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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
142,750 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012016


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. After refueling the vehicle, it was noticed that the vehicle was losing fuel faster than usual. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank, fuel pump, and fuel tank lines failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 162016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact smelled a strong fuel odor present in the vehicle without warning. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. Updated 05/06/16

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 062012


  • 140,000 miles
2002 Pontiac Aztek was parked and was idling. Smelled strong odor of fuel. Upon examination, fuel was leaking profusely around the filler tube. Tried to have it sealed by a certified mechanic. It could not be repaired. Tank will leak out any fuel quantity over 3 us gallon. It does not leak when kept under this quantity of fuel.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 032012


  • 172,000 miles
TL -the contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated she received a manufacturer's recall in 2008. The vehicle was taken to the dealer after smelling the vapors of gasoline. The vehicle was not repaired under the recall due to the vehicle having more mileage than what was stipulated in the letter. The vehicle was diagnosed that the base of the fuel tank was fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 172,000. The VIN was unavailable. Rvk

- Howell, MI, USA

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