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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door: Hinge And Attachments Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,667 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.

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.

2002 Pontiac Aztek body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 112003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Had to replace 5 wheel bearings ac condensers rear latch does not unlatch at times dealer said they put on a stronger spring still only works half the time. Transmission went out at 70,000 driver door gets out of line because of hinge bending.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 012003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The dealer had serviced the vehicle several times regarding the driver's side door. The door failed to latch properly and could open when driving. Dealer diagnosed the hinges were too weak, which resulted in them coming out of adjustment and caused the door not to lock properly.

- Essexville, MI, USA

problem #1

May 292003

(reported on)


  • 7,000 miles
The driver side door sheet metal where the hinges are bolted to are warping outward. This results in the door being loose, and can fall off at anytime.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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