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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 192004

Bravada 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


While driving, the steering wheel started rocking back and forth without warning. The driver applied the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. The driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and skidded into a concrete barrier head on. Both frontal air bags did not deploy. The driver and passenger sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. Please fill in additional information. Vehicle did not skid but was taken quickly and sharply to the left into the median and impacted a curb like barrier damaging vehicle. However vehicle was not totaled. Thought to have experienced a blow out but not confirmed. Problems with steering was also evident.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #1

Aug 192002

Bravada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving had to swirl to avoid hitting another vehicle, and it went into a ditch. At such time neither passenger's or driver's airbag deployed. Back rest flew forward. Both driver and passenger sustained some injuries. Consumer was traveling about 50 mph.

- Brookfiled, WI, USA

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