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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 3 of 7)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,317 miles

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2007 Pontiac Solstice seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #99

May 012015


  • 21,000 miles


Air bag service light keeps coming on. This occurs at random times, not just went starting the car. Wanting to know if other Pontiac Solstices are having the same problem and if this will be part of the air bag recall.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #98

Apr 012011


  • 50,000 miles
The airbag seat sensor has failed and rendered the passanger side airbag non-working. The repair is in the range of $1,000, so I have no choice but to drive without an airbag.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #97

Nov 252013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 34,560 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. While driving at 55 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the air bag sensor failed and the warning light remained illuminated, with a warning message to service the air bag sensors. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,560. Updated 09/02/15 updated 12/15/2015

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #96

Aug 122010


  • 21,090 miles


Passenger activated instrument panel icon "service passenger seat air bag." Took vehicle to dealer and they replaced the passenger seat module #1924219 for $362.47 (our half) GM picked up the other half. Again on 5/27/2015, 33,612 miles same condition occurred. Took the vehicle back to the dealer and this time the same module costs us $1,02 9.21. GM feels not their problem" this is my wife's vehicle and rarely is a passenger in the seat! the dealer cannot tell us if the airbag will deploy when the light is on? can you tell us if GM has a defective module problem"

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #95

Jan 052015


  • 93,000 miles
Dashboard says"service air bag". had it diagnosed. Dealer says sensor of airbag needs to be replaced cost 1100

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #94

May 262015


  • 38,000 miles
Passenger airbag sensor failure.

- La Center , WA, USA

problem #93

Jan 042010


  • 17,000 miles


The passenger presence module located in passenger seat failed. This causes the passenger air bag to be turned off. Failure was at 17000 miles. GM replaced the module under the GM goodwill program. No cost to me. The replacement module has failed after only 13000 miles. This time GM says there is nothing they can do to cover replacement of the failed part. Replacement cost for parts and labor is 700.00

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #92

Oct 142014


  • 102,000 miles
Air bag light on. Diagnosed as air bag switch on passanger seat. Air bag inoperable while light is on. Safety issue with the kappa body through multiple years.

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #91

Jan 072015

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 45,400 miles
Passenger side air bag sensor came on indicating air bag(s) are not operable-

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #90

Dec 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 38,200 miles
Passenger air bag sensor failed. Dealership estimates replacement cost is over $800.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #89

Feb 022015


  • 30,000 miles


Passenger air bag has failed, this is a serious safety issue and obviously has multiple complaints against GM. I never seen an airbag sensor fail especially with so few miles.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #88

Apr 142015

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 20,050 miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice with just over 20,000 miles on it, this should not happen. I am member of Pontiac forum, I know others have same problem and you have their info. This is a huge safety concern. Passenger air bag on light does not come on, stays off with passenger., service air bag message on dic..

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #87

Mar 262015


  • 19,460 miles
The passenger seat air bag occupant sensor has failed, disabling the air bag system. This is a common problem to this car, and a serious safety issue for ourselves and any passengers. We request an investigation and recall to repair this known safety issue. I believe reviewing the GM records for the number of units sold as replacements will reinforce my complaint.

- West Salem, WI, USA

problem #86

Mar 022015


  • miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice. Consumer writes in regards to a defective module or sensor in the passenger seat and side airbags. The consumer stated the air bag may not deploy in the even of a collision. The defect was confirmed when diagnosed by a local GM dealer.

- Mccormick, SC, USA

problem #85

Jan 102014


  • 52,000 miles
The occupant module sensor (GM part #19124219) located in the passenger seat failed after only 52,000 miles. This module, when faulty, cuts off the passenger airbag restraint system.this is a safety issue. In the lifetime of ownership I only had a passenger in the seat approx 20% of the time so wear is not the issue.on further checking of the 40+ Solstice owners I know, most have the problem.the replacement cost for parts labor and recalibration is between $500 to $800. Most owners ignore it and the fact that half the airbags will not deploy in a crash because of cost. GM is aware of the problem part but apparently does not see it as a safety issue. A one time reprogramming to a "always on" state would be a cheap acceptable fix.

- Kathleen, GA, USA

problem #84

May 062011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The passenger (service) airbag light has come on and remains on at all times. The light which says that the passenger airbag has been armed no longer illuminates. From the research I have done, it is a problem with the airbag sensor which must be replaced. The part is very expensive and breaks easily. I am worried that not only is there a chance that the passenger airbag may not deploy during an accident but that if I do get the part replaced, it will soon break again. This is a very common problem and I believe this is a major safety concern that needs to be addressed right away! there have been too many complaints about this part, which systematically goes out on every car, for this issue to be ignored!

- Pacific Grove, CA, USA

problem #83

May 162012

Solstice 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that while a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the passenger side air bag system would not activate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the passenger presence sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that the replacement passenger presence sensor needed to be replaced again. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000. Updated 03/02/15 updated 6/15/2015

- Pierson, FL, USA

problem #82

Sep 022013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Air bag light came on while driving the vehicle. I took the vehicle to have the vehicle scanned to see what the problem was. It was determined that the pps module needs to be replaced. I decided not to do the repair because it was going to be over $800. I am quite upset because the vehicle at the time only had 38,000 miles on it, but was out of warranty ( being over 36 months). Why would a vehicle with only 38,000 miles on it have a faulty airbag module?

- Valley City, OH, USA

problem #81

Aug 172014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Add my complaint to the seat belt light list. GM hiding it's head in the sand again. In August of 2014, my daughter had her ignition switch replaced per the recall notice on her 2007 Pontiac Solstice. A few weeks later, the red air bag light went on along with malfunctioning of the passenger air bag status indicator light. Mileage 61,000. The yellow warning light will not come on when a person sits in the passenger seat! the red airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster is on all the time along with the service air bag display on the dic. GM fixed one air bag issue and now another one has surfaced. In reviewing the many articles on the web, there have been numerous complaints to NHTSA about on the airbag hazard on all 06 thru 10 Pontiac Solstices, Saturn sky and various other GM vehicles. The problems with the passenger seat renders it unsafe and may result in serious injury or death in a crash. This problem was reported to GM, they diagnosed same, said it was not related to the ignition switch recall and reported code 1063 - passenger pressure sensor defective. Replacement cost approximately $900. This defect will not allow the airbag to operate if involved in an accident. The cost to replace this sensor is prohibitive and should not fail. The sensor was manufactured in luxembourg, germany (manufacture unknown #br53008361171M8H). This is an inspection issue in some states and where there is no inspection, many people are just driving around with the light on not knowing their bags are inoperative. The defective seat module renders the passenger seat unsafe as the airbag will not deploy which could result in serious injury or death in a crash. Please review the complaints declare it recall. Thank you

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #80

Jan 012015

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 62,133 miles
My airbag lights suddenly came on and the dealer ship says my airbag module has gone out. Why would a vehicle with only 62133 miles airbag module go out, its been one thing after another, cup holder broke first month I had car, then rear axle recall, ,then ignition switch and god knows what else.I had to replace both door handles and the passenger door was hardly ever used but they broke off from just regular use. Now I am told I need an air bag module, shouldn't that have lasted for the life of the car. That's a safety issue because my airbags aren't working. I am gonna have to fork over 557 dollars not to mention the 92 I just had to pay just to find out why my airbag indicator light is on. I paid over thirty thousand for this car and it should still have working air bags.the company should have to fix it, they took that bail out from me the tax payer.

- Rutherford, TN, USA

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