NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Wheel Bearing Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero suspension problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 312007


  • miles


I was just informed that I will need a new wheel bearing. This is the third one in the past 5 years. What is wrong with this car?

- Latrobe, PA, USA

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

Mar 242006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
: the contact stated the front wheel bearings were defective. The bearings failed every 15,000-20,000 miles. There was a knocking noise that seemed to come from the front of the vehicle, and the vehicle did not steer properly. The dealership replaced the wheel bearings four times. T the wheel bearing were replaced four times, the dealer replaced them 3 times, but would not replaced them the fourth times. However manufacturer and dealer could not determine why this was happening.

- Bear Creek Township, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 262004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Consumer complained that front wheel bearing had to be replaced three times with less then 59,000 miles on vehicle. Dealer was notified.

- Wilkes-Barre Township, PA, USA

problem #1

May 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Braking is not working properly, pads and calipers will easily wear down and there is a grinding nosie at low speeds, consumer has replaced the parts several times. Contacted dealer and they were not willing to do anything.. also the driver side window chatters, there was a noise in the left front wheel bearing.

- Wiser, CT, USA

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