Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 13 problems related to dash wiring (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.
Turn signals worked intermittently. Replaced the hazard warning switch. Received a notice of a recall on this defect, but when I contacted the manufacturer, I was told my VIN number was not covered under the recall.
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My 2000 oldsmoblie Alero appears to have an electrical problem with its dashboard warning lights. There is already a recall on the "4-way" flashers, which I have already replaced at my cost. I just spent over $500 replacing several sensors because the warning lights kept coming on. It stands to reason that if one part of the electrical system in the dash area is faulty, then other parts may be as well. This problem has persisted for over a year.
When my 2002 Alero turned 37,500 the fuse to the tail and dash lights blew leaving me driving after dark with no tail and dash lights. So far the mechanics have not been able to trace down the short in the electrical system in order to fix the problem. They keep putting in new fuses and they just keep blowing. They have ordered a switch, and it is to go back into the shop again to have the switch replaced again, and to try once more to track down the electrical short that is causing the fuse to blow that takes out the tail and dash lights. I can't drive this 2002 Alero after dark even if I have just put in a new fuse because it will just blow again. If it doesn't blow while I am driving it, it will just be blown the next time I start it. It makes driving this 2002 Alero very unsafe to drive, especially after dark.
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I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. I had the exact same issue with the exterior lighting: hazard flashing warning lights:switch described in NHTSA campaign id number :03v327000 for 2000 model year vehicles. I had to pay to replace it my self. Is there a recall on the 1999 model year? if not why not?.
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1) safety issue- no accident yet, but my 2001 Alero has a small rod that sticks out in front of the drivers seat for the seat to move forward and backward. The problem is when I was wearing a pair of nike shoes that have a loop on the back of the shoe got caught around this seat adjuster. Scared me to death almost when I could not re-act with my right foot to hit the brakes. Note: this happened while I was traveling with crusie control activated. I see this as an accident waiting to happen for somebody now, because it almost got me. 2)currently this vehicle is in the shop again for electrical problems. When it rains the instrument panel goes crazy. Currently they think that there may be a moisture problem around the sun roof, so they are ordering parts to totally replace the sun roof, but I dodn't think that is the problem. I have never had one drop of water drop on me with that sun roof, nor have I seen any wet spots around the roof liner. They have replaced the main computer under the hood, and clusters in the dashboard as well. But the problem is still there, so I hope this sun roof thing cures it. But I have some serious doubts it will.
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Turn signals work when they want to. Hazards have same problem. I have been stopped for this problem. This started one month after purchasing a "certified pre-owned" Oldsmobile.
Leather on front dashboard and back passenger door is detaching from surface and bubbling. It is rather severe on the front dash. Cigarette lighter (one near front passenger foot) was poorly installed. It pops out all of the time. Front end makes loud scratching noise when moving slowly or breaking and turning. Drivers side window stopped working today. It went out without warning. Trunk smells like there has been a problem with water leaks. I've found interior trunk to be damp on occasion. Occasional water leaks on front passenger side (at feet). Appears to be condensation of some sort. Back cup holder pops out of place. Because of the defect, drink spills resulted in stained carpeting.
Nhtsa campaign #03v327000 is a recall that was enacted for cars of the exact year, make, model of my car. However, Oldsmobile says that my car is not included in the recal due to whatever reason. My car has problems with the hazard flashers identical to those listed in this campaign. It is evident that my automobile should be included in this recall, but was overlooked in whatever study was perfomed. This recall needs to be expanded to include autos like mine that are affected and are safety risks, but overlooked in this campaign. Feel free to call me.
Car doesn't always start when I turn the key in the ignition. Takes a few seconds to turn over. Driver side mirror shakes. The numbers on the radio buttons have rubbed off. Rear defrost doesn't always work. Rotors are always wearing out. Used to hear a clunking noise every time I turned the steering wheel - had the steering rack replaced. Interior dome light falls off.
This is about the third time that I have brought the Alero in for repair for the same problems. The service dept claims that they can not fix the problem since they can not reconstruct the problem. However, the problems are: during and after it rains the drivers side floor is wet, the truck pops open, the dashboard instrument panel fails, the radio fails, the tail lights fail, the keyless entry system fails, and the car doesnt start. The problems that they have fixed already have been both driver side and passenger side windows had to be replaced, the lights on dash board fixed and noise comeing from under the back part of the car. I gave them the car on 12/24/01 and told them I do not want it back until its completely fixed.
Vehicle experienced water leakages onto back of instrument panel, and caused an electrical shortage to the instrument gauges. Also, problem with throttle control sticking in open position, and causing acceleration/sudden runner way of vehicle. Was able to gain control without injury and damages. Vehicle at dealer shop. Please feel free to provide any further details.
While driving without warning all the digital gauges failed but became functional a few days later. A diagnostic test was done but the cause was not found and the problem still exist. .
The wipers will stop suddenly for no reason during driving when you hit a bump, also the lights will not come on sometimes when you start the car.
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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||