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OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA - 1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA Problems & Complaints

 
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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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: SWITCH

2/14/2003 - MEDWAY, MA
THE ENGINE SHUT DOWN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THERE WAS AN INTERNAL PROBLEM WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH.

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SUSPENSION: FRONT: CONTROL ARM: LOWER BALL JOINT

2/1/2003 - WARREN, PA
MY VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED AS USED WITH 33,000 MILES, I PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY WHICH HAS PAID FOR MANY REPAIRS TO DATE,MARCH OF 2002 MY VEHICLE HAD THE LOWER BALL JOINTS REPLACED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. I HAD VEHICLE INSPECTED PRIVATE GARAGE AND THEY NOTED LOWER BALL JOINT WEAR, I CONTACTED OLDSMOBILE BECAUSE THE PARTS WERE REPLACED AT AN OLDS DEALER THE MANUFACTURER OF MY VEHICLE INCIDENT NUMBER 1-65943454 THEY NOTED CONTACTING DEALER AND WOULD REPAIR VEHICLE,AND SINCE IT WAS COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY I PURCHASED WOULD NOT COMPENSATE OTHER REPAIRS,I WANTED TO FILE COMPLAINT BECAUSE REPLACEMENT BALL JOINTS ONLY LASTED A YEAR AND THAT THESE WERE ALSO DEFECTIVE PARTS. TS

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SUSPENSION: FRONT

2/1/2003 - WARREN, PA
MY VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED AS USED WITH 33,000 MILES, I PURCHASED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY WHICH HAS PAID FOR MANY REPAIRS TO DATE,MARCH OF 2002 MY VEHICLE HAD THE LOWER BALL JOINTS REPLACED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. I HAD VEHICLE INSPECTED PRIVATE GARAGE AND THEY NOTED LOWER BALL JOINT WEAR, I CONTACTED OLDSMOBILE BECAUSE THE PARTS WERE REPLACED AT AN OLDS DEALER THE MANUFACTURER OF MY VEHICLE INCIDENT NUMBER 1-65943454 THEY NOTED CONTACTING DEALER AND WOULD REPAIR VEHICLE,AND SINCE IT WAS COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY I PURCHASED WOULD NOT COMPENSATE OTHER REPAIRS,I WANTED TO FILE COMPLAINT BECAUSE REPLACEMENT BALL JOINTS ONLY LASTED A YEAR AND THAT THESE WERE ALSO DEFECTIVE PARTS. TS

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EQUIPMENT

1/19/2003 - WARREN, PA
1997 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA LIST OF REPAIRS AND COMPLAINTS SINCE PURCHASE IN 2000 PURCHASED USED FROM LOCAL DEALER WITH 30,000 MILES. 1)35,120 MILES,COMPLAINED OF SHIMMY IN FRONT STEERING. SERVICE PERFORMED,BALANCE TIRES,DRAIN AND REFILL TRANSFER CASE. 2)33196 MILES, AC NOT BLOWING COLD AIR,SERVICE TEDT SYSTEM,FOUND LEAK ON BACK OF COMPRESOR, REPLACE COMPRESSOR. 3)35338 MILESSES LIGHT ON, SCANNED FOR CODES, BANK 1 SENSOR 2 OXYGEN SENSOR, REPLACE BANK 1 SENSOR 2. 4) 35,338 MILES,CHECK AC, TEST FOR LEAKS,LEAKING OUT SEAL BACK OF COMPRESSOR,REPLACE AC COMPRESSOR SECOND TIME.REPLACE ORFICE TUBE. 5)ENGINE RUNNING ROUGH, SERVICE SCAN FOR CODES, PULL AND CLEAN EGR VALVE. 6)39,434 MILES, FUEL SYSTEM WORK, FUEL GAGE ERRATIC, FUEL SENDER BAD, REPLACED 7)39,434 MILES, DOOR HINGE LOOSE,MISSING RETAINER CLIP, INSTALLED RETAINER CLIP. 8)45,361 MMILES CHECK AC, COMPRESSOR KICKS OFF AND ON RAPIDLY, AC SYSTEM IS LOW NEEDED CHARGE. 9)45,361 MILES, SERVICE COOLING SYSTEM (DEXCOOL) CHANGED COOLANT. 10)45,361 MILES, BRAKE SQUEEL, REPLACED FRONT ROTORS AND SHOES. 11)47,577 MILES,ELECTRICAL ENGINE WORK,ENGINE STOPPED,ALTERNATOR TEST GOOD, REPLACED BATTERY. 12)47,577 MILES, CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM,CHARGING LIGHT ON, TEST THE SYSTEM, ALTERNATOR FAILED LOAD TEST, REPLACED ALTERNATOR. NOTE SERVICE ABOVE ! 13)48,222 MILES CHECK FRONT END WANDER, REPLACED BOTH LOWER BALL JOINTS,LEFT REAR AXLE SEAL LEAKING, REPLACE SEAL.OIL LEAK, REPLACED OIL COOLER LINES. 14)48,222 MILES, CHECK FRONT END WANDER, REPLACE IDLER ARM 15)49,322 MILES SERVICE COOLING SYSTEM , NO HEAT, FLUSHED COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH HEATER CORE, REPLACED COOLANT AGAIN. (DEXCOOL) 16)57,010 MILES HAD VEHICLE INSPECTED, LOWER BAALLJOINTS WORN AGAIN 1 YEAR LATER AFTER DEALER REPLACED.

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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POWER TRAIN

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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SEATS: FRONT ASSEMBLY: POWER ADJUST

12/26/2002 - MUSKEGON, MI
POWER SEAT SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPAIRED THE BURNED AND CHAFED WIRES, BELT TENSIONER WAS NOISY, THE REMOTE LOCKS SHORTED OUT AND THE DEALER REPLACED THE RECEIVER MODULE, INTAKE GASKET WAS LEAKING COOLANT, REAR WIPER MOTOR SHORTED OUT, FUEL SENSOR SHORTED OUT, RIGHT AXLE SEAL FAILED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK, MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH FAILED, THE TRANSMISSION HAD NO REVERSE, NO THIRD GEAR ONLY FIRST GEAR. NLM

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