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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Pontiac Aztek Front Struts May Wear at 75,000 Miles
Pontiac Aztek Problem
Average Mileage: 119,666 mi (76,000 mi - 198,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, 198,000 mi
Told schocks and struts need to be replaced and have waited for about a year,which had less miles on it then of course.This car has only cost me about 2000.00 in repairs since I purchased it in Oct. 2003, some rust now but will keep driving it. I love my Aztek !!!!
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.