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NHTSA — Power Train Problems

3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,983 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 232012

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 122,948 miles

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

The gauges messed up first none of the gauges work sometimes the speed odometer will move but does not work. The car also when accelrating the gas it wont go the way it should it takes along time to build up speed. I have spent a lot of money on this car trying to get it to run proper I have replaced the transmission and I have had it in the shop at G.M.C to have the issue with the fuel system issue they replaced a part but it did not resolve the problem they had no idea what the problem was and this was teague Chevrolet-Buick Inc mabank, tx, 75147. As of May 2, 2014 the car want stay running this has something to do with the fuel system I just found out about the recall I was never notified about this I only found out cause I was serching on what could be wrong with my Aztek and I found the recall this axtek is a real lemon.

- Kemp, TX, USA

problem #2

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 #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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