NHTSA — Suspension Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,333 miles

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 242014

Alero 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, there was a noise heard from the front driver's side suspension area. The check engine light illuminated and the vehicle veered to the left abnormally. The failure only recurred once. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic the following day, who diagnosed that the tie rod and wheel bearings were defective and needed replacing. The repairs were completed. The failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 10/7/14

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 032007


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact indicated that after restarting the vehicle the steering malfunctioned, causing extreme difficulty in turning the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that both control arms were faulty. The vehicle was repaired but the defect recurred. The contact indicated that the vehicle would intermittently stall while driving but an independent mechanic was unable to diagnose the defect. The contact also indicated that the air bag warning light was replaced because of constant illumination of the warning light. Additionally, the brakes malfunctioned but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • 40,000 miles
90,000 miles on car, need to replace bearings for a second time! the system is set up so that when the bearings fail the anti-lock brake system also fails. I have had many problems on ice/water when my system suddenly fails. This car should go much longer on new bearings - this will be my 3rd set.

- Olivet, MI, USA

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