NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 122005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I have a 2002 olds Silhouette minivan which had to have the intake manifold gasket replaced. In talking to the mechanic who fixed it, this is so common with these GM vehicles that it is laughable.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003


  • 17,000 miles
When the vehicle was turned off and when the consumer came back into vehicle it would not start. After about an hour to two hours vehicle would start. This problem occurred five times since April 2003. Dealer examined the vehicle several times and could not duplicate or resolve the problem.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 202002

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
While driving down the highway at about 45 mph, the vehicle lost all power and stalled. Had to manuver the vehicle to the shoulder with out power steering and power brakes. Once vehicle was restarted the idle was very sparatic. When reved to ensure enough RPM's to alternator to charge battery (in case that was the problem), fuel shut off occured at 3500 RPM and would resume when RPM's fell below 3000.

- Holland, MI, USA

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