definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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problem #4

Oct 302014


  • miles
My ignition key comes out of the ignition while my car is running. Called on 10/30/14 @ 2:51 to schedule an appointment I spoke to [xxx] & was told they can't get me in until 12/1/14 and he also told me they have Saturday appointments but they only accept 35 cars and if I was number 36 I would be turned away. This is a vehicle safety issue & I'm having problems with the exact thing your company has recalled my vehicle for and this is not acceptable. Please call me at [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bellwood, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 312012


  • 72,000 miles
Driver side strut spring fractured while backing out of driveway.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 222010


  • miles
I have been experiencing fuel smells seeping thru my air vents when I drive and I took my car to the shop several times. Each time the mechanics have told me that my orings and some other items need replacing. These expenses are very costly and I have no job! I've drawn all my unemployment benefits but I need my car to keep being able to search for employment or go to work when I get these temp offers for work!!! I saw my car has been included in a recall, but GM says it's not my car--based on their system of knowing the last 8 digits of my VIN. But I have been experiencing these issues! even when I fill up on gas, the smell is all on my car, on me! I even have to roll down the windows for the first few days after I re-fill!!! can somebody help me"??" I am so sick of the virtues in this country! people don't do the right thing for fear of it costing them a dollar!! they don't care about the lives they are impacting--just their [xxx] wallets! excuse my language and choice of verbage, but it really makes me sick! ihave to quit now because it really bothers me to know that between the manufacturers and these automakers, neither wants to value anything over money! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

May 152006


  • 80,000 miles
I bought my 2002 olds Alero in may of 2006 and have had problems ever since. I had to have the front left wheel bearing replaced 2 days after I bought the car. The dealership paid for the parts and labor that time, but I was on my own from there. Frequently I was having the problem of the engine turning over, but not starting. I had to call a tow truck 6 times in 2 months. The fuel pump was replaced and a week later I had the same problem. This time it the body module was replaced. 2 days later I was calling the tow truck again. The ignition switch was replaced this time. The next time I threatened to sue the mechanic who had worked on my car. This time the car started right up for the mechanic. He contacted GM to see what the problem could possibly be and of course they had never heard of this problem. After the car was towed to the shop a few more times the mechanic finally got a hold of another mechanic who specialized in GM repairs. That mechanic told him about the faulty security system. He passed on the info to me. If the car won't start, turn the key on for 10 min. Until the security light stops flashing, turn the key off, take it out of the ignition and try it again. This has worked every time for me, but really, who has the extra 10-15 minutes to spare every time they need to go somewhere, just in case their car won't start? I also have problems with the turning signals working only when they want to. This seems to be a common problem among Alero owners. After the nightmares I've had with this car and the disrespect shown by GM to their "valued customers", I will never buy another GM model as long as I live! buyer beware!!!

- Daggett, MI, USA