2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

389 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 131 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

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 389, and the age of the vehicle is 16, 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 2002 Oldsmobile Alero in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

3

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

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 389
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