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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,975 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Oldsmobile Alero seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 012005

Alero

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Re 2001 Oldsmobile Alero was involved in an accident consumer wants more responses. The air bags did not deploy when the accident occurred.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Jan 312004

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,822 miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision at about 40 mph. Upon impact there was no deployment of frontal airbags when vehicle was hit in front by a Toyota truck. Also airbags did not deploy after being hit by the Toyota truck and then finally hitting a parked Ford mustang head on.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 042003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
While driving in the rain at 50 mph, the driver lost control of vehicle, and hit a guardrail head on. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy.

- Wildwood, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 162002

Alero

  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle was in 2 severe head on collisions, and air bags failed to deploy. The passenger sustained injuries as a result of the second accident, and major frontal damage occurred. The first incident occurred when the consumer slid on wet pavement and hit the vehicle in front. The other vehicle sustained a cracked bumper and the consumer put scratches on theirs. The second incident involved the consumer hitting someone in the rear and did $6000. Dollars worth of damages to their own vehicle. The bumper was pushed back, both headlights were cracked, driver side fender dented and the hood was pushed back a couple of feet. The consumer's brother and friend both had similar accidents and the air bag deployed and slower speeds of impact.

- Hartville, OH, USA

problem #3

May 142001

Alero

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of frontal air bags when vehicle was hit in front from side by a Jeep Cherokee. Shoulder belt did not restraint driver and driver hit the steering wheel.

- Vaperville, IL, USA

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problem #2

Jul 012001

Alero

  • miles
Consumer was turning a corner and both airbags went off. Drivers side airbag whent off in her face. Dealership was aware of problem. Vehicle had to be towed.

- Amherst, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 042001

Alero

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a direct frontal collision at 40mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy. Manufacturer will be notified. One person was injured in accident.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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