The most commonly reported problem with the Oldsmobile Bravada is transmission failure, as of 2015. The most reports of transmission failure are for the 2001 and 2002 models, according to the Carcomplaints.com.
Additional reported complaints for the Oldsmobile Bravada include the all wheel drive feature malfunctioning and the car not going into all gears. The model with the most overall complaints is the 2002 model. There are complaints of the heater core leaking coolant and others of the air compressor for the rear air seals failing. However, the Oldsmobile Bravada does have several positive reviews from owners on the Edmunds.com review page.