definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,800 miles

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problem #14

Oct 012007


  • 60,000 miles
Rattling and grinding sound when driving vehicle occurred over 1-month period. Took vehicle to mechanic and was told front right wheel bearings needed replacement. Cost of replacement was $600. Six months later, same problem occurred and the front left wheel bearings were replaced. Cost of replacement was $600. Mechanic stated this is a common problem for this vehicle.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #13

Apr 042007

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac aztec. While driving 5 mph the vehicle wobbled and the right front tire produced a grinding noise. The dealer stated that the right front hub bearings should be replaced, but has not made the repair. The manufacturer issued a special policy adjustment for the wheel bearings. The dealer would not replace the wheel bearings as part of the special policy adjustment because the vehicle's mileage exceeded 60,000. The current and failure mileage were 84,000. The consumer stated the repair was made by dobb's auto dealer. Update 05/04/07

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #12

Feb 132006

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
At 38,000 miles the front wheel bearings had to be replaced. When looking at this site this appears to be something to common. At what point does NHTSA look at the complaints and truly make a defect investigation? in seeing this common problem on this vehicle made by numerous people I am concerned if my time here is for venting or to cause action to begin.

- Bradley, IL, USA

problem #11

Mar 012004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact stated vehicle began to make a strange noise. He took the vehicle to a dealership, and they discovered there was a problem with the driver's side hub and wheel bearing. They were repaired by the dealer. Afterwards, the vehicle had the same problem on the passenger's side. The repairs were made again by the dealer under an extended warranty. Currently, the problem recurred, but no repairs have been made.

- Ridgeway, PA, USA

problem #10

May 012004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
5/04 condenser replaced under warranty 7/05 condenser again ripped not under warranty 5 times my hub was replaced that holds the bearings in the wheels.

- Geneva, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 282005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Two wheel bearings have failed on my 2002 Pontiac Aztek before 50,000 miles. Fortunately I recognized the noise before anything tragic happened. Pontiac replaced the first one under warranty, but declined to offer any assistance with the bearing not under warranty. How often will these go bad and should I trust them?

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 092005

Aztek 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
2002 Pontiac Aztek front wheel bearings bad at 45,000 miles there was no accident, but we do feel this is a product defect. We do have the old part but could not get them replaced

- Harrisville, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 112003

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Had to replace 5 wheel bearings ac condensers rear latch does not unlatch at times dealer said they put on a stronger spring still only works half the time. Transmission went out at 70,000 driver door gets out of line because of hinge bending.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #6

May 152004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car has 36,700 miles on it and I've noticed an increase in driving noise coming from the front of the car. When I took it in for an oil change I was told that the bearings require replacement. I was then informed that this is a common problem with all Azteks. The service technician even showed me some service records of other who had the same problem.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 042004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
Wheel bearing failure on 2002 Pontiac Aztek, both bearings failed, creating a potentially serious handling problem with the vehicle. Vehicle less than two years old, and had 41,500 miles.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 232004

Aztek 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Numerous problems concerning 2002 Pontiac Aztek. Brakes, wheel bearings, flywheel and tires.

- Corunna, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 022003


  • miles
While driving, the front wheel bearing failed.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 022003


  • miles
Took Aztek in for service only to find out bearing in front was bad and was advised covered under warranty.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 192002


  • 8,700 miles
The wheel bearing, on the front drivers side, went bad in my 2002 Pontiac aztec, 8700 miles. I have been told there is a national backorder on this product but have not seen any recalls on it.

- Maryland, NY, USA