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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,606 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 #9

Oct 042014

Grand Am

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the ignition switch was replaced. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 12V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was serviced under the recall. The contact felt that the recall remedy was not a permanent repair for the vehicle. The failure mileage was not available.

- Blatimore, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 222015

Grand Am

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the rear wheels seized. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and the rear driver side crashed into a curb, deflating the tire. The air bags failed to deploy. The ABS and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The contact did not sustain any injures that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 25,000.

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #7

Nov 102014

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 182,000 miles
I was driving along I-90 East going through South Dakota. The weather was bad and the road was icy and very slick. There was an 18 wheeler that rolled over on the road and I did not see it until it was too late. There were about 10 cars in back of the truck and I could not stop. I had a head on collision with the back end of a 1 ton truck. It did not do any damage to the truck but it completely totaled my car. I hit the windshield with my head, left arm and hand. I suffered serious injuries and my head hit the windshield and cracked it the size of a grapefruit before the air bags deployed. They did not deploy until after I was seriously injured which is bs. I was taken to the hospital and an xray of my head was never done. They took an xray of my arm and hand and said I had a contusion. My head was big and swollen and so was my arm and hand and I had headaches for a month and a half and I still don't feel very well since the accident. I tried to file a claim against GM for the defective air bags on the car and they wont do anything about it. The accident happened in sturgis sd and the state patrol determined that the driver at fault was the driver of the 18 wheeler truck. I got no compensation whatsoever from the accident and the tow company ended up stealing my car.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #6

May 192014

Grand Am

  • 200,456 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the air bag compartment emitted smoke and made an abnormal noise. Additionally, all of the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,456. The VIN was unavailable.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 052014

Grand Am

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the left and right turning and hazard signals failed. The contact mentioned that the failures were getting progressively worse. In addition, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152014

Grand Am

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle which flipped over and crashed into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles

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

Dashboard melted.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Aug 212009

Grand Am

  • miles
There was no incident, I would start my car and my airbag light would stay on and they at time it go off as regular (shortage), then it just start staying on. I took my car to a repair shop and they told me that I needed a new SDM module that would cost around $500. My airbag was disconnected due to what was going on, they told me if I was in an incident it might would or wouldn't deflate or even if I hit a pot hole or something it might deflate. Either way it would be very dangerous. Even with it being disconnected now is not safe but I do not have the money to get it replace.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

May 112003

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was traveling about 60-70 miles per hour and lost control of my vehicle. I slammed into the guard rail. The crash totally pushed the front end of the car up towards the windshield. Neither air bag came out and I had my seat belt on. I can't remember the wreck or what cause me to lose control of my car. Fight for life had to fly me out and my jaw was completely shattered. I also had no bruising or injuries from my seat belt. I don't believe my seat belt restrained me either.

- Dumont, CO, USA

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