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OLDSMOBILE ALERO Problems with Power Train

 
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2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (571 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 23, 2001
Location VA BEACH, VA
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Vehicle 2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 96
Crash involved
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

THE GEAR SHIFT DOES NOT LOCK, AND IS EASY TO KNOCK OUT OF GEAR (DRIVE TO N+1+2+3 AND REVERSE TO N+1+2+3). THE GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR TURNS SO HOT U CAN FEEL IT THROUGH YOUR JEANS. I HAVE TO JIGGLE THE GEAR SHIFTER UNTIL IT POPS JUST TO GET THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION EVERYTIME I CUT MY CAR OFF. THE CAR WAS ON WITH KEY IN THE IGNITION (OF COURSE) WHILE AUTOMATICALLY LOCKING ME OUT ON MANY DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THERE IS ALSO A REAL SLIGHT KNOCKING IN THE FRONT AXLE. --- THE DETAILED STORY -- WHILE MY WIFE AND 2 KIDS WERE TRAVELING BACK DOWN TO COLUMBUS,GA. I WAS GOING ABOUT 70 MPH IN THE FAST LANE, AFTER CHECKING THE MIRRORS. AT THAT TIME I REACHED OVER TO GRAB THE MAP, WHILE BARELY TIPPING THE GEAR SHIFTER WITH MY FINGERTIPS. THE GEAR SHIFTER POPPED INTO NEUTRAL...(ALL OF THIS HAPPENED IN LESS THEN ABOUT 10 SECONDS)... WHICH DROPPED THE CAR FROM 70 MPH TO 50-55 MPH, WHICH IN TURN MADE THE SUV THAT JUMPED INTO MY LANE BEHIND ME TO ACCELERATE WAS AWARE ENOUGH TO HIT HIS BRAKES AND THEN VERE OFF TO THE OTHER LANE...THANK GOD THAT THE ONLY THING I GOT FROM THE OTHER DRIVER WAS AN UPSET FACIAL EXPRESSION INSTEAD OF HIS FRONT BUMPER ON TOP OF MY KIDS IN THE BACKSEAT....WELL AFTER TAKING THE CAR TO AN DEALERSHIP IN VA BEACH, VA. FOR SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS, ALL I WAS OFFERED WAS WRITTEN EXCUSES---BUT NOTHING WAS FIXED...SO I DECIDED TO CALL THE OLDSMOBILE COMPANY, AFTER THEY CALLED THE DEALERSHIP THEY JUST REPEATED THE EXCUSES OF WHAT WAS THE WRITTEN EXCUSES THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME THE FIRST TIME....SO I TOLD THE MAN I UNDERSTAND THAT HE JUST WORKS THERE AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT HE ( I GUESS) TRIED TO HELP ME. BUT WHAT IF THIS INCIDENT WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE TURN FOR THE WORST. ALL HE SAID WAS "WELL IT'S NOW DOCUMENTED, IN CASE OF A FUTURE FATALITY" ----IF YOU ASK ME, THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE. THIS IS NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD WITH THIS VEHICLE AND THERE IS NOT EVEN 18,000 MILES ON IT. I'M TRUTHFULLY LOST BECAUSE THIS MY 1ST NEW CAR AND I USUALLY OUT TO SEA. CAN U HELP

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