NHTSA — Wheels Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2003 Pontiac Aztek wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • miles


I had a flat tire, rear driver side tire. I was unaware of the actual mileage that was on my car at that time. Pulled over and changed flat tire with spare doughnut tire (which is a joke). I proceeded to drive off and the ABS light immediately came on and said it was disabled. I continued driving to les schwab tire center in hood river, or.. they said the flat was not repairable and they were unable to sell me 1 tire since my vehicle is AWD. I limped back home to portland on the 35 mph spare tire. I was able to get cheaper tires through another dealer but when my new tires were put on my ABS never reactivated and to this day the light stays on saying it is disabled. It is the difference between driving a 1973 Monte Carlo vs a 2003 Pontiac Aztek. I have had several places check it out and they have said it is in the wheel sensors"?? all 4? I had them replaced and it still says the ABS is disabled. What is the problem? and this went out over having a flat tire?" I do not have the money to take it to dealer. Please tell me what to do to get this fixed. It is annoying at best. Thank you.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 142003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • miles
1)when I removed gas cap to fill tank with gas, I heard a hissing sound coming out of the gas tank. When trying to fill tank with gas, hose kept clicking off and would not allow me to put gas in the tank. I went to a different gas station and the same thing happened. I have since been unable to use the car as I can not fill the tank. 2)this second problem has been ongoing since I purchased this car. The "service engine soon" light keeps coming on a regular basis. I have had this checked out each time and the mechanics always have a hard time identifying the problem. This has been extremely costly. Further more, the vehicle can't pass inspection with that light on. 3) this third problem has also been ongoing. I have to replace my brakes at least twice a year. They wear down quickly and make an awful grinding noise. The mechanics cannot understand the reason for this either. Except to tell me this car is defective. 4)in the last year or so, when I make a turn in either direction, there is a grinding noise. My transmission fluid levels are always good when this happens. 5) the hatch does not open when the automatic opening button is used, must always have someone in the back to open it as I simultaneously push the button. 6)when I press the brakes to stop, it feels like the brakes disengage or the anti-lock brakes kick in and this happens when road is dry this car has been a piece of junk since the day I bought it and has caused multiple financial and emotional problems with all it's defects. I will never buy a Pontiac or GM car again!!!!!!!!!!!

- La Vergne, TN, USA

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