Fuel Pump Problems of Oldsmobile Alero

Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 29 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel 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.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 1
Failure Date: 12/06/2011

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.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 2
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

As I'm reading different websites and now this site to find a solution as to what's wrong with my car, I see I share the same problem with a lot of other people. . . I too have a 2004 Alero that will crank but not turn over. . . The security light comes on and stays on. . . When I first noticed it I would turn my car off then back on and it will go off. . . Lately it will come on and stay on, now it won't start! in the morning I will try what everyone else tried with turning the key until the light goes off, but this is really ashame that this many people are having the same problem! I replaced the fuel pump a year in a half ago for this same problem and it was no way cheap! try $1,200 at a gm dealership that only use gm parts on their gm cars! I'm a broke college student that needs my vehicle for transportation between school and work! please just recall these cars so they can have this problem taken care of. . . Should I take my problem to the media to get some sort of results? it seems if that's the only way to get anything done now a days. . .

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 3
Failure Date: 01/10/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the security system caused the vehicle to stall repeatedly without warning. The contact stated that the failure would occur sporadically and oftentimes, the vehicle would restart immediately and other times it would not. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who repaired the fuse box yet the failure recurred within the week. The fuel pump was then replaced and the failure did not recur. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 84,527.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 4
Failure Date: 04/25/2008

Vehicle lost power while driving on three occasions. On other occasions, the vehicle would not start after turning over. Three repair shops could not find the problem but the general consensus was that it had to do with the fuel delivery system. Many identical complaints can be found online (I. E. , carcomplaints. Com) and everything from replacing the fuel pumps, relay switches, batteries, anti-theft systems to washing out the fuel tank has been tried to know avail. The shop cannot fix the problem, and it will be hard to sell the car honestly with the problems it has. There is a mass of people who believe this should be a recall from the factory, and although I doubt it makes any difference, I am one more person in that mass.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 5
Failure Date: 03/25/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact attempted to start the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. It took him approximately 40 minutes to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they repaired the fuel pump. Immediately after the repair was made, the failure continued. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the failure was due to the ignition switch of the electrical system. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact has only owned the vehicle for seven weeks. The failure and current mileages were 74,000.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 6
Failure Date: 02/25/2008

1. Not sure what events have caused the engine failure. 2. My car shuts off while I'm driving. The steering wheel locks and I have to pull over to the shoulder, put the car in park and try to start the engine again. It has happened numerous times while driving on side roads under 40mph, but recently happened while I was driving on the highway at 60mph. This issue happens at least twice a week, sometimes repeatedly in the same day. This is a very dangerous problem because there is no warning signs that it is going to happen. I was very luck to be in the slow lane so I could pull over to the shoulder without having to weave through traffic without being able to control the car. 3. We have brought the car into two different repair shops and neither of them were able to pinpoint the problem. They gave us several "maybe" solutions, but were stumped as to what the true problem was. Possible solutions included fuel pump/line, ignition switch, etc. , but without a sure fix we were unwilling to spend that kind of money for a "maybe" solution.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 7
Failure Date: 01/08/2008

Fuel pump and electronic system.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 8
Failure Date: 11/21/2007

I bought it in Dec. 2004,the last 2-one black and one white,I took the black sitting on the lot of freeman olds, irving TX. I started having trouble in2006 I have all of my paperwork. Brakes went out, powertrain went out. Then I started smelling gas in themorning when I cranked it. And still do to this morning,it is awful. Last year it died right in the middle of the road. Would not start,I even had the plano TX. Police try to boot it for me. Battery I thought. Huffines had it towed in and it started right up for them,but it was my fault they could not reproduce it. So they gave it back,I go to the bank, miles from home and it does it again. They tow it back and again the same thing. I go again at my house and the same thing,this is bs at this point contact gm for the lousiness of this car, [xxx] was the first, angel, and now lashawnda. They tell me the fuel pump,ok,they replaced it, I had to cash in my grandchildrens life ins to pay for it,and am still paying back the loan a year later. I am on disability,and don't have any money. So I take it in for inspection,he comes out with a list of about $800. 00 worth of stuff to fix before it will pass. [xxx] said they would waive the diag fee, I took it yesterday, he gave me another$1,000 worth of stuff to fix:fuel pressure regulator,leaking gas,egr valve,thermostat and cool flush. Not including the 800,$2,000,to get it all done. I have copies of the recalls on it. Several transmission leaks with in months of buying it. After the fuel pump that wasn't even the problem,all it was ,the relay switch. They did not even try that. I asked them to either fix this problem and call it even,or give me back my money. She said no they fixed that other problem for nothing so be grateful is what she meant. After paying $24,000 for nothing??? the orig price 24,000 but with some dis it was 14,000? but with interest it was 24,never contacted me. [xxx] stopped doing any gm. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 9
Failure Date: 09/26/2007

On 9/26/2007 my 2002 olds Alero refused to start, I finally had to leave at at my job, it started the next day, I called the dealer (I had purchased it from drivetime) in Nov 2006, they stated that I had to bring it to their approved mechanic, I took it there, their mechanic stated it was the fuel pump and it would cost 755. 00. That included the drivers window which fell into the door for the second time, I called drivetime who then put me on a repair assistance program, I drove the car home, that same day the car would not start again, it is now January 2008 and I still do not have a working vehicle and am refusing to pay for it. The mechanic called me back and said that it is the computer and he cannot fix it I now have to have it towed to the nearest dealer who may or may not fix it free of charge. I think its a disgrace, that a company can make such a piece of junk have all these complaints on it and nothing is done. I for one am not going to pay one more cent, the dealer could keep the car, and do with it whatever he wants, I realize this is a reposession but I am not a rich person and it is obvious that problems will only get worse with this vehicle, I think there should be a class action suit against gm, olds, drivetime for selling the lemon knowing all the problems these vehicles have.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 10
Failure Date: 12/12/2006

Car turns over but will not start. It has left me stranded 3 times so far. I have spend over a thousand dollars on parts alone, and now it is in the shop for I new fuel pump. (another $450) I have read many reports of the something happening to other people and no recall. It would really help to have a recall to save people their hard earn money on a problem that should have been fixed before the car was sold. I have been late to work many times, had to catch buses, and walk many miles because of this car. I have paid over $300 on rides to and from work just so I can pay for parts for the car to only run for a week. So please can you have a recall issued so me and countless other can have the good running car we all pay for in the first place. Thank you jarvis joyner.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 11
Failure Date: 11/10/2006

I have had an 99' Oldsmobile Alero for 7 years. It has had almost every problem listed on this website. It has had an over heating problem every year since I got it and I have spent thousands in repairs for the cooling system, fuel pump, poor interior manufacturer, ac/heater blower motor settings failure, fuel gauge failure, transmission leakage, poor springs/struts, gear slipping, hard starting, water leaking in from rain under glove compartment, off alignment (set three times in year), poor gas mileage, overheating or running above normal temperature and sudden overheating without notice of gauge lights or sounds. Has had front right caliper failure locking brake pads down against rotor causing burnout of pads,rotor warping, caliper cylinder damage. Has had power steering pump leakage. This car is a lemon and gm should not be allowed to get away with selling unsafe, worthless vehicles. The only reason I still have mine running is because I have put a lot of personal as well as paid labor into its upkeep over the years due to that I cant afford another car.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 12
Failure Date: 10/14/2006

No events led to the failure. The fuel pump failed for no reason whatsoever. The car would crank, but it would not start. The fuel pump was replaced by an independent mechanic because the car was no longer under warranty.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 13
Failure Date: 08/02/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle's ignition would not start. The security light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was towed to the dealership and the fuel pump was replaced. The problem reoccurred three weeks later and the vehicle was towed to the dealership who determined the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The problem reoccurred three weeks later and the dealership replaced the ignition switch.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 14
Failure Date: 05/15/2006

I bought my 2002 olds Alero in may of 2006 and have had problems ever since. I had to have the front left wheel bearing replaced 2 days after I bought the car. The dealership paid for the parts and labor that time, but I was on my own from there. Frequently I was having the problem of the engine turning over, but not starting. I had to call a tow truck 6 times in 2 months. The fuel pump was replaced and a week later I had the same problem. This time it the body module was replaced. 2 days later I was calling the tow truck again. The ignition switch was replaced this time. The next time I threatened to sue the mechanic who had worked on my car. This time the car started right up for the mechanic. He contacted gm to see what the problem could possibly be and of course they had never heard of this problem. After the car was towed to the shop a few more times the mechanic finally got a hold of another mechanic who specialized in gm repairs. That mechanic told him about the faulty security system. He passed on the info to me. If the car won't start, turn the key on for 10 min. Until the security light stops flashing, turn the key off, take it out of the ignition and try it again. This has worked every time for me, but really, who has the extra 10-15 minutes to spare every time they need to go somewhere, just in case their car won't start? I also have problems with the turning signals working only when they want to. This seems to be a common problem among Alero owners. After the nightmares I've had with this car and the disrespect shown by gm to their "valued customers", I will never buy another gm model as long as I live! buyer beware!!!.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 15
Failure Date: 08/06/2005

2001 Alero (2 dr. Coupe) I have been on several sites and am finding many Alero owners having the same problems that I have encountered over the last couple of years. Fuel pump, wheel hub assemblies, intake manifold gaskets, power window failure(grinding/breaking clips/regulators), serv engine and traction control lights constantly on, electrical problems, brake problems etc. It is my belief that olds knew they weren't making this car anymore, and sent a sub-par product out into the market "hoping" to get away with as few recalls as possible. I have numerous complaints filed with olds and general motors. General motors has gone way out and offered me a $500. 00 certificate towards the purchase of a new vehicle. Give me one reason I should go through another nightmare like this one. Recalls have never been issued on any of these complaints because it would probably cost millions of dollars for them to fix the problems. I constantly wait to see if any class action suits involving these vehicles occurs as I will be one of the first to jump in. What's the saying. . . "if it looks like dog crap and smells like dog crap don't step in it, it's probably dog crap". There's a defined problem with these vehicles and gm should be taking responsibility for them.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 16
Failure Date: 07/11/2005

2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at 65 mph in 5 pm traffic, the car engine shut off and coasted from the left lane to the emergency lane. It was then towed to an Oldsmobile dealership; who said that the fuel pump was the problem for a second time. This car has had many problems. Sometime the car will not crank at all. It also has a leak in the passenger side floor when it rains. The consumer heard about the Volvo problems and the same thing is happening to this vehicle. The engine had only shut off one time. This happened around July 11, 2005. No injuries fires no crash reported. The fuel pump had been replaced 3 times. The fuel pump had an internal short. The vehicle would have to be placed in neutral, would start then die. The ignition switch was replaced. The fuel gauge would fall to empty, and the fuel light would come on. The vehicle would crank but not start.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 17
Failure Date: 07/01/2005

The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that she was unable to restart the vehicle after it was parked. The dealer stated that the ignition and the fuel pump caused the failure and they made the replacement. Approximately a year and a half later, the failure recurred. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle would shut off without warning. The dealer stated that there was a malfunction with the security system and was unable to duplicate the failure. However, the dealer replaced the electrical harness. The contact also stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle jerked and then shut off. The dealer stated that the timing chain failed and made the repair. The failure mileage was 22,000 and current mileage was 58,000.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 18
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated the hub bearings on both sides of the front end went out. There was a noise coming from the front end, the contact took the vehicle to a garage. The mechanic told her of the problem, and said if she drove it much longer there would have been an accident. The head gaskets also blew out the engine. The vehicle was leaking antifreeze into the air system. The vehicle is currently at the garage being fixed for the head gaskets. Also, fuel pump went out while driving on the road. The vehicle was towed to the garage. Then, they replaced the fuel pump. The contact stated , in addition, there have been electrical problems. The computer system had to be reset a couple of times. This has happened within the past 12 months.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 19
Failure Date: 10/02/2004

Approximately one year ago the fuel pump was replaced in my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. This year I am replacing the fuel pump again. The cost of each replacement with labor is approximately $600. 00 if you run an internet search for problems with the Alero, you will find that two common problems exist for the Alero. One is brake problems (a serious safety issue) and the other being fuel pump problems. How long will it be (or has already happened) before someone is killed by a situation where the fuel pump fails while driving causing loss of engine power then applying the brakes to slow the car only to find the brakes are not working correctly, resulting in a potentially dangerous situation? gm should step up and accept responsibility for these defects.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 20
Failure Date: 07/28/2004

While driving at any speed vehicle stalled without warning. This resulted in loss of power steering and brakes. The consumer pulled off the road, and let the vehicle sit for approximately 15 minutes before restarting. The vehicle restarted, but stalled again within a mile. The mechanic performed a diagnostic test, which read fuel pump failure as the cause of the stalling. The current investigation on this issue was initiated, pe02066. The ocnsumers daughter was the driver.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 21
Failure Date: 01/05/2004

The vehicle stalled while driving. The dealership's mechanic indicated that the fuel pump failed. The problem has not been resolve.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 22
Failure Date: 12/10/2003

2001 olds Alero refused to start. First time it happened was in July when it turned 60,000 miles. Had to have car towed and repair shop said it was a fuel filter. This time it refused to start and had to get a rental car to get home to child. Car had to be towed to dealer and they think it is fuel pump but can't find anything wrong with it. They are trying to find a wire that may be broken. Cost to me is all out of pocket because it was a used car. Mileage is now at 74,000.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 23
Failure Date: 05/07/2003

1. Blinkers are broken 2. Emergency lights do not work 3. Fuel pump went out ~57500 miles 4. Motor under seat went out; local dealer ordered it when it was under warranty and never notified me it was in 5. Clear coat was peeling on hood - local dealer fixed 6. Dash board is peeling up 7. Transmission has been slipping since about ~31000 miles 8. Cruise control does not work must I go on? I hope gmac will fix some of these problems. I will never buy another american made vehicle!.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2003

The mechanic believed the fuel pump was the cause of vehicle starting occasionally. The fuel pump failed. The consumer requested reimbursement due to the fact that the vehicle was under warranty when the incident occurred.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 25
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

Fire marshall stated defective part @ the fuel pump/fuel tank system which caused fire and completely totalled the car. Fuel tank exploded quickly. Luckily my baby was not in the back seat and no one was injured. I lost a lot of my belongings that were in the vehicle as I was in the process of moving.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 26
Failure Date: 02/10/2003

My car refused to start or died while on the fwy on more than one occasion. Everything worked (lights, radio), but the engine wouldn't "turn over. " ck engine light on- tow-truck driver couldn't start. Towed to dealer. Gm service could never figure out the problem- mulitple electrical problems- put through diagnostic tests-computer module replaced and deterrent module needs replacing- car "thinks" its being stolen, so it cuts off the fuel pump. (2)signal lights and emergency signal some times stop working. Dealer always unable to figure out how to permanently fix the defect. Cost between extended warranty and my pocket 13k plus. Finally fed up with gm-the dealer-inability to fix the problems x 1. 5 years traded the car in. Will never by a gm product!.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 27
Failure Date: 07/06/2002

While driving 55mph vehicle will shut off, and will be hard to start back up. Dealer notified. Consumer was also informed that the intake was leaking coolant.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 28
Failure Date: 01/01/2002

The vehicle stalled. The vehicle also failed to accelerate while trying to pass other vehicles. Dealer notified. Ph. The fuel pump was replaced twice, because they shorted out.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 29
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2000 Oldsmobile Alero motor, ignition, fuel pump and catalytic converter had to be replaced. ** answer required***. Although the engine was replaced the check engine light remained illuminated. The turn signal don't work. The a/c only work on high. The vehicle shakes while idling. The brake pads have been replaced 2-3 times per year. The brakes were replaced the rotors had to be replaced.

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