Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
377710018585Fuel and temperature gauge inoperative, low fuel and battery light on, prndl inoperative. *tt01/06/2006
3170B10017165Instrument panel cluster interior and/or head lamps flicker. *tt10/26/2005
321510010850Instrument panel cluster guages float up after ignition key turned off. various models including 99-05 chevrolet, gmc and cadillac full size utilities. *tt12/14/2004
313001/01/200410010053Instrument cluster prndl inoperative and or battery light on. *sc11/03/2004
3031A01/01/200410009647Driver information center (dic) stays in bulb check. *tt10/14/2004
0165501/01/200401655C10007628Repeat diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0410 with water in the air pump. *mj07/06/2004
0063201/01/2004100076204.3l l35 engine-diagnostic trouble code p0300 but no misfire can felt. *mj07/06/2004
0201001/01/200410007296Ipc (instrument panel cluster) interior head lamps flicker on 99-04 chevrolet, gmc and cadillac full size trucks and utilities as well as other models. *tt06/09/2004
0164201/01/200410007235Ipc (instrument panel cluster) gauge fluctuation after key-off. *tt06/04/2004
0203801/01/200410006946Diagnostic trouble code b1000. *mr05/20/2004
26070207/26/2002637325Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition adter sitting over 24 hours and / or rear tailgate glass is inoperative. *tt11/22/2002
010856001A06/01/2001010856001623034Some customers may comment that the security lamp illuminates while driving; engine cranks but will not start; and / or the engine starts then stalls and the security lamp is flashing. *tt10/25/2001
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
16070207/16/2002637280Some vehicles witht he 4.3 liter engine may experience repeat diagnostic trouble code p0410 with evidence of water in the air pump. *tt11/22/2002
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
25020202/25/2002629824Information on replacing corroded trailer pre-wire harness at the rear bumper. *tt04/09/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
09/15/2011165000
 Hazard switch interfering with turn signal operation - the right turn signal became inoperative - all bulbs lit up except for the right side marker light when the right turn signal was turned on; however, the marker light and all others that are supposed to flashed with the 4-way flashers. all bulbs and the flasher unit was replaced with negative results. during further examination on 9/23/11 when the flasher switch was jiggled the turn signal began working and then stopped but then worked again each time that the turn signal switch was jiggled. there has been a recall for a similar issue where the hazard switch interfered with the stop lamps - campaign id number: 08v231000. two dealerships and oldsmobile were contacted regarding this and the answer was that there are no open recalls for this vehicle. one of them mentioned that a recall had been done in a year prior to 2008 which involved replacing the hazard switch. an oldsmobile rep stated that the 2008 recall only pertained to vehicles with certain vin numbers but could not confirm that the replacement hazard switch installed in a previous recall was not from the same stock as the switch installed in the vehicles that had the hazard switch replaced in the 2008 recall.
09/15/2011165000
 Hazard switch interfering with turn signal operation - the right turn signal became inoperative - all bulbs lit up except for the right side marker light when the right turn signal was turned on; however, the marker light and all others that are supposed to flashed with the 4-way flashers. all bulbs and the flasher unit was replaced with negative results. during further examination on 9/23/11 when the flasher switch was jiggled the turn signal began working and then stopped but then worked again each time that the turn signal switch was jiggled. there has been a recall for a similar issue where the hazard switch interfered with the stop lamps - campaign id number: 08v231000. two dealerships and oldsmobile were contacted regarding this and the answer was that there are no open recalls for this vehicle. one of them mentioned that a recall had been done in a year prior to 2008 which involved replacing the hazard switch. an oldsmobile rep stated that the 2008 recall only pertained to vehicles with certain vin numbers but could not confirm that the replacement hazard switch installed in a previous recall was not from the same stock as the switch installed in the vehicles that had the hazard switch replaced in the 2008 recall.
09/15/2011165000
 Hazard switch interfering with turn signal operation - the right turn signal became inoperative - all bulbs lit up except for the right side marker light when the right turn signal was turned on; however, the marker light and all others that are supposed to flashed with the 4-way flashers. all bulbs and the flasher unit was replaced with negative results. during further examination on 9/23/11 when the flasher switch was jiggled the turn signal began working and then stopped but then worked again each time that the turn signal switch was jiggled. there has been a recall for a similar issue where the hazard switch interfered with the stop lamps - campaign id number: 08v231000. two dealerships and oldsmobile were contacted regarding this and the answer was that there are no open recalls for this vehicle. one of them mentioned that a recall had been done in a year prior to 2008 which involved replacing the hazard switch. an oldsmobile rep stated that the 2008 recall only pertained to vehicles with certain vin numbers but could not confirm that the replacement hazard switch installed in a previous recall was not from the same stock as the switch installed in the vehicles that had the hazard switch replaced in the 2008 recall.
09/15/2011165000
 Hazard switch interfering with turn signal operation - the right turn signal became inoperative - all bulbs lit up except for the right side marker light when the right turn signal was turned on; however, the marker light and all others that are supposed to flashed with the 4-way flashers. all bulbs and the flasher unit was replaced with negative results. during further examination on 9/23/11 when the flasher switch was jiggled the turn signal began working and then stopped but then worked again each time that the turn signal switch was jiggled. there has been a recall for a similar issue where the hazard switch interfered with the stop lamps - campaign id number: 08v231000. two dealerships and oldsmobile were contacted regarding this and the answer was that there are no open recalls for this vehicle. one of them mentioned that a recall had been done in a year prior to 2008 which involved replacing the hazard switch. an oldsmobile rep stated that the 2008 recall only pertained to vehicles with certain vin numbers but could not confirm that the replacement hazard switch installed in a previous recall was not from the same stock as the switch installed in the vehicles that had the hazard switch replaced in the 2008 recall.
09/15/2011165000
 Hazard switch interfering with turn signal operation - the right turn signal became inoperative - all bulbs lit up except for the right side marker light when the right turn signal was turned on; however, the marker light and all others that are supposed to flashed with the 4-way flashers. all bulbs and the flasher unit was replaced with negative results. during further examination on 9/23/11 when the flasher switch was jiggled the turn signal began working and then stopped but then worked again each time that the turn signal switch was jiggled. there has been a recall for a similar issue where the hazard switch interfered with the stop lamps - campaign id number: 08v231000. two dealerships and oldsmobile were contacted regarding this and the answer was that there are no open recalls for this vehicle. one of them mentioned that a recall had been done in a year prior to 2008 which involved replacing the hazard switch. an oldsmobile rep stated that the 2008 recall only pertained to vehicles with certain vin numbers but could not confirm that the replacement hazard switch installed in a previous recall was not from the same stock as the switch installed in the vehicles that had the hazard switch replaced in the 2008 recall.
07/17/2011160000
 Plastic clamp holding positive battery cable to rh splash guard broke open allowing cable to shift forward and droop onto top of idler arm. subsequent deterioration of cable jacket caused cable to short on idler arm, energizing chassis of vehicle when attempting to restart, heating up parking brake cable, burning lh kick panel, carpet, insulation, and parking brake cable grommet at floor of vehicle. solution will include installation of steel/rubber holding clamp.
07/17/2011160000
 Plastic clamp holding positive battery cable to rh splash guard broke open allowing cable to shift forward and droop onto top of idler arm. subsequent deterioration of cable jacket caused cable to short on idler arm, energizing chassis of vehicle when attempting to restart, heating up parking brake cable, burning lh kick panel, carpet, insulation, and parking brake cable grommet at floor of vehicle. solution will include installation of steel/rubber holding clamp.
07/17/2011160000
 Plastic clamp holding positive battery cable to rh splash guard broke open allowing cable to shift forward and droop onto top of idler arm. subsequent deterioration of cable jacket caused cable to short on idler arm, energizing chassis of vehicle when attempting to restart, heating up parking brake cable, burning lh kick panel, carpet, insulation, and parking brake cable grommet at floor of vehicle. solution will include installation of steel/rubber holding clamp.
07/17/2011160000
 Plastic clamp holding positive battery cable to rh splash guard broke open allowing cable to shift forward and droop onto top of idler arm. subsequent deterioration of cable jacket caused cable to short on idler arm, energizing chassis of vehicle when attempting to restart, heating up parking brake cable, burning lh kick panel, carpet, insulation, and parking brake cable grommet at floor of vehicle. solution will include installation of steel/rubber holding clamp.
07/17/2011160000
 Plastic clamp holding positive battery cable to rh splash guard broke open allowing cable to shift forward and droop onto top of idler arm. subsequent deterioration of cable jacket caused cable to short on idler arm, energizing chassis of vehicle when attempting to restart, heating up parking brake cable, burning lh kick panel, carpet, insulation, and parking brake cable grommet at floor of vehicle. solution will include installation of steel/rubber holding clamp.
05/29/200779152102/02/2000
 2000 oldsmobile bravada when engine was turned off all electrical features in car died, including power door looks. the manual release mechanism forthe doors were also inoperative. they appeared to be held down by the door lock power circuit. this trapped the driver inside. police were called and they were unable to open the doors and confirmed that the driver was unable to use the manual release mechanism since it was also inoperative. they finally broke a window to release the driver. car was towed and it was discovered that the battery was dead. the battery was replaced and a full electrical check of the system was performed and the problem could not be reproduced. no reason was provided for the failure. the old battery is still accessible but i believe that the problem is somewhere in the computer circuits that kept the locks in the lock position until the batery failed.
12/25/20051300005009/02/2002
 Purchased 96 grand am in 98 found it to be wrecked after i traded in 02 for old's bravada with mileage roll back at bad dealership multiple problems several wrecks due to manufactures defect let go back to gmac financing because bad dealers could finance bad deals through them. please contact me asap!!!!! *jb
07/01/20061
 2000 oldsmobile bravada began smoking in the rear of the vehicle. *ts the vehicle was damaged from the driver's door on back. both rear tires and rims melted. fire dept could not determine what caused the fire. no injuries were sustained. *nm
06/15/20015100018
 Continual electrical problems with oldsmobile bravada. *bf the head lamp failure was recurrent. they would go off and stay off for 30 minutes then come back on for a minute to a half an hour, then work intermittently through out the day, the battery went dead, the compass unit failed numerous times. *sc *jb
 The vehicle stalled without warning. the dealer indicated that this problem was caused by electrical problem, but they could not locate it. the failure recurred while driving and resulted in an accident. *nlm
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 4 batteries have been replaced during the first 25000 miles, dealer has had to reload data that is missing, vehicle sometimes loses power to a number of systems, headlights inoperative, electronic compass malfunctions, the radio operates erratically, the dome lights dont turn off, the vehicle security system activates for no reason, the power door locks will not open electrically, the computer codes have been checked, parts have been replaced but the problem exists. nlm
108/01/1999
 While driving with the cruise control on, vehicle suddenly accelerates and pulls to the right. vehicle has experienced electrical problems (consumer did not state specific problems). 4-wheel drive illuminated. *slc
 Whenever the doors are ajar & not fully shut, there is no warning chimes or lights to indicate this particular problem. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
09/28/1999209/14/1999
 A blown fuse caused them brake to feel mushy and consumer could not get the shift lever out of park, wire pinched in left motor mount when engine rocks causing fuse to blow. nlm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
04/30/20033700011/18/2002
 The wiring harness in our 2000, oldsmobile bravada caught fire. it appears as though it chfed through and shorted. the chafing occurred where the harness was bent over the a/c return (?). it appears to be a design flaw. vehicle was towed and is back with dealer where we purchased.
06/24/2000
 Wire which goes to fuse got pinched together, causing it to rub againstand wear out, causing a short to the fuse which resulted in vehicle stalling unexpectedly. vehicle was unable to restart. happened 2 times. the first time dealer reroutted the wire and change fuse, but the problem reoccurred. the fuse need to be change again. please provide further information.*ak