definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,250 miles

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problem #2

Oct 012003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles
When my 2002 Alero turned 37,500 the fuse to the tail and dash lights blew leaving me driving after dark with no tail and dash lights. So far the mechanics have not been able to trace down the short in the electrical system in order to fix the problem. They keep putting in new fuses and they just keep blowing. They have ordered a switch, and it is to go back into the shop again to have the switch replaced again, and to try once more to track down the electrical short that is causing the fuse to blow that takes out the tail and dash lights. I can't drive this 2002 Alero after dark even if I have just put in a new fuse because it will just blow again. If it doesn't blow while I am driving it, it will just be blown the next time I start it. It makes driving this 2002 Alero very unsafe to drive, especially after dark.

- N Middletown, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Leather on front dashboard and back passenger door is detaching from surface and bubbling. It is rather severe on the front dash. Cigarette lighter (one near front passenger foot) was poorly installed. It pops out all of the time. Front end makes loud scratching noise when moving slowly or breaking and turning. Drivers side window stopped working today. It went out without warning. Trunk smells like there has been a problem with water leaks. I've found interior trunk to be damp on occasion. Occasional water leaks on front passenger side (at feet). Appears to be condensation of some sort. Back cup holder pops out of place. Because of the defect, drink spills resulted in stained carpeting.

- Laplace, LA, USA