The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Car Problem Reports
Pontiac Aztek Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles
Pontiac Aztek Problem
Average Mileage: 80,500 mi (76,000 mi - 85,000 mi)
Vehicle slowly developed the characteristic looser handling, steering vagueness, bounce/crash with road impacts, increased noise, and more body lean indicating likely worn front struts and back shocks. Did self-exam and could feel lack of rebound control from boucing vehicle. An OEM shock showed leaks. Ordered online, installed by local mechanic. Amazon sent right struts and wrong shocks; problem was rectified quickly. Total price excellent. Monroe struts/shocks much more harsh than OEM with same not better control.