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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,946 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.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012015

Grand Am

  • 208,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. After the vehicle was started, the passenger side air bag deployed inadvertently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 208,000.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 102008

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. While the contact was seated in the parked vehicle, the air bags suddenly deployed and struck her in the face. She was badly bruised. A police report was filed. She took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the air bag module was corroded. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 160,000 and failure mileage was 154,000.

- Ticonderoga, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,678 miles
Consumer was driving through a school zone going less than 25 mph and cruise control kicked in. The vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and went down an embankment. The vehicle hit a tree and it wasn't until the vehicle stopped that the air bags deployed. When the air bags deployed they blacked the passengers eyes.

- Siloam Springs, AR, USA

problem #3

Jun 282003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

98 Pontiac Grand Am air bag not working, water leaks on floor board when ac is on, runs hot, stops running, engine light comes on.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 241999

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
False deployment of the driver's side air bag while driving for no apparent reason, passenger side did not activate. Mjs

- Hope, AR, USA

problem #1

Sep 241999

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
False deployment of the driver's side air bag while driving for no apparent reason, passenger side did not activate. Mjs

- Hope, AR, USA

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