2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Intake Manifold Gaskets. Failure of the Intake Manifold Gaskets applies to (3.4L engine) only. The cost to replace the Intake Manifold Gaskets is estimated at $76.00 for parts and $390.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Wiring. A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Wheel Speed Sensor. The cost to repair the WSS Wiring is estimated at $117.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Wheel Speed Sensor is estimated at $278.00 for parts and $117.00 for labor per wheel. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder and Housing Assembly. This failure engages the antitheft system and prevents the engine from starting. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder and Housing is estimated at $289.65 for parts and $78.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Power Window Motors. The cost to replace a Power Window Motor is estimated at $182.17 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5
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