Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
308201/01/200410010221Blown htr a/c fuse 10 amp without u2k. *sc11/04/2004
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
01084902012/01/2001631899Subject regarding revised ignition lock cylinder or ignition switch assembly replacement. *slc06/25/2002
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
02060401103/01/2002634710Subject regarding revised diagnostic trouble code p0140. *tt10/07/2002
020811600101/01/2002631229Subject regarding intermittent communication or serial data diagnostic trouble codes stored in history. *slc05/21/2002
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
0174001/01/200410006270Cross injector wires causing misfire at steady state speed and rpm, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated, and a p0300 set. sit bulletin 1460291. *tt04/27/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
01/07/201322000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the anti-theft system independently activated while the vehicle was being driven at 70 mph, causing the engine to stall. the contact was unable to restart the vehicle. the incident was recurring and the contact stated that the vehicle could not be immediately restarted. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired. the failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210.
01/07/201322000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the anti-theft system independently activated while the vehicle was being driven at 70 mph, causing the engine to stall. the contact was unable to restart the vehicle. the incident was recurring and the contact stated that the vehicle could not be immediately restarted. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired. the failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210.
01/07/201322000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the anti-theft system independently activated while the vehicle was being driven at 70 mph, causing the engine to stall. the contact was unable to restart the vehicle. the incident was recurring and the contact stated that the vehicle could not be immediately restarted. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired. the failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210. kmj
01/07/201322000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the anti-theft system independently activated while the vehicle was being driven at 70 mph, causing the engine to stall. the contact was unable to restart the vehicle. the incident was recurring and the contact stated that the vehicle could not be immediately restarted. the vehicle was not inspected or repaired. the failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210. kmj
01/07/201322000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the anti theft system came on while driving 70 mph and the vehicle stalled. the contact stated that this has happened before and they were unable to start the vehicle. the contact stated the failure occurred several times, but the vehicle had not been to the dealer. the failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 22,210.rl
08/31/2012130000
 The contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle security light illuminated and the contact was unable to star the engine. the vehicle was experienced several times. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the vehicle security system pass lock failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 130,000 and the approximate current mileage was 132,000. li
08/31/2012130000
 The contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle security light illuminated and the contact was unable to star the engine. the vehicle was experienced several times. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the vehicle security system pass lock failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 130,000 and the approximate current mileage was 132,000. li
08/31/2012130000
 The contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle security light illuminated and the contact was unable to star the engine. the vehicle was experienced several times. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the vehicle security system pass lock failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 130,000 and the approximate current mileage was 132,000. li
08/31/2012130000
 The contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle security light illuminated and the contact was unable to star the engine. the vehicle was experienced several times. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the vehicle security system pass lock failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin information was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 130,000 and the approximate current mileage was 132,000. li
05/10/201179308
 Intermitent turn and hazard warning lights recall # 03v327000
05/10/201179308
 Intermitent turn and hazard warning lights recall # 03v327000
05/10/201179308
 Intermitent turn and hazard warning lights recall # 03v327000
05/10/201179308
 Intermitent turn and hazard warning lights recall # 03v327000
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/01/2011
 This car is experiencing the same problems as described in nhtsa recall 03v327000. the signal lights and hazard lights are intermittently working and not reliable at all. called to see if oldsmobile/gm would fix the issue but they deny responsibility because the vin is not entered on their database.
12/02/2009110000
 I have an issue with my car where the hazzard light/ turn signal work sometimes and sometimes they dont. i took it to a shop and i was told ther was a recall on the soldering. i contacted gm and i was told there were no recalls on my vehicle but when i researched it online i found there was a recall on the same issue i am having. i would like to know how gm can turn this away because this is clearly a safety recall no matter how many miles is on the car or how old. what can i do? my reference number with gm is 11-101-993-7466
12/02/2009110000
 I have an issue with my car where the hazzard light/ turn signal work sometimes and sometimes they dont. i took it to a shop and i was told ther was a recall on the soldering. i contacted gm and i was told there were no recalls on my vehicle but when i researched it online i found there was a recall on the same issue i am having. i would like to know how gm can turn this away because this is clearly a safety recall no matter how many miles is on the car or how old. what can i do? my reference number with gm is 11-101-993-7466
12/02/2009110000
 I have an issue with my car where the hazzard light/ turn signal work sometimes and sometimes they dont. i took it to a shop and i was told ther was a recall on the soldering. i contacted gm and i was told there were no recalls on my vehicle but when i researched it online i found there was a recall on the same issue i am having. i would like to know how gm can turn this away because this is clearly a safety recall no matter how many miles is on the car or how old. what can i do? my reference number with gm is 11-101-993-7466
12/02/2009110000
 I have an issue with my car where the hazzard light/ turn signal work sometimes and sometimes they dont. i took it to a shop and i was told ther was a recall on the soldering. i contacted gm and i was told there were no recalls on my vehicle but when i researched it online i found there was a recall on the same issue i am having. i would like to know how gm can turn this away because this is clearly a safety recall no matter how many miles is on the car or how old. what can i do? my reference number with gm is 11-101-993-7466
07/01/200010000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the security system activated and the driver was unable to start the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
07/01/200010000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the security system activated and the driver was unable to start the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
07/01/200010000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the security system activated and the driver was unable to start the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. kmj
07/01/200010000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the security system activated and the driver was unable to start the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. kmj
03/12/201159000
 I own a 2000 oldsmobile alero gls. sometimes, my car doesn't start and the security light flashes. according to owners manual, i have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before i can start the car. when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 59,000. this has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. i believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. my signal lights were recently repaired for which oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but i never received a check.
03/12/201159000
 I own a 2000 oldsmobile alero gls. sometimes, my car doesn't start and the security light flashes. according to owners manual, i have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before i can start the car. when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 59,000. this has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. i believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. my signal lights were recently repaired for which oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but i never received a check.
03/12/201159000
 I own a 2000 oldsmobile alero gls. sometimes, my car doesn't start and the security light flashes. according to owners manual, i have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before i can start the car. when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 59,000. this has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. i believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. my signal lights were recently repaired for which oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but i never received a check.
03/12/201159000
 I own a 2000 oldsmobile alero gls. sometimes, my car doesn't start and the security light flashes. according to owners manual, i have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before i can start the car. when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 59,000. this has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. i believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. my signal lights were recently repaired for which oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but i never received a check.
03/12/201159000
 I own a 2000 oldsmobile alero gls. sometimes, my car doesn't start and the security light flashes. according to owners manual, i have to wait 10 minutes for the light to stop flashing before i can start the car. when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 59,000. this has been an on-going and intermittant occurence for many months. i believe it's an electrical wiring problem, connected to the signal lights. my signal lights were recently repaired for which oldsmobile was supposed to reimburse me because this was a recall item, but i never received a check.
04/23/201181000
 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4 2door coup falti wirring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollers in damage. a wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster
04/23/201181000
 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4 2door coup falti wirring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollers in damage. a wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster
04/23/201181000
 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4 2door coup falti wirring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollers in damage. a wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster
04/23/201181000
 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4 2door coup falti wirring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollers in damage. a wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster
04/23/201181000
 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4 2door coup falti wirring harness my cause fire under the dash board and cost over 700 dollers in damage. a wire merge for the gauge cluster fails and damages the entire wire cluster
09/08/201089000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero gl. the contact stated that the security light would come on preventing her from starting the vehicle for about ten minutes after she get in the vehicle. the dealer nor the manufacturer were contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89, 000. pm
09/08/201089000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 olds mobile alero gl. the contact stated that the security light would come on preventing her from starting the vehicle for about ten minutes after she get in the vehicle. the dealer nor the manufacturer were contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89, 000. pm
01/08/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the both signal lights work intermediately. the contact is unable to indicate rather the vehicle is making a left or right turn the contact noticed recall number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) so the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer informed the contact the vin number is not included in the recall. the called the manufacturer and they also informed the contact the vin number is outside the recall so there is nothing they can do. the contact stated the manufacturer should re-issue the recall to more vin numbers. the failure mileage was 101,000. jo
01/08/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the both signal lights work intermediately. the contact is unable to indicate rather the vehicle is making a left or right turn the contact noticed recall number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) so the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer informed the contact the vin number is not included in the recall. the called the manufacturer and they also informed the contact the vin number is outside the recall so there is nothing they can do. the contact stated the manufacturer should re-issue the recall to more vin numbers. the failure mileage was 101,000. jo
01/08/2010101000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated while driving 25 mph the both signal lights work intermediately. the contact is unable to indicate rather the vehicle is making a left or right turn the contact noticed recall number 03v327000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) so the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer informed the contact the vin number is not included in the recall. the called the manufacturer and they also informed the contact the vin number is outside the recall so there is nothing they can do. the contact stated the manufacturer should re-issue the recall to more vin numbers. the failure mileage was 101,000. jo
08/01/2010204000
 I have a 2000 alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. it has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else i need. i have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when i turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. i was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. this is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point i'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere i go. i don't mind replacing the parts, i just need to know how, and no one will inform me.
08/01/2010204000
 I have a 2000 alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. it has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else i need. i have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when i turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. i was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. this is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point i'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere i go. i don't mind replacing the parts, i just need to know how, and no one will inform me.
08/01/2010204000
 I have a 2000 alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. it has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else i need. i have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when i turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. i was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. this is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point i'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere i go. i don't mind replacing the parts, i just need to know how, and no one will inform me.
08/01/2010204000
 I have a 2000 alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. it has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else i need. i have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when i turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. i was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. this is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point i'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere i go. i don't mind replacing the parts, i just need to know how, and no one will inform me.
08/01/2010204000
 I have a 2000 alero that is having a starting problem due to the stock security system. it has recently came up out of no where, and prevents me from getting to work, or anywhere else i need. i have replaced the passlock cylinder in the ignition, fuel pump and filter, but still when i turn the car to acc or on, the fuel pump does not come on, but the security light does. i was told the security system shuts off power to the fuel pump. this is a big problem because it happens multiple times a week, to the point i'm afraid to turn my car off anywhere i go. i don't mind replacing the parts, i just need to know how, and no one will inform me.
06/16/201094021
 The security alarm light come on in my oldsmboile alero, it happens almost every day. in this case, the car will not start for ten minutes, and even after that ten minutes it will not start. general motors will not take responsiblity for the problem even though there are over three hundred cases of this in online complaints. they want me to get a diagnosis on my car again and not refund me for another diagnosis. other people have replaced, fuel pumps, batteries, and ignition systems to only find out it's faulty wiring by oldsmobile.
03/01/2010114000
 I have a 2000 olds alero. gl 6 cyl 3.4, 4 door. i had to replace the engine about 3-4 years ago and this past spring the head gasket blew, so i had to invest in that. i am very adimate on taking care of my car and oil changes. also, the whole dash cover and passenger air bag cover is peeling away. i noticed this is several alero's i have seen in a parking lot. my main concern is the engine though. how many times am i going to have to invest thousands of dollars for the motor issues. is there anything that can be done about the motor issue?
09/01/2007501
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) i bought a 2000 oldsmobile alero about 3 years ago, i noticed at the beginning that the turn signals nor the hazard lights worked. we have done everything from changing bulbs,checking fuses and ground wires to no avail. i recently started having another problem where the oil has backed up into my oil reservoir, my car has not overheated and no oil leaks. that is how i came to find out that there had been a recall on the hazard switch on the alero. i contacted gm and gave them all the information that they needed. after being on hold for about 15 minutes, they then told me that it was not my make or model that had been recalled. the description on their website pin pointed my problem to a tee! and they are telling me that it is not their fault. my car has 91,000 miles. vin: [xxx]. i feel that gm should be held accountable for this defect in my vehicle, just because it was not my make or model as they are stating does not mean that it could not happen. i believe that it is a defect that they should be held accountable for. *tr
01/01/20071
 Anti-theft system keeps car from starting at times. if you try to start the car and it doesn't start the first try the ats locks the motor and you have to wait up to 30 minutes to try to restart it. *tr
08/01/2008849911
 2000 olds alero stalls after car warms up @ 15 min after driving. stalled on highway many times (road hazard) but started after it cooled down a little. now once it warms up stalls and won't stay running. replaced the ignition control module and has not corrected the problem. had to have it towed 2x. *tr
08/28/2008780001
 On two occasions, i had difficulty starting the car when i turned on the ignition but after about 15 minutes i would start it up again and it ran fine. while this happened, the security light would light up and continue to do so randomly. i took my car to the dealer and they cleared the security code once but the light turned on again after about a month which means the anti theft system is activated and preventing the car from starting. the engine also randomly stalls while driving at slow speeds, exiting the freeway ramp, and when the vehicle is coming to a stop at a traffic light . this incidence has occurred too many times to count, sometimes more than once within minutes of each other. before it occurs, the acceleration from the gas peddle is a little rough and the engine shakes and vibrates when stopped. i have to shift the gear to neutral and turn the key to restart the engine to run again right in the middle of the road! luckily i haven't had any accidents only because i know how to control it. but its really dangerous and getting annoying since i never know when its going to stall again. i took it to the dealer on 5 occasions and they could not find the source of the problem after having tried to clean the fuel injector which did not help. their scanning system could not pick up any error codes. i don't know what else to do. *tr
09/14/20021006/15/2002
 I purchased a 2000 oldsmobile alero in june of 2002, since the purchase i have had nothing but mechanical issues. the first being brakes/rotors being replaced twice a year, then my head gasket went, tires wear too quickly, and now my service engine light, abs light, no traction light (which does not work), change oil light is on, and now i am having problems with my wheel bearings, and cv joints, the car actually makes grinding noises when turning to the left and often sounds and feels as if i have a flat tire. i have had all of these repairs done and the car was fine for 1 week and now all of the problems are back except for the head gasket. did i mention i also had to have the power steering pump replaced as well, i feel that for the price i paid and the research i have done, there are many others that are having the same difficulty as me, when i read others problems, i feel like i am reading about my car. this was my first car i had ever purchased and feel that mine and my family's safety is at risk because you never know when something is going to happen and i am about out of money replacing parts. please look into anyone who owns a oldsmobile alero and give me some advice. thank you. *nm
03/25/2006507/27/2002
 I bought my olds, alero used in july of 2002 and nothing but problems, it stalled on me on the interstate just a few months after i bought it. the mechanic said he fixed it only to get it back and stall again and again. i spent so much money on it trying to find out what was wrong. the mechanic didn't know and did not refund me my money. my lights on the dash stay on, the check engine light and the trac and water and oil change light. my cigarette lighter does not work again and the button you push in to put the stick shift in reverse has fallen off. the dash upholstery is messed up. the radio never came in right. i bought a lemon. just the other day my car stalled again on the bridge and i was almost killed, my 13 year old daughter and my 13 year old niece were with me and they were crying scared , we were almost rear ended. i finally got it to start and made it to my house, my car was missing and making a popping noise. i started my car an hour later and it was fine. i need some help. what can i do? please email me back at sweetkallen@aol.com or call me on my cell#(225)802-0394. *jb
08/01/2005450002005/01/2002
 Re: oldsmobile alero 2000 the security system engages causing the vehicle to remain inoperative for a period of ten minutes. if the light engages while in motion, the car stalls. mechanics from the dealership and independent mechanics can not address the failure. secondly the blinkers work at times;however, the driver's side door motor does not work when the blinkers respond. *jb
05/10/200360000110/12/2002
 Front tire area was making lots of noise. took it to dealer for service to check it out - thought it might be power steering problem. they told me it was the brakes. i did not believe this was the problem. took the car to a transmission shop to check that. he heard the noise and thought it might be the wheel bearings. we took it to another mechanic and he found that it was the wheel bearings and said that it should not have needed to be replaced - that they usually last over 100,000 miles (i only had around 60,000 miles on the car). the other problem is that the heater/air conditioning fan switch does not work on the first two speeds - only on the middle and higher speeds. i work with a man who has the same problem on the same make/model/year as my car. *nm
01/01/19011
 2000 oldsmobile alero motor, ignition, fuel pump and catalytic converter had to be replaced.***no answer required***. *mr although the engine was replaced the check engine light remained illuminated. the turn signal don't work. the a/c only work on high. the vehicle shakes while idling. the brake pads have been replaced 2-3 times per year. the brakes were replaced the rotors had to be replaced. *nm
04/13/2005700103
 Today, 13 apr 05, while driving my wife's car to and from work, her 2000 alero shut down at high speeds 65 to 70 mph. i was able to pull it off the side of the road each time, but power steering and brakes were hard to use. one of these times almost caused an accident. after pulling to the side of the road, i was able to turn off the ignition and restart the vehicle. there seems to be a major electrical problem. i have taken the vehicle in for the intermittent signals about 3 months ago and these are not working now either, i will be taking the vehicle back in to fix.*ak
02/01/200420
 My car in a period of 2 months(on and off) was in the shop for a month b/c it would start when it felt like it. the mechanic said a cold start. *jb
10/30/200355434104/09/2003
 Unidentifiable problem. something is drawing power from my alternator causing a drop in the energy feed to the alternator. this makes the low battery light come on during long trips. *la
10/14/2003210/21/2001
 I have a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the car has been a continuous problem since i drove it off the lot. the suspension has failed, the fuel injector and alternator have been replaced, the electrical system malfunctions all the time, and problems continue to develop on an almost monthly basis. i contacted oldsmobile and they could care less, referring me to the dealer who has been repairing this vehicle repeatedly. i see why oldsmobile is going out of business. they're products are inferior, and border on dangerous. i'm just hoping this car does not malfunction seriously while i'm on the highway. the incident date below is the approximate most recent repair date. the dates of various incidents are too numerous to list. *la
06/01/200316800008/08/2002
 I have an oldsmobile alero 2000. sometimes the turn signals and the hazard lights will fail to function. this occurs intermittently. it seems to first occur during rainy weather, but persists even afterwards. i had the same problem sometime in 2001 at 16,800 miles and the dealer had replaced the hazard/turn lights relay/unit or some such device near the dashboard and it had worked alright till about a few weeks ago when the same problem occurred. my car is now at 40,000 miles (past the full warranty) when i called oldsmobile customer service they told me they had no information about such a problem and refused to comment on whether it may be covered under warranty unless i had it checked by an oldsmobile dealer (my local dealer charges $100/hour for diagnostic charges whether or not they find any problem and i did not want to go to them with an intermittent complaint that is probably not under warranty). i now notice on your website that other people have had identical problems with the hazard switch in chevrolet's and oldsmobile's. *nlm
01/20/2002210/01/2001
 Lights and gauges on dash go out intermittently, vehicle not taken to dealer at this time. *ak dealer replaced a failed fuse block to the ipc module. *jg
506/17/2000
 Trunk popped open by itself due to water on fuse, water leaking in front and rear of the vehicle, several things have happen due to water leakage, blinkers inoperative due to corrosion on fuse panel, leaking on drivers side fuel panel.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
10/14/2003210/21/2001
 I have a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the car has been a continuous problem since i drove it off the lot. the suspension has failed, the fuel injector and alternator have been replaced, the electrical system malfunctions all the time, and problems continue to develop on an almost monthly basis. i contacted oldsmobile and they could care less, referring me to the dealer who has been repairing this vehicle repeatedly. i see why oldsmobile is going out of business. they're products are inferior, and border on dangerous. i'm just hoping this car does not malfunction seriously while i'm on the highway. the incident date below is the approximate most recent repair date. the dates of various incidents are too numerous to list. *la
09/09/200347000111/11/2001
 I filed a complaint before odi number is 754110, and i wanted to add the latest to this complaint but couldn't seem to find it. however this vehicle is still having major problems now the passenger window fell like the drivers side did, the tires had had to be replaced again, after i took it in the a dealship for a recall notice, they repair whatever needed to be repair now the blinkers make a fast clicking sound and the light inside blinks really really fast while using signal. yesterday the car wouldn't stay started , the engine hestiated to start or didn't start at all. damn i'm so tired of this so i just stopped paying on this vehicle they can come get it as far as i'm concerned. i work hard to end up having someone sell me a lemon. this is terrible. do you have any ideas on what i can do?*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
09/15/200469950606/15/2001
 I noticed my car would honk anywhere from 2-4 xs when i used my remote to lock it. one day, after using my remote, the car honked 3xs, when i came back later to start it, the car would not start, my battery had been drained. while contemplating what ot do, the lights flickered on and off erratically (over 20 minute period, when the keys were not in the ignition. further, all the gauges were moving erratically at the same time, there were several people who thought this is what was causing my battery to drain. i took the car 2 places to have it looked at, they agreed it was an electrical malfunction. i have noticed that the lights will come on for no reason, and stay on for various periods of time.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
06/16/200230000106/12/2002
 I have written previously about my 2000 oldsmobile alero, clearly from the earliest of complaints which i share with other owners, gm does not care about the problems from brakes, tires, intake gaskets, windows braking, blower motors going, no dipsticks for transmission lines, i could go on and on, the message i receive is through the list of complaints you don't investigate and assist in finding a solution and gm/oldsmobile could give a ?!@#$% about the junk they produced and made millions on at the lack of safety for consumers. i pray that oldsmobile steps up and admits they made defaulted cars when it came to the oldsmobile alero, and while many of us have probably already paid the cars payments off, the lease they could do is offer a $10,000 rebate to purchase another car. heck perhaps i should contact the attorney generals of each state and my own attorney for a possible lawsuit. to all of you other owners of this piece of junk, i sympathize with you, but it takes more than one voice, i too contacted gm and was completely ignored as well. no more buying american made again!!! *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
10/11/200370000606/09/2003
 I have a 2000 alero and it fails to start every once in a while. the problem seems to be coming from the ignition fuse but even after changing the fuse it would still not start. i as well as my mechanic are baffled. the latest was last weekend but it has happened about 6 times. the weather has nothing to do with it as well as the amount of driving done or not done. it seems to be a random occurrence. *la
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
09/08/201089000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero gl. the contact stated that when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89, 000.
09/08/201089000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero gl. the contact stated that when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89, 000.
09/08/201089000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero gl. the contact stated that when the anti-theft warning light was illuminated, the vehicle would fail to start for at least ten minutes. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 89, 000.
05/01/200460000408/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start and the security light illuminated. the failure occurred several times. the dealer stated that the lock cylinder and the ignition switch failed. no repairs were made. the current mileage was 80,000 and failure mileage was 60,000. updated 01-15-08. *kb updated *jb
08/01/2006850001003/09/2001
 The security light on my dash will come one about 3 to 5 times per month. this results in my car not starting. the first time i was alone and had to phone for someone to help me. when they arrived the car started. after this, i realized the car would start after about ten minutes. i work with another alero owner and she had the same problem and had to pay a very large amount of money to fix the problem. she also said that every alero owner she knows has had the same problem. i have not visited a dealership due to the cost, and i feel a recall should be made. *nm
12/01/200563000110/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the security light on the vehicle intermittently illuminates at least once a week. when the security light illuminates the vehicle will not start. the light goes off in about ten minutes allowing the vehicle to start. the dealership has not been alerted.
05/03/20065008/05/2000
 For the past 4 years my olds alero has refused to start due to a malfunction with the built in security system. this happens one a week and you have to wait for 15 minutes to try and start the car again. the dealer wanted a couple hundred dollars to fix it. i have checked forums and this is a common problem. why doesn't gm acknowledge the problem and fix it for us. i guess they want us to buy a dependable car from someone else. *jb
02/16/2006646823802/12/2002
 Ignition/anti-theft security system fails. car won't start. security light flashes red when i try to turn the key. must wait about 10 minutes for light to go off. also, security light comes on as i am driving and remains that way until i turn the car off. on one occasion, car stalled while driving with light on. this problem began last year. i took the car to a gm dealer and had the anti-theft and ignition system replaced. it cost more than $500.00. today, exactly one year after, the problem started again. same everything all over again. *jb
07/08/200575000706/06/2004
 My 2000 oldsmobile alero has problems starting due to a defect in the passlock system. the security light will illuminate while driving and i have had 5 instances where the vehicle will not start at all. i read the owners manual and followed all the instructions provided. there is no reason for such a flaw, i have taken excellent care of my vehicle.
02/01/2005509/02/2000
 I am a fire investigator looking at a 2000 olds alero 2 dr. the vehicle was bought new in september 2000. there have been @5 reports of the alarm system light coming on at different times. the car has reportedly been to the dealership on @ 5 occasions and the prolem persisted. the owner was told the problem could not be fixed because they did not know what the problem was. the computer was replaced 2 or 3 times, the wiring harness was reported to have been replaced??? the alarm system is factory. the added stereo has been ruled out by the dealer. i would like a service/recall bulletin and information on this problem.*ak
05/09/200365000410/14/2001
 All four of my window regulators have failed within a period of 2 months, i have replaced 3 of the four, the left rear door still has not been replaced do to the cost of parts for this car, in adition, i have had to replace the front calipers, brake pads and rotors on this vehicle 2 times within a period of 1 year, just before the last time i replaced them, my rear calipers went out, they will engage, but will stay locked, only releasing after i drive for about 20 feet or so, i have also experienced problems with the security system activating itself and not allowing me to start the car for at least 10 minutes ( the time it takes the system to recycle itself). in adddition, my door pannels coverings are all coming separated accross the top of of them, again do to the cost, i have failed to replace them. unfortunatly this happened before i knew that so many people where having problems with the oldsmobile aleros, so i did not retain the old parts. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
05/01/200460000408/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 oldsmobile alero. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start and the security light illuminated. the failure occurred several times. the dealer stated that the lock cylinder and the ignition switch failed. no repairs were made. the current mileage was 80,000 and failure mileage was 60,000. updated 01-15-08. *kb updated *jb
10/26/200481800109/23/2004
 Consumer was able to remove the key from the ignition while traveling at 50 mph. vehicle is not covered under warranty. nhtsa recall 00v372000. *ak....dealer refused to replace ignition switch even though it was considered unsafe in case of an accident and/or fire. to replace it would cost $145.o4 plus approximately $150.00 for labor. consumer could not afford it, was on social security. *ak
03/15/20043
 Complaint received via e-mail. ignition cylinder locked up and i had to replace it at $350.00 plus towing charges. yesterday, october 24, the same thing happened. another friend of mine who owns a 2000 alero has had 3 of these ignition cylinders replaced at the cost of $350.00 each. *ak
04/12/2002103/01/2000
 While driving on the highway, vehicle stalled out and consumer could not start up again. after contacting the dealer, consumer found out that vehicle shut off because of ignition switch failure. *ak *yd
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
01/12/2005207/15/2003
 Engine blew. all the warnings lights are on across the dashboard. we bought this car used for our son and after having it for about a 18 months the engine blew. the dealer that fixed it said he should have paid attention to the warning light. my son changed the oil on time always and the lights never went out. tried to get the lights out to no avail. paid 2800.00 to have used engine put in by the dealer and the dash lights are still on. some sort of electrical problem because heat/defroster only work on high even after replaced engine installed. this has been a nightmare for a young man with his first car.*ak
06/02/2003012/07/2002
 Brake lights keep blowing out. and the lights on the digital odometer as well as the clock on the cd player go out briefly. i am also experiencing problem with the gas gage. it goes up to full and then drops to e and does this over and over quite rapidly. i have also been unhooking my battery everytime i get out of my car because if i don't, my head lights come on and won't shut off causing my battery to drain. *nlm
01/05/2001110/04/2000
 There was battery acid corrosion at ebcm wiring, dealer removed battery tray to clean wiring.*jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
06/06/20006000312/31/1999
 The brake rotors turned twice and replaced once. this caused the brake pads to have to be replaced. the drivers door automatic window motor had to be replaced twice and now the passenger door window was doing the same thing. the interior light fell out and had to be put back in. the sun visor came loose and had to be tightened again. the cd player had to be replaced. a backlash of electricity caused a fuse to be replaced. the car died on a highway and towed to the dealership. the intact manifold leaked, it was tightened up and one month later the same problem happened again. the drivers side seat belt did not detract automatically. *tt
104/01/2001
 Gmc is sending someone to check this out. i hope they do the right thing. no safety defect mentioned. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
03/24/2003500009
 Nhtsa campaign #03v327000 is a recall that was enacted for cars of the exact year, make, model of my car. however, oldsmobile says that my car is not included in the recal due to whatever reason. my car has problems with the hazard flashers identical to those listed in this campaign. it is evident that my automobile should be included in this recall, but was overlooked in whatever study was perfomed. this recall needs to be expanded to include autos like mine that are affected and are safety risks, but overlooked in this campaign. feel free to call me.*ak
04/01/20035200010004/01/2003
 Turn signals work when they want to. hazards have same problem. i have been stopped for this problem. this started one month after purchasing a certified pre-owned oldsmobile
03/08/20041510/04/2003
 Turn signals worked intermittently. replaced the hazard warning switch. received a notice of a recall on this defect, but when i contacted the manufacturer, i was told my vin number was not covered under the recall.
10/16/200345000706/10/2000
 My 2000 oldsmoblie alero appears to have an electrical problem with its dashboard warning lights. there is already a recall on the 4-way flashers, which i have already replaced at my cost. i just spent over $500 replacing several sensors because the warning lights kept coming on. it stands to reason that if one part of the electrical system in the dash area is faulty, then other parts may be as well. this problem has persisted for over a year. *la
07/01/2000
 Vehicle experienced water leakages onto back of instrument panel, and caused an electrical shortage to the instrument gauges. also, problem with throttle control sticking in open position, and causing acceleration/sudden runner way of vehicle. was able to gain control without injury and damages. vehicle at dealer shop. please feel free to provide any further details. *ak