2003 Oldsmobile Alero Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Oldsmobile Alero
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero ProblemsLeaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
The front window sash brackets may break causing the window to come off track. Our technicians tell us that new brackets are available and can be installed on the old window glass if it is not damaged.
The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero QuestionsLosing coolant without trace of a leak. (1 answer)
I was told it could be the gasket. I was also told that it could be the water pump cuz the coolant ain't pumping through when the car is turned on. I don't wanna be spending money on the wrong problem so I need a lititle information before doing so also I live pretty far from a auto shop ...
How much should it cost to replace the Multi Function Switch on my 2003 Oldsmobile Alero? My turn signals occasionally won’t work (often in bad weather). The Chevrolet Dealer gave me a quote of $700. Is it time consuming to do or are the parts expensive?
This usually happens when making a turn and in the winter months. I took this in for the key fob recall, but it still loses power while driving and the steering wheel locks up. Any ideas I fear for my life if this were to happen on the freeway. The other day I was going 65 mph onto an exit ramp...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.
GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.