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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Saturn Sky (Page 7 of 8)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,281 miles

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2007 Saturn Sky seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 7 of 8)

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problem #37

Sep 082012

Sky

  • miles

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

The passenger presence sensor light has been on for awhile. It had been 'fixed' once before when the vehicle was under warranty. The exact same sensor went out several months after warranty expiration June 2012). Concerned because this faulty (disabled) sensor will not deploy passenger-side airbag in an accident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #36

Mar 142014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Air bag passenger sensor stopped working unexpectedly. I had the module replaced by a GM dealership and had to pay complete cost. One year later the new module broke once again and the airbag sensor is not working meaning that if a person is in the seat the airbag will not deploy if an accident was to happen and will most likely increase the chances of a death because of faulty parts by GM.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #35

Mar 102014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Although I rarely have passengers, for some odd reason, my passenger airbag warning light randomly went on. After searching the internet for causes/solutions, I see that this is a common occurrence for these types of cars. There's even a movement with Sky and solstice owners who have this issue to com here and file this form (which is how I found it). This issue wouldn't be so intolerable, if the solution wasn't so expensive (over $1000 for a sensor/module repair - $356.43 for parts and a whopping $647.50 in labor). This needs to be corrected and I hope this form is part of the solution. Thank you!

- N. Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #34

Feb 032014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 39,585 miles

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

My granddaughter entered the passenger side of my Saturn Sky with her knees first on the seat and the air bag warning is now lit. I see on line hundreds of these same complaints and yet no recalls. More off our government not protecting its citizens.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #33

Oct 112013

Sky

  • 25,000 miles
The recent recall on ignition switches for GM vehicles is great however there are a number of GM cars that have an additional problem affecting the deployment of the air bag beside the ignition switch. Thousands of GM vehicles have an inferior passenger seat sensor that goes out and will not deploy the air bag for the passenger of the car. GM is knowledgeable of this and refuses to fix the problem for the owners. Cars affected are the Saturn Sky, Pontiac solstice, Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Malibu and some model corvettes. The item costs consumers $1000 to fix and it is possible it will go out again in months after replaced. GM knows about this have had my Saturn Sky tested and it is identified as the passenger seat sensor. The feds need to get GM to be more honest and include this item as a safety recall as well. It appears that since no passengers have been killed that it is not a concern. Please look into this matter as well.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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problem #32

Sep 062013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 41,893 miles
The airbag for the passenger no longer activates, this seems to be an issue with the passenger presence system and it seems to be happening to a lot of Sky owners.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #31

Aug 012013

Sky

  • 48,000 miles

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

Front impact collision, no air bag deploy car fixed, 3 months later during odd rain and fog of December in los angeles, drove off embankment, hit side, cracked rim in half, took off oil pan, front end damage, again no air bag deployment....what does need to happen to my daughter driving in order to know she is safe and air bag will deploy...a newer, safer car"?"

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #30

Jun 032013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 7,200 miles
The passenger air bag is not on. There seems to be a defective sensor problem in the seat. According to many posts on the internet, this a very prevalent problem with the Saturn Sky and the Pontiac solstice. Why has there not been a manufacturer's recall for this problem? it certainly is a safety hazard to the passenger.

- Cochranton , PA, USA

problem #29

Sep 192013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Passenger service air bag light come on. This car rarely has a passenger in the car and the car only has a little over 50,000 miles on it. I had to have the seat sensor repaired out of my own pocket even though this is a known problem with these cars (and others using the same sensor) and should be recalled for repair or reimbursement. GM is apparently turning a deaf ear to the complaints with regards to this issue. This is a safety issue and I hope it doesn't take a death or serious injury because the system failed.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #28

Feb 032014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Service air bag light is on, this is a safety hazard and I think GM should take the responsibility to repair this before someone gets seriously injured because the air bag did not deploy.

- Somersworth, NH, USA

problem #27

Dec 272013

Sky

  • 100,000 miles

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

I went into a parking lot and over a speed bump with a passenger in the car. As soon as we went over the speed bump the light on my dash that shows an airbag being deployed lit up. Now the dealership says the passenger presence module for the passenger air bag is bad. Since this is a "smart" airbag system the module has to be changed and calibrated at the dealer. This was one of a very few time I've had a passenger in my car and seems beyond comprehension that this sensor would break with such limited use and cost $1000 to replace. I have found through my research that many thousands of GM products are having very similar issues with very similar cost to repair. Sure seems like GM knows there is a problem but has found that it's more profitable to keep replacing them at the owners cost!

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #26

Nov 272013

Sky

  • 17,289 miles
I had my 2007 Saturn Sky inspected, and the check air bag sensor came on. The vehicle has 17, 000 miles and has never been wrecked. It lives in a garage.

- Buena Vista, VA, USA

problem #25

Sep 172013

Sky

  • 74,000 miles
2007 Saturn Sky redline sitting at an idle passenger sat down in the seat and service airbag light illuminated, dic showed "service airbag system", passenger airbag indicator light showed off. Upon taking to dealer problem was determined to be the passenger presence system (pps) sensor failed. The sensor failed do to the flexing of the sensor as passengers got in and out of the vehicle not from neglect by the owner. The total is $1125 with part shipping install and zeroing of new the sensor. This is a very common problem with the Saturn Sky and Pontiac solstice, there has been reports of the replacement sensors failing in as little as a year. When this part fails the passenger side airbag will not deploy causing a significant rise in the potential injury of the passenger during a crash. With the abundance of this problem it an obvious defect of the part the only way an owner can stop this from happening is to not have anyone or anything in the passenger seat to avoid flexing of the sensor. The price for the repair, the potential injury and how often this is happening, I believe is a valid reason for a safety recall and replacement of the sensor by the manufacturer or dealer.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #24

Jul 152013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The passenger seat airbag sensor has failed in my car. This has resulted in a condition in which the passenger air bag is permanently disabled, a potential large safety hazard. After researching this issue, it appears as though this is a common problem among the Saturn Sky and Pontiac solstice cars, and there is no outstanding recall to remedy this issue. There are many of these cars on the road today that are operating without a functional passenger air bag, putting passengers are significantly greater risk for injury in the event of a collision. Given the prevalence of this issue, its severity, and the cost to repair, I feel as though a safety recall is should be considered for these models.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #23

Nov 052013

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles
Nothing happen not sure why the light is on. My daughter has not had an accident.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 212012

Sky 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The passenger air bag sensor failed. I have read that this is common in Sky and solstice vehicles. Even when they are repaired, they fail again. $800 repair... so my passenger is traveling with no airbag at all times.

- Victoria , TX, USA

problem #21

Oct 042013

Sky

  • 70,000 miles
The air bag seat sensor in my vehicle failed and any passenger in the car faces risk if an accident were to occur. It is my understanding that the owner's cost to fix this item is prohibitive ($700 - $1000), and that the early failure of this part is somewhat common for this vehicle. I think because of all the complaints about this it is a problem and may cause someone to get really hurt. Left defective could be really serious to a passenger.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 092013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
My Saturn Sky's passenger air bag "service air bag" light has been on for a month now, and I assume there is no protection from it. I researched on line about it and it seems every car has this issue eventually. I know Saturn no longer exists, but GM should do a recall on them and get them fixed. This is serious issue and a $750-$1000 repair that most can't afford.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #19

Jun 112013

Sky

  • 70,000 miles
Everytime I start my vehicle I get the following messages on the control panel. Service airbag, service traction control, ESC off/disabled. There has been no accidents on the vehicle but lack of ESC makes controlling the rwd performance vehicle difficult, in addition the service airbag message is further reason for concern.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #18

Sep 072013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 24,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the air bag off indicator illuminated although the front passenger's side seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who informed the contact that the air bag sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 24,500. Updated 12/04/13 the consumer stated the manufacturer covered 30% of the repair bill. The consumer found other reports of airbag failure on the internet. Updated 12/5/2013

- Butler, PA, USA

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