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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Control Module (Tcm, Pcm) Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Pontiac Aztek transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052004

Aztek 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Can not remember specific date 1.the change the oil lamp came on and vehicle was taken to dealership to change oil. Shortly thereafter we noticed the change the oil lamp would come on. The vehicle was taken back to hall in hampton roads and the lamp was turned off but the original chiming for signaling the door is locking ceased. When the vehicle was taken back to fix this error we were informed that Pontiac technicians could not fix and could not give any reason for this change. 2.a portable dvd player was hooked up to the vehicle from the plug in located between the two front seats and the tape attachment was inserted into the tape deck. The vehicle was running for about 1 to 1.5 hours with the portable dvd player when an error code and security code came on. The device was immediately disconnected from the vehicle. Thereafter the vehicle when turned off the radio would turn on by itself with out key in ignition, the gages although on full and vehicle running would not move, airbag icon would blink and chiming was dim. Upon taking vehicle to dealership it was found that the body control module went bad with no further explanation. week after getting vehicle from number 2 above the vehicleS battery worked but would not turn over and the plug in located in number 2 above were not working. It was found that the power tran control module and fuel sensor needed replacing and that a switch in the console area from number 2 above needed fixing.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

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