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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 2
Average Mileage:
6,714 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.

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 262002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

01 Pontiac grand pirx GT(4door) bought the car in May 01 (50miles)brand new in kernersville nc @vestal Pontiac.the steering kept poping like a ankle would do if you turned it and made it pop.I constantly had them check the car and I have documents to prove it.I lost control of the car on june26,02 (32 miles on the car)the day after last complaint.I lost control on the interstate at 60pmh going into a left turn.I did (4)360's and hit the inside cement wall almost head on in the midle of hwy.no air bags came out.most the demage was facial, and engine cradle related(repaired).no steering components were demaged.the only steering compent was fixed was broke in half causeing the steering wheel to do a complete 360 turn.I had no control of the car when I wrecked.this component was not connected to my front wheels or steering.the steering sector that broke is a male /female compent that is suppose to collapse if hit by human.this section came away and broke the tooth off of the male cuaseing no connection from steering wheel to front end in the dash board /inner cab firewall area.the male should have drove down into the female piece when hit in front end(not come out as if hit in the reaer and I jerked up on the steering wheel).I have picture of the defected part in the car as well the part.I sold the car this past aug04.I lost finacially, and my insurance is killing me.GM had the car under investigation.never got a answer that made sence from them.nationwide did 10 grand repairs on the car and was never right.please help me or warn/find others.

- Mcleansville, NC, USA

problem #6

May 242002

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Non-deployment of frontal air-bag and non-activation of on star for emergency.

- Missuri City, TX, USA

problem #5

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles
The consumers wife was stopped at a red light when a SUV crashed into the back of her vehicle, the trunk was pushed all the way to the drivers seat, the air bags did not deploy and the vehicle was knocked into a street sign pole and a fire hydrant, the consumers wife was killed in the accident, consumer stated the front and rear tires were cut when they hit the smooth edged curb and he felt the tires did not withstand hitting the curb, no specific tire information was given.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #4

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Airbags did not deploy when Grand Prix was hit in the rear by speeding SUV and air bags did not deploy when grandprix impacted on to the fire hydrant due to the crash. Trunk was compressed up to drivers seat. Tires were cut on impact with smooth edged curb.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #3

May 242002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Airbags did not deploy when Grand Prix was hit in the rear by speeding SUV and air bags did not deploy when grandprix impacted on to the fire hydrant due to the crash. Trunk was compressed up to drivers seat. Tires were cut on impact with smooth edged curb.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #2

May 122002

Grand Prix

  • miles
Air bag shaft is open and consumer can see that there is no airbag on front passenger's side. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 45-50mph and airs bags didn't deploy. Front right corner panel was hit. Manufacturer stated that it was not hit hard enough.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

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