19th Feb 2006, 15:41
Feb 19, 2006 I also own a 2000 Olds Alero 4 Cyl. Has 179000 miles. Has always run very well. Began having service engine soon light come on and then go out after a day or so, trac light comes on & off, but eventually goes out. When car is idling, hear popping sputter sound. Now car will crank, but not turn over. Going to check fuel pump. All in all vehicle has been good. Have replaced the rotors once, front brakes once. Interior light does fall out occasionally. Blinkers also work whenever.
3rd Mar 2006, 19:26
I to have a 2000 Alero GLS 2 door coupe (sounds like confession) which was bought new, this was my first GM product.
Front brakes and rotors were replaces @ 24,000.
Turn signals sometimes work sometimes not, interior light falls out intermittently.
Front driver side power window track has been replace twice, now here goes the passenger's side.
Cruse control stopped working when the warranty ended.
Head gasket started to leak at 68,000 and was replaced @ the dealer for $980.
Fuel pump went at 74,000 that was another $800.
Car runs great when it is running.
No wonder Olds went under...
5th Mar 2006, 23:07
2000 Alero Sedan, 6cyl.
A little surprised to see all these issues that other have. Mine has 140K, and other than brake service every 30K (but that's typical for GM cars of this era) the car has been mostly fine - one window needed new motor - $99 for the part and a little elbow grease took care of that - which Olds would have charged $500+.
Issue lately, however, is that the turn signal clicker don't stop clicking... everything works OK, for now, but the clicking doesn't stop. I'll try to replace the part, but given the issues that everyone else has, i'll expedite my new car purchase.
8th Mar 2006, 21:48
The constant clicking noise from the turn signal indicator is a pretty common little annoyance. You'll have to remove the plastic shroud from the steering column, unplug the three wire harness on the turn signal/wiper assembly, remove the assembly, and using electrical contact cleaner, spray the turn signal arm. I did this with my Grand Am, and have had no problems since. It's a very easy fix, and takes no more than 1/2 of an hour.
Go to www.grandamgt.com to find a step by step with pictures.
I know it's annoying, but a couple of dirty contacts isn't much to fix.
20th Sep 2006, 11:50
Problems with my 2000 Alero V6, 77 K miles.
Window regulators replaced (4 times, 3 out of warranty at about $270 each. I am literally afraid to use windows because of likelihood of having to shell out another $270.
Intake manifold gasket $900 with dealer discount. They split the cost of the rgasket epair and then charged me extra to flush engine, which was full of radiator fluid (as it it could be left that way).
Brakes, water pump had to be replaced.
Trim issues - leather cover over passenger air bag peeled off. I was told by dealers it would cost about $1,000 to fix because air bag would have to be replaced. I leave it as is as an on-going testament to GM quality.
Cruise control does not work, nor do power side view windows. I don't use them so I never had them fixed.
Turn signals. Switch under hazard light button had to be replaced under warranty to repair. Problem has started again.
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things.
One the positive side car rides good and handles well, but I will never buy another GM product.
28th Sep 2006, 08:09
I have a 99 Alero 4cyl and have been fairly happy with it. I have had many of these problems (clicking noise, hazard unit falling into the dash, both rear windows not working, and front brake replacement about 4 times) but now I am getting the surging and engine dying that has been talked about. Changed the fuel filter--that didn't work. Now I am off to the garage again. Car usually runs great and gets great mileage, just very cheaply made. No wonder people buy Japanese cars. Oh yeah, interior parts starting falling apart and "leather" trim on doors starting peeling at 10,000 miles. Thanks Detroit!!
21st Feb 2007, 19:17
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero with only 65,000 miles. I have had the car for 6 years. I bought it with 39,000 miles. Obviously, I drive very little. It was our primary family vehicle for about 3 years. I have never had one single problem with it, it was in the shop only once the entire 6 years to get breaks fixed which I would consider normal maintenance given the age of the car. My brakes do make funny noises too though, but the brake people said they're fine. Once my tilt steering broke which my brother-in-law easily fixed n 5 minutes. The belts are starting to squeak a little. I went to have the oil changed today and they told me the water pump is going out. I think that is pretty good for 6 years especially being that it was used as a rental car before I got it!!! It does have low mileage though so I am scared when it gets a little higher I might start experiencing some of the problems listed above...
7th Apr 2007, 12:19
We have a 2000 Olds Alero (bought slightly used in 2000), she has been a dream up until we PIF. She has over 180K miles, her brakes are always squeaking (so we don't know when to have them repaired), the blinkers speed up, slow down, and even stall 3 to 5 days out of the week, the interior light starting falling down (appx 2003), the knob for the gear shift fell off in my fiancee's hand (2004), the steering column jammed (2002), various lights come on and off during a nomral day's drive (especially service engine soon), ABS is broken (who decided to put it in front of a drink holder), there is one belt that makes a horrible sound (mainly when we accelerate over 40mph and when the AC unit is blowing... we spray it with some grease we purchased from an auto store), mechanics have hardest time figuring why failed diagnostic tests (lights are on, which causes "fail" status, but not able to pinpoint what is wrong), now coolant is leaking (from first glance=intake gasket, from diagnostic test=water pump), both are labor-consuming and costly, we have purchased several bottles of coolant over the past 30days...but no one can decide which is correct. Ms. Lero (my name for her) has taken my fiancee and I to 2 separate colleges, 2 separate hometowns and numerous road trips... at first we addressed every light and/or noise, but she is becoming to expensive to maintain (especially since we are having the darnedest times figuring what is EXACTLY wrong with her)!!
Couple in need of assistance in DFW, Texas.
11th Apr 2007, 15:06
My son-in-law owns a 2000 Alero. His dashboard is peeling off. His engine blew 2 weeks ago and now it starts sometimes and sometimes it does not. Has anyone figured out why their car is acting the same way?
21st Aug 2007, 11:03
We purchased a used 2002 old Alero for our son in 2005. It has been nothing but trouble. The dash board is wrinkled where the glue has failed. Warning lights come on and off. We have already had the window and hazard module replaced under recall. The interior looks awful. I have read other Internet nightmares from Alero owners with the same problems.
It would seem with so many Alero owners with the same issues to their car, either a recall to cover these other issues, or a class action suit is in the works. Is there any information regarding recalls or law suits I have missed? It would be nice to get compensated or at least have the option to get these matters fixed on GM's dime.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.