Oldsmobile Alero Origins
Two recalled editions of the Oldsmobile Alero include the 2001 Alero and the 2003 Alero. In 2001, GM recalled the Alero on a gear malfunction. Reportedly, when the vehicle moves from fifth gear to reverse gear, the gear indicator would read as if in reverse gear. However, in actual function the vehicle on account of a gear shift inhibitor would move to fourth gear, which could potentially result in embarrassing accidents. GM also recalled the 2003 Alero Oldsmobile because the accelerator pedal would jam and remain depressed even when the foot lifted off the pedal.About the Oldsmobile Alero
The Oldsmobile Alero has great fuel efficiency at 24/33 mpg city/highway, which keeps it on the charts as an economy vehicle. The later editions incorporate comfort features such as air-conditioning, a CD player, and power door locks. It results from several experimental versions that never saw production. Some of these tested design ideas, such as the 3.5-liter V-6 engine option, later joined the Oldsmobile lineup on the Intrigue and the Aurora. Other experimental tweaks affect interior designs and body designs.Oldsmobile Alero Features
General Motors manufactured the last Oldsmobile Alero in 2004. This edition contains a 3.4-liter V-6 engine, with 170 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle comes in two body types, the sedan and coupe, and four trims, namely the Alero GL-1, the Alero GL-2, the Alero GL-S, and the Alero GX. The 2004 Oldsmobile Alero includes several safety and comfort features including driver and passenger airbags, a vehicle anti-theft system, and an anti-lock device in the interior of the trunk standard.Oldsmobile Alero Evolution
The 1999 to 2001 Oldsmobile Alero uses a 2.4-liter V-6, I4 engine that produces 150 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque with a five-speed manual transmission, though the automatic transmission also came as an option in the 2000 edition. The 1999 to 2001 Alero Oldsmobile adds power features such as power windows, power steering, and power door locks with remote keyless entry. The exterior shows off a sportier look with the rear spoiler coming in as a standard feature on the Alero GL-2. The manufacturer also works on the vehicle’s suspension, and it includes ABS, traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes in the front and rear.
From 1999 to 2001, the Oldsmobile Alero came in two body designs, namely the two-door coupe and the sedan. It is a fairly fuel efficient vehicle with an EPA rating of 22/31 mpg city/highway. It comes standard with front drive and does not offer all-wheel drive.
The 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, as its 2004 successor, houses a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder DOHC V-6 engine that pairs with a four-speed automatic transmission. The safety features on this vehicle include driver and front passenger airbags, and it has a release lever in the trunk. For comfort and convenience, this edition comes with air-conditioning, tilt power steering, power door locks, cruise control, and a console between the driver and passenger seats with cup holders and storage space.
For entertainment, this edition offers an AM/FM radio and a CD player. It comes fitted with 215-60R15 tires on alloy wheels, giving it a classy appearance enhanced by the interior leather upholstery. It also includes an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and traction control to make it a safer vehicle.
The 2002 to 2004 Oldsmobile Alero contains a 2.2-liter, I4, 140-hp engine that produces 150 lb-ft of torque. The 16-valve DOHC engine uses front drive. Both the coupe and the sedan of the Alero GX and Alero GL-1 come fitted with 215-60R15 tires on steel wheels and measure 186 inches in length and 70 inches wide, sitting on a wheelbase of 107 inches. It offers 38.3 inches headroom in the front and 37 inches of headroom in the rear and 42.1 inches of legroom and 36.2 inches of legroom in the front and rear respectively. For entertainment and comfort the 2002 to 2004 Alero Oldsmobile features tilt steering, a CD player, and a rear window defogger.