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Oldsmobile Alero Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Hazard Flasher to Click

Oldsmobile Alero Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 129,445 mi (36,000 mi - 293,400 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    Clicking noise most like the hazard signal randomly clicks for long and short periods of time for no apparent reason and is extremely annoying. Replaced the relay switch but still have the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    after turnsignal is turned off flasher keeps klicking

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Ticking continues on and off after turn signal turns off.

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  • my blinkers work on and off have found that if i push the hazard light switch a few times it will trigger my car blinkers to come back on, still an issue.

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  • Radon Clicking sound of flasher/turn lights when not engaged.... Me Too!!!!!!!!
    Did Try checking the fuses and found the fuse for the turn lights would when removed stoep the noise, that would leave the turn lights in operable.

    Also if pushing in slightly on the Hazed button not to engage it but lightly it too would stop the bzzzzzzrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I Rather just play radio louder.!

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    flasher clicking all the time when signals are not on,when you put them on it stops

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  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    Just like my daughter's 03 Grand Am, my alero will sound as if turn signal is on when it is not. I am not sure whether it is the hazard switch or the turn signal/w.wiper unit that needs to be replaced as was the case with the Grand Am. Annoying. Too many of us have the problem for GM to look the other way as it is obviously a problem common to alot of vehicles.

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  •  Rookie

    turn signals will work but shot themselves out at times.

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  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    My turn signals will not be on, but the clicking is incessant. My turn signals don't actually flash any lights when this happens, but it's really annoying.

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  •  Rookie

    Turn signals work intermittently or they stop completely for a couple days. But if I play with the hazard button they might come back on. This has been happening for over a year now on my car. ALL GM vehicle owners with this same problem needs to report it to NHTSA at SAFERCAR.GOV so a recall can be created. GM does know about this problem but fails to broaden the recall that's on the books to all vehicles with the problem. The current NHTSA Campaign Number is 03V327000 and the recall on the books from GM is 03043. GM will claim that only certain vehicles are covered for this recall and your VIN number is not affected. Therefore you continue to have the problem until you decide to fix it yourself and save them money. If you've been in an accident because of this problem you REALLY need to file the complaint with NHTSA. Don't let corporate America get away with this, file your complaint today. Get your car fixed for free by GM.

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