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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 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.

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 engine problems

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 282014


  • 164,000 miles


Engine RPM surges to over 3000 without warning. This often happens when the car is initially placed in drive after starting the engine. The driver may need to suddenly apply the brake if behind a car. The high RPM also acts as an undesired "cruise control" system, though the vehicle is not equipped with "cruise". the driver must also firmly hold the brake pedal down while stopped as the car will lurch forward.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 102004


  • miles
When at a stop vehicle idled too fast, causing the vehicle to jerk forward. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Gladwin, MI, USA

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