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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While my 02 aztec is in park and car is started I am unable to take out of park to start driving, I must push button on gear shift a number of times before it will finally go into gear. This happens randomly with no apparent pattern or reason, although when car is driven frequently it appears less. There is a clicking sound coming from top of steering column when I am attempting to put into gear.

- Otter Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 112003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Had to replace 5 wheel bearings ac condensers rear latch does not unlatch at times dealer said they put on a stronger spring still only works half the time. Transmission went out at 70,000 driver door gets out of line because of hinge bending.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

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