NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,371 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Pontiac Aztek brakes problems

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2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012011

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Aztek. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal, the all wheel drive warning light and the antilock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact also stated that she felt the metal within the brake pedal rubbing together while applying the brakes. A local mechanic replaced the brakes, but the failure recurred. The mechanic then determined that the electronic control module was defective. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 61,444. Updated 04/11/12 updated 04/17/12

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 302006


  • 28,632 miles
The brake pads and rotors on the consumer's 2004 Pontiac Aztek wore out at 28632 miles. *****

- South Range, WI, USA

problem #3

Sep 072006

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,023 miles
Passenger side front brake caliper. Both calipers and shoes had to be replaces at 38,000 miles.

- Moorhead, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 152005


  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The brakes were replaced 6 times. The brakes continuously squeal and crunch. The dealership continues to replace items one at a time. They have not stated what the problem was. The manufacturer requested that the consumer return to the dealer. The problem started approximately April 15, 2005. The vehicle was purchased new.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 202004


  • 2,200 miles
While pulling into a parking area the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result the steering column and brakes locked up. The dealer claimed that a power steering pump was installed on the vehicle. The power steering column is still whining and the brakes are still grinding and the starter is still hesitating. The front and back bumpers separated from the vehicle, the steering wheel had a lot of play, the windshield contained numerous chips, the windows squealed when opening and closing, there was a constant whining sound coming from the steering wheel, the steering wheel and the brakes would lock up when in motion, and the vehicle was never properly aligned. When the vehicle was taken in for the whining, brakes and the starter, the consumer was told that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The consumer was later told that the power steering pump had an air bubble. The engine was also slow to start and would click at times.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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