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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,791 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.

2003 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 072009

Vue

  • 79,900 miles

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

On 9/7/09, I was involved in a rollover accident in a 2003 Saturn Vue. The air bags did not deploy on the passenger or driver's side, causing my face to hit the steering wheel. I blacked out behind the wheel and the car flipped and then wrapped around a tree.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #8

Mar 102009

Vue

  • 120,000 miles
Air bag and service light on. Brought car to dealer only to find out the air bag module is defective. Dealer said it would cost $750 to repair. Talked to local auto repair shop they said they thought there was a law that manufacturers have to correct a safety issue for up to 10 years after car is manufactured at no charge to consumer. Called dealer they said they have no knowledge of this of course. Stuck with problem and concerned.

- Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

problem #7

May 192009

Vue

  • 36,000 miles
Traveling South bound at aprox. 30-35 mph enter busy urban intersection when a car traveling West bound ran a red light. I collided into the passenger side of his vehicle straight on (T-boned). Causing damage to the complete front end of my vehicle. The air bags never deployed. I suffered bruising and soreness from the impact. My vehicle the Saturn Vue was totaled by the insurance company.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 092007

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Saturn Vue. While driving 40 mph, the contact veered off the road and crashed into several trees. The vehicle rolled and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact injured her neck and her vehicle was destroyed. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 58,000.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022005

Vue

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles
While traveling at 60 mph consumer was involved in a collision, where he struck a cement barrier on the road. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. No other vehicles was involved, however, consumer's vehicle was totaled.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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problem #4

Jul 122004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 65 mph on a rainy day consumer applied the brakes to slow down the speed, but the brakes failed. Vehicle rolled down twice, and landed upside down on an embankment. Upon impact, airbag did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries.

- Milford, NJ, USA

problem #3

Apr 042004

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

As I was driving on the highway, my vehicle drifted onto the grassy shoulder. Without hitting my brakes, I steered back onto the road. The rear end of my vehicle fish-tailed slightly. As this was happening, the driver's back wheel bent underneath the vehicle causing it to roll over, passenger side first, onto the side of the highway. During the roll-over, none of my airbags deployed, both driver- side tires blew, both axles bent, the tops of the passenger-side doors crumpled, the passenger-side windows shattered, and the roof crumpled like a crushed aluminum can. I received numerous injuries, including neck/back/shoulder strains, broken ribs and damage to my right knee and ankle.

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 032004

Vue

  • 12,000 miles
Consumer was driving North on a highway at about 30 mph when another vehicle lost control coming South and collided head on with consumer's vehicle. Consumer was wearing seat belts, but the air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained a slight sternum fracture and other minor bruises to the arms and neck. The police arrived but no one was cited at the time.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 222 miles
Horn doesn't honk or almost impossible to honk until too late

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

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