Should not be having these issues with a relatively new, well-maintained vehicle.

- Lewistown, PA, USA

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