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NHTSA — Air Bags: Side/Window Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

Jan 212002

Bravada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Side air bag to driver's door didn't deploy upon impact. Vehicle was totaled. Dealer was notified. Dealer stated if there was no impact to B-pillar it would not deploy unless vehicle had a direct hit from ending of drivers door to the beginning of passengers door.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 082001

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
SUV T-boned in driver door at estimated 40mph. Side air bag failed to deploy even though seat was ripped from its mooring. On star system did not activate to signal 911. In addition the right front tire opposite the accident rolled off of the rim. Is this normal? on at least four occasions since purchasing the SUV the front passenger seat belt locks while stopping and will not release. Must unbuckle and retract before it can be extended.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

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