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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,951 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.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, the air bag sensor light came on, I checked with the dealer repair service, they said it would be $1,100 to fix it. I called GM and they did offer to pay for half the cost to fix it, but my air bags were not able to work with the sensor out. I had to pay $475 to have the sensor replaced, it would seem that is something that should be covered for more than 3 years, beings the car is 3 years old, never been in an accident, so as far as I know, the airbags have never been deployed, so why would I have to pay $1,100 for that? that is a safety issue, and if I would have been in an accident, the airbags would not have worked.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 032009

Grand Prix

  • 18,256 miles
On certain occasions, the front passenger air bag sensor turns the airbag "off" even though an adult of suitable weight who is properly seated in the seat is present. The problem is usually (but now always) corrected when the vehicle is turned off and restarted. Two dealerships were unable to diagnose, detect and correct the problem since it is intermittent. This problem exposes the front adult passenger to serious injury or death if an accident occurs and the air bag is not activated because of this faulty sensor.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 182008

Grand Prix

  • 8,597 miles
I was pulling into a parking space and my foot slipped off brake and I hit a curb. The airbags went off which also shattered the windshield. My insurance and body shop said there was not enough damage to the car to cause the airbags to go off.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

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