Oldsmobile Bravada owners have reported 8 problems related to power window (under the visibility category).
: the contact stated while the vehicle was at the car wash in 2003 there was a water leak on the passenger side. The right power window would not rollup or down and this occurred intermittently. The dealership could not duplicate the problem. Two-three weeks ago while trying to get the window to roll down, the engine died suddenly without warning. This was the third time the engine died suddenly. The first was while driving 60 mph on a dry highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealership who could not duplicate the problem. The second time, the vehicle restarted after sitting a short while on the side of the road. The cvcs boots on the front wheels blew and were replaced twice. The headlights were replaced three times.
See all problems of the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada.
On 11 Apr 2005, I purchased a 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada from a nh dealer, with approx. 74000 miles on it. Within one week, the vehicle was returned for a bad water pump, and driver's window switch. During the week of 21 April, I had the alternator replaced. This vehicle had a nh state inspection sticker, but it has yet to pass a MA state inspection. The air injection pump that assists in the air/fuel mix has been updated by gm, but their "update" allows them to call it something other than a recall, so, it would cost me an additional $400-500. For this "update". In Sep of 2005, I noticed a gradually growing noise from the front end. I was told the entire front end was wiped out. The safety issues alone were exhaustive. The following had to be replaced, and were done, to the cost of $1700. :
pitman arm / idler arm / upper, lower ball joints / cv joints,axles,boots/ entire front hub assemblies / front brakes (rotors,pads,calipers) / 4 tires
currently, the driver's front door is sagging due to poor door pins and bushings. Maaco wants $1200. To replace the hinges, pins, and bushings, and repair/replace the striker plate and surrounding area. The directional signal sounds constantly even without using the signal, and goes away when you step on the brake (!?) the key frequently gets stuck in the ignition and won't come out. Last month yet another alternator had to go in as the other failed. I had this back in the shop yesterday 01feb06 for a banging sound coming from the front end, and the technician advised me that he called gm. They confirmed there is a defective front torsion bar in these blazer-type vehicles. The technician stated it would cost me around $250. It never ends. I am truly exhausted both mentally and financially with this car. Please provide any assistance you can. The dealer won't take it back, will not assist, and gm does not want anything to do with me. They won't even take my call. I truly fear for my and my family's safety.
See all problems of the 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada.
There is currently a recall of 600,000 suvs by GMC due to faulty windshield wipers. Oldsmobile Bravadas are incuded, but GMC says my 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada is not included in the recall. I had the same problem with my windshield wipers in the spring, and had them repaired. This was a costly repair, and I think it is a design defect. This problem should be investigated and resolved in all Bravadas. On the interner, it seems this is a common problem with Oldsmobile Bravadas, and they should be made to pay for the repairs. Also there is a problem with the driver electronic window- works sometimes and sometimes does not. My friend has an olds alero with the same problem. Needs to be researched. This is inconvenient and dangerous.
See all problems of the 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada.
My main problem with this vehicle has been the paint. 2 paint jobs later on the lower half of car - paint still looks like crap. I can see the erosion beginning again on the driver's side on rear door lower where the body flares (design error I've been told). I've notified Oldsmobile who state that it's the environment I'm driving in, not the paint. Why then, does not every car in new england look like mine? I am planning on running boards - don't want to buy them - but trying to save the paint.
Tires are wearing uneven, cannot be balanced. Tires were replaced, shocks and struts replaced twice. Cv joint was replaced as well. Dealer is unable to remedy the problem. Oil leaking from front shock, shock was replaced. Banging noise on drivers side front when going over bumps. Strut was leaking and was replaced. Brakes failed while driving resulting in a rear end collison. Brake pdal feels mushy. Passenger side fog light out. Blown fog lamp bulb replaced. Replaced failed passenger front turn signal bulb. Driver and passenger power mirror will not move left or right. Mirror switch replaced. Front bumper cover is loose and rattles. Grinding, clunking and whining when going over bumps or making turns. Steering shaft replaced. Transmission leaking. Replaced rear main seal, removed 02 sensor and converter due to damage. Surging problem with the engine. Dealer could not duplicate.
Intermittently power windows fail the windows will not go up or down. Also the interior lights flash on and off. Van was taken to the dealership for the problem. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. Please provide any further information.
See all problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Due to defective electrical problems windows went up and down/ headlights malfunctioned, and braking system malfunctioned, causing a crash. Also, while driving battery cable fell apart which caused the vehicle to stall unexpectedly which may have caused a crash.
Rear hatch glass flies up when a truck passed by coming toward us. About a week later the same on GMC jimmy.
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|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||
|Power Window problems||
|Rearview Mirror problems||
|Rear Window Wiper Washer Motor problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Switch problems||
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||
|Defogger Heater problems||