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Pontiac Aztek Questions


What Module Controls The Awd

i have two azteks, one for parts that was in a accident, now my engine module is bad and needs to be changed are the engine modules the same for awd and fwd models?

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Danielle Williams

2003 Aztec

When I put the key in it won't turn over.but the light n stuff come on.battery is good.even can turn the car on with out the key in the ignition

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Angie Haley

Gas Tank

I just bought a 2003 Aztec and I have noticed that the gas gauge is not working properly. I will fill it up then it will stay on full for a very long time. But then all of a sudden will drop to em...

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LaDonna Arney

Transmissions And Shifting

I have a 2001 aztek im trying to tow it cuz the ignition is messed up how do i get it in neutral without power to it

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What Would Cause Both Radiator Hoses To Suck Together On An 2005 Aztek

It was overheating and I added Barry radiator stop leak,replaced thermostat, water pump

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About the Pontiac Aztek

How do you survive being called "the ugliest car in American history?" Sure, that comment came from Mad Magazine, but it reflected a general view of Pontiac's foray into the crossover market with the Aztec. Introduced to America as a grand prize on the first season of "Survivor" in 2001 (and like that show, people either loved it or hated it), that TV series has proved to be much longer lasting.

The Aztek was the first U.S.-produced crossover vehicle, a happy medium between station wagon and SUV for those wanting the versatility and solidity of an SUV with more car-like handling and better safety ratings. But the Aztek's Achilles' heel was its strange looks. Based on the Montana minivan platform, it looked like it had grafted the front end of a minivan to the bulk of an SUV and the rear body of a souped-up hatchback. It's too bad that we focus so much on appearance in this country, because according to owners, the Aztec handled smoothly, was incredibly comfortable and had more storage configurations and capacity than any SUV.  

Aimed at an adventurous youth market, the Aztec offered some unique features. One was a removable front console that doubled as both a CD holder and a cooler. In the back, a special package included a built-in tent and blow-up mattress for car camping, enhanced by rear stereo controls and a lighter. A drop-down tailgate made loading and partying easier. Another unique feature was the fold-down front passenger seat. With the fold-down rear seats, this created 93 cubic feet of cargo space and could easily fit oversized or long objects. The dash was designed by a former NASA engineer, and another unique option here was the heads-up display, a design that's used by fighter pilots to access readouts in the least distracting way.   

Sales were disappointing for the Aztek, and some feel that Pontiac never spent enough time marketing what made the crossover so cool and fun to drive. Owners say it was responsive, handled easy, got great gas mileage and was fairly speedy. The cargo capabilities were its biggest draw. Beyond the funky looks, other complaints centered on poor rear visibility due to the spoiler placement, and a heavy hatch that never closed properly. An underpowered engine and poor depreciation also did not sit well with owners. We wonder if "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch still owns his.