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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems

7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Aztek electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 032007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was finding antifreeze in my oil. Took to the shop and had to have the intake gasket and the manifold gasket replaced. Also had to have a new thermostat and pvc valve. It cost almost $900. This is not the only problems have had to have the front wheel bearings replaced 2 times and brake shoes 2 times. Also had to have the heater fixed. Now the ac does not work. Had to have the window control unit replaced on the driver side. Had to have computer components replaced because the battery went bad with no notice. And now the windshield wipers do not work. To fix this problem is going to cost me $200 that is just for the whole motor and connecting rods. Because it is a factory only part. All together I have paid almost $2,000. The ac is the condenser which is another $300. I have had and loved GM vehicles for awhile. But this kind of thing has never been a problem.....something has got to be done.

- Woodward, OK, USA

problem #5

Mar 032007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was finding antifreeze in my oil. Took to the shop and had to have the intake gasket and the manifold gasket replaced. Also had to have a new thermostat and pvc valve. It cost almost $900. This is not the only problems have had to have the front wheel bearings replaced 2 times and brake shoes 2 times. Also had to have the heater fixed. Now the ac does not work. Had to have the window control unit replaced on the driver side. Had to have computer components replaced because the battery went bad with no notice. And now the windshield wipers do not work. To fix this problem is going to cost me $200 that is just for the whole motor and connecting rods. Because it is a factory only part. All together I have paid almost $2,000. The ac is the condenser which is another $300. I have had and loved GM vehicles for awhile. But this kind of thing has never been a problem.....something has got to be done.

- Woodward, OK, USA

problem #4

Jul 072004

Aztek

  • 39,000 miles
Several trips to the shop, car wouldn't start. Battery light stays on. They couldn't fix it. It's stranded me several times. This time they replaced the battery and starter, this car only has 47,000 miles on it.

- Montrose, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 142003

Aztek

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver and passenger side doors open and close intermittently, causing the battery to run down because a light was on, resulting in a short and no lights on at all.

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 142003

Aztek

  • miles
Driver and passenger side doors open and close intermittently, causing the battery to run down because a light was on, resulting in a short and no lights on at all.

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 192001

Aztek

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical system has been replaced 3 times due to the battery light and engine check light coming on. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 20 times. Please provide additional information.

- Carmel, NY, USA

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