2004 Oldsmobile Alero - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

154 problems have been reported for the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2004 Oldsmobile Alero.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 51 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(20 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 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 2004 Oldsmobile Alero in the United States are 69,516 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Oldsmobile Alero owners in the last 14 years is 154, and the age of the vehicle is 14, 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 2004 Oldsmobile Alero in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

4

2017

7

2016

5

2015

12

2014

38

2013

11

2012

6

2011

10

2010

12

2009

8

2008

9

2007

8

2006

7

2005

2

2004

15

Compare the 2004 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 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
with the Oldsmobile Alero from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Alero is 154
while the average number of problems reported for the 8 model years of the Oldsmobile Alero is 356.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero with other model years