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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Pontiac Aztek engine problems

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 132001


  • 16,000 miles


Front crash against a solid corner of a building, aprox speed crash 45 mph. GM did not want to repair or replaced, instead faced a trial where they committed a fraud and other felonious, all of them proven, still after nearly 9 years still facing civil and criminal charges. GM dealer with false statement still now a days keeps the vehicle, same that still can be analyzed now a days because it has not been repaired. Lots of damage caused by GM, dealers, lawyers and expert witnesses. Regret very much such a poor behavior of GM, I MA ready to supply as much information as needed, photos, reports, and courts documents that proves their felonious. A GM expert witness submitted to the court a false report, and also bought the official expert witness of the court, these felonies have already been proved bythe court, that is why now they are facing a civil and criminal charges, for GM if not quality good is the fraud!!!!!

- Queretaro, 00, USA

problem #4

Jul 282006

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac aztec. While driving 25 mph or greater, the vehicle would accelerate approximately 10-15 mph. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated before acceleration. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a map sensor. The map sensor was replaced and the air vents were disconnected, however, the failure continued to occur. The current and failure mileages were 84,000.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 012005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The odometer light did not illuminate. Contacted the dealer, and was told there was nothing they could do. Also, consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told the same thing. Problem recurred....consumer maintained that not having odometer visible is a safety violation, an dpontiac should pay for the repairs, which they refused.

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 192004


  • miles
While driving the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The driver applied the brakes but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it home. The consumer stated that this vehicle has multiple problems. The dealer's mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112003

(reported on)


  • 54,000 miles
Electrical system is continuously going out. Driver is not aware of the speed due to odometer not functioning, nor how much gas is in the gas tank due to fuel gauge failure.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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