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OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA - 1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 118 complaints filed for the 1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (6) Fuel Propulsion System (1) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (19)
Electrical System (22) Fuel System Gasoline (9) Power Train (19) Service Brakes Hydraulic (6) Unknown Or Other (3)
Engine And Engine Cooling (19) Fuel System Other (7) Seat Belts (4) Steering (4) Vehicle Speed Control (5)
Equipment (3) Interior Lighting (3) Seats (2) Structure (7) Visibility (15)
Exterior Lighting (2)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/15/2004 - MILFORD, NJ
OTHER: REPLACING THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR ENGINE: A CYCLINDER ON THE VEHICLE CRACKED AND NEEDED A NEW MOTOR. THIS IS ABSURD. WITH A REGULARLY MAINTAINED VEHICLE, WITH ONLY 5 1/2 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON OTHER THAN IMPROPER CASTING, METAL FATIGUE, DEFAULT FROM THE FACTORY THAT A NEW MOTOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN NEEDED WITH THIS KIND OF MILEAGE.

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SEAT BELTS: FRONT: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

12/24/2003 - ROCKFORD, IL
CONSUMER RECEIVED RECALL NOTICE 03V117000 CONCERNING SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY. DEALER WAS CONTACTED, AND STATED THAT REPAIRS COULD NOT BE DONE BECAUSE THE PARTS WERE ON NATIONAL BACK ORDER. THE DEALER WAS NOT SURE WHEN THE PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

10/24/2003 - PORTLAND, OR
FUEL GAUGE IS DEFECTIVE. FUEL GAUGE WILL SHOW THAT THERE IS A FULL TANK WHEN THERE IS ACTUALLY A HALF A TANK. DEALER WILL NOT ADMIT THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WILL BE INFORMED. ON ONE OCCASION THE GAUGE INDICATED THERE WAS A HALF A TANK BUT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF GAS AND SHUT OFF.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/8/2003 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
FAULTY DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT. THE CONSUMER RECEIVED RECALL 03V-117000 RELATED TO A FAULTY DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND AN APPOINTMENT WAS SCHEDULED BUT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONSUMER RETURNED AT A LATER DATE TO HAVE IT DONE. THE VEHICLE WAS WORKING FINE WHEN IT WAS DROPPED OFF. WHEN DEPARTING THE FACILITY AFTER REPAIR, THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT SEAT WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. THE DRIVER'S DOOR LOCKS WOULD NOT OPEN OR LOCK AUTOMATICALLY. THE INTERIOR LIGHTS FLICKERED ON AND OFF. THE SERVICE REP WAS CONTACTED AND REQUESTED THAT THE VEHICLE BE RETURNED TO THE DEALER. UPON INSPECTION THE TECHNICIAN INDICATED THAT THE MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOT THE DEALERS PROBLEM AND THAT THEY WOULD BE BILLED FOR ANY REPAIRS MADE.

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SEAT BELTS: FRONT: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

10/8/2003 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
FAULTY DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT. THE CONSUMER RECEIVED RECALL 03V-117000 RELATED TO A FAULTY DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND AN APPOINTMENT WAS SCHEDULED BUT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONSUMER RETURNED AT A LATER DATE TO HAVE IT DONE. THE VEHICLE WAS WORKING FINE WHEN IT WAS DROPPED OFF. WHEN DEPARTING THE FACILITY AFTER REPAIR, THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT SEAT WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. THE DRIVER'S DOOR LOCKS WOULD NOT OPEN OR LOCK AUTOMATICALLY. THE INTERIOR LIGHTS FLICKERED ON AND OFF. THE SERVICE REP WAS CONTACTED AND REQUESTED THAT THE VEHICLE BE RETURNED TO THE DEALER. UPON INSPECTION THE TECHNICIAN INDICATED THAT THE MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOT THE DEALERS PROBLEM AND THAT THEY WOULD BE BILLED FOR ANY REPAIRS MADE.

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SUSPENSION: FRONT: CONTROL ARM: UPPER BALL JOINT

8/25/2003 - MADISON, GA
PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARM, UPPER BALL JOINT BROKE WHILE GOING DOWN DRIVEWAY AT LOW SPEED. WHEEL WAS THEN COMPLETELY UNSTABLE, VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY PARKED IN DRIVEWAY AS IT WAS TOO RISKY TO ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO RESIDENCE.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR

8/20/2003 - GEORGETOWN, KY
WHEN DRIVING IN THE RAIN WINDSHIELD WIPERS QUIT WORKING. THERE WAS NO WARNING. DRIVER STOPPED VEHICLE, GOT OUT, AND WIGGLED THE WIPER ARM, AND WIPERS STARTED AGAIN. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER, AND DEALER REPLACED THE WIPER MOTOR.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

7/2/2003 - WASHINGTON, DC
THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY MALFUNCTIONED AND JAMMED WHILE THE CONSUMER'S SON WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY WHICH CAUSED UNWANTED ACCELERATION. THE DRIVER PUT THE GEAR INTO NEUTRAL, SECURED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AND TURNED THE IGNITION OFF. THE FAILED PART REMAINED IN THE CONSUMER'S POSSESSION. THE RIVETS ON THE HALF MOON DEFLECTOR ATTACHED TO THE LOWER THROTTLE BODY BUTTERFLY CRACKED AND CAUSED THE BUTTERFLY TO JAM OPEN, WHICH KEPT THE VEHICLE AT HIGH SPEED. THE DEALER STATED THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED BY METAL FATIGUE.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

6/12/2003 - LITTLETON, NC
TRANSMISSION FAILED AT 50,800 MILES. DEALER NOTIFIED.

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER: STORAGE: FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

5/27/2003 - BALTIMORE, MD
THE FUEL SENSOR IS NO LONGER FUNCTIONING. BECAUSE OF WHERE IT IS LOCATED, I AM CHOOSING NOT TO PULL THE FUEL TANK AND SPEND THE MONEY TO REPLACE THE GAUGE. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS CAR GETS SUCH BAD GAS MILEAGE (12 - 13 MILES PER GALLON) I CAN NOT LET IT GO OVER 200 MILES BEFORE REFUELING.

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