• Apr 23, 2007
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is in the process of investigating close to 280k 2001 to 2004 Pontiac Aztec and Buick Rendezvous SUVs after consumers filed 213 complaints with the organization.

Apparently, a faulty weld on the fuel tanks' filler pipe is causing a leak, allowing either gasoline fumes or fuel itself to escape from the pipe.

The announcement by NHTSA is part of the second stage of the investigation, however, no recall has been issued thus far.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      If thers even 280K of those still on the road...
      • 7 Years Ago
      My eyes!!

      Please don't post pictures of Azteks without ample warning first!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "consumers filed 213 complaints"

      So everybody that bought one complianed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      funniest thread in a while... and this isn't even a picture of the early Aztec with body cladding.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess Darwin's law applies to cars too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm just curious, but out of those 213 complaints, how many need to be verified as true for the NHTSA to issue a recall?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am laughing all the way to the bank. Because everyone thinks they are ugly. I was able to get a rugged AWD vehicle, that is not a van, fully loaded. By that I mean, Kick but stereo, heads-up display, 3000lb towing capacity and quieter than an infinity 300 even WITH a bike on top. Also, with well under 50,000 miles for $13,000. It's now paid off! How much are your guys payments. Haaa Haaa Ha! Good thing the Honda Element and Scion box cars came out. Now the Aztek doesn't look so bad!

      Manbot
      • 7 Years Ago
      I remember the first time I saw an Aztek, ah wow, good times back then, laughed so hard....
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I were the fuel, I'd try to run away from the Aztek, too.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      As I get older, the Aztec doesn't seem to be as bad as I thought before lookswise. It was still junky though. The Rendezvous never had a chance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have the 02 Rendevous, When i top off the tank the check engine light comes on occasisonally. But will go off when I'm down to a 1/4 tank I have had this checked and it shows approximately 7 diiferent sensors need repalcing which is not the case as the vehicle runs great when this occurs. I was told by the dealership that it could be a fayulty gas cap.