Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 42 problems related to turn signal switch (under the exterior lighting 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.
Turn signal intermittent and safety flashers inoperative at same time. Doesn't matter if it's in motion, stationary, on city street, highway, etc. , happens approx. 5 minutes after being used. I took my car to a local station and they couldn't repair it due to intermittent problem at first. Took to different service repair and they knew immediately of the recall and said it needed a 4 way flasher switch assembly, and to take it to my local gm dealer for repair and when I did, they declined it. . !! recall: NHTSA campaign #14v400000. Immediately after I bought this car from the dealership, prostrollo auto mall, madison, sd. . I had this problem. . . It came with the car, shouldn't this have been fixed by the dealership before the sale. . ?.
See all problems of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero .
Hazard switch failed resulting in turn signals also not working. Part was replaced in 2004 under recall id 34013 but replacement part has failed.
Intermittent turn signals. When the turn signals quit you can move the 4-ways or hazards switch and the signals will work again. The hazards switch is faulty. There is a recall for 2000/2001 Alero's however my VIN number is not included in the recall although I have the same problem addressed in the recall.
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact was
driving approximately between 45-50 mph merging into another lane when she noticed that the turn signal failed to function. The failure occurred intermittently with both turn signal indicators. There were several occasions when the turn signal indicator functioned whenever engaging the hazard warning lights. The headlights, tail lights and turn signal bulbs were replaced; however, the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection where the technician tested the complete signal indicator system fuse and informed the contact that it was not the cause of failure. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.
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The turn signal continues to click after making a turn and using the signal. I first noticed this on the turnpike switching lanes. I put the turn signal on and when it was turned off it continued to click but the lights were not flashing. The noise seemed to be coming from behind the steering wheel. Now the clicking will occur when I am driving straight or turning without using the turn signals. No repairs have been done.
I own a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero that has an intermittent problem with the turn signals/hazard switch. The turn signals will fail to operate without prior notification. Last Friday this almost resulted in an rear-end accident as I was making a left turn from a two lane highway. When I referred to Alero problems and fixes I noticed recall id#32353. This is the exact problem that occurred with the 1999-2001 olds Alero. I found that when the signals fail to operate an upward push on the hazard switch allows the signal to operate. This situation needs to be reviewed further as the problem does not seem to be resolved. I can not speak for others but if this failure resulted in injuries that caused the recall in 2003 the same considerations needs to be held for the later models in 2002 and 2003. The internet is loaded with this turn signal issue.
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Turn signal quit working. By playing with the hazard switch I was able to get the turn signals to work. I have noticed there was a recall for this problem. , but when I called the contact number for Oldsmobile they said there was no recall for my vehicle.
See all problems of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero .
The turn signal is broken. Makes noise when in a neutral, not on, position. Hazard switch solder joint is cracking causing the turn signal to only work intermittently.
See all problems of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero .
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the turn signal and hazard light buttons on the dashboard constantly switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the repair would be costly. Through research, the contact found NHTSA campaign id number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was excluded from the vehicle; however, the VIN was in range. The contact was informed that the vehicle would not be repaired according to the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 91,499.
Anytime the car is on, a clicking sounds come from the inside of the car as if the turn signal is on. $200 for the part and labor to change the turn signal switch. This should be recalled, for crying out loud, its a 2001. I am extremely dissatisfied with this.
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The contact stated that the left and right turn signals did not work. A local mechanic replaced a component, but the contact was unsure of the exact name of the component. The turn signals stopped working approximately two weeks after they were replaced. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle has not been repaired or diagnosed at this time. The current mileage is 84,000 and failure mileage was 79,000.
Turn signals intermittently quit working, but hazards work fine. Also, intermittently when you turn the steering wheel fully (either way) the abs light and low traction off light come on which clear after turning the ignition off and restarting, but does it again or maybe not for a while.
In the last six months three out of 4 windows on my vehicle are now held up with duct tape so that they don't fall into the channel and I can't get them up. Luckily, only one of them managed to do that and a friend managed to get it back up for me. That occurred at the end of January 2006. I could understand one- maybe- but three!!! no. This is definitely a safety issue. I suspect the only reason that my one working window, the back passenger side, is still working is because I haven't tried to put it down- or the result would be the same. I am sure that is going to be expensive to repair, so I guess I'll go with the duct tape for a while. I have also had a problem with the intake manifold, the gaskets on that were replaced in January, 2006. I was losing antifreeze from the overflow tank, and having to fill it every day. Took it to the dealer, and they found the water pump leaking and the intake gaskets leaking. They were replaced at my expense. And. . . The intermittent turn signal is also a problem. That has been going on for about a year now. It should be recalled for that, like you did for the 2000- 2001 vehicles. The vehicle has 70,000 miles on it. The interior trim on this vehicle is shoddy, and that is being kind. The car was purchased brand new with 23 miles on it when we got it to our house in June, 1999. In less than a year a door panel had to be replaced because it had come apart. The dashboard has been peeling for about 11/2 years because they used cheap glue to hold the covering on the plastic. I realize that you consider that cosmetic, but it shouldn't be happening: I check every Alero I see in a parking lot and there are a lot with peeling dashboards. Gm should be responsible for fixing that- they caused the problem. Gm caused multiple problems on this vehicle by doing it on the cheap. It is very costly to the people who own them, and it shouldn't be. I don't mind paying for routine repairs, I expect that, but these problems are not "routine".
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Multiple intermittent turn-signal malfunctions in 2002 Oldsmobile Alero since purchase in 2003. Malfunction can sometimes be controlled by lightly pushing in on hazard warning switch located on dash.
2002 Oldsmobile Alero -- VIN #1g3nl52e02c21167 turn signal failure: this is a used car with 27,000 miles owned by darcars -wilson-powell Lincoln Mercury. I was test driving the car on Saturday and the turn signals failed for a while and resumed working. The turn signals failed completely on October 18, 2005, after I returned to the dealer to pick up the car to have it tested for emissions after the car failed the virginia emissions test due to a computer problem. I do not own the car. It is owned by darcars -- wilson-powell Lincoln-Mercury, inc. Of temple hills, MD.
In my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, my turn signals become very intermittent and sometimes fail to function all together causing me to pull to the side of the road and restart my vehicle to get the turn signals working again. Sometimes I need to hold in the button for the hazard flasher button while pushing my turn signal down in order to get them to work for a short time. I have seen that the 2001 Alero has been recalled for a similar problem the recall number is 03v327000.
The contact stated that he saw on tv that the blinker switches in this type of vehicle were tearing off. He was driving at night with lights on bright because of the blinker switch not working.
The turn signal / hazard switch went out on my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. This caused the turn signals not to operate and nearly caused me to be rear ended on a highly traveled road with a child in the car. The failure was corrected by having the part replaced. The old part is no longer available due to shop throwing it out.
2002 Oldsmobile Alero - turn signal only works intermittently.
Bought this 2003 olds Alero in 2005 with original warranty still in force, also purchased extended warranty. This vehicle had dash peeled back and material over glove box peeled when purchased, also cracked plastic on back passenger side. Molding around windshield was coming off and has since blown away. Had to purchase battery almost immediately and 4 new tires after purchase. Contacted dealership where purchased to get interior items repaired and was informed they did not do warranty work on this brand of vehicle, that I would have to call another dealer who sold this type of car. I did and was told that none of these repairs were covered under warranty. Also, running lights only one was working, found out it had been fixed and the bracket under which held the light was broken. Was told I would have to pay for all repairs out of pocket. Now 2008 and all items still broken since I did not have money to repair, also car pulls to left, and brakes are grinding. I have never had a vehicle that has this many problems before at least 75,000 miles. I would never recommend this car to anyone.
Consumer states that if the fuse is in the vehicle the windshield wipers constantly run. When he first bought the vehicle dealer claimed he fix it. The signals on the vehicle seem to be going too fast, and it smells like the wires are burning.
Vehicle experienced electrical problems, such as the turn signal lights came on periodically, and the windows worked intermittently. Consumer took vehicle back to the dealer, and had also contacted the manufacturer, who was no help at all. The consumer stated that the vehicle still has electrical problems. The consumer was told that the elecrical wiring was replaced but when inspected the old wire was found still in the vehicle.
Consumer's vehicle experienced the same problem as mentioned in recall 03v327000 concerning turn signal failure. Consumer's vehicle turn signals failed to work to warn other drivers. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.
Recall 03v327000 concerning hazard warning switch. Turn signals and the hazard lamps worked intermittently or became inoperative. Consumer saw this recall on NHTSA website. Consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer, and both confirmed that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN.
Turn signals will work one time and then not the next.
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|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems||
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