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NHTSA — Seats Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,009 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.

2008 Pontiac G8 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2008 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102016


  • 78,018 miles


Passenger seat occupancy module - failure the failure of an electronic module located under the passenger seat, defaults the airbag system to "off". cost is just under $1,000 for dealer replacement. Dealer indicated there was no method to turn on the airbag system - regardless of passenger or not. Because of this failure (many failures recognized since the 2006 solstice model) any passenger is subject to an unsafe condition without active airbag. The value of the vehicle negates the dealer cost to repair. Complaint filer feels the cost of the replacement module should be half of that quoted by the dealer since genuine GM parts are available at $275 instead of dealer cost of $417 and that labor of 2.5 hours to replace module under the seat is excessive based on time taken by others self-correcting the problem. (times indicated ran from 20 minutes to 45 minutes for most). Because of costs, many of these modules will (likely) go un-repaired and potentially un-reported if sold as a used vehicle..

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 122013


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac G8. The contact stated that both driver and passenger seat adjustment panels fractured. The failure occurred on seven occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer each time the failure occurred where the entire panel was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Pharr , TX, USA

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