NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,065 miles

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2001 Pontiac Aztek brakes problems

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 222014

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated when his wife applied the brake, she experienced immediate and complete brake failure. A popping and whooshing sound was heard and the brake pedal went to the floor. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that one of the brake lines failed due to rusted through at the point of failure, as well as extremely rusted at every place it was clipped to the body of the vehicle to the back of the vehicle. The mechanic recommended the entire brake line be replaced.. the vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000. The consumer stated it was the second time, the brake line failed, due to corrosion. The first time was in 2007, when the vehicle had 65,000 miles. Updated 03/11/15.

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 122007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Gradual loss of braking due to a leak in the brake line. Brake fluid from the leaking brake line dripped on catalytic converter causing a fire. The brake line was reconstructed by a licensed mechanic. No damage to any other part of the car.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,195 miles
Lost brakes and engine fire ensued. Dealer said brake line broke, unknown cause.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

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