14th Jan 2007, 14:40
My wife purchased a new 2000 Alero in 2000. With the exception of the first few years of normal maintenance, we have experienced every problem listed (with the exception of the bearings) plus a few. Most of the problems began just as the warranty expired in 2003. We spent over a year complaining to GM, the BBB, and the attorney general for our state (New York). Eventually, we received about 1/2 of the money we had spent on major repairs from GM.
Since then, the most of the major issues seem to have been resolved, although it seems to eat rotors at an alarming rate. That was until yesterday, when it began gushing transmission fluid.
Are there any recalls on these lemons? Ours has less than 35,000 miles on it and it seems like it's always in the shop for something.
20th Mar 2007, 08:30
I bought a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero two years ago--- ran fine the first year... after that nothing, but problems... brakes-- oh how many times have we changed them??? At least 3 (in 2 years!!!), and rotors (just had changed and there is still noise and car not stopping properly), now the blinkers only work when they want to (just found on net there was a recall for that- a faulty hazardous light switch), check engine light on, low tire pressure ;light won't go off (even after properly filled tires and reset), anti-lock light comes on and off, as well as the low trac light, service vehicle soon light, and trac off light, power steering problems, blower knob only works on the fan setting, and I have some stench recently-- not sure what it is!!! I think I was sold a lemon!!! UGH!!! What else could possibly go wrong with this car? Oh yea, it is not switching gears properly either (automatic)... think that's all now...
11th May 2007, 14:28
I have a 2000 Alero which I bought used with almost 15,000 miles on it in 2003. Since then I had a water leak, new power steering pump, numerous new rotors and brakes, new fuel level sensor, outer tie rod, both front struts replaced, new window regular, intake leaked, Problems with the transmission shifting, which the replaced the valve body twice, replaced both wheel bearings, and still having a constant problem of car either not starting or it will shut down while running. Had it towed to 3 different garages, they can't figure out why it won't start. It will start mostly if you let it with a 1/2 tank of gas or more. Any one else having these problems? Next car will not be an Alero!!!!
30th May 2007, 23:53
I purchased a new 2002 Alero GL 4cyl in May of 2002. Its now 5 years old and has 80000 miles. During that time it was back to the dealer for warranty ONCE. For a button on the drivers seat belt (I think I closed the door on it!). Other than that, I had the dealer replace the front brake pads and resurface the rotors at 57000 miles. Original tires went 68000, when I had them replaced because I was feeling guilty. Just replaced Battery for its fifth birthday. Other than oil changes every 5k with Mobil 1, that's it. Gets 28 MPG to boot. Have owned over 40 cars in my 35 years of driving and this has been the best and most trouble free car I've ever had. I am very particular, not a door dent on it or a french fry in it. Am told everyday that is still looks new. Wish they still made them...I'd be a buyer!
11th Jun 2007, 19:12
I bought a 2002 Olds Alero fully loaded . Love the car and have had many compliments about it. However at 40000 KM's I had to replace brakes and rotors, Now at 80000 KM's it has developed a stalling problem during stops or slow downs after being on the highway where the motor warms up. I have spent over 550.00 dollars and have had the car in for repairs 5 times in the last two months. I'm at my wits end..
27th Jun 2007, 07:47
I own a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. I bought it 3 years ago with 12000 miles on it. It now has 65000 miles on it. Other than replacing both front wheel bearings 2x I haven't had any other problems with it. Of course I've had to replace brakes and tires and rotors, but I consider that normal maintenance. People must also remember (expecially women) that many times when we are told we need new rotors, calipers, etc. we do not. Usually all that is needed are brake pads. I found that out the hard way and now I always get a 2nd opinion...You'll find it's not the car, but rather the service station who wants your $$$.
22nd Aug 2007, 13:31
My son's 2003 Alero which he purchased a year ago has had a water leak in the front drivers side since the day he got it. The water comes in somewhere under the dash and drips onto the fuse box on the drivers side shorting out all the electronics. Most of the time, the car will work again after it has dried out. We have replaced the windshield twice (including the molding) have caulked under the hood and nothing has helped. The only solution he has found was to pull out the fuse panel, place it in a ziplock bag with the opening facing down so no water can hit the fuse panel. His floor boards get wet, but at least the car works.
His most current problem is he had the fuel pump replaced, but now the traction control keeps going out and the service engine light is on again. He tighten the fuel cap, but that doesn't always solve the problem. He has replaced the fuel cap at least 4 times in the past year.
I think it's time for him to think about a new car.
4th Sep 2007, 15:25
2000 gl bought it with 12000 miles, it runs and rides great. 74000 miles as of today. I have two issues that thing eats up tires and now my dashboard is peeling.. how do you fix that? I was hoping to get 2 more yrs out of it, however I cannot drive around looking ghetto.
4th Mar 2008, 06:30
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero I bought 4 years ago at 30K miles. When I got the car it came with a alarm keypad that was near death and eventually broke, and of course they do not make that kind anymore. Since then I have had trouble with the security light coming off and on whenever I'm driving, or of course turn the car on, and then I can't start the car for 10 minutes because of the automatic kill switch. I have to sit in a parking lot or where ever I am for 10 minutes, waiting for it to turn off before I can start the car. At one point I would start it up and it would turn on again up to 3 times.
I would like to know how to turn it off forever. I've taken it to the dealers and they have changed out the ignition, which cost 700 dollars, and it was not the problem. Does anyone else have this problem? If so, firstname.lastname@example.org