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NHTSA — Air Bags: Side/Window Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,415 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Hummer H3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Hummer H3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 182010


  • 28,329 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hummer H3. While stopped, both front side air bags deployed; the driver was injured as a result. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop but the failure could not be diagnosed. The air bags were repaired. The failure mileage was 28,329 and the current mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Valley Center, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 182010


  • 45,432 miles
I own a 2008 Hummer H3 alpha. Yesterday, 9-18-2010 the side curtain airbags deployed for no reason. I have a bruise on the side of my face, a cut on my neck, and my ear is still ringing. There are several reports of this happening on Hummer H3's posted on the internet, and from what I'm reading, GM is not replacing the airbags.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 262010


  • 46,000 miles
Side air bags deployed without contact with anything.

- Worthington, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032008


  • 13,900 miles
Driving 08 Hummer H3 down city road, hit section dug up and covered with dirt/gravel; medium pothole sizes. Going 20 mph; side air bags deployed. GM says it was supposed to do that.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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