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Side/rear Glass Problems of Oldsmobile Alero



Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 12 problems related to side/rear glass (under the visibility category).

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 1
Failure Date: 10/13/2009

When I first bought this car the backseats were not attached to the car. The dashboard is pealing up all the way and the paint is gone from my gear shift. Both driver side and passenger windows have stopped working. The driver side I had to get fixed for inspection cost about $300. Tires and brakes need replaced constantly. Lights on the dash light up for no apparent reason. Blinkers don't work most of the time and when they do it is this horrible loud clicking noise. Cd player/radio stop working randomly. Ac only works on 3rd setting. Rear defrost does not work at all. Fog lights will not turn on and bulbs are brand new. Trunk will not open with button from inside car or keyless entry. My trunk randomly comes open for no reason and once would not latch to shut for a few days but then randomly latched shut. Car leaks water in the front and back. Recently my car won't start everytime it rains. I took it to an auto place and they ran it through the computer and couldn't find anything. Now it's at a windsheild place because the mechanic says its leaking water into fuse box. Glass place is saying that is not it either. I am at my wits end. It dries out and will start and as soon as it rains will not start. I don't want to pay another mechanic to have this fixed. I see where others have complained about fuses and waters leaks. I have had it towed twice in the last 2 weeks and had $600 worth of work done on my car. I cannot afford to buy a new car. I'm very aggitated that so many people have complained about this car and nothing has been done about it. I even complained to the bbb about the dealership I bought it from to no avail. Why is nothing being done?.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 2
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the driver's side window no longer operates. While driving 55 mph, she can hear a grinding sound coming from the front driver's side wheel. The tire has not been diagnosed by the dealer. In addition, the air conditioning no longer works. The contact believes the mechanic has done something to the vehicle in order for the air conditioning to fail. She feels that all of these issues are safety hazards. The current mileage was 141,000 and failure mileage was 100,000. 4/01/09 updated 04/06/09.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 3
Failure Date: 01/07/2008

Driver window fell down into door.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 4
Failure Date: 11/26/2007

The passenger window fell off track all of a sudden while I was driving on the highway. I pulled it back up and it continues to fall at dangerous time. I don't have the money to get it repaired. It should not have happened as it is.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2006

Rear windows obstructed. Windows will not roll up. No children, model 1999 Alero. I can say this window has not been lowered 100 times in the last 6 years. It stop working in 2006. I decided to see if it was a serious defect by going on the internet, and I see their is a problem gm will not fix without a investigation if you have a child , the safety lock serves no purpose. The window just falls down at any given time. This will any small child or animal to exit through the window.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 6
Failure Date: 10/31/2005

The driver's side window came off track and ended up in the bottom of the door. In the process, the clips which hold the glass on broke off, the glass broke, and the window regulator broke. This is not the first problem I have had with this window, but by far the most expensive to repair.


car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 7
Failure Date: 10/08/2004

Both windows on my car have fallen into the door. Before falling into the door there was a grinding noise and the a loud pop.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 8
Failure Date: 07/21/2004

I purchased this vehicle 24 oct 02, from a small car lot. On 25 oct 02, my turn signals failed to work. I took it in to the car lot and they put a four-way flasher in it. On 26 oct 02, it wouldn't start. I called the car salesman and he said since it was a Saturday, they couldn't do anything about it until Monday. After working on it for several hours, my father finally cleaned out the fuel line and got it started. On Nov 6 2002, my driver side window fell down into the door as I was attempting to roll it back up. I took it to the dealership the following day and they supposedly corrected the problem. On 24 Nov 02, I was driving down the interstate when all of a sudden the engine died and the "trac off" light came on. I had a roll back haul it in to a mechanic. I called the dealership and they said my one month/1,000 mi warranty had expired and they were not going to cover charges. The fuel pump was replaced at a cost of 600. 00. In Mar 03, my car began vibrating when I applied the brakes. I took it to a local brake shop and they put a new set of rotors on my vehicle because the old ones (from the factory) were too thin to be resurfaced. In Jun 03, I took my vehicle back for the same problem and it was corrected in the same way, with new rotors. In may 04, my window fell back down into my door. My father glued the piece back on that had broken loose. On Jul 8 04, I took my vehicle to a local Oldsmobile dealership to have the brakes repaired. The rotors had to be resurfaced and new pads were installed. Also, on 21 Jul 04, I took my vehicle to the same dealership to have the windows repaired. They told me it would cost $600. 00 to have them fixed because there was some piece that was shattered. I then took my car to a local wreck-repair shop and the guy fixed it free of charge. He said there was only a piece that had came unglued and that the passenger side didn't even need any repairs at all. I have definitely had the most problems with my car's windows.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 9
Failure Date: 01/21/2003

Feel brakes on vehicle are defective requiring multiple repairs as a result. Do not think they are safe even after repaired given the repeat frequency of subsequent repairs. In addition, glass panes on all four side windows have long mechanical scratch marks, which sometimes catch glare of sun/headlights when looking out those windows during lane changes. Scratches appear to be result of defective window housing/mechanicals.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 10
Failure Date: 06/12/2001

Started car while driver's door still opened, released emergency brake and then suddenly rear window imploded. 90% of glass shattered into pieces and fell into back seat of car. My car was parked at my job's parking lot from 9:00am to 7:00pm. It was 80f-85f degrees weather this day. It was hot in my car. No signs of vandalism.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 11
Failure Date: 03/07/2001

My rear glass shattered after turning on the rear defogger.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 12
Failure Date: 04/26/1999

On the way from work one day after a rain shower, I use the power driver window to roll down the window for some fresh air. When I power rolled up the window, there were deep scratches on various places on the window. TSB#98831520 took to dealer service dept to repair under warranty. It was fixed but three days later it was scratched again in the same manner. Took back to dealer service to repair. . . Okay. Later other three window had scratches due to use. All replaced, but now three of the four windows (passenger front and rear and driver rear) have scratches. There was a TSB issued for this problem, but the problem was never fixed. Now the manufacture warranty has expired. Contacted manufacture for assistance but no help offered.


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