Oldsmobile Silhouette Repair and Maintenance

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

Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

Front door window regulators and guides may become worn
The front door window regulators and guides may become worn causing the door window glass to come off track.
Leaking 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.

AC Condenser May Develop Refrigerant Leaks

The AC may stop working due to a refrigerant leak from the condenser. GM has developed and updated condenser and mounting bracket to help prevent the replacement condenser from failing in the same manner.

See More Problems (23)

Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions

No matter what you set the air vent control to the air flow never changes. I have been told it may be an actuator. Where is it located and approximately how much would it take to get it fixed? (2 answers)

My captain chair is stuck in post of floor and won't unlatch, how do I fix? (1 answer)

The pully for releasing the seat from it's posts is stuck and won't release the seat from it's station, How do I get this to release? Body shops won't mess with it, they are afraid of permanently breaking it and being held responsible to buy me a new chair if they broke it worse...

Help finding tail light pigtail/wiring harness for 1988 Oldsmobile Silhouette! (1 answer)

The back lights have slowly been getting worse over the past year, and now I have no reverse, tail or turn signal lights at all. I can't seem to find the wiring harness anywhere. Any suggestions??

See More Questions (288)

Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls

Recall 04V597000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH SECOND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS AND A POWER SLIDING DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, A PASSENGER USING THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR COULD BE INJURED.
Recall 02V286000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL ...
Recall 02V329000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER AIR BAG THAT WAS MANUFACTURED WITHOUT A CHECK VALVE PIN. AN AIR BAG WITHOUT THE CHECK VALVE PIN COULD PRODUCE INCREASED PRESSURE AT THE ONSET OF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND REDUCED PRESSURE AFTERWARD.

See More Recalls (24)

Oldsmobile Silhouette Reviews

Purchased Silhouette new in August 2000. Vehicle has always been serviced with full synthetic oil. Vehicle now has 129,000 miles and I have replaced the intake manifold gasket twice. The transmission failed at 114,000 miles and had a total rebuild. All brake lines had to be replaced at around 105,000 miles. Air shocks replaced due to failure (Delco) at 40,000 mile intervals. Replace...
I have 286,745 miles on my olds, same engine and tranny. rebuilt tranny about 155,000 but done nothing to engine but change oil. it has been a great van.
I purchased this vehicle in 2001 and was pleased with its ride. It was very smooth and quiet. Almost immediately, the CD player begin to overheat after playing it for an hour or two. At that point, the cd could not be retrieved as it would not eject. The car had to be stopped for several hours bgefore the cd player could be used again. I took it for repair several times but could get no help...

See More Reviews (9)