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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 7 of 7)


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

2007 Pontiac Solstice seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #19

Aug 012011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Service airbag message appeared on lcd display, passenger airbag will not turn on when a passenger is in the seat. After researching this issue it seems that this sensor failure is a pervasive issue and should result in a recall due to its directly preventing the function of a crash safety system intended to save lives. If this system does not fall under federal guidelines for a necessary recall, GM should institute a good-conscience recall due to the prohibitive cost of replacement of this simple sensor (<$800).

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #18

Mar 132013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
Service air bag warning information light cam on. Brought to GM dealer said to be pas, seat sensor was bad out of warranty and to repair at a cost of $800 dollars I think this safety item should be gms concern.

- Ossining, NY, USA

problem #17

Oct 232011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 27,200 miles
The air bag sensor in my vehicle failed shortly (2 mos) after its 'bumper-to-bumper' warranty expired. Any passenger in the car faces added risk if an accident were to occur. It is my understanding that the owner's cost to fix this item is prohibitive ($500 - $800), and that the failure of this part is somewhat common for this vehicle brand.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #16

Aug 112012

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 60,211 miles


The passenger sensor in my Pontiac Solstice went out on August 12th while there was a passenger in my vehicle. This has caused the passenger airbag system to longer function. It is a very costly and dangerous problem that seems to be happening to many Solstice owners.

- Port Charlotte, FM, USA

problem #15

Sep 092010

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
The light is on about my safety air bag not working at all.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 022010


  • 7,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the module for the air bag to the passenger seat needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 7,700 and the current mileage was 30,300.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 202012

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 54,900 miles


Airbag light came on. Service air bag on the display. Contacted GM B0081 code. $900 to repair.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #12

Jan 032011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Passenger side air bag warning light came on indicating a defect in the passenger side air bag.

- Moodus, CT, USA

problem #11

May 252012

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 36,201 miles
I noticed the air bag passenger light was illuminating off. There was an adult in the seat with a weight of 135 lbs. Also the dic displayed "service air bag". from what I gather on the internet, the problem is with the passenger seat module. The cost to fix this is over $600. I cannot pay this.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #10

Dec 012011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Vehicle shows "service air bag" after 42000 miles, 80% of which without a passenger. Passenger airbag off, while passenger in car. Never comes on. Will not pass inspection. Dealer says it is the passenger presence system, will not cover it, $1000+ repair.

- Swarthmore, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 082011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles


Service air bag warning light began to illuminate. Checked manual and manual stated to see local dealer immediately. Immediately means to me that this is a major safety concern. Took to authorized Pontiac dealer. They diagnosed the following: Service air bag light is on scanned code B0081 code stored current check out performed diagnosis and pps system has no data pps has current codes 2036-1063 indicating failed pps module. $575.92 ptl to replace and program replaced pps system all in one assy with cushion wiring module, etc. Recalibrate system clear codes and recheck operation ok. So bottom line, like several other identical complaints filed the passenger side air bag sensor went bad. Inquired with authorized dealer if Pontiac would stand behind what is an apparent numerous owners of this type of vehicle make and year occurrence with the vehicle. Provided the complaints listed on this site. Authorized dealer simply told me the car was no longer under warranty and that nothing could be done. How many more 2007 Pontiac Solstice's with low mileage have to report this problem before a recall is obvious" this is not just a squeaky rattle this is safety. These cars are equipped with air bags for a reason. They are small compact two seaters. Without a properly working air bag it could be fatal for passenger in a collision. Because of the small size of the car it would not take a substantial collision for safety to be a an issue. Will it require someone being permanently injured or losing their life before a recall is required" I don't even know cars and I can read the posts on this site and know 2 + 2 does equal a manufacturer defect in the airbag system of these vehicles. Please initiate and make Pontiac do the right thing for their customers safety!

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #8

Sep 122011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated the service air bag warning light began to illuminate. The air bag light came on due to a malfunction in the passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they had to replace the indicators for the air bags at the owners expense of $600-$1000. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 11/10/11 the consumer stated there was a defect in the sending unit in the seat. It was investigated and the part was replaced. The consumer was responsible for the labor which was $200. Updated 11/16/11

- Hagaman, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 122010

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Own a 2007 Pontiac Solstice gxp. For some time the passenger side airbag indicator light has failed to change when an adult sits in passenger seat, since approx 15,000 kms. Now the display panel reads "service airbags", since approx 55,000 kms. I took it into GM, who advised that I need a SDM module. I am extremely surprised. This is an abnormal serious safety issue, through research, appears to be a common class issue with the Solstice, this begs for GM to lean fwd with voluntary recall before lives are lost as a result, or before it grows to an extent akin to what Toyota recently experienced with lack of fwd thinking & proactive due diligence.

- Courtenay, Bc, Canada, 00, USA

problem #6

Jan 302011


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated the air bags light remained illuminated.the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnosed which located the failure at the air bags sensor. The dealer replaced the air bag sensor, the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer took a report 71-977-959082, but did not offer to assist with the cost of the repair. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.

- Frisco , TX, USA

problem #5

May 202011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 19,240 miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice airbag problems. Service airbag light stays on. This seems to be a very common problem with this model. Over $600 to have this repaired.

- Rincon, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 262011


  • 15,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated the air bag light began illuminating on the instrument panel upon starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 15,500 and the current mileage was 17,307.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 152010


  • 25,000 miles
Service air bag error light came on. After reading some threads in forums, I saw that a lot of owners of this model were having the same problem. To replace the "SDM module" will cost over $500, so my car will be without and air bag on the passenger side.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010


  • 35,000 miles
1-"service air bag" light stays on, probaly meaning the airbag system is disabled. 2-no one seems to know how to fix the problem.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 222009


  • 14,682 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminates whenever the seat is occupied. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,682.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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