Headlights Problems of Oldsmobile Silhouette



Oldsmobile Silhouette owners have reported 57 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. The contact observed that both headlights were dimmer than normal. There was frost covering the lens that made it difficult to see the road. General motors issued case number 71-565553437 and advised him to have the vehicle diagnosed by a dealer. The dealer stated that they had never seen frost on the headlights; however, they would replace them at the contact's expense. The replacement would cost $643. The dealer also stated that they would notify the contact on October 23, 2007. The dealer informed him that the vehicle was too old and they could sell him the parts for $465. The current and failure mileages were 64,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 2
Failure Date: 05/15/2006

: the contact stated the front indicator lights bulb socket is getting hot that it is smoking and putting out a film that is clouding the inside of the blinder lens, which is supposed to be clear. It is a safety issue. Updated on 06/08/2006.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3
Failure Date: 01/02/2006

Sliding door problems since purchase. Driver electric seat "repaired" several times and still does not work. Dealer repaired rear compressor and broke cover latch. They put a hole in the front bumper at this time. Passenger front window chooses not to work at random and back left side window sometimes does not close. Tape player has ate tapes since purchase. No air conditioning!.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4
Failure Date: 11/08/2005

The contact stated the headlights fogged up, causing poor visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealership. And they could take the headlights apart and blow air into them. No repairs have been made due to the expense.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 5
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

The front light and turn signal assembly of this van and sister vehicles pontiac montanas and Chevrolet ventures fill with moisture and keep the full light from shining on the roadway and being fully visible to other vehicles - this has occured in my van twice and I have noticed at least 10 other vans of these makes with the same problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

Insufficient headlights, difficult to see ahead, especially on rainy nights.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 7
Failure Date: 11/29/2004

Consumer replaced the bulb inside the headlights 10 times due to moisture getting inside, making it difficult to see the road at night. Vehicle will be taken to dealer for check up.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 8
Failure Date: 11/03/2004

Drivers side headlamp lens fell off.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 9
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

Headlight failure, dimming and flickering of electric system since purchase of vehicle in 2001. The transmission has been slipping since 2003. We have had the vehicle back to dealer about every 3 months for both of these problems but the dealer can not duplicate problem. The transmission continues to slip and the lights continue to flicker.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 10
Failure Date: 08/27/2004

Consumer stated passenger's side headlight lens popped off.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 11
Failure Date: 07/15/2004

The consumer stated that both of the head lamps fell out. She stateed that one fell out a year ago. Now just recently the other fell out. The headlight began to smoke when it was placed on high beams. Both incidents required the headlights to be completely replaced.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2004

Moisture was getting inside the headlight lens and caused discoloration and poor visibility when driving at night. Dealer was not notified.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 13
Failure Date: 05/11/2004

While driving 40 mph, the vehicle's headlights lens fell off without warring. The cause has yet to be determined.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 14
Failure Date: 05/03/2004

Headlights allow moisture in, water collected in the headlamps, one failed, before I could get it fixed the other one failed, causing me to run off the road.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 15
Failure Date: 03/08/2004

The headlight lens covers fell off of the vehicle. This was the second occurrence for this problem. Dealer recommended that consumer purchase the entire set to rectify the problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 16
Failure Date: 02/06/2004

While driving at night headlights shut off without warning, forcing the driver to pull off the road. Consumer contacted dealership, and mechanic determined that headlight wiring melted.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 17
Failure Date: 12/23/2003

While driving both plastic headlights lenses fell off. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The technician indicated that this was a common problem with the GMC products.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2003

Dim or flickering headlights - I saw that you are investigating dim or flickering headlights on Oldsmobile intrigue sedans 1999-2001. I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette that is having the same problems. It is most notibly apparent when you are idle in drive at a stop light. As you reach higher rpms the problem is less apparent. If you travel for a couple of hours the problem seems to get worse and shows up more regardless of rpm.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 19
Failure Date: 08/19/2003

The glue holding the headlight lens on dries out. Right lens fell off in 3/2003. Left lens fell off in August 2003. Lens is not replaceable and entire assembly must be purchased for $140 from dealer. The bulb will fail almost immediately when exposed to the elements.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 20
Failure Date: 01/21/2003

Both front headlamp lenses have popped off while driving, causing the lamps to burn out. I understand this is a comman problem, a design defect, and replacements ought to be forthcoming.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 21
Failure Date: 11/04/2002

Headlamp covers on 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette van fall off causing the bulbs to blow when moisture, such as rain, hits the bulb.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 22
Failure Date: 09/27/2002

Consumer states that while driving the passenger side headlight lens cracked allowing water to enter the component, and blowing out the headlight bulb. While visually inspecting headlights, the driver's side lens fell out and the bulb blew. Nlm the consumer states that it is hard to see while driving. Scc.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 23
Failure Date: 09/03/2002

The consumer states that the head light cover fell off while driving, which could cause the lights to be inopertive due to mositure build up from exposure. Dealer contacted. Nlm the consumer states that this is common in the 1997 & 1998 models and has had several requests for the part, and a certified mechanic stating that this is a manufacturer defect/faulty part.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 24
Failure Date: 08/12/2002

Headlight lens cover fell off. Adhesive holding covers has dried and cracked. Headlights frequently have moisture problems due to leaks in adhesive holding covers. I have been told this is a common problem with 1997-current general motors Mini vans. Dealer declined to replace headlight assembly. Contacted Oldsmobile 1-800-442-6537. Oldsmobile customer service offered 50% discount on purchase of replacement parts. I believe product itself is defective. I have found numerous complaints on this website citing this same problem. I do not foresee replacing current headlights as solution to problem. I believe replacement lenses will also fall off when adhesive deteriorates.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 25
Failure Date: 06/16/2002

The lens cover on the headlight dropped off due to inferior glue used. It is a known problem to Oldsmobile. The other lens cover is loose and will probably fall off soon if not fixed or replaced.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 26
Failure Date: 06/15/2002

Headlights unsafe for nighttime driving. Excessive moisture buildup in the headlight since the vehicle was new has led to excessive clouding of the headlight lens. Also, the plastic lens has begun to disintegrate and feels "rough" to the touch (I. E. No longer smooth when touching the exterior surface of the lens). Nighttime lighting capability has been reduced by about 60% due to faulty headlight lens. Vehicle unsafe for nighttime driving.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 27
Failure Date: 03/06/2002

The headlight assembly is supposed to be a "sealed" unit so as to protect the headlight bulb. On my olds van both the left & the right protective covers fell off in about 40 hrs of each other. At first I didn't think of it as a safety problem, and just went ahead and tried to order just the headlight covers. In calling around to several auto parts stores I found that this is a vey common defect in the gm Mini-vans. In fact the parts person that I called at carl thompson Chevrolet in fort gratiot ,mi, told me that the same thing happened to his "98 venture van. He also told me that I could not just order the protective cover for my headlights, I must orfer the entire headlight assembly at $91. 00 each plus TX and installation. I doubt I could install the light assembly so, I'm looking at $100 or $150 or more to install them for a total of at least $300 to $400. I called the 800 number at Oldsmobile and filed a complaint. They called me back in 15 min or so and told me there's nothing they could do for me, and that if I didn't like the $91. Ea for the headlights that perhaps I should look in junk yards for headlights. Well, they are missing the picture here, as I feel this is a serious safety defect. I hate to think what would have happened if I weere traveling at 70 miles per hour on a highway late at night when the "sealed covers" fell off leaving my bulbs exposed to all the road hazards. Had I lost my lights at a high speed there could have been a serious accident, perhaps injuries and death at that speed. I'm sure gm is not interested in correcting the defect as the headlight assembly at $91. Per light is a very profitable sale. The glue that was used to "permanently seal" these headlights is "defective" and a mfg recall should be issued to insure the safety of those who own the vans and the general public who ride the highways exposed to this potentially deadly defect. I hope gm doesn't wait untill someone dies before the take action on this issue. Thank you.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 28
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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 29
Failure Date: 11/15/2001

Consumer stated the left headlight cover fell off while driving, the right headlight cover was loose and had to be tightened. .

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 30
Failure Date: 11/06/2001

Intermittently headlights become inoperable, obstructing the driver's view, because lens had come off. Please provide additional information.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 31
Failure Date: 10/24/2001

While driving, lights including the dashboard and headlights will dim or completely short out for seconds at a time. This has happened since 2001. The vehicle has been checked by dealer three times.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 32
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Was traveling at night and it was raining, headlight covers that held light in plastic lenses came off, and headlights blewout. Dealership was aware of problem.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 33
Failure Date: 06/21/2001

Water is leaking down into headlights and fog lights. Head lights have been replaced twice. Lining to seal unit is being destroyed. Water damage is causing lights not to reflect. Dealer has been contacted, but no response to the problem. Consumer states there is a design defect, the light modules are not sealed and moisture gets in and can not escape through small drain holes, resulting in electric connections failing and the reflective material in the module fails, consumer also feels the high humidity in the area exaggerates the problem, Oldsmobile refuses to make an adjustment.


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