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NHTSA — Suspension Problems

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,500 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 suspension problems

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012012

Aztek

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that the brakes did not always respond and needed to be applied repeatedly in order to function as normal. The contact also stated that the anti lock brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop, where faulty sensors where replaced; however the warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer, who found a leak on the fuel injection system. The contact replaced the fuel injection system. The vehicle then experienced difficulty driving uphill. The vehicle's speed decreased and the contact was unable to accelerate. The mechanic stated that the pivotal joints in the rear wheels were defective and caused unusual tread wear and tear of the tires. The vehicle was included in the recalls associated with NHTSA campaign id numbers 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices) and 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The manufacturer was made aware, however no assistance was provided due to mileage on vehicle. The failure mileage was 150,000. The current mileage was 160,000.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 022012

Aztek

  • 106,000 miles
I noticed that when I am on an uneven road or hit a bump just right, the vehicle swerves badly, sometimes into the other lane. I called Pontiac and was advised that this is a safety hazard not just to the driver of the vehicle but to others on the roads also. They told me that I need to take it to the dealership to get a diagnosis. I advised them that there are many complaints on the internet about the same thing & these people have spent thousands of dollars & it is still not fixed. I advised Pontiac that this is going to cause a major wreck one day & they are going to be liable for not recognizing the problem & fixing it. I am very upset about this problem with the suspension and the steering that it just pulls any direction when just a little bump..I would like something done about this problem.......

- Blossvale, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 122008

Aztek

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Aztek. The contact repeatedly experiences failure with the front wheel of her vehicle. On December 9, 2003, the contact took the vehicle in for the hub assembly and wheel bearing to be replaced under warranty. The failures recurred and when she returned to the dealer, they stated that she would be responsible for the repair costs because the vehicle was out of warranty. The contact became upset with the dealer and called Pontiac to inform them that the failure occurred prior to the repair as well; therefore, she would not pay for the repairs. The dealer repaired the vehicle for free. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a third time because it overheated and the warning light for the antilock brakes illuminated. The mechanic performed a diagnostic test and found that the anitlock and intake manifold and front driver's side wheel bearing needed to be replaced again. The contact began researching the issue for assistance. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Oakwood, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012006

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a used 2003 Pontiac Aztek in Oct of 2006, it has 43K miles. The next day, I noticed a squealing noise when I turned, I took it back to the dealership and was advised it was due to the vehicle being "all wheel drive". about 4 days later, I noticed that when I am on an uneven road or hit a bump just right, the vehicle swerves badly, sometimes into the other lane. I called Pontiac and was advised that this is a safety hazard not just to the driver of the vehicle but to others on the roads also. They told me that I need to take it to the dealership to get a diagnosis. I advised them that there are many complaints on the internet about the same thing & these people have spent thousands of dollars & it is still not fixed. I advised Pontiac that this is going to cause a major wreck one day & they are going to be liable for not recognizing the problem & fixing it.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

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