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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,783 miles

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2012 Buick Verano seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Buick Verano Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 182016


  • 97,000 miles


While driving in the freeway going at 65 mph. The light on the dash came on and it said, service airbags. When I got home and I turned off my car the light went off and I thought that it could of been a glitch in the car. Two days later the light came back on and has been on ever since. I have called the dealer trying to find answers but they say there is no recall for my car. But yet I see so many issues with he airbags on Buick Veranos.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #5

Aug 092012


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Verano. While driving approximately 40 mph, the driver side air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on separate occasions and serviced under NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V522000 (air bags) and 13V023000 (air bags); however, the failure persisted after each recall repair. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 6/8/15

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 252015

Verano 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Verano. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact was involved in a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle struck a pole, spun around, and sustained damages on both sides. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was taken to the hospital and placed in a coma for three days. The passenger received stitches. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 6/30/15

- Lufkin, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 042014


  • 54,698 miles


I was driving home around 6: 55pm going West on 152 when a car coming N the opposite direction headlights blinded me N I went up on the divider in the middle of the road. I felt that I hit the divider so I came off trying to avoid hitting other vehicles N continued driving out of fear. My on star came on letting me know that they knew I had an accident and checking to see if I was alright. I told them I smelled smoke and a funny smell they informed me that smell was from my air bags deploying which they did not. I told them I didn't need help my car was still operable so they informed me to get my air bags checked and hung up. I called home because I was scared and realize my seatbelt had me pinned to my chair and couldn't move. My son had to get me out of my driver seat with force. If my car did catch on fire I would have been in trouble pinned in seat and air bags not deploying could have been worst.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 172014

Verano 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
I was not paying attention and hit a parked car with the front, right side of my Buick Verano. It messed up my front, right tire and side as well as the other car's left back tire and side. The police came and took a report. The car was towed to bob [xxx], my dealer, in Plymouth, mi. My friend drove me back home. Once I was home rethinking the incident, I realized that no air bag deployed at any time. I went to internet and discovered that Buick Verano 2012 air bags were recalled a year ago. I never received any information about this recall. I have since talked to the GM customer service who said they will make a thorough inspection of the car. This accident took place on July 17, 2014. I have heard nothing about my car. It is still at bob jeanotte's, I think. My insurance, auto owner's, sent me a check for approx. $4,000 to cover the cost of repairs. But I am not turning it into [xxx] until I get my car back. I am very nervous about this incident. Thank god, I only hit a parked car. If I was hit from the front, I could be seriously injured or killed! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Detroit, MI, USA

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problem #1

Jul 182014

Verano 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
I hit a parked car. My front, right tire went flat and was twisted. I swerved to the right to avoid hitting another car. My car ended up in the middle of the street, but could not be driven because of the right front tire. By the time I got home, I realized that my air bag did not inflate at all. Although my left leg was terrible swollen, my biggest fear was the air bag. It was towed to bob jeanotte dealership in Plymouth, mi where they said they would get an independent person to investigate the air bag - it is was part of the recall. Whether it was or not, it didn't open. I could have been killed. No one told me of a recall!

- Detroit, MI, USA

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