Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 22 problems related to gasoline fuel system (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.
1999 Oldsmobile Alero. Consumer stated the vehicle cut off and the engine light illuminated. According to the repair invoice, the vehicle had an evap leak and the front hub assemblies were replaced.
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I was driving down the hwy at 55mph and my car died I had to coast to the side of road lucky I didn't get in a wreck it has happen 2 times so far after sitting on the side road for 20 minutes it started back up.
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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.
When fueling the sensor wasnt working cause of gas spilled on the ground may cause of fire.
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero ignition switch. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced in November 2010, due to the vehicle stalling when placed in reverse. Also, none of the gauges and dash lights worked, the fuel pressure regulator and head gasket were replaced.
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero ongoing problems with turn signals and hazards inoperable most of the time. Most electrical components fail at times. Window regulator failed. Rear door locks have to play with remote locks before door opens acts as though child safety locks are on can not open door from in or out. Eventually after pushing on remote lock it opens. Brakes always grinding even after replacements. Engine has also, ticked not knock just ticking since I've purchased the car. Many times the car does not start first try after second it starts but all electrical has to reset example radio, clock ect.
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While driving, the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero will just cut off without any warning. It will not restart for several minutes, as it acts as if there is no gas in the car or that it can't get any gas. This happens randomly and at any speed. I am a mother of three boys and I am scared to drive this car, however it's my only car.
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I have been experiencing fuel smells seeping thru my air vents when I drive and I took my car to the shop several times. Each time the mechanics have told me that my orings and some other items need replacing. These expenses are very costly and I have no job! I've drawn all my unemployment benefits but I need my car to keep being able to search for employment or go to work when I get these temp offers for work!!! I saw my car has been included in a recall, but gm says it's not my car--based on their system of knowing the last 8 digits of my VIN. But I have been experiencing these issues! even when I fill up on gas, the smell is all on my car, on me! I even have to roll down the windows for the first few days after I re-fill!!! can somebody help me???? I am so sick of the virtues in this country! people don't do the right thing for fear of it costing them a dollar!! they don't care about the lives they are impacting--just their [xxx] wallets! excuse my language and choice of verbage, but it really makes me sick! ihave to quit now because it really bothers me to know that between the manufacturers and these automakers, neither wants to value anything over money! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
Car won't start. Engine turns over but doesn't fire. Turns out to be a problem with the passlock security system. This is the 4th time this has occurred this year. Leave ignition switch on for 10 minutes and wait for security warning light to go out. Then restart car.
The 2001 Oldsmobile Alero needs to be recalled. Im sure if you take a survey of its owners the majority will agree. This car has unpredictable issues and sometimes impossible diagnostics. They obviously made a mistake when making this car and they need to own up to it. This car could break down at the drop of a dime for whatever reason.
The contact owns a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact was experiencing issues with the driver's side door regulator and motor. In addition, the rubber channel that is located inside the window was not tight and could cause the window to fall out and shatter. The window failure was repaired at the contact's expense. He also stated that the fuel system pressure regulator was failing. He heard a ticking noise and the vehicle drove differently. The dealer refused to diagnose the vehicle because it was no longer under warranty. The contact also believed that the steering wheel was not steering correctly. The dealer still refused to inspect the vehicle. The contact would like his complaint to be a priority because he is a vietnam veteran with multiple physical challenges and a limited income. The failure mileage was 10,375 and current mileage was 13,000.
Purchased vehicle August 2003 at 29,000 miles. Front left wheel bearing bad just inside warranty time - under 36,000 miles. Shortly after, front right wheel bearing went bad - not in warranty. Now at 129,000 miles, front left wheel bearing is bad again. Not using oem equipment this time as it isn't cost effective to pay for oem equipment - when it obviously lacks quality. I'm assuming my front right wheel bearing will go bad soon - better start saving for that repair! next issue - horn blows without provocation and will not stop - 3:00 in the morning. Next issue: fuel issue, where you have to turn the key to the on position for 10 minutes then car will start. Does not happen all the time but usually when you do not have the extra 10 minutes.
Car shut down suddenly while driving on interstate at 65 mph. A few times this happened in left lane and could have resulted in serious injury. Mechanic replaced sensors (cam) after diagnostic test but car failed again after a few days. Diagnostic pointed to another sensor but the car failed again after a few days. Mechanic suggests replacing ignition switch.
The olds Alero has a defective passlock theft deterrent system. It shows up when you insert your key in the ignition, turn it, hear the engine cranking, only to fail to start. The dashboard's red warning light, security, flashes on and off. It believes it is being stolen, thus shutting off the gas to the engine. The problem actually stated 4 months after I bought my car, which I purchase used from a dealer, I believe im the 2nd ower. This issure happens about once or twice every 3 weeks or so. My dad actually thought it was the battery contacts because they were loose, so he tightened them up, then it took care of the problem for about a month. The another strange issue came up, about 3 months ago, as my car sat in park for about 2 hours, just out of the blue the horn started to "blow" like the alarm was set off, but the lights were not flashing so it wasnt that, about 20 minutes it did this til it blew the fuse for the horn. And now im without a horn in my car, which is not very safe. So I changed the fused, the horn worked for 1 day, then blew again, I changed the actual horn and another fuse, and just 3 days ago, I heard in the middle of the night, my horn going off again for no reason, and the fuse blew again, driving with no horn. So im driving my car that has this anti-theft feature and I dont know if its working from 1 day to the next, the security lights stays on my dashboard so I know something is apparently wrong with it, usually that when I know, my car will not start when I see that light come on and I have to do the trick with sitting in the car with the ignigtion on for 10 minutes before starting it. I googled this problem to see if anyone else is having this problem and found hundred of people tht are, contacted gm and olds corp, they say there is not recall on the system because there is nothng wrong with it. Something has to be for all the customers to be having the same problems and apparently is has been goin on for years and they wont help.
My daughter will be driving her 99 Alero along and at any given time the car stalls, the power steering and brakes don't work and she has a great deal of difficulty pulling over to get out of traffic. We have taken it to several mechanics, no one can find anything wrong. She is afraid to drive it.
While the vehicle was parked, the consumer noticed fluid leaking from underneath the vehicle. The cause has not been determined. Consumer will contact the dealer in the near future. Fuel leaked from the regulator when parked and running. A new regulator was installed.
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, she noticed that the engine would turn; however, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The contact also noticed that the turn signals began to make a buzzing sound. The current mileage was 123,000 and failure mileage was 63,000.
One month after purchasing the vehicle I had it back at the dealer for seatbelt not retracting properly. The buttons keep breaking off. Had the rear defroster replaced, the a/c had to be fixed, the brakes and rotors replaced, turn signal switch had to be replaced. The gas gauge currently is not working. There has been so many repairs on this vehicle I can't keep track any more. Continue to have a problem with the car shaking when I have been driving it for a while. Dealer acknowledges there is a problem but has no idea what is causing it. This car is my worst nightmare. I have been to the dealer so many times I lost count.
I have run out of fuel twice despite the fuel gage showing 1/4 full. First time, at about 15,000 miles, the car was towed by roadside assistance to a service dealer. They claimed to have spent two hours of diagnostics and could not find anything wrong except that the car wouldn't start. They then put in some fuel and the car worked fine. They said they never checked the fuel gage. They charged me $200 as "diagnostic charges". They said that the charge was not covered by warranty as they had not found anything wrong. They implied that maybe I had just made a mistake by not noticing the fuel gage was empty (despite spending an hour on the phone with gm roadside waiting for the tow truck to arrive - we checked all the gauges). Their mechanic had not bothered to look at the gage while starting to work on the car. Gm refused to reimburse the $200. The second time the fuel gage was still above empty but the car went dead. When I put in 1. 5 gallons, it still didn't start. When I put in an additional 1. 5 gallons, the gage went up and the car started fine. I have not had this problem for the past 18 months - but I now fill up as soon as it reaches anywhere near the 1/4 mark.
Leaking fuel from/around fuel regulator spraying on engine.
Possible fuel pressure regulator problems caused the vehicle to crank but not start on 3 occasions. Nlm.
The vehicle is supposed to get 32 miles per gallon, however only gives 25 miles per gallon.
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