NHTSA — Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,333 miles

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2002 Pontiac Aztek engine problems

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 072017

Aztek 6-cyl

  • miles


As noted in previous statements this vehicle is difficulty at starting and cranking at various situation. Playing the radio with engine off, must wait ten minutes before attempting to start, then it may crank or you have to start over. Its not the radio its the ignition lock cylinder as done in the past. It doesn't matter, stop, or moving it has done all you mention, and with the lights off at night you can injured a pedestrian or ourselves. This car was recall and it was said to have been fix but here we stuck here from 04/07/17 possibly will get help from the nearest GMC car dealer on 04/10/17. Keep all this information for official used only. Thanks updated 05/17/17 updated 07/25/2017

- Cross, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 312014

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warning and crashed into a tree. The contact mentioned that the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 192,000. The current mileage was 199,129. Updated 10/7/14

- Byron, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 312013


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that the engine overheating light illuminated while she drove at 50 mph. The vehicle was towed to the mechanic who located the failure at the head gasket and the intake manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 127,000.

- Fennville, MI, USA

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