NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,798 miles

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2004 Pontiac Aztek electrical problems

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2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,901 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Aztek. While driving 45 mph, the contact smelled gas. He pulled the vehicle over and discovered a fuel valve leak. The dealer would not perform the repair under recall number 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage). The cost for the repair was $804. The contact also stated that the ignition was malfunctioning and the vehicle would start after the third attempt. The dealer also refused to replace the part under recall number 05V157000 (electrical system:ignition). The current and failure mileages were 42,901.

- Wilmington , NC, USA

problem #3

May 042005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,600 miles
2004 Pontiac aztec has a recall for ignition switch. However, this vehicle was not included in that recalled due to VIN. The vehicle stalled as described in the recall, but Pontiac will not recognize this vehicle. It happened several times, no repairs as of yet.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at a low speed in a parking lot by myself, my vehicle shut off on me. The battery light flashed and I lost the steering and brakes. I had to slam on the emergency brake to avoid hitting a parked vehicle. This incident was reported to GM and was taken to wayne woodrums Pontiac dealership in macomb, il. They found nothing wrong with it, there were no codes. I have had numerous problems with this vehicle including braking issues that can not be fixed, PCV valve failure, and currently it is struggling while driving and loud rattling, I am calling woodrums back tommorrow morning. I am unsure of the date this happened, all of my paperwork is in another location. I do know it was in November of 2004.

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

May 292004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,690 miles
While driving on the highway on vacation my aztec just shut off. I had it towed they reset the computer and sent it out the door. Eight hours later it did it again. I had it towed back and they found a bad ignition relay!! this thing is not even four months old.

- Dyess Afb, TX, USA

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