Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 14 problems related to battery (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Oldsmobile Alero based on all problems reported for the Alero.
Security light comes on and the car shuts off while driving. We lost steering and were headed toward oncoming traffic, but ran over a street sign and stopped. Sometimes the light will come on and no problems until after we park and shut the car off. When we try to start it again, sometimes it starts back up fine and other times it turns over, but wont fire. When this happens, we have to turn the key to the on position for 10 minutes. During this 10 minutes the security light flashes. After exactly 10 minutes the light turns solid for 5 seconds and then shuts off. We then take the key out, put it back in and the car starts. My understanding is that the car think it's being stolen and shuts down the fuel system instantly. We lose complete steering when this happens. Whats also happening is the security system is draining the battery while the car is shut off. When we get anywhere we have to take the security fuses out so the battery doesn't drain. This is a severe safety concern. There are post all over the internet with people having the same problem.
See all problems of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero .
I attempted to start my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero and it won't start. It was as if the fuel was shut-off. I had to have my car towed home. I noticed the security light was flashing. I checked on-line and people suggested, turning the key to the start position and leaving for 10 minutes, apparently this allows the computer to reset. (or you can disconnect the battery and reconnect it, this will also reset the computer. ) there is a problem with the passlock system. It's a huge problem for many people. Gm does not acknowledge this problem and is unwilling to correct the defect. This defect should be recalled.
The passlock feature is defective. Numerous times I have been stranded due to my car not starting. I have gotten a new battery and the problem is still there. When the car doesn't start I will do what the manual says and turn the key to "on" and let it stay there for 10 minutes, after that it will start. That can become very frustrating when you have two small kids and it is 20 degrees outside. There really should be a recall on this feature, I took the car to the dealership and they are telling me it will cost over $400. 00 to fix. Normal hard working people don't have that type of money just laying around to fix a car, gm really should do better. There really should be a recall to fix this problem without costing the consumer.
See all problems of the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero .
There have been no accident or anything my 2001 Alero has so many electrical issues!
1)some times the electrical windows work, sometimes not, sometimes the electrical lock works, sometimes not, sometimes the car will start, sometimes not. It is not the battery. It is some short that is simmilar to how the blinkers and hazard lights were.
See all problems of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero .
Bought car in 2006, have had problems the entire time I've owned vehicle. Car does not crank, must wait 10 minutes and try to restart. Sometimes car does not start still, makes me wait another 10 min. Had multiple problems with system killing the battery while waiting - especially in winter, even with all extras (including heat) turned off. Not safe to have female in parking lot when car does not start! this happens two or three times some days, then will not reappear for a week or two, but theft light stays on dash constantly.
Vehicle stalled while driving approximately 25 mph and would not restart. The dealer replaced the battery.
The battery was leaking from the positive terminal causing the vehicle not to start. Nlm.
See all problems of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero .
Electric just died. If it's the battery, it shouldn't be. The battery replaced the original and is 2 months old.
Brakes were damaged by leaking + term. On battery, brake lines were damaged.
Acid from the positive post terminal of the battery leaked onto the brake line. The acid ate a hole in the brake line, causing brake fluid to escape. This caused lost of braking ability while backing up the vehicle. This incident could have caused a crash. Vehicle was taken to a dealership. The repairs to the vehicle could not be made free of charge. Owner has taken vehicle elsewhere for repairs.
The ac delco battery which came original equipment with the vehicle, terminals are located on the side of the battery instead off on top, pulled out causing vehicle to stall unexpectedly. This may have cause a crash. Dealer replaced battery, but with same design.
I hve had this car for a year now and they have did over 7,000 dollars repairs on it so far they need to recall this Alero. No safety defect listed.
The vehicle has had three batteries replaced within 18 months of ownership, batteries failed and leaked acid.
Sun roof assemby failed, required 3 months to replace/repair. Brake pads replaced on all 4 wheels at low mileage. Seat belt on driver latch is loose on seat belt. Rear seat does not lock in place. Battery leaked causing failure to start, battery replaced, but no other components were checked by dealer.
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