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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,400 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 fuel system problems

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012016

Aztek 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Pontiac Aztek. Consumer writes in regards to fuel odors and leaks by the fuel tank inlet. Consumers internet search found an expired recall bulletin for the same issue, requests assistance with repairs. The consumer noticed the fuel smell was stronger after he filled up.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 122007

Aztek

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. While the contact was examining his vehicle, he noticed that there was fuel in the garage. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer and the contact noticed that he also smelled fuel when he drove the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 60,000.

- Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 212008

Aztek

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic for tire service. The technician observed a small amount of fuel spilling from the fuel tank. The vehicle was inspected and a hole was found in the fuel tank. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline'storage), although the failures were identical. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 98,000 and current mileage was 98,415.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 212007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
We own a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. On Sunday, December 16, our car would not start and could not be jumped by aaa. We had it towed to the aaa-approved service station we use for all repairs. After replacing the starter, they told us that there was also a leak with the fuel inlet seal. It being the week before christmas, we were unable to repair that day. After going on the internet to research the price of the part, we discovered that there was a recall in effect for this vehicle for this specific reason. We called the Pontiac number listed in the recall notice. The customer service person looked up the recall (after I gave her the number as she was unable to find anything) and said that it did appear our vehicle was subject to recall but that it would have to be diagnosed by a Pontiac/GM dealer. We located one nearby and she put me on hold to call them. When she came back on she said after further review that our vehicle was not subject to the recall because it only affected certain vehicles within the 2001-2004 years whose vins ended with 2S549384 through 2S608951. When I pointed out that my vehicle fit those parameters, she said it was not subject to recall based on GM parameters, but would not or could not give me what the exclusion parameters were.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 282007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The fuel tank has a crack near the fuel filler neck. The contact smelled fuel outside the vehicle while parked. The Pontiac dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in recall number 07V-349. The fuel system was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 80,000.

- Gardener, KS, USA

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