NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,179 miles

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2003 Pontiac Aztek engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

May 182007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,369 miles


Smelt burning anti freeze after driving the car. Head gaskets replaced front and back. 1 - water pump replaced not it 2- intake manifold gaskets replaced - not totally fixed 3 - head gaskets back of engine now being replaced.

- Cedarburg, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 072007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,989 miles
Vehicle would not start one day, the start the next. Then it wouldn't start at all. Had heater problem before, but when they checked it, it was fine. Then when it wouldn't start at all, had it towed. The garage I had it towed to had been the one to check the heater a couple of weeks prior to it breaking down, they had given it an oil change also. After the tow, they informed me that anti-freeze had been getting into the intake oil(head gaskets),and they would have to take it all apart(labor!!!)---and that the fuel pump was bad. I've only had the vehicle for a little over a year!!!thank god I had a warranty extended, (even though I am paying a lot for that also!!)that I only(!) had to pay the $100 deductible, but then had to pay for filters, oil(again!!) and miscellaneous other expenses the warranty didn't pay!!altogether, with what the warranty paid, and what I paid (341.00)---it came to 2,200.00!!!---now this car is only 4 years old, barely!!! and I think that this is ridiculous!!!

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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