2001 Pontiac Aztek GT 3.4L fuel injected from North America
Do not purchase GM products, they do not stand behind them
51,000 km. Tires replaced.
52,000 km. Reprogram key remote.
56,000 km. A/C condensor failed replaced.
56,800 km. A/C hose leakage.
61,000 km. makes occasional grinding noise when starting vehicle (similiar to that of one holding the key in the start position once the vehicle has ignited). No immediate fix.
63,000 km. Brakes grinding, graphite applied.
66,000 kms. Tailgate failed to open.
69,700 kms. Engine light - no apparent reason.
70,000 kms. Tires replaced.
85,000 kms. Transmission blew up - $3000 repair.
This vehicle has been a problem since day one.
The transmission blowing up at 85,000 km. Was the straw that broke the pocket book. $3000 repair bill for something that simply should not be required for many 100,000 km.
Mechanic advised that GM is fully aware of their poor quality parts in these vehicles, and simply shrugs their shoulders because the transmission conveniently faults just after the warranty expires. GM doesn't believe in their product because you have to pay $2200 Cdn. for an extended warranty.
Once I started reading the many posting regarding this vehicle (unfortunately there wasn't this many reviews when I bought it), it is clear that GM has built a very faulty vehicle and does nothing to service their customers who have spent thousands to purchase their vehicles.
No wonder consumers don't purchase domestic and go foreign - much more reliable. Think twice before you buy this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th September, 2005
27th Nov 2005, 09:30
I noticed you mentioned having the tires replaced at 50,000 then again at 70,000 which leads me to wonder, just how hard are you driving your Aztek? Tires are a wear item, and if you're wearing them out that fast, then I suspect your transmission didn't stand a chance. Neutral drop, anyone?