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1998 Chevrolet Prizm seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 301999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer has frontal & side airbags. They don't deploy, but the sensors go out which means they will not work & the airbag light stayed on. Vehicle has been repaired through the dealer 5 times. GMC said there was no problem. However, if it happened again they would order another part. Vehicle has also had problems with engine surges, ac trouble, and trunk leaking, for all of which vehicle has been serviced for.

- Taft, TN, USA

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