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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Storage Problems

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,444 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.

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2001 Pontiac Aztek fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 112013

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

As I have seen other owners of this specific car state on your site, my fuel tank has developed a crack, and I was told by GM that I am out of luck because it is "out of recall since 2011, " even though I was never notified about a possible problem with my fuel tank! so now I am driving around in, essentially, a molotov cocktail, having to spend $800 to replace a gas tank that was supposed to be replaced by GM in 2007, at no cost, because GM failed to notify me. This is vile. To think that GM doesn't care if owners of their cars are driving around in potential firebombs, that they knew about, is sickening. I purchased this car new, and certainly deserved to be notified about problems that are potentially life-threatening, and offers to replace defective parts, that were supposed to be sent to me, as per the NHTSA campaign id #07V349000.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 112008

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac aztec. The contact was concerned that his vehicle may catch fire due to NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 35,785.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #7

Mar 062008

(reported on)

Aztek

  • miles
2001 Pontiac Aztek fuel leak. Consumer states that his daughter in law will have to pay for the vehicle to be inspected for a fuel leak problem. He states that this should be a recall or at least be covered by the manufacturer.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #6

Aug 152006

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

Defective weld on the fill spout located on the fuel tank causes a strong gas smell and fuel dampening around the fill nozzle.

- Dakota Dunes, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012007

Aztek 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that fuel was leaking from the storage tank in the vehicle. She arrived at the dealer and they advised her to get rid of the vehicle. GM stated that her VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage), even though the vehicle is experiencing the same failure. The vehicle has not been repaired and is parked at the contact's residence. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

- Veedersburg, IN, USA

problem #4

Aug 292007

Aztek

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Returned from 1 week vacation and found car was leaking fuel. Weather had been unusually hot in our area. Conditions sound identical to NHTSA recall 07V349000, however when I phoned the dealer they said that my VIN was not covered and refused to take any responsibility.. updated 01/11/08. Updated

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

May 012007

Aztek

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac aztec. The contact noticed fuel leaking from the rear of the vehicle after she filled the fuel tank. The dealer found no visible hole in the tank, but they replaced the tank. Approximately three weeks later, the failure recurred and the dealer replaced the fuel tank for the second time. One week later, the failure recurred for the third time. The dealer stated that her VIN was included in recall # 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices), however, the manufacturer of the part stated that her vehicle was excluded. The engine size and number of cylinders were unknown. The current mileage is 69,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- North Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #2

May 262007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac aztec. While fueling the vehicle, the contact noticed gas leaking where the fuel take inlet valve attaches to the gas tank. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. There was recall # 03V454000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage) for the 2004 model. The contact believes that his vehicle should be included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 90,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
2001 Pontiac aztec, check engine light came on in early April 2007. I took car to american Chevrolet in danville, il for service. Service department informed me that the code indicated a problem with the fuel system, and a pressure check of the system revealed a defective gas cap. I believe the cost to read the check engine light code was $79. I had them order the gas cap and was to return in 2 days to have it installed. The next time I filled the tank, ( about 2 days later), there was a strong odor of gasoline and a puddle of gasoline under the car. I returned to the dealer and informed them of this development. They inspected the car and told me that the fuel tank was now leaking at the filler inlet pipe in the lower part of the fuel tank. I viewed the car and saw gasoline dripping from the filler inlet pipe. The service tech informed me that I would need a new fuel tank. I asked the service tech if this was a common problem for the Aztek model. The tech stated that he had never seen this problem before with any fuel tank. Their repair estimate for new parts and labor was about $1000. I told the service tech that I could not afford the repair at this time. Then they offered to install a used tank at a cost of about $400-$500 for parts and labor. I scheduled an appointment to install the used tank, but later cancelled it when I started investigating problems with Aztek fuel tanks. The fuel tank is still leaking and eroding the asphalt on my driveway where I park my car. I need this car to get to work, but I feel nervous driving it with a fuel tank leak. I have not had the fuel tank replace because I cannot afford the repair bill ($1000), and I believe that since GM changed the design of this tank to correct this problem, that GM should pay the cost to correct the same design flaw on my vehicle. EA07-006.pco

- Veedersburg, IN, USA

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