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Rear Hatch Problems

2002 Pontiac Aztek

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
46,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. dealer had adjusted hatch, finally had to replace part (1 reports)
2002 Pontiac Aztek accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302006

Aztek V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Rear hatch latch rarely works when interior button is pushed. But you don't know for sure until you go out into the rain to try and lift the hatch. Had it fixed under warranty. It worked until the warranty expired.

- , Winterville, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 302010

Aztek V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Rear hatch does not stay up. It slowly falls down on my head. You'd think I'd remember by now. When I do I use a metal rod to hold it up. It's embarrassing!

- , Winterville, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 222003

(reported on)


  • 10,000 miles

My wife and I have a 2 year old. Try running errands, grocery shopping, etc. without a trunk that opens! My son got a motorized ride on car for his birthday. Try squeezing that in the back door to the trunk area. The problems here were two-fold. First the trunk wouldn't fully release. The dealer "fixed" this problem twice by adjusting the alignment. Then everything froze up and key, nor remote, nor trunk release would open the hatch. Dealer had to reorder part 3 times in order to get it to work.

- , Toms River, NJ, USA

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