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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
1,562 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.

2002 Pontiac Sunfire seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152006

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire and I was in a car/cow accident in May 0F 06 I was going at speeds of 55 mph we hit head on and the air bags did not deploy. Now what's up with that"?" thank god now one was hurt.

- Kyle, SD, USA

problem #3

Jun 032005

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car was involved in a car/deer accident. Speed was aprox. 40 mph. Hit on right front, air bag did not deploy.

- Pierrepont Manor, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 152002

Sunfire

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,249 miles
My son was driving home the night before his wedding, was not drunk according to the coroner. The police report said he must have went off the road, overcorrected and began spinning and rolling.the car went 469 feet before it came to rest on top of him, the report says he must have been ejected through the sunroof. My son was 34 very muscular. I do not believe that unless there was something mechanically wrong with the car thar he could not have controlled it. I have seen other reports of the same thing happening to other people with the same car. Also the airbags did not deploy that alone might have saved my sons life. There were two other people in the car, both hurt seriously. Please let me know if this same thing is happening to other people and if there is anything I can do. I still have the car exactly as it was, in storage.

- Wappapello, MO, USA

problem #1

May 012002

(reported on)

Sunfire

  • miles
We just bought a new car and I would like to have permission to have an on/off switch put on the air bag on the passenger side of the car because I have 9 grandchildren and often I have 4 of them with me. The back seat only has 3 seat belts. Would it be possible to have the air bag unhooked or do I need the on/off switch? meralyn chipman.

- Spanish Fork, UT, USA

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