Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 45 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).
Tried to start car and it would not start, only crank. Started next morning and had it towed to repair shop and it would not start intermittently. Repair shop said to take it home because they could not diagnose or fix. I checked the internet and discovered that this has been an ongoing problem with certain gm vehicles and many people are complaining. There is a way to start it sometimes by waiting ten minutes with key in acc and then turning off and then removing the key and then re starting. This is working but not always. Apparently gm is fully aware of this problem but has taken no action to correct it. I am afraid that I may be stranded somewhere or the security system could possibly turn the car off. Also there is discussion that this may also be a bad ignition switch but there is no recall for this vehicle for the switch, only the key!.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph the vehicle was placed into cruise control and the vehicle immediately accelerated up to 80 mph before it slowed back down. The contact then stopped to get gasoline and stated that the vehicle would not start back up. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and it was determined that the fuel pump failed on the vehicle. The contact had that repaired, but that did not correct the problem. The contact then took the vehicle to a mechanic and it was determined that the ignition switch, the casing and the relay switch needed to be replaced. That did correct the problem. The contact spoke with the manufacturer regarding NHTSA recall campaign 07e021 (fuel system) and NHTSA recall campaign 03v327 (exterior lighting) however the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in those recalls. The current mileage was 43000. Rl.
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The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning and the vehicle did not restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired by an authorized dealer under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 128,000.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start as the key remained in the off position and failed to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v40000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000. Djr.
My first problem was with the security system . The car would not start. Learned through the internet how to reset system, for my used car not having an owners manual. The next problem was my blinkers not working, be it intermittently. I've seen all the posts on these conditions and I am appalled that these concerns haven't been addressed. Shame on these money grabbers. We pay enough for vehicles . . . The manufacturer's must be held accountable. Fix our vehicles.
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system), but it failed to remedy the failure. The contact stated that the ignition switch continued to fail and the vehicle would not start. The dealer stated that the key ring needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,000.
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer received recall for ignition system and requests reimbursement for new ignition system. The consumer stated the vehicle would not start at times. The tumbler assembly and key were replaced.
Was driving to the store. I arrive park the car turn it off. Go inside for 20 to 35 minutes, I get into the car and start her up and it doesn't start. Noticed that security is flashing again in right corner. Look at manual again same thing turn to run position and wait 10mins. Flashing will stop, turn back to off position and then try to start the car. It then starts but I have notice that this keeps happening to the point where even if the car does start and run the security light will stay on for days and then sometimes may go off. But even now this day August 20, 2014 at 2:06pm the security light stays on and at times the car will not start unless I go through the rest of waiting 10 minutes. Help me please. Thank you, curtis gilbert(931-638-5322).
Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The contact also stated that the heat and control panel would not work. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Sw.
The contact owned a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and caused the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to start and was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.
Car cut off while driving, would not start, security light flashing, took to shop cost 800. 00 for new fuel pump, then a month later same deal come to find out it's the ignition switch having to due with the security, sometimes the car will not start sometimes it cuts off while driving. They need to recall this its very dangerous not to mention the 800. 00 spent for a fuel pump I guess I didn't need. You can reset it. Works only temp. Leave the key in the on position until the security light goes out thdn go straight to start, most the time this works. It is very dangerous for the car to shut off at 60 mph on the highway which has happen to us.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero vehicle will not start and when it did start, it would shut off in the midst of driving. The ignition switch was replaced.
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. On another occasion, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the ignition switch was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000.
While sitting at a red light vehicle shut off and would not restart, had to push vehicle off of road, into parking lot, waited a few minutes and restarted vehicle, added fuel to vehicle went inside to pay and when I returned vehicle would not restart. Has continued to fail to start. Diagnosis pass lock system for security causes vehicle to shut off unexpectedly or not start unexpectedly.
When it first occurred there was a security light in the instrument display that suddenly came on (security) and stayed on as I was driving. The next morning as I tried to start my car it wouldn't start. And I looked in the owners manual and it stated that the ignition light starts to flash after turning the key to the on or run position then the ignition needs to be serviced.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer writes in regards to security light flashing the consumer stated the security system started flashing for no reason. The vehicle would not start and it had to be towed. The dealer replaced the passlock sensor and connector.
Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start and stalled intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independentent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The computer system was regrammed by the independent mechanic to no avail. The contact was not able to start the vehicle after the repair and the instrument panel was not working. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Dyd.
I have a 2001 old Alero 6 months ago my vehicle would not start I had it towed to a gm dealer which told me I needed a fuel pump so I had it fixed well a few weeks later car would start one day then nothing the next now it wont start at all it died while I was driving with my 4 children we were stuck for an hour in the cold I had it towed to my mechanic he says it the security system well it will cost almost 1000 dollars to fix so it will sit there until gm decides to do a recall I am not the first to complain and I know I wont be the last there should be something done as this is a safety issue.
Tl ¿ the contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that after stopping the vehicle and attempting to turn it back on, the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the lock cylinder and ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Who advised that the repairs needed were not covered under NHTSA campaign number: 14v400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 43,991. Pm.
This is the 3rd time I have had this problem the security lights is flashing, car will not start. So go and turn key to on position wait 10 minutes but today it was 20 minutes until lights stop flashing then turn key to off position before trying to start. Today it would not start at all. So I am without transportation until I can get help.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer states vehicle stalled twice on the road while trying to make left turn. The consumer stated the second time the vehicle stalled, the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle would not restart. The dealer was unable to diagnose the problem on both occasions. Updated 04/15/11.
I was stranded at work at night when my car would not start up. Ended up walking 7 miles home in the dark, since my husband works till 1am. I thought it was the fuel pump that had died, but after seeing a website of many people that have had the same issue, I tried leaving the key in the "on" position for 10 minutes to "reset" the computer, and this worked. I just got home with my car, but am praying to god that it does not decide to shut down while I'm driving (there was complaints about this happening as well on the website). I think that gm might be in for a big lawsuit if they do not recall this problem soon, only for the fact that somebody can seriously get injured, and that's if they're lucky enough to not die from an accident.
The security light flashes and car will not start, have to turn key to the on accessory mode for 10 minutes to re-set system and then car will start, also security light will randomly come on and stay on. And then turn off.
I bought a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero in 2008 deployed for a year and half while gone the car sat in a garage came back and it worked fine for almost two years then one day it refused to start. The motor would crank but not turn over and the security light came on. I did the 10 minute security reset procedure per the owners manual and that work once but once I turned the car off it would not start again and the reset procedure would not work again. I have replaced the ignition switch with no change to the issue. The car has now been sitting for 6 months since I cant afford to go threw the process of replacing random parts that may or may not fix the issue. I am now down to my wife's car only with 4 kids. I am still making payments on this car and it doesn't even run and of course the dealer isn't taking it back. There are no guaranteed fixes for this issue.
The contact owns a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact attempted to start the vehicle but it would not start. The vehicle was towed to two independent mechanics but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle had not been repaired. After allowing the vehicle to sit for a day, the contact was able to successfully start it. The failure occurred again. The contact also stated that the turn signals intermittently did not function. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the turn signal bulbs were replaced but the failure continues. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 110,000. The VIN was unavailable.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Anti-theft Controller problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||