NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Pontiac Aztek lights problems

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012010


  • 110,000 miles


Will be driving down the road and horn starts going off, all the electricals flash off and on. Windows, door locks, and rear hatch becomes non operational. Only way to stop is to pull over immediatly and shut car down but not always effective. Alarm will go off all on it's own sporadically.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • miles
The passenger side, low beam, headlight has stopped working. The bulb, fuses, and wiring connections have been examined and all appear to be fine. Approximately a month later the stereo electronically locked itself as if it had been placed in another car without a matching VIN. I have been pulled over by the police for a headlight out. Upon entering a search online I see many instances where other owners have reported electrical problems with these vehicles. Some include flashing headlights, failure of door locks, stereos and security lights turning on/off. I see from the various posts that some owners have replaced the BCM as well as wiring harness' that have moisture. There doesn't appear to be a solid fix as I see some posts are recurring. Thankfully I have only received warnings from police about my failed light, however, I don't expect it to remain that way. While a loss of a stereo or electric locks are a convenience loss, the loss of and/or intermittents headlights are a true safety hazard.

- Saugatuck, MI, USA

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