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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems

8.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,667 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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 #2

Feb 142005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased my 2001 Aztek in October 2000. Every year (winter) since 2001, I have had to take my vehicle into the dealership for repair because I lose my traction control which automatically takes out my ABS brakes. The dealership doesn't have a clue as to why this is happening. This is a safety issue, considering where I live. There are 5 incident dates, thus far.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #1

Mar 052004

Aztek

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
8081 miles: SRS light on intermittently. (reflash PCM and BCM) battery goes dead intermittently. (replaced battery and cleaned terminals) the brakes squeal and erratic fuel gauge. (no problem found at that time). 8125 miles: Ses light on again. (cleaned corroded connectors for ABS and fuel pump) 8155 miles: Ses on again. (replaced all femaile terminals and cleared codes. Dropped fuel tank to replace fuel modules, replaced all terminals at module. 11541 miles: Air bag light on intermittently (could not reproduce) turn signal fuse blowing regularly (replaced neutral wiring safety switch, adj for reverse lights) 12018: Turn signals blowing still. (replaced flasher unit) 23968 miles: Right fromt wheel metal on metal clicking noise at all speeds (no problem found) check left front master window control switch fallen into door (replaced switch bezel in driverside) 30233 miles: Metal on metal clicking noise again (turned and rotated rotars) drivers side window sticks and stops going up or down. (nothing done) 33442 miles: Windows stick in up or down position after drivers sided fails to function. (unable to reproduce) 35875 miles: Power windows not functioning properly, stickin up or down position (unable to reproduce problem) rear lift gate not fully releasing (adjusted hatch bumpers and lubed latches.

- Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA

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