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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,667 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.

2009 Pontiac Torrent seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 032015


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Torrent. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag, stability control, and traction control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Crandall, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132013


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Torrent. While driving 5 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side door of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained back injuries and the driver of the other vehicle sustained unknown injuries. A police report was filed and medical attention was received. The contact's vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle on numerous occasions while driving various speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- North Charleston , SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 152012


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the front passenger seat air bag sensor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

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