Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,450 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.

2009 Pontiac G8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Pontiac G8:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2009 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022012

G8 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,900 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V534000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The technicians advised the contact that the SDM module failed and would prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash. The vehicle was repaired under the recall but not for the SDM module. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 59,900. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/09/12 updated 02/13/12

- Knocksville, TN, USA

problem #1

May 012011

G8 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
Seat occupancy sensor does not work properly. When my wife sits in the passenger seat (weight 125lbs) the airbag does not turn on. I took the vehicle into the dealership and the service advisor said it was in normal tolerances and it could be the way she is positioned in the seat. The loaner car I was driving (2011 Cadillac dts) the air bag indicator came on and stayed on the entire time she was sitting in the passenger seat. I believe this is a huge safety liability. I have been on the Pontiac G8 forum website and other owners have complained about the same thing.

- Naples, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?