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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,556 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 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 222005

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer is inquiring about any recalls listed for the 2001 Pontiac Aztek and the 2000 Ford Focus.

- Eagle Lake, FL, USA

problem #8

May 032004


  • miles
Air conditioner stopped functioning at around 60,000 miles. Ac condenser was replaced. Was told by repair tech that there was a bracket that was poorly made, and that bracket would punch holes in the condenser. Tech said he had seen 3 exactly like this one over the past several months.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #7

Sep 212004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems removing the spare tire off of the vehicle. The consumer indicated that it was impossible to remove the spare tire although she followed the directions perfectly. The consumer believes there is a step missing in the process. A tow truck driver was also unable to remove the spare tire.

- North Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 042003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


2001 Pontiac air conditor stop working at 41,000 took car to dealer there was nothing they could do, warranty was up. I called Pontiac and was told that they have not had any other complaints with the air in these vehicles. I talk with someone at the repair shop at dobbs Pontiac about the a\C he said they have had several people come in having problems with the a\C unit but there was nothing they could do unless the manufacture had done something wrong when making the unit. I have researched the a\C unit and found out there are a lot of people having problems with the 2001 aztex a\C. Pontiac will not help. They make these vehicles and refuse to take responsibility when something is wrong. If there are a lot of people having the same problem with the same kind of vehicle it must be the manufacture doing something wrong. Why should the people who already paid too much for vehicle have to again pay for Pontiac mistakes? please let me know what I can do. It just is not right.

- Memphiss, TN, USA

problem #5

Jun 252003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
39,000 miles air conditioner quit working.called dealer to see if there was any common problems and if repair would be covered.was told no. Took car in to dealer at 59,000 mile to see what was wrong with ac.was told condensor and compressor are both bad.$1800 to repair!!! still broken.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 082001

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Our air conditioner quit working, we thought it just needed to be re-charged, I had it re-charged two weeks in a roll, then it quit working again, I looked on the internet and saw many complains about the compressor leaking in the Aztek 2001, I would think that a notification should be sent out to consumers. Of course this all happens after the warranty just ran out. You want to increase your sales and with problems like this many of us get rather weary of GM autos.

- Holly, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 102002

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


I owned a Pontiac Aztek 2001. I use to notice this car / SUV frequently swayed with breeze - more so than other cars I have driven. On a windy day around 10:30 pm night while driving with family on a freeway (US23 S) near fenton mi, we noticed excessive freezing winds causing the the car to sway abnormally. Finally it swayed with the breeze pushing the car to the next lane ( I was on the fast lane on the two lane freway) but instead of returning back.. it continued the slide. It appears we hit a patch of black ice and with the force of the wind we started slide. The car was sliding nearly at a 45 degree angle diagonally cross both the lanes and continued in this manner for at least 50 - 100 ft. Finally wihtout using the brakes I manaveured it to the median. Moment it hit the median the front tire under me (driver) hit a soft patch and the ar role over twice and fell on the driver side close to the oncoming traffic lanes. Luckily all of us I was belted so was my wife, escaped un hurt. My child 3 yrs old was belted on the car seat. None of the air bags deployed. A major dent just over my head where the car rolled over. For all practical purpuses the car was trashed with hardly 7000 miles on it.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 192001


  • 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

problem #1

Apr 112002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer had to take vehicle to dealer ship for service on engine light that was illuminating on dashboard. Mechanic stated there was a short in wiring harness, resulting in a vehicle fire.

- Brookland, NY, USA

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