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NHTSA — Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,500 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 312014

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warning and crashed into a tree. The contact mentioned that the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 192,000. The current mileage was 199,129. Updated 10/7/14

- Byron, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 312013


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that the engine overheating light illuminated while she drove at 50 mph. The vehicle was towed to the mechanic who located the failure at the head gasket and the intake manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 127,000.

- Fennville, MI, USA

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