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 ProblemsNo Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor
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.
The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off. Replacing the faulty turn signal switch will commonly correct this condition.
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.
2003 Oldsmobile Alero QuestionsHow much should it cost to replace the Multi Function Switch on my 2003 Oldsmobile Alero? (2 answers)
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...
Replaced wires and plugs changed coil pack changed, and ignition module, still a misfire and still reads misfire on code 4, car shuts it's self off when sitting still, slight knock sound, sounds like the car can barely breath, 46 motor 163k miles never had a problem
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.