There have been 9 safety recalls for the Oldsmobile Achieva. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Oldsmobile Achieva.
The interior lamps coming on unexpectedly could startle a driver causing a momentary loss of control increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.
|Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Skylark, 1996 Chevrolet Beretta, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire|
|Component: INTERIOR LIGHTING|
|Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles were built with the potential for the interior lamps to come on unexpectedly while the vehicles are being driven. This does not meet the requirements of fmvss no. 101, "controls and displays. "... Details of this recall|
This high current flow can cause arcing and result in an underhood fire.
|Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Buick Skylark, 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1997 Pontiac Grand Am|
|Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD|
|Recall Summary: The protective cover for the underhood fuse center was omitted. Without this cover, the positive terminal bolt on the fuse block is exposed and can contact the insulated negative battery cable. If the insulation on the negative cable becomes sufficiently worn, an electrical short circuit can occur ... Details of this recall|
If these lamps were not flashing, other vehicles would not be aware that this vehicle was stopped increasing the risk of an accident.
|Recalled Vehicles: 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 1995 Pontiac Sunfire, 1996 Pontiac Sunfire|
|Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS|
|Recall Summary: The front and/or rear hazard warning lamps (four-way flashers) do not flash when the hazard switch is activated. This fails to comply with fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. "... Details of this recall|
In a crash, the front seat passenger could receive more severe injuries if he or she contacts a broken reinforcement or if the snagging affects the deployment of the air bag.
|Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Skylark, 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva|
|Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL|
|Recall Summary: During deployment of the passenger air bag, the air bag fabric can snag on a reinforcement inside the instrument panel, causing the expanding air bag to lift the instrument panel pad and then deploy under the instrument panel instead of through the door in the instrument panel. ... Details of this recall|
This can result in an increased risk of a vehicle fire in the event of a rear impact collision.
|Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Buick Skylark, 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1994 Pontiac Grand Am|
|Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY|
|Recall Summary: These vehicles were constructed with welds in the rear compartment pan assembly that are not sufficient to comply with the requirements pertaining to fuel tank leakage in the event of a rear impact collision. The fuel tank assemblies do not comply with fmvss no. 301, "fuel system integrity. "... Details of this recall|
|Jan. 27, 2004||Electrical System:ignition:switch||1,415,231|
|Mar. 6, 2002||Electrical System:ignition:switch||1,589,948|
|Oct. 2, 2000||Electrical System:starter Assembly||699,617|
|Feb. 17, 1998||Interior Lighting||249,420|
|Apr. 8, 1997||Electrical System:wiring:front Underhood||3,464|
|Dec. 17, 1996||Exterior Lighting:hazard Flashing Warning Lights||270,014|
|Oct. 28, 1996||Air Bags:frontal||48,689|
|Jul. 1, 1994||Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly||1,681|
|Sep. 14, 1993||Electrical System:ignition:switch||1,103|
|1998 Oldsmobile Achieva||1|
|1997 Oldsmobile Achieva||2|
|1996 Oldsmobile Achieva||4|
|1995 Oldsmobile Achieva||1|
|1994 Oldsmobile Achieva||2|
|1993 Oldsmobile Achieva||1|