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NHTSA — Seats Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,333 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.

2008 Pontiac Torrent accessories - interior problems

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142014


  • 20,000 miles


Left side windows and locks will not open with key or remote periodically. Air bag light off when sitting and comes on when no one on pasngr side. Car was rear ended and front ended but ferrman stated they fixed properly. Door locks and windows worked fine before that and air bag has been a problem but stating I have to pay for all repairs. I feel that there are enough air bag recalls to add the 2008 to the list of 2007 ones. This vehicle is a limited edition. Only two yrs made. Parts are very expensive and hard to get now. These are manufactured defects since I had the window and door lock changed on the drivers door at cost of over $400. And still doenst work again. After driving a few blocks and stop my doors and windows open properly. I think they were jarred in the accident and fixed by ferman properly in fl. We were rear and front ended and we were stopped and the truck hit us at approx. 60 miles per hr.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 102012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Using automatic start feature caused heating element in driver seat to over heat and burn through seat. Could have caused a fire in vehicle but vehicle was turned off and taken to the GM dealership who refused to accept responsibility for this safety issue, manufacture defect which their service manager agreed that it was a defect and safety issue but wants the consumer to absorb cost for defect.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #1

May 012012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The passenger seat air bag sensor is faulty. It will not stay active when there is a person seating in the passenger seat. Everytime I turn on the car the check air bag light turns on. This is a common problem with these vehicles.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

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