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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,119 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.

2003 Pontiac Aztek electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,357 miles


The 2003 Pontiac aztec has intermittent issues regarding the rear directional signals and now inoperable brake light(s). There are no indications of a directional signal failure except for when it is dark outside or someone behind me identifies the issue. The specific issue is that when the directional signal is used, both the rear directionals flash. There was a recall regarding this issue; however, the part identified has already been replaced, as well as every other component. After the 4th time the vehicle was in for the same issue, I was following behind the driver of the aztec. Immediately I discovered that after the repair, the back left brake light was no longer functioning. The bulb was replaced with no improvement. The vehicle is currently at the dealership at this time.

- Larsen, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 252005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
2003 Pontiac leading to failure- flickering lights, unusual odor. Smoke in the interior of the automobile coming from under driver's seat. Within minutes, flames came through the middle of the driver's seatand automobile became engulfed in flames, vehicle was destroyed. It was unsalvable.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
On 2/8/2004 consumer started the vehicle and turned the windshield wipers on. The windshield wipers stopped operating and began to smoke. The vehicle caught on fire due to a malfunction in the windshield wiper motor which was replaced by the dealer. Two weeks after being repaired the windshield wipers failed twice during inclement weather, causing poor visibility to the driver while on the highway. The vehicle had an electrical fire. The windshield wipers wires were burnt up making a hole in the windshield fluid container. The consumer requested reimbursement for missing work, stress, and car payment.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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