12th Nov 2004, 20:36
I just found this alero website and was very surprised to see that so many other people have had problems with their windows functioning properly. I just bought a 2000 and saw that it had already had new motors go in each door and the passenger door needed replacing again before I bought it. This whole thing worries me greatly that GM has not put a recall out on this yet...
16th Nov 2004, 10:29
I have now had to replace all 4 window motors or brackets that hold up the windows. Cost $2,000. GM, please help.
25th Feb 2005, 12:03
I am glad to see that I am not the only one with the window issue - mine has been driver side both times on '99 Alero - don't get me wrong - I actually love the car - but this is a recall issue!
30th Mar 2005, 11:49
Is anyone having problems with the fans that blow out heat/air? I am taking my Alero back for the second time for this problem. None of the first four levels work, only the last one.
6th Apr 2005, 09:36
I own a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS. Two months after purchasing the car the cooling switch went out. $200.00 expense. Not 6 months later the window glass fell into the door frame, not a month later the other back window fell in. The car's cooling light stays on and every dealer I take it to said there is nothing wrong. The car is no longer under warranty, so instead of paying $400.00 to fix the window I have just stuck a peice of plastic down between the window to keep if from falling. I am never going to buy an American made car again. I will stick to Honda, Mazda, or Nissan.
19th Apr 2005, 08:47
I have a 2000 Alero and my drivers side window fell first and within three months my passenger side window fell. They should really recall these cars. I am surprised to see all these people with this same problem.
20th May 2005, 06:22
I am in the Navy, and have to move a lot. I took my 2000 Olds Alero with me from Florida to Seattle, Wa, and that's when it all started. I broke down, and had the car towed. My fuel pump was going out, and let me tell you, it's not a cheap repair. The part alone is over $225, plus install if you can't do it yourself. If you don't replace it, it works fine for a while, and dies while driving; it could be after five minutes or three hours.
Put all together, I have been very unhappy with this car. I can assure you I will never buy another Alero.
2nd Jun 2005, 07:23
Pretty amazing how everyone on this message board knows the history of my 2000 Alero.
My battles of the moment are the power window motor (so far only driver's side), blower (levels 1-3 non-functional, levels 4-5 functional), and the dash vinyl pulling.
My past battles include major radiator leak (self-fixed with rogue leak-stopper), turn signals (recall fix - barely under the 150K limit), and seized brakes.
Any info. on the above are greatly appreciated.
To any GM folks: My recent Honda Accord purchase should tell you something about my lost love of GM.
19th Aug 2005, 12:12
I have an Alero GX so the Window's not powered :)
Anyway, I hardly find myself rolling up and down the window, other than the toll booth. Tell me any other good reason to roll down the window, otherwise, GM should consider the window problem solved.
11th Sep 2005, 13:48
My daughter has a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero and she has spent a lot of money on continuous problems with her windows; motors and some kind of clip or track. I agree that a recall is needed.
29th Nov 2005, 15:08
I have a 2000 Alero and the Trac Off light constantly goes on, but goes off when I turn off the car and turn it back again. I don't hear any brake noises, the brakes seem to work fine. Does it seem like a faulty sensor that I should ignore?
14th Dec 2005, 15:28
Yes...I have had this same trac light problem.. it occurs when I turn the wheel sharp to the right or left... you turn off the ignition and it goes away! I also have a problem with my passenger side window... sounds awful and like somethings scraping it! I have had to replace the anti freeze tank as it was leaking and went into the motor somehow... the brakes last about 20,000 miles and sometimes my drivers side window doesn't work for hours and then starts working again??? I had to have the turn signals fixed as they broke too! lordy this car has been a pain in the butt!
13th Jan 2006, 10:04
Had the same problem with my 2000 Alero this morning. It's raining outside, of course, and the damn window just slides right down inside the door. So I had to call in to work, and drive 30 minutes back home to put the car in the garage. I'm now soaked, and dreading the bill to fix this.
9th Apr 2006, 08:42
By the way. Another Ditto! The Window problem, and the low AC fan. I will buy a Toyota next.
18th Apr 2006, 11:02
I have an 04 alero. The windows are a Pain in the a$$.
First my passenger side window stopped working. then it started working. then one day it just fell in- and they are telling me I need clips.
Now the drivers side window. it fell in and I just bought a new regulator, and now need clips.
Both incidents occurred out of warranty.
GM really needs to do something about these Windows.
I'm sick of putting tape on my windows, to make sure they don't just "fall" one day at night.
1st May 2006, 17:33
I just found this website as I just received a "possible recall" from the dealership. I mirror all the other responses. 1) The blower motor/resistor on the heater/air fan has been replaced 7 times-I paid $400+ the first time, the rest happen within the year so it is warranty repair, 2) the air conditioner went out when the car was new-replaced the compressor/condenser, 3) the water pump has been replaced, 4) I just spent $00+ to have the driver's side window actuator replaced-the window fell into the door, 5) the alternator went out-they were going to charge $500 to repair-my brother and I completed the repair for $179 and less than 1 hour-including getting the replacement part from the store, I had problems with a tire rub and noise-they never did fix it, went away when I replaced the tires. Currently I have 52,000 miles on my 1999 Alero-I love the car, but the repair bills are outrageous and GM seems unconcerned. I was given a Subaru Outback loaner the last time the car was in for repairs-I will DEFINITELY be looking at non-GM vehicles. This is my first non-Chrysler experience and it will be my last GM experience.
5th May 2006, 17:22
I just stumbled across this site and thought I'd add my Alero experience.
I had a 2000 Alero. Thankfully, I got rid of it before the warranty expired. My experience is the same as most of the others here. Drivers window, steering (3 trips to the dealer to fix), low speed fan not working, etc.
From the day I picked it up, the driver's side mirror also vibrated severely above 30 mph. I gave up on getting that fixed after 3 tries.
I had the car 3 years and it spent over 2 weeks at the dealer for repairs in that time. I've had my current car (Acura RSX) for the same amount of time and have not had any repairs at all.