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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,961 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.

2004 Pontiac Aztek brakes problems

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2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012011

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal, the all wheel drive warning light and the antilock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact also stated that she felt the metal within the brake pedal rubbing together while applying the brakes. A local mechanic replaced the brakes, but the failure recurred. The mechanic then determined that the electronic control module was defective. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 61,444. Updated 04/11/12 updated 04/17/12

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 192007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,304 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Aztek. While driving 45 mph, the antilock brake system failed. The rear end of her vehicle fishtailed when she approached a wet surface. She took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that her ABS had failed the left front hub assembly also had to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 44,304.

- Grandblank, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 282004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer states that just two days off of the lot she started having problems with her ABS braking system. A new hardware kit was installed and it still did not help the problem. The ABS problem was that the vehicle was really shaky and made some type of noise while braking. It would make her brake pads wear out real quick. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times. The dealer put new springs on the suspension. The consumer has had problems with the brakes, power steering, gauge is broken, radio lights. The gear sticks and she has to hold it really tight and pull it really hard to make it go into another gear and it makes a boom sound.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 262004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
While proceeding down a steep hill in northeren pa the ABS failed and the Pontiac Aztek began to fishtail as though on ice. It had two frontal impacts and the airbags did not deploy.

- Bristol, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004

Aztek

  • miles
While making a left turn, a winding noise was heard coming from the steering column. The vehicle then stalled. The consumer tried to restart the vehicle, but was unable to. The driver applied the brakes, but the pedal went to the floor and a loud grinding noise was heard from the front. The transmission locked up. The driver was able to coast the vehicle to the shoulder. The driver turned off the vehicle and then restarted it. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that a steering pump was needed, but the brakes and transmission problem could not be duplicated. The consumer informed the mechanic this problem has occurred more than once. The dealer and the mechanic were aware of the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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