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NHTSA — Suspension Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 132014


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that after reversing out of a drive way, the vehicle made a loud noise as the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was placed into park and the ignition was turned off. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that a round object fell from under the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnose that the power steering failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage 100,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 222003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When I bought my 2001 Aztek in September 2001, I was told by the salesperson that it would be a dependable durable car. It has been anything but. Will not keep alignment so the tires have worn prematurely. The seal around the passenger door leaked causing carpet damage which was not replaced by the dealership. Air conditioner condenser had a crack and one week after replacement, the car ran hot. Luckily, all of this happened under warranty. One week after the condenser was replaced, the car ran hot. One week after the intake was fixed, it ran hot again. The dealership service department added coolant and sent me on my way. The same day it ran hot again (Saturday). I took the car back in on Monday morning at 35,946 miles. They drove the car 33 miles to see if the car would get hot. It was returned to me with 35,979 miles and they could not duplicate the problem. I have also had brake failure, the transmission is slipping, there is a ticking noise underneath in front and back, and the car feels unstable on the road. Overall I feel very unsafe in the car and would like for the dealer to buy the car back at full purchase price.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 152001

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle vibrates at 65mph and higher. Dealer has been notified.

- Balparaiso, IN, USA

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