Oldsmobile Bravada owners have reported 10 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
The car is acting just like the other ignition switch recalls genral motors has issued. If there is any weight on the key chain the car has a tendency to stall. Sometimes it will start up right away while other times it may need to sit for up to 30 minutes before starting again.
See all problems of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Bravada shuts down while driving. While on highway I was traveling at 70 mph. Then the truck is completely dead. I was able to pull over and sat for 5 to 10 minutes trying to restart it. It finally started. (no check engine light came on) after I let it sit for a few month I decided to replace the egr valve gasket and clean the carbon out of the throttle body. A few months go by I was driving on a road off of a high way going 40 mph. Same thing occurred. I got it started in the same amount of time and it will run fine like nothing ever happened. After reading the other complaints I am going to replace the ignition switch even though the dealer said it could be numerous of other things and not the ignition switch. In fact they never heard of an ignition switch doing this.
See all problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada.
My 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada had a problem where the car would "die" anytime and then outomatically turn back on while driving on the highway. The same would happen during city driving but I wiould have to re-start the car. A very dangerous occurrence if I was in the middle of making a turn when the car would suddenly stop. It turned out to be the ignition switch that needed replacement and the dealer said that this was becoming a very common problem with this kind of automobile (bravada, blazer, jimmy). I was fortunate not to have had an accident before I turned into the dealership.
The vehicle was serviced at least four times for stalling and cutting off. The ignition switch was replaced.
While driving at 40 mph power went off, causing vehicle to a completely stop for about 3 minutes and then come back on.
After starting vehicle will lose all power. Unable to operate windows, radio,windshield wipers etc,. Contacted dealer, they replaced ignition switch, but problem reoccurred.
See all problems of the 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Consumer tried to turn key to start vehicle, and was then unable to turn key or take it back out of ignition. Vehicle was towed to dealer and the ignition switch was replaced.
See all problems of the 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada.
The dash guages and the lights flashed on/off then went out completely. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the ignition switch was bad. At 33000k miles the consumer went to have the vehicle checked due to the transmission shifting rough and starting in second gear, and was told that the ignition had gone bad again.
Ignition switch caused key to get stuck in ignition, also caussed gauge cluster to shut off. Vehicle is drivable but without speedometer.
The engine shut down on several occasions, consumer was informed there was an internal problem with the ignition switch.