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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 142011

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • miles


Airbag light is intermittent. As the vehicle starts, the computer runs through it's checks, every now and then the airbag light illuminates and stays on until the vehicle is shut off and re-started. There is no warning when the light will stay on or turn off during start-up. This has been an on-going issue with this vehicle.

- Hooper, UT, USA

problem #3

Jul 122003


  • miles
Seat belts in the second row captain chairs released in a car accident (roll over). Seat belt in the front passenger side expanded still causing the passenger to be thrown around in the roll over. Airbags didn't deploy! -olds has been notified.

- Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182002


  • miles
I have had numerous problems with this car since I purchased it. The power sliding side door has benn repaired 2 or 3 times and still works intermittently. The headlights have been repaced once and repaired once and they now have water inside causing the lights to perform poorly. The air bag warning light was repaired at a cost of $80 due to corrosion causing the light to come on. The check engine light comes on if you drive over 100 miles then eventually goes off. Now, the major problem is that I have been told by my mechanic that I have a blown head gasket or cracked block which is causing antifreeze to leak into my oil. There is a possibility that the engine needs replaced. I noted numerous instances of blown head gaskets on GM message boards. This seems to be an ongoing problem. I contacted GM and received no offer of help. The request # given to me was 06214553. This is the 7th or 8th GM vehicle I have owned and have never had any problems. This one has been nothing but a problem. Does this classify as a "lemon"? any help would be appreciated.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 092001


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Portsmouth, RI, USA

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