2nd Generation (1996—2001) Bravada Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 22 Oldsmobile generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (29%), brakes (17%), and the transmission (17%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 79,654 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada.
  2. Won't Go Into All Gears 1 complaints at an average of 60,000 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada.
  3. Abs Breaks Failed Without Warning 1 complaints at an average of 48,350 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada.

What Bravada 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 (?)
2001 11 1 239 7.33
2000 2 3 232 0.52
1999 3 0 100 2.03
1998 0 2 101 0.0
1997 0 3 74 0.0
1996 1 5 65 0.3

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