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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,500 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.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102009

Grand Prix

  • 26,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 45 mph, an oncoming vehicle turned in front of the contact's vehicle and a crash occurred. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact blacked out and was transported to the hospital. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to his knee, hip, back, neck, and shoulder blades. He also suffered pinched nerves and other major injuries. The manufacturer has not been notified. The other driver was also transported to the hospital. The contact did not know where the vehicle was or its condition. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 26,000.

- Fulton, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 242008

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
My sister was driving my car which is a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. She was traveling South bound on a highway, when a Jeep Cherokee pulled out in front of her. My sister was going about 55 to 60 mph, when the accident occurred. The airbag on the driver side steering wheel did not deploy. However, my sister was not injured too bad from the accident. I called the Pontiac manufacturer, and they said that because she was not seriously injured that they were not too concerned about it. However if she was seriously injured then they were going to be concerned and look into it. I would think that a vehicle collision at about 60 mph the air bag would deploy.

- Hope, IN, USA

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