Engine Problems of Oldsmobile Silhouette
Oldsmobile Silhouette owners have reported 10 problems linked to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
VIN of the vehicle was 1GHDX23E01_. Engine knock on cold start - we have brought our 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette in several times complaining of an engine knock on cold start. Sometimes the knock will go away in a few minutes, other times it lasts much longer. The most recent visit we were told that gm is aware of the problem, but does not believe this engine knock will cause long term damage. We believe otherwise. We purchased the vehicle knew and began reporting the problem when there was only 20,000 miles on the vehicle. We are continuously told that they are aware of the problem, expect the problem, but do not consider it necessary to fix the problem at this time. It was Mon., Mar. 25, 2002 when this engine issue occurred.
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#2 - Engine problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GHDX13E81_. I have had nothing but problems with this van. Brakes prematurely wore out. The tires had to be replaced prematurely as well. The door seals on the car have separated a few times. The tie rods were worn and needed to be replaced. Next came the rear head gasket that was prematurely worn and needed to be replaced. The driver's seat (heater) broke and needed to be fixed. The most concerning problem is the head gasket. I did not realize when I purchased the vehicle that there has been an ongoing problem with the head gaskets caused to fail early from the dex cool antifreeze fluid. If I had known this I would have never purchased the vehicle. I am concerned that the engine has been compromised. I am trying to get the warranty extended on the car but I do not know how successful I will be. Please note this van is less than 3 years old and only has 37000 miles. This engine issue occurred Feb. 1, 2004.
#3 - Engine problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The car is a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette. There was a problem with the engine, however the dealer was unable to determine the problem.
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#4 - Engine problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette occasionally dies while driving. Doesn't matter whether it is at 20 mph or 70 mph. It has been in the shop 15 times over the last 2 1/2 years for the same recurring problem. 2 different dealerships have replaced components from this car to try to correct. Has not corrected the situation. This issue happened on October 31, 2003.
#5 - Engine problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The car involved was a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GHDX03E7Y_. 2000 Silhouette van - 1ghdx03e7yd215216 - leaked dexcool from a faulty lower intake gasket and shorted out plugs. Repair cost approximately 700 usd. Upon research and advice from our auto mechanic, this is a very common issue with these vehicles however gm refuses to issue a recall. The gaskets are plastic and will fail from 30,000 - 70,000 miles. Our vehicle had 53088 miles at the time. It is difficult to consider buying "american" when the product and support from the american company is so poor. This engine issue occurred Dec. 20, 2003.
#6 - Engine problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette. When driving at all the component's on the dashboard came on and won't go off, and the vehicle is running rough and shuts down. The failure date was January 30, 1999.
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#7 - Engine problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The car involved is a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Engine stops and goes dead. When this happens there are no brakes, no steering, the vehicle goes dead with no indication, no matter what speed when driving. The dealer had replaced the fuel injection system along with a variety of replacement to several other parts. After arriving back home in less than one week, the engine was dead again. (occurred approximately seven or eight times on the way. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem. The failure date was Fri., May. 22, 1998.
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#8 - Engine problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The car was a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GHDX03E0W_. Vehicle has an odor and heater was not working. Oil and antifreeze mixed together. Took to dealer, and dealer indicated had a blown head gasket. Odor could probable be antifreeze.
#9 - Engine problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Faulty intake gasket on 98 Oldsmobile Silhouette (same as Chevrolet venture). Engine v6 3400. 78000 miles. This engine problem happened on 01/27/03.
#10 - Engine problem of the 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The car involved is a 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Consumer states that while driving at any speed vehicle would lose acceleration without warning. Consumer would have to wait 2 minutes before restarting vehicle. Vehicle has been to dealer on six occasion s,and problem is reoccurring. This engine problem happened on May. 12, 2003.
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