NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 7 of 8)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,885 miles

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2007 Pontiac Solstice seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments (Page 7 of 8)

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problem #29

Jun 152011

Solstice

  • 8,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated while driving 50 mph, the passenger side air bag light illuminated while the passenger was in the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the seat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Fleming Island , FL, USA

problem #28

Aug 062013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
My car suddenly brakes hard on it's own as I am slowing and gently applying brakes. It starts around 20 mph. It is very scary and dangerous. To have your car slam on it's brakes on it's own. I have heard that the powertrain/transmission can throw error codes P0700 and P2637 and that can cause the same sudden braking of the car on it's own. Also my coolant temperature gauge(digital) intermittently goes blank showing only three dashes instead of the temp. When it does this my air/heat will not work. My passenger door handle broke off. Also my airbag warning light will not go off. I also have a mysterious coolant leak but it's intermittent as well.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #27

May 302013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Service passenger air bag lit up on display in dash at the same time passenger air bag light on dash went off and did not come back on I had dealer check this as the passenger air bag was now inoperative as I did not want my wife riding in this seat without it working properly. He informed me a sensor underneath the passenger seat was responsible for this failure. This seems to be a widespread problem as I have checked with several Solstice owners who have experienced same problems some with as low as 2300 miles on their vehicles thank you for your time.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #26

Jul 142013

Solstice

  • 13,000 miles

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

In March of this year I purchased my second Pontiac. Today this vehicle displayed the same service message as my other Pontiac. The service air bag light has come on and stayed on. My other Pontiac has been coming on and off for months now, I can't afford the $750 it costs to replace the airbag on the first Pontiac is the main reason I still have the issues, but now my second Pontiac purchase is having the same error. This has to be an issue for more than just me. I do see that the air bag has already been recalled for my model but a different year. This appears to me to be more than one model issue. Thanks

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #25

Jul 092013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Service airbag message displayed. I took it to a GM dealer and he told me the module was no good and needs to be replaced for $800. I believe with only 39000 miles GM should have a recall and pay for this repair.

- Putnam, CT, USA

problem #24

Mar 012013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 43,500 miles
Passenger airbag sensor indicates that it is "off" even when a passenger is present. Red airbag warning light is displayed on dash. After much research, there is an issue with the airbag sensor going out. This is apparently a costly repair that should not be on the shoulders of the owner! GM needs to issue a recall for the repair of this safety feature since it is so prevalent among Solstice owners. Is our safety not important?...

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #23

May 072012

Solstice

  • 48,902 miles

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

My passenger airbag light came on indicating the airbag wasn't working. Diagnostic tool showed that the airbag sensor may be bad.

- Moodus, CT, USA

problem #22

Jun 192013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 11,226 miles
The passenger presence air bag control module in my vehicle failed at just over 11K miles. Any passenger in the car faces added risk if an accident were to occur. The owner's cost to fix this item is prohibitive ($500 - $800), and that the early failure of this part is somewhat common for this vehicle.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #21

Jun 072013

Solstice

  • 33,000 miles
Service airbag message appeared on lcd display, passenger airbag will not turn on when a passenger is in the seat. Because I was concerned with my daughters safety, I paid over $900 to have this repaired. This appears to be a common issue and should result in a recall due to its directly preventing the function of a crash safety system intended to save lives.

- Hernando , MS, USA

problem #20

Apr 012013

Solstice

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the air bag sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 48,000.

- Sandston, VA, USA

problem #19

Aug 012011

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

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

Solstice

  • 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

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