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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,929 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 Saab 900 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Saab 900 Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 112010

900

  • 76,500 miles

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

I was sitting in my car in a parking lot with the engine running. The car was in park when the passenger side air bag deployed. GM will not fix the car and has offered a very low repurchase offer ($1100 less than kbb trade in value).

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #6

Oct 032009

900

  • 174,000 miles
Both airbags deployed for no apparent reason. The SRS light illuminated followed by deployment of the passenger bag. The driver side bag deployed approximately 30 seconds after the passenger bag deployed.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 222006

900 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 169,000 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the passenger side air bag deployed. There were no warnings prior to the incident. There was a NHTSA recall, # 01V222000, regarding air bags:frontal. The contact did not receive any notification about this recall.

- Saint Albans, VT, USA

problem #4

Mar 292001

(reported on)

900

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked and passed in off position and for no cause passenger's side air bag deployed. Consumer has yet to contact. Consumer states dealership completed the repair, they indicated that the computer did not show an air bag on the passenger side of the vehicle, dealer could not explain why air bag deployed, one person was injuried due to air bag deployment.

- Jericho, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 132000

900

  • miles
While parked, I was turning on the car from the passenger side and the passenger side airbag deployed and hit me. Very dangerous, my three year old daughter was behind me and was knocked down. In addition, I could have been driving and had a serious accident. Apparently this was a malfunction (dealer comments). Checked your database and found another incident around the same time a year before, same make, model, year. Isn't this a problem?

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Dec 142000

900

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's side air bag deployed while vehicle was parked in driveway without any impact.

- Rumford, RI, USA

problem #1

Dec 191999

900

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving and no frontal impacts, passenger's airbag deployed unexpectedly which may have causeda loss of vehicle control. Manufacturer and dealer admitted they had a defective design problem.

- Kennebunk Port, ME, USA

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