Door Problems of Oldsmobile Silhouette - part 1



Oldsmobile Silhouette owners have reported 59 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 1
Failure Date: 03/15/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The day she pulled out of the parking lot with the vehicle, the abs light, and traction off light came on. When she drove off the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal both began to wobble and vibrate. The dealer told her that the accelerator pedal vibrating will stop if she turns the traction system off. That same day. When coming out of the driveway both the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal would vibrate and would not let her press the brakes or accelerate until it stops vibrating. The keyless remote worked the first times she examined the vehicle. Once off the parking lot it would not work, it would only lock the vehicle and it made the alarm system activate. She was told by the dealer to buy a battery for the keyless remote. When she did, it still did not work. The alarm system would only deactivate when she opened the drivers door with the key and turned the vehicle on. All of the tires on the vehicle had to be replaced. The current mileage was 76,000, and the failure mileage was 75,900. The purchase date was 03/14/2008. Kg.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 2
Failure Date: 12/10/2007

I pulled the handle to open the automatic sliding door when I did it opened and at the last min my 3 year old daughter leaned up against the back of the van as the door continued to open her head got caught between the open door and the outside of the van we pulled as had as we could to get the door to shut to dislodge her from in between the open door and the out side of the van it finally shut . She had bruising on her head.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

2002 Silhouette, 39000 miles. Front wheel bearings failed. Had repaired, within 50 miles after picking up from dealership, there was a grinding when turning right. Both heated seats didn't heat. Driver's side window operated extremely slow. Intake manifold gasket needed replacement!, $1000!, 39000 miles folks! air suspension did not operate crackled. Power doors did not open when something got in the way. Bruised shoulder because of this. Premature tire wear, replaced tires at 30,000 miles. All scheduled maintenance done. Stored in a garage more highway miles than city. How did gm want to help me? dealer did paperwork when purchasing, tried to push off a cheaper model on an elderly women, and changed the promised 5 year warranty to a 3 year warranty. Mother was just so happy she got the right vehicle to take home, she never noticed the change in the warranty. Tried to work with the dealer on repairs since there were only 39000 miles, and we got a 'gee, really sorry MA'am, I understood, but there wasn't anything we could do about it. Went to the gm service line, and did not get any help there either, but she had a real purdy first name! seemed to me these were all recurring premature known failures , yet gm did not care to stand behind their product! it was a shame they pushed the 5 year warranty so extensively when they had all these vehicles on their lots. People, we've been had. I grew up in Oldsmobile, but the more I read about gm - the more likely I am to buy Toyota! the good news is that I found a dealer (not close to home though) that was willing to at least repair the first set of wheel bearings for $100. Got that on my own, not through gm service help. I just hope they will be as nice for the next set of wheel bearings that need replacement and for the gasket that was just discovered. Still waiting to hear from gm on the other issues. (not as an immediate need as the wheel bearings) I'm not holding my breath.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2006

: the contact stated the sliding door on the left side opened without warning. Also, the door chime alarm sounded while driving various speeds. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who determined the fuse to door alarm could not be removed because it was a safety feature. The dealer cleaned the door contacts and replaced the locks. The problems persisted. The manufacturer was not alerted.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 5
Failure Date: 09/23/2004

2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette van the front doors are not properly sealed and allow water to intrude. This has caused water damage to the electrical components in the door. The window switches are failing and have had to be replaced, which olds service tech's stated was due to water damage. The repair person at the local dealership in sarasota said that it is a common problem for the model. I am worried about future body damage and corrosion. Also worried about door locks failing and related safety issues.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6
Failure Date: 09/15/2004

Power sliding door on my 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan closes on its own. It takes a great deal of effort to stop it when it does this. No injuries yet but it concerns me especially when non-family members get in/out as they do not look out for it as the family does.


car image   Door problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 7
Failure Date: 06/09/2003

Our daughter got her hand caught in the automatic sliding door, inside handle, when she went to open that door to get out of the vehicle. The door does not have any way of sensing that something may be caught in the handle while it is opening so it kept going while her hand was stuck there. Her wrist was broken as a result of this.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 8
Failure Date: 11/24/2002

Consumer stated that the sliding door remote would not work causing it to be hard for the consumer to enter or exit the vehicle. Dealer notified. Ph.

car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 9
Failure Date: 10/10/2002

Vehicle was parked without prior warning the passenger side door electrical door slide open and close intermittenley. And her arm got caught inside of the door. Mr.

car image   Door problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 10
Failure Date: 09/18/2002

Consumer states that with no warning the rear sliding door will slide off the track and it will be hard to open for the consumer to enter or exit the vehicle. Dealer notified. Nlm.

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car image   Door problem of the 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette 11
Failure Date: 07/07/2002

Consumer states while driving water gets into the vehicle causing water build up on the floor of the vehicle. Ts.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 12
Failure Date: 05/17/2002

My 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan, automatic sliding door closed on its own and crushed me. The door would not release. I was able to push the side button after about 20 sec. I was injured. I was blown off by the dealership. It has happened several times over the past year. I am now angry because it has been happening this week. Ironic that as I leave for physical therapy, the thing that damaged me is still malfunctioning.

car image   Door problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 13
Failure Date: 02/22/2002

The actuator was replaced, due to a recall on that part, but the service manager at the dealership told me the actuator motor now needed replacing, which was not part of the recall, and would cost me $1,100 for the part alone.

car image   Door problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 14
Failure Date: 01/18/2002

I have had numerous problems with this car since I purchased it. The power sliding side door has benn repaired 2 or 3 times and still works intermittently. The headlights have been repaced once and repaired once and they now have water inside causing the lights to perform poorly. The air bag warning light was repaired at a cost of $80 due to corrosion causing the light to come on. The check engine light comes on if you drive over 100 miles then eventually goes off. Now, the major problem is that I have been told by my mechanic that I have a blown head gasket or cracked block which is causing antifreeze to leak into my oil. There is a possibility that the engine needs replaced. I noted numerous instances of blown head gaskets on gm message boards. This seems to be an ongoing problem. I contacted gm and received no offer of help. The request # given to me was 06214553. This is the 7th or 8th gm vehicle I have owned and have never had any problems. This one has been nothing but a problem. Does this classify as a "lemon"? any help would be appreciated.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 15
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

Driver side manual door would overlap driver door when used. Driver unable to get in or out when sliding door is used. Feel free to provide any further information.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 16
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

Door ajar light would come on intermittently while driving. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

car image   Door problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2001

Power sliding door will not shut. Recall 01v264000 repairs done on vehicle for power sliding door. Problem was not remedied. Sometimes had to close manually and lock it. Door has come open while driving. Contact dealer and has done all they can do.

car image   Door problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 18
Failure Date: 10/13/2001

01 v 067 00 & 01 v 264 000/power sliding door: vehicle received two recalls concerning same component. First recall was done in Aug of 2001. Dealer; courtesy Oldsmobile; irwin, PA; phone# 724/863-0600 was unable to honor recall because no parts would be available until December 1, 2001. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

car image   Door problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 19
Failure Date: 09/07/2001

The power sliding door did not close properly and opened while the vehicle was in operation. There were passengers in the vehicle, but none were sitting in the seat nearest the door that opened. This vehicle has been returned to the dealer for 2 recalls regarding this door and 3 other times due ot failure of this door (including this current incident).

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 20
Failure Date: 08/17/2001

Power sliding doors fail to remain open and will close with force unexpectedly. Dealership stated that vehicle was not affected by any recall, and can perform no service. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 21
Failure Date: 08/14/2001

The consumer pulled the door handle to open the automatic sliding door, the consumers arm was between the right armrest and the door, the consumer did not let go of the handle, forgetting that the door is automatic, and was trying to pull the door open, as the door came back it began to place extreme pressure on his thumb and hand and he could not get his hand out, eventually the door was reversed but the consumer sustained bruised thumb, hand and strained muscles in his right arm and shoulder. Nlm pe04064. Pco.

car image   Door problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 22
Failure Date: 05/01/2001

Vehicle was recalled for sliding door. When door was secured it opened without prior warning. Also, alarm system went off. Dealership was aware of problem.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 23
Failure Date: 04/26/2001

After consumer had recall 01v067000 work for power sliding door performed sliding door failed to open completely by only opening approximately 6 inches, and then immediately moving back into closed position. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 24
Failure Date: 04/26/2001

Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 01v067000 manufacturer's recall 01013 concerning power sliding door failure. Dealer refused to do recall repairs.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 25
Failure Date: 04/23/2001

01 v 067 000/power sliding door: dealer , gurley leep Oldsmobile, mishawaka, in; phone# 219/272-0700) not aware of manufacturer's recall. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that they did not know when information would be sent out to dealer. Asking NHTSA to assist in this matter.

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