NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Hatchback/Liftgate: Lock Problems


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2001 Pontiac Aztek accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 142005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased my 2001 Aztek in October 2000. Every year (winter) since 2001, I have had to take my vehicle into the dealership for repair because I lose my traction control which automatically takes out my ABS brakes. The dealership doesn't have a clue as to why this is happening. This is a safety issue, considering where I live. There are 5 incident dates, thus far.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #1

May 132004


  • miles
Electrical and A/C problems:T 40,000 I had to replace the A/C compressor because it had a hole. I paid for the repair as it was out of warranty.T 83,000, the hatch ceased working, couldn't be opened manually or electronically. The driver's sid door lock ceased working ( ipaid to have that fixed, noone could diagnose the hatch) and the A/C ceased working. The battery light was on. Suddenly, the security light came on and the key could not be removed, the car would not turn over. I paid the dealer to replace the ignition switch ($350). Replaced the battery, but still had dead battery within a week. Replaced the alternator beacause it registered a bad diode (($500) battery dead the next day. My mechanic traced the problem to a short somewhere in the electrical system that caused a 12 volt drain on the battery. It would have been at least another $1000 to pinpoint and correct the problem. I have saved my receipts and purchased a new car, not a Pontiac.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

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