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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,750 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012008


  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac aztec. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). Three weeks later, she smelled a strong odor of gasoline coming from the vehicle. The manufacturer informed her that she was sent the notice in error; therefore, the contact would be responsible for the repair costs. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 108,000. Updated 07/15/08 the consumer stated the problem was not related to the recall. The problem was aleaking fule line going into the fuel filter. Updated 07/15/08.

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 212005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles
1. driving on city street and hit a golf ball size rock 2. gas tank was punctured, and brake line was crushed. Drove for 4 more miles before we smelled the gas and got out and saw it spraying out from the side of the car. The fact that it didn't explode is a miracle, I was with my 9 year old son. 3. the Pontiac Aztek, which this car is, is promoted and advertised as a vehicle for going off roud through dirt roads and streams, this happened driving along a city street. The manufaturer won't fix this problem, to me it seems like a fundamental, and potentially design flaw. Had my car exploded and killed me and my son, would Pontiac have paid attention to the problem then" does it take a death to get their attention about a serious problem"

- Rsm, CA, USA

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