2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada

2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Problems

acceleration issues

I have a 2001 Olds Bravada. & Have been having issues with it since 2010. If I had to do it over I would say forget this SUV and have gotten a car. I've replaced wheelbearings, rear ends, fuel pumps, radiator, engine, oil changes, tires& now when you press the gas it will not accelerate. I am so fed up!!!

Air Compressor for Rear Air Springs May Fail

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Questions

Where is the right front abs speed senor located? (1 answer)

I put the key in the ignition and turn it forward,all gauges,etc light no start (1 answer)

This happens periodically. with repeated tries it eventually starts. several days or even weeks of daily driving go by with no problems and then it acts up again. Today it started normally and I drive 3 hours in a driving rain. After it sat all day it wouldnt start at first and took several tries...

The driver side passenger window will not go up or down when pushing the button. (1 answer)

We were hit on the side door, no external damage was noticed but the windown falls down the door slot. I have manualy pull it up and tape it up to hold it there.. When I push the the up/down button, you can here a motor run but does not move the window..

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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Recalls

Turn Signals May Operate Like Hazard Flashers

The turn signals may operate like hazard flashers when intending to signal for a turn. The driver may not be able to clearly signal their intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the suspect flasher modules with a new flasher designed with sealed relays for better durability. The recall began August 4, 2005. The GM recall number is 05044.

Recall 04V527000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, VIBRATION AND HEAT MAY CAUSE THE TAIL LAMP/STOP LAMP BULB TO LOOSEN IN ITS SOCKET. IF THIS OCCURS, THE BULB MAY FLICKER AND EVENTUALLY BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Recall 04V046000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEMS THAT WILL NOT TURN ON, CEASE OPERATION WHILE IN USE, FAIL TO TURN OFF/ON BY THEMSELVES (MOISTURE SENSITIVE WIPER SYSTEM), OR HAVE CONTINUOUS WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP OPERATION BECAUSE THE PRESENCE OF WATER WITHIN THE WIPER MODULES CAN EIT...

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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Reviews

My 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada has been the most maintenance free car I've ever owned. In 2004 I was shopping around for a Chevy Trail Blazer and stumbbled up on the Bravada which must be "kin" (upper crust) to the Trail Blazer. I'm extremely happy that I did switch my preference to the Bravada because for the almost 10 years that I have owned it, I have loved owning it. I am however sorry that 2...
GM Olds got it right with this SUV. Drives well, good fuel economy, powerful engine, great traction. Would have liked higher ground clearance for winter driving. Compared to my LR, this one has equal comfort and costs less to maintain (60% less). Too bad they don't exist any more. Problem with exhaust manifold bolts shearing off - cheap bolts from factory. Did GM save a 1$ per vehicle on th...

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