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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1998 Pontiac Sunfire seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 282002

Sunfire

  • miles

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

While driving on a rural two lane road. Consumer lost control of vehicle and was hit broadside on drivers side door by another vehicle. None of the vehicles airbags deployed resulting in a fatality. Dealer has been contacted.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 092001

Sunfire

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 25-30 mph there was a passenger's side front impact, and neither airbag deployed. $ amount of damage unknown.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 202001

Sunfire

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 25 mph in which passenger's side air bag has deployed and shattered front windshield. Also, damaged dashboard. Dealer was not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

- Moriarcy, NM, USA

problem #3

Sep 192000

Sunfire

  • miles

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

Vehicle involved in a rear end collision, vehicle was traveling at 50 mph before driver applied brake and hit rear bumper of other vehicle. Both air bags did not deploy. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Crisfield, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 141999

(reported on)

Sunfire

  • miles
Consumer was in a front end accident that caused no damage to neither vehicle going about 10 mph and the air bag deployed and shattered the windshield. Dealer has been contacted.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #1

May 261998

(reported on)

Sunfire

  • miles
The vehicle rear ended another vehicle at 65 to 70mph and driver side airbag did not deploy.

- Eastpoint, GA, USA

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