Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
010603001A04/01/2002010603001634807Some owners of vehicles built prior to vin 1f23f068 may comment on an intermittent condition where the headlamps or interior lights may dim intermittently. *tt10/09/2002
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
07010201/07/2002629668Subject regarding headlamp flicker. *tt04/04/2002

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
PE02005GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/18/200204/15/2002HEADLAMPS DIM/FLICKER
 Allege headlamps may dim or flicker

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
09/23/2010100000
 Directional light on front driver's side keeps needing to be replaced after 2 weeks of use and loud and repeating clicking noise accompanies occurs when trying to use after this malfunction occurs.
09/23/2010100000
 Directional light on front driver's side keeps needing to be replaced after 2 weeks of use and loud and repeating clicking noise accompanies occurs when trying to use after this malfunction occurs.
09/23/2010100000
 Directional light on front driver's side keeps needing to be replaced after 2 weeks of use and loud and repeating clicking noise accompanies occurs when trying to use after this malfunction occurs.
09/23/2010100000
 Directional light on front driver's side keeps needing to be replaced after 2 weeks of use and loud and repeating clicking noise accompanies occurs when trying to use after this malfunction occurs.
08/01/2004400001
 I purchased a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue used in february 2004. after using the hazard lights in august 2004, there have been problems with both the turn signals and the hazard lights. the hazard lights will not work at all anymore without continuously holding the button in manually. the turn signals work intermittently. they will work fine for a while, and then completely stop. this occurs on almost a daily basis. the only way to correct it is to repeatedly press the hazard light switch over and over which confuses other drivers and takes attention away from the road. this is a major hazard when trying to turn from busy streets. we have been trying to find a new hazard switch for the vehicle. *tr
09/12/20081
 The directional signals and or hazard lights do not work. it is not a continuous thing but a sporadic. i can be driving down the street go to turn on my directional (either left or right) and it will not work. i can then get to my next turn and they might work. it has been doing this sporadically for a couple of years now and checked to see if there was any kind of recall for this. i found a recall back in 2003 & 2004 for the oldsmobile alero, grand am and malibu, but not for the oldsmobile intrigue. i was wondering if there are other complaints for the oldsmobile intrigue having this failure. the last incident was sept. 12, 2008. before that date i never kept track, but now am tired of the signals not working properly. i wait for the day the signals do not work and cause a major accident because someone thinks that i am going straight at an intersection and am actually intending on turning. *tr
08/01/200670000407/07/2005
 1. loose dashboard causing passenger seat airbag to rattle and the cover to lift above the dashboard. this could lead to deployment at anytime of the airbag. 2. turning signal fails to blink on exterior lights when engaged, usually about twice a day. this could lead to me getting a ticket or into an accident in which case the airbag would still be an issue. 3. headlights and interior lights flicker and dim at night. 4. the transmission jumps at certain times, usually when the car is just started and instantly put into gear. there has been no action to fix the air bag, lights or transmission. the turning signal, however, i have checked the wiring for burns and other problems but have found none. *nm
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS
07/15/200745000110/10/2001
 Clunking noise in steering column; headlights dim on a whim; blinkers work when they feel like it; hazard lights fail intermittently; driver's electric window locks up in the closed position intermittently and last be not least transmission whines and clucks when shifting gears--intermittently of course. on going for last 3 years. *tr
07/10/2007400001
 I own a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue and i am experiencing a familiar problem with my turn signals as described in nhtsa action number ea02037. i have investigated this problem via oldsmobile owner forums on the internet and have seen other owners of the intrigue having the same problem. i am interested to know why gm didn't issue a recall to repair/replace these electrical problems on these vehicles as well as the ones listed on the nhtsa action number? *tr
10/22/2003420006
 Intermittently while driving at any speed turn signal and hazard lights did not work properly. the problem has occurred six times in the last four months.*ak
09/25/200328000101/01/2001
 The hazard switch on my 2001 olds intrigue will not work all the time, and the turn signals work intermittently. these problems sometime occur simultaneously and make everyday driving unsafe. *la
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS - SWITCH
07/10/2007400001
 I own a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue and i am experiencing a familiar problem with my turn signals as described in nhtsa action number ea02037. i have investigated this problem via oldsmobile owner forums on the internet and have seen other owners of the intrigue having the same problem. i am interested to know why gm didn't issue a recall to repair/replace these electrical problems on these vehicles as well as the ones listed on the nhtsa action number? *tr
12/18/20037000002/06/2001
 Blinker/hazard lights not working. the hazard switch buzzes when the turn indicator lever is activated. turn signals work approximately 30% of the time. *nm
05/06/20034802611/06/2000
 The hazard switch on my 2001 olds intrigue will not work all the time,and the turn signals work on a off and on basis,just like the recent recall of the 2001aleros,grand ams,and others.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
01/21/2008207/22/2002
 Two car crashes - one at ~35mph colliding with a tree (in late 2006) nearly head-on and a second (january 21st, 2008) at ~65mph colliding with an interstate guard rail also nearly head-on - neither of which triggered a deployment of the air bags of the vehicle. the electrical system of the vehicle is questionable as the car experienced flashes of the headlights, temporary failure of the interior lights, and other electrical issues before the most recent accident. *tr
04/01/200420
 Clunking in steering wheel, fixed more than once. was told it was a known problem but would only replace on the third complaint, at which time car was out of warranty. also headlights will dim and strengthen at night. *tr
02/24/200666000105/26/2001
 Headlights flicker - under certain circumstances(more often in cold weather) the headlights on the car flicker as if i were flashing my high beams or turn my lights off and back on again. doesn't really sound like a big issue....right. well, that's what i thought after the dealer refused to continue to replace alternators in my car because this was a known issue with oldsmobile. if you search on google or any other search engine you can find thousands and thousands of people with the same issue. back to the safety issue... i didn't think it was a big deal when the deal told me they wouldn't try to fix it anymore, big deal - my headlights flicker. it wasn't a big deal until last week when driving along and a car was waiting to pull out on the 55 mph road i was traveling on. just then, my headlights decided it was time to flicker and the car thought i was signaling for them to pull out in front o f me. i barely had time to slow down and had to pull somewhat off the road to avoid hitting them. with my one year old daughter in the car, i decided i am going to see what i can do about getting this issue fixed. *nm
04/09/2005504/02/2005
 I have almost had my car a whole 2 weeks . i have noticed the lights, dash and head lights, flickering. i called dealership i purchased the car from, and all i got was a guy that told me it was in the intrigues nature to do that . the flickering is happening when the air pump is cycling on and off he said, again, its just in the intrigues nature. in its nature or not its not safe ! i have a 4 year old and i can't avoid driving at night just because a car has a defect ! and to top it off no one wants to do anything about it !! *ak
01/12/2004102/07/2001
 The headlights dim and then return to the normal brightness on my 2001 oldsmobile intrigue. the problem occurs whether the lights are on dim or bright. other lights inside the car are not affected; the problem is only with the headlights. it's almost as if they are going to flash off for a second, but it's more of a dimming action. it's frustration though, because on-coming traffic flashes their headlights on bright because they think you are doing the same to them. gm needs to provide a fix to this problem before this headlight problem causes someone to be the victim of road rage. *la
02/01/2002347001
 The headlights on the vehicle flicker on and off without warning. the dealer states, there is no fix. please provide additional information. *ph
08/14/2003100108/15/2001
 Lights flicker off and or dim while driving at night. brought car to dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the problem. this should be corrected by gm. it is a serious safety problem.*ak
12/13/20023000003/15/2002
 Headlights flicker randomly at night. typicall number of flickers per minute is 3. took vehicle to dealer, they were unable to diagnose and fix problem.
01/15/2001100012/01/2000
 Headlights and interior lights flicker and sometimes go out for 1 sec or more. i feel this is a safty issue. when driving at night. the alternator has been replaced several times. the dealer is aware of service bulletin 01-06-03-001a that was issued by gm for this problem, but the problem still exists. does someone need to be killed before something is done. this is clearly a design flaw that shoud be corrected by gm. dt
10/01/2001
 Consumer stated that while driving the headlights intermittenly dim themselves resulting in poor visibility when needed. mr
02/01/20021011/01/2001
 Headlights and interior lights dim frequently, no dealer fix to the problem as of now. this creates a safety problem while driving at night. *ak
03/10/2002
 Headlights would intermittently get severely dim and cause poor visibility while driving at night. dealer contacted. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
901/26/2001
 Headlights cut off or dim down without warning while vehicle is being driven. sometimes the lights stay out for about 5 to 10 seconds. dealer has seen vehicle 9 times, and problem still exists. *ak *jg
09/04/20012
 Without warning headlights have a constant flicker, resulting in headlights dimming while drivng at night. *ak
01/01/20021
 Headlights will flicker on and off, and at times will dim while the consumer is driving. contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.*ak*jg
12/27/2001402/01/2001
 The headlights flicker/dim with no apparent strain on the system by other sources. our warranty work has been done at biddulph arrowhead, peoria az 623-933-3900 as it is closer than the selling dealer. they have replaced the alternator 3 times with no positive results. it is annoying and distracting to the driver & oncoming traffic. please contact them!*ak
11/07/200110004/01/2001
 Headlights flickered off and on, would not stay on at night. had at least one flash (off then on within one second period) every time i drove in the dark. one time it flashed continuously. affected all electrical components. i notified dealer and also called oldsmobile. dealer replaced the alternator, said the problem was due to low voltage when an air pump near the alternator turned on.*ak
07/23/2001310/23/2000
 While driving at night, consumer states headlights dim and flicker, consumer was informed that it is caused by the air pump engaging and that is a normal condition, as of august 1, 2001 problem still exists.*jb
03/01/200102/01/2001
 Headlights/interior lights dim intermittently. same problem i had with 2000 intrigue-gm replaced
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS - SWITCH
09/01/200450000409/01/2004
 The headlights flickered while driving at night. this problems caused the cruise control to deactivate by itself while engaged, and turned off the air conditioner or the heater when operating. vehicle had been to the dealer on four separate occasions. the dealer replaced several parts, and problem recurred. *ak
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - TURN SIGNAL
10/17/200865000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue. the contact noticed that the turn signal suddenly stopped working. prior to the failure, he noticed that the signal would stop working occasionally. however, the failure is currently more persistent. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current mileage was 66,116 and failure mileage was 65,000.
09/20/2008434121
 My left and right turn signals malfunction. they work sometimes intermittently and then total failure. *tr
07/10/2007400001
 I own a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue and i am experiencing a familiar problem with my turn signals as described in nhtsa action number ea02037. i have investigated this problem via oldsmobile owner forums on the internet and have seen other owners of the intrigue having the same problem. i am interested to know why gm didn't issue a recall to repair/replace these electrical problems on these vehicles as well as the ones listed on the nhtsa action number? *tr
11/27/20061
 Turn signal failure on a daily basis. i drive on a highway 80 miles a day. the turn signals may blink rapidly, normally, or not work at all. this can all occur within a few miles. however, when i took them to a repair shop, they could not duplicate the problem. this has been going on for over a year. i have also had to replace the air pump that pumps air into the emissions system twice, and it is still having problems. the car runs fine, but the engine light is on all the time. i also have the problem with the dimming lights which is caused by the air pump switching on and off. *nm
10/01/20065000050005/15/2006
 For the last 2 years i have driven the car the turn signals will not work properly. some times they will flash rapidly like i need to replace a bulb. however, more and more they just don't work at all. they will work most of the time when i first turn on the car in the morning, after that it is hit or miss. they use to work more often than not, and now they work less than they don't. i have taken it for service and found nothing wrong. i have cleaned/replaced the fuse (no.8) in the engine compartment and cleaned the terminal. i have replaced every bulb. i had a '99 olds delta 88 that did the same thing before i traded it. this is very dangerous, especially if turning in front of another car at a stop sign. i have to use hand signals and many younger drivers have no idea what they mean. this is a family owned vehicle. i purchased it from my mother after driving it for about a year. she purchased it new from the dealership. *nm
11/20/200473400310/30/2001
 Vin 1g3wh52h91f236616: turn signals do not work all the time; intermittent failure. the will fail to work, then start working again a short time later, be good for a week or two, then fail again w/out warning. dangerous as you can imagine.*ak
12/18/20037000002/06/2001
 Blinker/hazard lights not working. the hazard switch buzzes when the turn indicator lever is activated. turn signals work approximately 30% of the time. *nm
10/22/2003420006
 Intermittently while driving at any speed turn signal and hazard lights did not work properly. the problem has occurred six times in the last four months.*ak
09/25/200328000101/01/2001
 The hazard switch on my 2001 olds intrigue will not work all the time, and the turn signals work intermittently. these problems sometime occur simultaneously and make everyday driving unsafe. *la
05/06/20034802611/06/2000
 The hazard switch on my 2001 olds intrigue will not work all the time,and the turn signals work on a off and on basis,just like the recent recall of the 2001aleros,grand ams,and others.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - TURN SIGNAL - FLASHER UNIT
07/10/2007400001
 I own a 2001 oldsmobile intrigue and i am experiencing a familiar problem with my turn signals as described in nhtsa action number ea02037. i have investigated this problem via oldsmobile owner forums on the internet and have seen other owners of the intrigue having the same problem. i am interested to know why gm didn't issue a recall to repair/replace these electrical problems on these vehicles as well as the ones listed on the nhtsa action number? *tr
24000111/25/2001
 When turning a corner with the turns signal activated, sometimes they did not come on. the hazard lights also may or may not come on. the dealer has been contacted. *ph the consumer stated sometime the turn signals would work for a week and never fail. *cb *jb
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - TURN SIGNAL - SWITCH
07/15/200745000110/10/2001
 Clunking noise in steering column; headlights dim on a whim; blinkers work when they feel like it; hazard lights fail intermittently; driver's electric window locks up in the closed position intermittently and last be not least transmission whines and clucks when shifting gears--intermittently of course. on going for last 3 years. *tr