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NHTSA — Power Train: Axle Hubs Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,233 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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2002 Pontiac Aztek drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 262005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Right front hub failure. Had to be replaced by dealer as non warranty, vehicle started making loud whinning noises that would go up and down when car was going over 25 mph. Dealer said this was common for this car.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Dec 192003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front left bearing & hub assembly replacement at 31,277 miles. Front right bearing & hub assembly replacement at 49,482 miles. Replace leaking head gasket at 39,931 miles. This car is also on it's 3rd set of tires I'm not getting any reasons why on this either - the dealership where I bought the car told me "tires are like brakes-some just wear out faster than others." I don't know if the hub problems added to the tire wear or not - the wheel actually wobbled on the car before it was repaired. 1st set replaced at about 20,000 miles. 2nd set replaced at about 28,000 miles. I have called Pontiac several times over the last 2 years about car repaires & tire wear. I was told these things are just maintenance! I considered the brake job at 39,931 miles maintenance but not hubs & a head gasket. Also, I have had the car in for heating problems. In very cold weather, you need the blower on high & the heat setting on high - even then, you are still cold. There is alot of outside air coming in the front of the car (not sealed very well)

- Leonidas, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 172004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,450 miles
The right rear hub assembly was defective. The vehicle did not brake affectively. When applying the brakes it continued on.. this was discovered while having the tires replaced, the brakes and hub assembly were examined.

- South Pittsburg, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 092003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,483 miles
Wheel bearing and wheel hub passenger side front wheel failed at about 27500 miles in a 2002 Pontiac Aztek.

- Hudson, WI, USA

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