Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 8 problems related to fuses and circuit breaker (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.
When it rains car either wont start, or guages will not work. Radio stops working. Brake lights go on and off. Fuse box was corroded, replaced worked fine for about 2 months and no is acting up again. Mechanics could find nothing else wrong. It was in the shop 4 times before they fixed the fuse box. Dealership tried to fix something that wasnt the problem and charge $450 more than the cost.
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A shortage continuously occurs within the fuse box, causing electrical components to malfunction.
When my 2002 Alero turned 37,500 the fuse to the tail and dash lights blew leaving me driving after dark with no tail and dash lights. So far the mechanics have not been able to trace down the short in the electrical system in order to fix the problem. They keep putting in new fuses and they just keep blowing. They have ordered a switch, and it is to go back into the shop again to have the switch replaced again, and to try once more to track down the electrical short that is causing the fuse to blow that takes out the tail and dash lights. I can't drive this 2002 Alero after dark even if I have just put in a new fuse because it will just blow again. If it doesn't blow while I am driving it, it will just be blown the next time I start it. It makes driving this 2002 Alero very unsafe to drive, especially after dark.
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I have written previously about my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero, clearly from the earliest of complaints which I share with other owners, gm does not care about the problems from brakes, tires, intake gaskets, windows braking, blower motors going, no dipsticks for transmission lines, I could go on and on, the message I receive is through the list of complaints you don't investigate and assist in finding a solution and gm/Oldsmobile could give a ?!@#$% about the junk they produced and made millions on at the lack of safety for consumers. I pray that Oldsmobile steps up and admits they made defaulted cars when it came to the Oldsmobile Alero, and while many of us have probably already paid the cars payments off, the lease they could do is offer a $10,000 rebate to purchase another car. Heck perhaps I should contact the attorney generals of each state and my own attorney for a possible lawsuit. To all of you other owners of this piece of junk, I sympathize with you, but it takes more than one voice, I too contacted gm and was completely ignored as well. No more buying american made again!!!.
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My car would leave me stranded, wouldn't start after getting wet from either rain or washing it at the car wash. All gauges, a/c speedometer,etc. . . Failed. I have had it serviced 3 times for the same problem from 7/2/2002 to present. Now my power window on driver's side has stopped working. And the vinyl trim on my doors below my windows is all bubbled and coming unglued. In my opinion I was sold a "lemon" and I want to find out how to file a claim.
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Fuse box continues to fill with water during rain storms, dealer has made 3 attempts to repair, but does not seem to know where the water is coming from. Car has been towed twice, delivered by customer once. This is the 7th complaint on this vehicle for electrical failures. Oldsmobile is uninterested, as is the dealer.
Water leaking into fuse box, electrical system problems. Dealers says coming from sunroof. Supposedly fixed leak twice. 1st time,also replaced fuse block. Week later, water still getting in fuse block. 2nd time, fixed leak-claimed screw for sunroof not properly sealed and in wrong position. Relocated screw and sealed unit. Another week, another leak. Water getting into fuse block again, causing stereo amplifier to make loud humming noise, while car is off. Consumer removed fuse for amplifier to stop humming. Contacting dealership on Monday.
During rain, car leaks through fuse box on both driver and passenger side and also into back floorboards on both sides. This occurs through sunroof assembly somehow. Dealer has attempted repair on 6 occasions and failed each time.
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