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Differential Unit Problems of Oldsmobile Bravada



Oldsmobile Bravada owners have reported 9 problems related to differential unit (under the power train category).

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 1
Failure Date: 08/15/2007

The differential and now the cam bearings are going. The vehicle has 108,000. We did regular oil changes and maintenance on the vehicle. We even bought the extended warranty but that ran out at 100,000. Driving down the road the vehicle started to lurch then would not go over 35 mph. Front differential had a whole the size of a baseball blown out. The dealer had never seen anything like it. It was in such a place that you would not have hit anything to make this happen. Now that that is repaired we are loosing oil pressure and have been told the best way to repair this with a motor with this many miles is pull it and put a crate motor in it at $4-5,000. The vehicle itself looks like new. Now is $36,000 pile of junk! and we still owe on it!.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 2
Failure Date: 05/15/2006

: the contact stated the differential locked up intermittently. While the steering wheel was turned to the left, the right wheel locked. The dealership put an additive in the differential fluid, but the problem still existed. Then, they found an electric motor that activated the all-wheel drive to be defective. This caused the steering to lock when turning to left or right. This vehicle has a noise that they can't locate. Updated 06/07/2006.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 3
Failure Date: 02/02/2004

2002 olds Bravada SUV. Rear differential failure at 41k miles. Dealer and gm unwilling to cover under any type of warranty. This component will normally out last the vehical. Additionally the dealer tried to sell me a complete differential assembly rather than repairing the unit for a cost of $3200. 00. The unit was repaired by a local repair shop for a cost of $2016. 00.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4
Failure Date: 05/16/2003

I just had the transfer case and differential on my 1997 olds Bravada repaired and was driving when I heard a pop sound and saw flames shooting out from the bottom center and rear of my vehicle. I stopped immediately and got everyone out just before the whole thing went up in flames.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 5
Failure Date: 04/02/2003

There was a burned grease odor coming from the vehicle. The mechanic diagnosed the front differential seal leaked fluid.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 6
Failure Date: 07/24/2002

Unknown as to beginning date of "pinion seal leak" resulting in vibrations at 45 to 65 miles per hour, and fuel guage inaccurate since around 60,000 miles.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 7
Failure Date: 12/02/2001

1. The oil cooling lines were leaking. I feel that they should not fail at only 76,000 miles. 2. The pinion seal has failed twice. This appears to be a manufacturer's defect.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 8
Failure Date: 09/01/1999

Problems 1)alternator and battery replaced 2) tensioner replaced 3) battery replaced again 4) harmonic balancer replaced 5) started replaced 6) transfer case, drive shaft, differential replaced 7)gas float has to be replaced to get accurate gas gauge level to list a few of the problems encountered after a year and half of owning.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 9

Differential was leaking fluid onto wheel well. Dealer has been notified. The differential was replaced.