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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,014 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • 64,442 miles


AWD disable and ABS lights illuminated. Left rear wheel bearing and hub assembly failed and were replaced (four times). The evap solenoid, fuel sender and pump assembly were replaced. The heating element for the front driver's seat failed twice. The right rear seat belt failed. The right power sliding door actuator module failed. Rear wiper failed intermittently. A/C condenser failed. Engine failed.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Seatbelt-2nd row passenger side belt keeps pulling tighter and tighter and locking. Children would refuse to wear it because of the discomfort. Replaced and seems fine now. Computer control- still ongoing, battery light keeps coming on and off, alternater has been replaced, still happening. Service traction control, traction control off indicator light, ABS indicator light, air bag indicator light, all come on at the same time. Van hesitates and the headlights go dim then bright. Dealer hasn't been able to pinpoint trouble but after they work on it, it goes away for about 3 weeks and starts again.

- St. Catharines, UN, USA

problem #1

Feb 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,600 miles
While driving with my family, traffic came to a sudden stop and my son (5yrs, in a car seat), who was sitting in the first row behind the passenger, slammed his head against the back of the seat. My wife blamed me for not fastening him in correctly. So I let her do it, and we both yanked on the seat belt to make sure it was ok. Then it happened again. My wife took the van to the dealer to get a new latch. While we were waiting for the part to arrive, I was driving again with my family when the light turned yellow and I slammed on the brakes. My son now sitting in the back row in his car seat, again hit the back of the front passenger seat. Now the dealer says that they never told us they would get us another part, and that we had to call GM. They said they would send a rep out and never have. Furthermore we received a notice that said our parts were in after they told us that they couldn't get the parts. All we want is to have the vehicle tested under hard braking and the two latches replaced.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

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