2nd Generation (2001—2003) Aurora Problems

This generations ranks 18th out of 22 Oldsmobile generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (25%), engine (25%), and the electrical (20%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Hard Shifting 2 complaints at an average of 79,000 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora.
  2. Engine Dies While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 113,333 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora.
  3. Runs Rough When Started 1 complaints at an average of 88,000 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora.

What Aurora Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Oldsmobile model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 0 2 245 0.0
2002 3 2 272 0.97
2001 21 1 295 6.9

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