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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 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 Plymouth Neon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments

problem #8

May 122005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Dt consumer stated the air bag did not deploy in a front end collision. The air bag light did not come on any time before the accident.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 012005

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Plymouth Neon air bags did not deploy during accident. Consumer stated, hit the tractor trailer head on and air did not deploy, airbag is defective.

- St Albans, VT, USA

problem #6

Feb 232005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
My daughter was dirving to work, another vehicle ran a red light and they collided. The driver side air bag failed to deploy. My daughter hit the steering wheel and suffered a concussion. The car was totaled by the insurance company.

- Sadieville, KY, USA

problem #5

Jan 162004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

A tractor trailer suddenly pulled out in-front of the consumer. The consumer wasn't able to stop because their vehicle skidded on a patch of ice. The vehicle's speed was 40 mph before it skidded on the ice. This resulted in the vehicle crashing into the trailer head on. Upon impact the vehicle bounced off the trailer before coming to a complete stop. While at a complete stop the vehicle was rear ended by a SUV truck. The frontal air bags failed to deploy upon impact. The driver sustained whip lash, cervical strain and back injuries.

- Saint Albans, VT, USA

problem #4

Apr 082003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
The vehicle rear ended another motorist, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Denver, CO, USA

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problem #3

Dec 282001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rearended another vehicle at 35 mph. Upon impact, driver's air bag did not deploy. Vehicle at dealership at this time.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Sep 212001

Neon

  • miles
While traveling at about 25-35 mph consumer's vehicle ran into a tree head-on. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy.

- Meridan, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 072001

Neon

  • miles
Neither air bag in front deployed when involved in an accident. Driving on highway at approximately 65 mph, went to pass a vehicle traveling 35 mph on interstate, when about to pass, other vehicle changed lanes and slammed on brakes. Vehicle stopped operating in left lane while other vehicle continued on. Dealership has not examined vehicle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Dekalb, IL, USA

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