2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

387 problems have been reported for the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 130 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (80 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 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 2002 Oldsmobile Alero in the United States are 79,373 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Oldsmobile Alero owners in the last 16 years is 387, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 387 / 79,373 / 16 * 1000 = 0.30.

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 2002 Oldsmobile Alero in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
1
  2017
5
  2016
5
  2015
10
  2014
48
  2013
14
  2012
18
  2011
11
  2010
16
  2009
17
  2008
28
  2007
30
  2006
36
  2005
64
  2004
25
  2003
40
  2002
1

small car iamge Compare the 2002 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 2002 Oldsmobile Alero with the Oldsmobile Alero from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Alero is 387 while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Oldsmobile Alero is 355.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 Alero
3
  2004 Alero
150
  2003 Alero
281
  2002 Alero
387
  2001 Alero
524
  2000 Alero
797
  1999 Alero
698
  1998 Alero
2


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