Oldsmobile Silhouette owners have reported 57 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Oldsmobile Silhouette based on all problems reported for the Silhouette.
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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: 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.
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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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.
See all problems of the 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
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.
Insufficient headlights, difficult to see ahead, especially on rainy nights.
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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.
See all problems of the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
Drivers side headlamp lens fell off.
See all problems of the 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
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.
Consumer stated passenger's side headlight lens popped off.
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.
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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While driving 40 mph, the vehicle's headlights lens fell off without warring. The cause has yet to be determined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Headlamp covers on 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette van fall off causing the bulbs to blow when moisture, such as rain, hits the bulb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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