NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Saturn Sky (Page 1 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,691 miles

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2008 Saturn Sky seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Dec 312016

Sky

  • 101,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Sky. When the passenger seat was occupied, the air bag sensor was not illuminated and the ocr sensor failed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 101,000.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #55

Dec 292016

Sky

  • 38,982 miles
My 2008 Saturn Sky with 38982 miles has the passenger presence sensor fails, P/N 19124219. The airbag on the passenger side becomes disabled, the parts cost $400 and the dealer is charging me $200 for reprograming. It looks like to be a common problem on these cars

- Doral, FL, USA

problem #54

Apr 012014

Sky

  • 52,841 miles
This is my third Pontiac solstice or Saturn Sky that has had the passenger air bag service light activate in the 50K miles range. Very seldom does anyone sit in the passenger seat, so wear does not seem the be the problem.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #53

Oct 242016

Sky

  • 44,000 miles

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

The passenger seat sensor for the air bag failed. This problem has been reported before. This should be under recall. With the number of complaints that you have received why has then not happened.

- Mccormick, SC, USA

problem #52

Sep 162016

Sky

  • 89,000 miles
My cars air bag light came on I took it to the dealer and it would not pass state inspection due to the passenger module sensor. I had to pay over 900 dollars to get it fixed. I have heard multiply people complaining about the same issue. Therefore I think there should be a recall. I did nothing to cause this failure to happen yet I am responsible to pay for it.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

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problem #51

Sep 162016

Sky

  • 61,000 miles
Passenger presence sensor is broken. Now, airbag is inactive no matter if someone is sitting in the seat.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #50

May 102016

Sky

  • 42,000 miles

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

I have a 2008 Saturn Sky with 42000 miles after starting the car the airbag warning light came on and the passenger airbag is turned off light was on, after having it looked at was told it had a body code B0081 defective passenger seat pressure sensor. This repair would cost $1000 to repair and it has no recall on it and it will happen again in time. General Motors has a recall on the ignition switch and the airbags may not work in a crash it was a safety problem, well this is a safety problem with the airbags disabled and General Motors will not own up to the sensor defect until someone gets hurt or is dead

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #49

Jul 112016

Sky

  • miles
Passenger presence switch is not working.passenger side air bag is turned off!

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #48

Aug 052016

Sky

  • 75,789 miles
Passenger pressent sensor has failed in passanger seat. Service air bag light on in dic. Passanger air bag will not deploy in an accedent according to owners manual. Passengers will be unprotected in event of crash.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #47

Dec 152015

Sky

  • 69,000 miles
The passenger seat passenger presence sensor failed, and had to be replaced.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #46

Aug 092015

Sky

  • 55,000 miles

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

Service air bag light is on when engine starts & won't turn off. Had replaced.

- Diamondhead, MS, USA

problem #45

Jul 122016

Sky

  • 64,000 miles
Passenger seat pressure sensor failure. Failure is stationary and while moving

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #44

Jun 202016

Sky

  • 26,000 miles
Passenger pressent sensor has failed in passanger seat. Service air bag light on in dic. Passanger air bag will not deploy in an accedent according to owners manual.

- Portland, MI, USA

problem #43

May 272016

Sky

  • 59,900 miles
The airbag light came on in the car during a trip while driving on the highway. There is an internal fault in the passenger seat suppression module according to the local GM dealership. This results in no deployment of either of the airbags in the event of an accident/crash. This is a safety issue. The cost to replace this module is nearly $800.

- Indian River, MI, USA

problem #42

May 102016

Sky

  • 37,950 miles
Takata recall I started the 2008 Saturn Sky with someone seated in passenger seat, air bag light said airbag was off for passenger side and service airbag light came on. Took to GM dealer and it was diagnosed as bad module and would cost $936.62 to fix. I did have it fixed and paid the $936.62 for safety sake. This issue really needs to be addressed and on recall before someone is killed.

- Inverness,, FL, USA

problem #41

Apr 112016

Sky 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Sky. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger presence module sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000. Updated 06/29/16 updated 07/13/16.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #40

Apr 292011

Sky

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Saturn Sky. When a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to more than one dealer and a permanent remedy could not be provided. One of the dealers indicated that there was a short in the tps sensor, which was causing the light failure. The dealer stated that the tps sensor and module may need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000. Updated 06/29/16

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #39

Apr 012016

Sky

  • 80,000 miles
With the vehicle (2008 Saturn Sky) in motion on a highway, the "airbag service" warning appeared on the display / readout. Took the Sky to a GMC dealer and was informed the passenger presence module failed. Approx $950 to fix. If not fixed, the airbag wont diploy.

- Simpsonville, KY, USA

problem #38

Apr 172014

Sky

  • 44,000 miles
Passenger airbag seat sensor has failed. Airbag light on the dash is on, and the driver information center reads "service airbag".

- Bullard, TX, USA

problem #37

Mar 102016

Sky

  • 38,000 miles
The airbag light illuminated indicating an issue with the sensor in the passenger presence system. I had the car examined by the dealer who diagnosed a problem with the passenger presence system. The car has approximately 46K miles and at the time of the light illuminating had approximately 38K miles. The dealer stated that because the car is out of warranty, I am responsible for the cost of the repair. I elevated the issue to GM corporate who stated that they would not repair the vehicle at their cost but offered me a $1000 GM loyalty credit towards the purchase of a new vehicle. I was told that the pps defect disables the passenger airbag. This is a safety issue as it may result in a serious injury or loss of life should the airbag not deploy in an accident. The ignition switch was replaced under the recall for similar risks. At this point, I have instructed my family to not allow anyone in the passenger seat as we would not be able to safely protect a passenger in the event of an accident. This is creating a loss of use for me and my family.

- San Antoniio, TX, USA

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