really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,375 miles

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problem #4

Jan 052018


  • 110,000 miles
Passenger seat caught on fire from seat heater while car was off and no one in it. The seat heater had not been used for days. My car was parked after going to the store about 3pm. Found the next morning about 10;30 am.GM denied my claim. Safety issue, definitely a manufactured defect, there should be a recall. Whole inside of the car is trashed. The fire obviously started from the seat must have been a blaze the headliner and visor also burnt. Must have extinguished itself due to lack of oxygen. I contacted GM they never sent anyone to look at it. I emailed them photos and through that they are denying that it is a defect or a safety issue. Through research I have found I am not the only person this has happened to and yet there is still not a recall for this

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 162016


  • 215,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada. While driving 30 mph, there was an burning odor under the passenger seat. The contact noticed that the seat was melting from the bottom and was dripping onto the carpet. The contact pulled the fuse box wires from under the passenger seat to prevent the seat from burning; however, the seat was still getting hot. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. In addition, the engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 215,000.

- St Robert, MO, USA

problem #2

May 122005

Bravada 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
Consumer states does not have the latch system in my car. Called the manufacturer and offered to pay to have one put in but manufacturer said that under manufacturer recommendation a latch system in the vehicle, and follow owners manual to install the car seat or purchase a new car seat. All the new car seats have bases on them and that is the kind that the vehicle has.

- Marathon, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 252003

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle has faulty mirror would not hold setting, and was reprogrammed. The brakes squeak when backing. The engine light would come on intermittent. The back tailgate door and the back passenger squeaks. The radio goes out, the door locks and unlocks at will, the seat has malfunctioned, and cannot lock the passenger doors from the master control on the drivers door. Scc

- Palm Springs, CA, USA