2001 Pontiac Aztek from North America


Even though have had a few problems, I still love my Aztek!


AC condenser went bad at 57,500 miles.

Rear hub assembly needed repair.

Driver seat fabric wearing thin.

Some kind of EMS sensor needed changing twice before 2500 miles, but no problems since.

General Comments:

The general outside appearance is not very pretty, but the first drive proved to be worth it!

It handles very smoothly and is easy to control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2006

29th Jan 2007, 13:10

A manual transmission on an aztek???I don't think so!!!

2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD V6 from North America


I feel safe and I enjoy it everyday


My head gasket blew at around 60,000 Miles.

Gas gauge quit working at 70,000 miles.

Cruise control broke at 90,000 miles.

Hatch won't open without manual lift and push of button at the same time. (Always been)

CV boot leaked at first 10,000 miles.

Some lights on dash board don't work.

Gas cap is worn out and can't find replacements.

Rear struts replaced when new and still lots of knocking in back.

Fan blower only works on 4 and 5. Started at 60,000 miles (I think)

A/C needed replaced in 2003.

General Comments:

With All Wheel Drive, it is great through snow and rain.

I love my sunroof.

I've never had a flat tire. So I've stuck with same brand tires every 70,000 miles. Tiger Paws with the original aluminum wheels.

Shocks have always been a problem and CV boot leaks.

I love the room and it's great for my Service dog. Except he would have to be on the seat in order to see out the window. So now the seats in back are pretty dirty. Hard to clean.

Great camping trips. Convenient for traveling. Except I don't understand the storage. You can't fit anything in them, only the tire jack.

Stereo still works great and love the convenience for controls in the back for tailgating parties.

Seats have warn considerably and I'm only 117 lbs. so my weight is NOT the factor.

I drive 100 miles a day to work and back. My Aztek has over 156,000 miles and it's still running pretty good. It is comfortable and I like the size of it. Not too small and not too big.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th May, 2006

2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.1 gas from North America


Unique style with a comfortable ride


Replace gas cap. 52,000 kms -$55.

Remote lock mechanism 71,200kms - $88.

Remote lock mechanism 72,400 kms - $457.

Traction Control sensor & wheel bearing - $518.

A/C 79,600 - $944 We were told that it was damaged by a "flying rock/stone"

Clear coat on tail light has come off.

Upper part of tail gate never "pops" open on first click of remote.

Total driver dash information panel has gone blank. 84000 It is not a fuse and will be repaired next Mon.

General Comments:

The seats are very comfortable.

Even with the shorter wheel base it gives a very comfortable ride.

Over all we quite like the car, but feel that problems have appeared far too soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2006

2001 Pontiac Aztek GT 3.4 from North America


The Aztek is a unique and fun to drive vehicle


A/C condenser failed.

Original tail lights clouded over.

Replacement tail lights clouded over.

Battery cracked.

Drivers side lumbar adjust knob broke.

Transmission is slipping.

Rear brakes squeak. Dealer fix is temporary.

The door catch on the eyeglass holder broke.

On-Star is useless. They can't even unlock my doors.

The Tailgate doesn't open the first time.

The pump shaft in the power steering pump broke.

Valve clacking on startup.

Starter grinds on first startup of day.

Front headlight covers are starting to cloud.

General Comments:

I have had pretty good luck with this car until it went out of the general warranty. Luckily I was smart enough to buy an extended warranty and so far all the major problems have been repaired under that warranty.

The gas mileage is OK. I average 24 to 25 mpg. Much better than my supercharged Thunderbird. ;)

The drivers power seat mechanism will need some lube. It runs slow with the engine running. Painfully slow with the engine off.

The power steering pump shaft breaking was most likely my fault, but in all the years I have been driving, this is the first pump shaft I ever broke. Here is a hint, do not crank the wheel all the way to lock, hold it there and then step on the gas. You will break your pump shaft also.

The lumbar knob breaking is just due to poor manufacturing. When the seat wears it allows pressure to be applied to the plastic knob and stress to it will finally break it free.

The eyeglass holder door catch is another example of cheap plastic parts. I guess I'll spend the money and get a replacment part.

The one item that has functioned real well so far is the radio. Speed Controlled Volume rocks! Hey its the little things in life...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th April, 2006