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Grinding Noise Problems of Oldsmobile Alero



Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 4 problems related to grinding noise (under the suspension category).

car image   Grinding Noise problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 1
Failure Date: 11/15/2000

I am on my third pair of brake pads and rotors. The last time this was corrected was in Nov. 2002. The initial set that came on the car was supposedly "bad" and replaced Nov. 2000. I got the car in Aug. 2000. Problem was reported to dealer oct. 2002 as well. Never could identify problem. Grinding light and noises under hood that were finally identified as the brakes taken in again in Jan. 01. The "other" consists of a new alternator in Nov. 2002 as well as new tires in July 2002. I had to purchase two while gm gave me 2. Locks were messed up again April 02. Faulty window regulator in sept. 01. I have documentation of all of the invoices/printouts from the dealer as well as my maintenance papers.

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car image   Grinding Noise problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2000

Consumer stated the abs rotors were making a grinding noise although rotors and the pads were still new, dealer replaced rotors and pads, but vehicle was still making the grinding noise. Also the alternator went out, wheels and tires were replaced due to the air pressure light illuminating, a front wheel alignment was performed, battery light and abs light was coming on.

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car image   Grinding Noise problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 3

There is a grinding sound under the front of the vehicle at low speeds. The dealer was contacted and they advised that NHTSA was contacted because they have been receiving numerous reports of this occurrence. It appears to be a problem with the factory wheels but I'm not sure of this. The dealer is not attempting to repair the repair the problem because they advise that there will be a recall. They tried to repair the problem on a previous occasion by remounting the tires but this had no effect. The problem is not noticable when it is raining.

car image   Grinding Noise problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 4

When making a left hand turn there was a grinding noise in the front end of the vehicle.

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