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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,188 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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 282008

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


Was driving my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am down a two lane road going South another car was coming going North he crossed over the yellow line and hit me head on..his air bag deployed mine did not.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 172005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Auto acc. 2002 potiac Grand Am crashed into side of 1985 Buick lasabre 4 door at 30 M P H and the air bags did not deploy. The full extent of injuries have not been determined. 1. positive diagnoses is cervical injury hyperextensionflexion 2. knees mri scheduled

- Schulenburg, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 292004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Frontal air bags di not deploye when I was in accident.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #5

Mar 292004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,500 miles


Airbags din't deploy when I was in an acident.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #4

Jun 252002

Grand Am

  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with a tree at 30-35 mph impact and neither air bag deployed. Manufacturer has been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Coldspring, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 272002

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with a retainer wall at 55 mph. Upon impact neither air bag deployed. The manufacturer was notified. Consumer was in the fast lane and hit the retaining wall, then turned the wheel to the right to get control and then back left where at that point the vehicle straightened and went head first into the cement retaining wall. The consumer locked both arms holding the steering wheel, and braced himself upon impact.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 022002

Grand Am

  • miles
My wife and sister in law were in a head on accident yesterday in which both were wearing there seatbelts and the other driver passed out and came across the center line and hit them head on each were doing approximately 35mph, and neither one of the airbags deployed. The driver of the other cars airbag deployed.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 122002

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 35 mph, neither airbag deployed. Damage to vehicle was 6-7000 dollars. Consumer states that he has experienced intense back pains (to a condition that already exists).

- Saginaw, MI, USA

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