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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Saturn SL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152005

SL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Saturn SL1. The contact stated his daughter was involved in a front and rear end collision while driving approximately 20 mph. The contact daughter's vehicle hydroplaned into a vehicle and was struck from behind by another vehicle. Upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. The consumer has not contacted the service dealer or manufacturer to determine why the airbags may not have deployed.

- Lewisburg, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 242004

SL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After a crash in a Saturn and the air bags exploded. The passenger side of the dashboard area started smoldering. The fire department arrived and put the fire out before it did a lot of damage.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 222002


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a six car rear end collision and neither air bag deployed. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Houston, TX, USA

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