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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Wheel Bearing Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Aztek suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Dec 172001

Aztek 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
2001 Pontiac Aztek has wheel bearing failure. GM says the part is not available and there are over 2000 of these parts on back order. Can can't be driven, nor can it be repaired without the part. GM says there is nothing they can do.

- Strafford, VT, USA

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