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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,570 miles

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2002 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 102010

Vue 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

Air bag control module not working and daytime running lights in operable.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 152008

Vue

  • 96,280 miles
No known crashes or injuries. Horn on vehicle stuck in on position and can only be silenced by removing fuse. Defect is a poorly designed contact strip that is part of air bag assembly. Cost of repairs by Saturn is between $800 and $1,200 thus causing many owners to drive without a horn or properly functioning air bag.

- Ponce Inlet, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 032003

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I have had this happen twice in less than 15 months. The 2001 Saturn Vue's horn becomes jam due to problems with the airbag. According to the mechanics at the Saturn dealership the airbag presses down on the horn and jams it causing it to go off non stop, the only way to turn it off is to disconnect the fuse. The second time this happened to me according to the dealership it fried the horn connection in the steering wheel, my concern about this since its happen to me so often is could it accidentally set off the airbag" also can this be a fire hazard due to the cables being burnt within the steering wheel" I would be willing to let you guys inspect my automobile. In order to repair this the whole airbag system, and horn needs to be repair.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 142003

Vue

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On March 14, 2003, my family and I were traveling w on hwy 138 in stockbridge, ga. We had a green light and were proceeding through when a Ford Explorer pulled in front of us. We hit him in the passenger side, squarely across the front of our vehicle. We were traveling approximately 45 mph when we hit and the two front airbags did not deploy. The damage to our vehicle is equal across the front and the front end of the vehicle is crushed all the way to the front tires. Our vehicle was a 2002 Saturn Vue. No one was injured seriously, but we were told when we bought the car that the airbags deploy in front end collisions.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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