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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 072003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


While driving 40 mph vehicle was hit from the side and also on the front. Upon impact the front air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the emergency room.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

May 212003


  • miles
While driving 5-10 mph the vehicle was involved in a T-bone crash yet the air bags did not deploy. Updated 06/08/07

- Johnesburg, IL, USA

problem #2

May 212003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 30-40 mph the vehicle was involved in a head on collision yet the air bags did not deploy.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 132003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and the air bags did not deploy, consumer suffered back injuries.

- Caledonia, NY, USA

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