2001 Oldsmobile Alero - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 529 / 112,458 / 18 * 1000 = 0.26.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Oldsmobile Alero model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 Alero
3
  2004 Alero
157
  2003 Alero
281
  2002 Alero
389
  2001 Alero
529
  2000 Alero
800
  1999 Alero
698
  1998 Alero
2


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