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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 3 of 8)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,861 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 8)

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problem #104

Jul 012015


  • miles


Passenger seat sensor for airbags failed intermittently, now it's completely broken. This is a common problem for Pontiac Solstice and Saturn sky owners (according to the forums). But given the low number of vehicles produced by GM, it doesn't seem to be getting recall status...

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #103

Aug 172015


  • 40,000 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!

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #102

Jul 062015


  • 26,343 miles
The air bag / seatbelt warning light came on for the passenger side, my wife was in the seat and weighs more than 100lb. I'm told this disables the airbag, which is clearly a safety issue. Repairs are very expensive and with only 26xxx miles on this car should be covered by GM.

- Bedford, IN, USA

problem #101

Aug 032015


  • 12,290 miles


Service air bag warning came on dic. Researched several Pontiac Solstice, as well as Saturn sky and opel GT, forums that address the passenger presence system module, GM P/N 19124219, as the common failure. This is an extremely expensive repair for a well documented high failure rate safety part.

- Kings Park, NY, USA

problem #100

Aug 012015


  • 59,110 miles
Backing out of my garage, the service air bag light came on for the passenger air bag..the passenger air bag light stays on showing this air bag is not working.I feel like this is a safety issue with passenger air bag not working, I called on star and they gave me a code B0081 saying I should a take to dealer. I called Pontiac and they told me unless there is a recall, the cost to repair is on me.looks like many other owners on 2007 Pontiac Solstice are having the same problem.I purchased this car new, it stays in the garage, not driven much and very seldom anyone in passenger seat.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

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

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