NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,522 miles

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2001 Pontiac Aztek brakes problems

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 032003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


We have had multiple thing go wrong with our 2001 Aztek we purchased under 40,000 miles, now has about 60, 000- the front brake rotors were warped- mechanic said that they had to have been like that from manufacturer, as he has never seen anything that bad in a car of that age- air conditioner is not working- went on the web, and it looks like many owners are also experiencing this due to cracked/leaking compressors- also, fuel gauge stopped working shortly after we purchased- needle is very sporadic, and you never know how much gas you have- this also seems to be a common problem- had interior electrical problems as well- this was the only thing fixed by Pontiac- I recently contacted Pontiac, who was unwilling to address any of these issues.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 122004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,130 miles
The consumer stated she saw fluid leaking from under her vehicle in her driveway. She says she took her vehicle to the mechanic, who said it was her radiator. She then took the vehicle to somewhere else to get a second opinion, that mechanic told her that the problem was the radiator, air conditioning, and the engine intake manifold. The vehicle was leaking coolant into the intake manifold. She says her vehicle is not old enough to have this kind of problem. Front brake rotors are rusting and must be replaced.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 152004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer is concerned with the rear brakes and rotors. Consumer states, that the rear brakes and rotors have been replaced on three separate occasions but the problem still occurs.

- Harrisville, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 052004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


8081 miles: SRS light on intermittently. (reflash PCM and BCM) battery goes dead intermittently. (replaced battery and cleaned terminals) the brakes squeal and erratic fuel gauge. (no problem found at that time). 8125 miles: Ses light on again. (cleaned corroded connectors for ABS and fuel pump) 8155 miles: Ses on again. (replaced all femaile terminals and cleared codes. Dropped fuel tank to replace fuel modules, replaced all terminals at module. 11541 miles: Air bag light on intermittently (could not reproduce) turn signal fuse blowing regularly (replaced neutral wiring safety switch, adj for reverse lights) 12018: Turn signals blowing still. (replaced flasher unit) 23968 miles: Right fromt wheel metal on metal clicking noise at all speeds (no problem found) check left front master window control switch fallen into door (replaced switch bezel in driverside) 30233 miles: Metal on metal clicking noise again (turned and rotated rotars) drivers side window sticks and stops going up or down. (nothing done) 33442 miles: Windows stick in up or down position after drivers sided fails to function. (unable to reproduce) 35875 miles: Power windows not functioning properly, stickin up or down position (unable to reproduce problem) rear lift gate not fully releasing (adjusted hatch bumpers and lubed latches.

- Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001


  • miles
When applying brakes there is a squeaking noise. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced brake rotors.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

May 202002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes, pedal vibrates. Brakes and rotors keep permaturely wearing out. Dealer contacted.. consumer stated the rotors had to be turned on 4 occassions.

- Hadley, PA, USA

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