NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal: Switch Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,578 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero lights problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 102009


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact was driving approximately between 45-50 mph merging into another lane when she noticed that the turn signal failed to function. The failure occurred intermittently with both turn signal indicators. There were several occasions when the turn signal indicator functioned whenever engaging the hazard warning lights. The headlights, tail lights and turn signal bulbs were replaced; however, the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection where the technician tested the complete signal indicator system fuse and informed the contact that it was not the cause of failure. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 182007

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the left and right turn signals did not work. A local mechanic replaced a component, but the contact was unsure of the exact name of the component. The turn signals stopped working approximately two weeks after they were replaced. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle has not been repaired or diagnosed at this time. The current mileage is 84,000 and failure mileage was 79,000.

- Jamesville, NY, USA

problem #10

Oct 212006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals intermittently quit working, but hazards work fine. Also, intermittently when you turn the steering wheel fully (either way) the ABS light and low traction off light come on which clear after turning the ignition off and restarting, but does it again or maybe not for a while.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 182005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


Multiple intermittent turn-signal malfunctions in 2002 Oldsmobile Alero since purchase in 2003. Malfunction can sometimes be controlled by lightly pushing in on hazard warning switch located on dash.

- Pocahontas, IA, USA

problem #8

Oct 102005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact stated that he saw on tv that the blinker switches in this type of vehicle were tearing off. He was driving at night with lights on bright because of the blinker switch not working.

- Parker , CO, USA

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problem #7

Oct 152005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,040 miles
2002 Oldsmobile Alero -- VIN #1G3nl52E02C21167 turn signal failure: This is a used car with 27,000 miles owned by darcars -wilson-powell Lincoln Mercury. I was test driving the car on Saturday and the turn signals failed for a while and resumed working. The turn signals failed completely on October 18, 2005, after I returned to the dealer to pick up the car to have it tested for emissions after the car failed the Virginia emissions test due to a computer problem. I do not own the car. It is owned by darcars -- wilson-powell Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. Of temple hills, md.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 122005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


In my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, my turn signals become very intermittent and sometimes fail to function all together causing me to pull to the side of the road and restart my vehicle to get the turn signals working again. Sometimes I need to hold in the button for the hazard flasher button while pushing my turn signal down in order to get them to work for a short time. I have seen that the 2001 Alero has been recalled for a similar problem the recall number is 03V327000.

- Tennent, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
2002 Oldsmobile Alero - turn signal only works intermittently.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 172005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,900 miles
The turn signal / hazard switch went out on my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. This caused the turn signals not to operate and nearly caused me to be rear ended on a highly traveled road with a child in the car. The failure was corrected by having the part replaced. The old part is no longer available due to shop throwing it out.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 052004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The consumer stated the hazard warning light worked intermittently. The switch also controls the turn signals, and this does not always work. The hazard warning light pushed through the dashboard. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership, but Oldsmobile told them it was not under recall. The problem started last year, and it was fixed at that time. The switch was replaced, not at a dealership.

- Lewis, DE, USA

problem #2

Mar 042005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that if the fuse is in the vehicle the windshield wipers constantly run. When he first bought the vehicle dealer claimed he fix it. The signals on the vehicle seem to be going too fast, and it smells like the wires are burning.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Recall 03V327000 concerning hazard warning switch. Turn signals and the hazard lamps worked intermittently or became inoperative. Consumer saw this recall on NHTSA website. Consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer, and both confirmed that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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