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NHTSA — Seat Belts: Front Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
400 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 Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 022003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles

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

While driving 30 mph and attempting to avoid an accident, the driver slammed on the brakes. The brakes failed and a result the vehicle dipped down in the from and crash under a trucks rear crash bar. On impact the driver hit his chest on the steering wheel. The seat belt did not restrain him properly nor did either of the frontal air bags deploy. The passenger's seat belt didn't lock until it had already come out about 1 1/2 feet. The driver sustained a fractured sternum and chest trauma. The passenger sustained sever hand injuries and chest trauma. The consumer had all four seat belts replaced.

- Rye, NY, USA

problem #2

May 272003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance when on a wet surface. The dealer was notified. The brake was applied with excessive force and the pedal had gone to the floor. After 5 to 10 seconds, the brakes engaged and a loud grinding sound was heard along with pulsation while coming to a sudden stop. The vehicle collided with an SUV in front. The passenger side seat belt had broke during the accident.

- Mount Sidney, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 062003

Grand Prix

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident, and the seat belts failed to restrain the consumer.

- Rye, NY, USA

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