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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Prizm seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012010


  • 73,000 miles


My 2002 Chevrolet Prizm (same as a Toyota corolla) has its cruse control, horn, and the drivers side airbag all mounted on the steering wheel, electrically connected to the rest of the car through an inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil (aka clock spring) mechanism. Both the cruse control and the horn do not now operate and haven't for years, does this mean that the airbag is also inoperatable (two out of three failures sounds like a bad omen; conventional wisdom tells me that this airbag system is also faulty)" is this car safe to continue to operate with this alleged defect"

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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