2001 Oldsmobile Alero - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

529 problems have been reported for the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2001 Oldsmobile Alero.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 125 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(72 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero in the United States are 112,458 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Oldsmobile Alero owners in the last 18 years is 529, and the age of the vehicle is 18, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

3

2018

1

2017

10

2016

7

2015

15

2014

28

2013

19

2012

11

2011

20

2010

17

2009

15

2008

19

2007

17

2006

41

2005

44

2004

59

2003

82

2002

38

2001

1

Compare the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Oldsmobile Alero,
the following table can be used to compare the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
with the Oldsmobile Alero from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Alero is 529
while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Oldsmobile Alero is 357.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero with other model years