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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front: Retractor Problems


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

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2001 Pontiac Aztek seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 052002


  • miles


On 01/05/2002 I rear-ended a 1999 Cadillac Deville going approximately 40mph. Upon impact, my airbags did "not" deploy and my seatbelt did not hold me from hittig the steering wheel with my chest. I had reported to the dealer that I didn't think the seatbelts in the front were working correctly not more than two weeks after purchase. He convinced me that these were newer seatbelts that do not react as sensitive as the older model vehicles. I ended up being transported to the hospital with chest contusions, leg contustions and cervical strain. I have searched your sight and found that the 2001 Pontiac Aztek has reported problems with passenger airbags not deploying due to no excelerant or deploying too hard due to exessive excelerant. I feel that I am lucky to be alive right now and feel that the threat to other owners of these vehicles is very real and very dangerous.,

- Woodinville, WA, USA

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