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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
71,289 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.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 152014

Grand Am

  • 144,480 miles

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

The contact owns 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while making a left turn, another vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle stalled after impact and no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. It was unknown if a police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 144,480.

- Ridgley , WV, USA

problem #8

Nov 062014

Grand Am

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle shut off and caused the power steering and the power brakes to fail. As a result, the contact crashed into the guardrail and the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 082014

Grand Am

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy after crashing into another vehicle. No injuries were reported and a police report was filed. In addition, the contact stated on another occasion while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled as the service engine soon warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 302008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

In many occasions I had a couple of incidents, one because of a yellow pole and another because of an object in the freeway. And the air bag wouldn't deployed. I paid for the repairs and I am still driving this car. After reading the letter I received I have come to one understanding that is that the car isn't safe. What is you recommendation on my concerns.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 252013

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 120 miles
My daughter just left house drove down street hit a tree air bags did not deploy car was wrecked do we get compensated for this since the car has been recalled for ignition recall#14350 she said it locked up luckily she was not on the highway thank you for your time.

- Freeport, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 272014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I was driving on the highway at around 50 mph when I needed to slow down due to the car in front of me slowing down. I pressed on the brakes and they did not seem to be working as they should. I had not had any problems with them in the past days and it seemed to come out of nowhere. The car did not stop because the brakes seemed to have completely shut down including the power break. So I hit the car in front of me and my car was totaled. Some weeks later I received a safety recall letter for my car (recall 14350). It states that if I have any weight added on to my key ring it might move my key from the "run" position. By that happening, many things will automatically shut down. One of them being the power brake. Which would increase the risk of of being involved in a crash, and in my case I was. If I had been informed about this recall before I would've immediately removed any extra weight on my key ring to prevent something like this. The letter also states that my dealer will fix the defect but I am afraid that is too late since my car is totaled and my insurance does not cover the damage. Is there anything else I can do since clearly this was not my fault.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

May 012014

Grand Am

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). While idling at a stop sign, the contact's vehicle was struck head on by another vehicle. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. There were no reported injuries. A police report was filed in may of 2014. The vehicle was towed away and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #2

Sep 212012

Grand Am

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving 35 mph, the driver swerved to avoid an object in the road. As a result, the vehicle rolled over three times and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver was killed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Newberry, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 022008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving 15 mph, the air bags deployed without cause, which caused a crash into an unknown object. In addition, the crash bent the front passenger rim. The air bag warning light illuminated after the deployment. The road conditions were dry. As of January 3, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 97130. Updated 01-29-08. The consumer suffered injuries from the air bag deployment. Updated

- Marvell, AR, USA

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