2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.6 from North America
Complete waste of money!!
I purchased the car with 41,000 miles on it, and at 42,000 miles the head gasket went out.
The siding on the doors scratches very easily and is falling off.
At 57,000 miles the starter went out.
At 58,000 miles the spark plug coil started on fire causing the spark plug wires also to catch fire and be replaced. Costing me $300.00.
And now at 59,000 miles I am no longer getting any voltage to my rear turn signal.
I have never been so disappointed in a car in my life.
It is a constant repair waiting to happen.
Every time I get it out of the shop it is going back in or having other problems.
The sensors are very sensitive. The low tire pressure light is on constantly when the tire pressure is correct.
Overall the car is the biggest waste of money I have ever seen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th January, 2004
19th Jan 2004, 20:54
Same Problem with Tire pressure light.Also, at 42,000 miles master cylinder is gone and caused car accident due to brake failure. this is a 2002.the 1st "new car" I ever purchased. I had a 88 Olds Cutless with over 300,000 miles on it that was still running great. i trusted the oldsmobile name. I am devasted!!!
19th Feb 2004, 14:04
I also have had the Low Tire Pressure light problem and they "fix" it and it comes right back on.
4th Mar 2004, 13:01
Sounds like you got a lemon. I have had my 5 speed 4 cylinder alero for a while now and it runs great. Maybe you should of had a carfax done on it first.
26th Oct 2006, 00:03
I bought a new 2001 Olds Alero GL back in Jan 01. The car had 5 miles on it when I bought it. Now five and a half years and over 150,000 miles I am still driving it everyday. I have replaced the brakes twice and had the turn signal lever replaced free of charge by the dealer. But other than that I have had five and a half years of problem free driving. I should mention that my power steering pump is starting to go out, but considering the mileage that is to be expected. I have been very happy with my Alero and plan on driving it for a few more years.