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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door: Hinge And Attachments Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Pontiac Aztek body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles


We purchased a new 2003 Pontiac Aztek in March of 2003. To date we have had the car in for repairs on the heater fan motor replaced twice, the drivers door hinges reset twice, the rear trunk release replaced twice, repainted the drivers door and rear drivers area near taillight because the paint was gone, several no-starts that were not repeated at the garage-but needed jump starts to run, rear drivers tail-light was replaced once because it was falling out and its starting to fall out again, front wheel bearings are being replaced tomorrow. We have a little over 18,000 miles on the car and hate it and will probably never buy another Pontiac because of this lemon. All repairs have been done under warranty so far, but what happens when that runs out? sell it to the next sucker I guess.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 152004

Aztek 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Drivers side door hinge became bent after a year of use. Apparently Pontiac knows of the weakness and issues new hinges only if there is a problem. I requested having the other hinge replaced at same time. Will not do...only if it becomes damaged.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

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