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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,328 miles

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2005 Saturn Vue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Saturn Vue Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 172006

Vue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,657 miles

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

As entering the intersection of hwy 173 and bi pass 534. Other vehicle turned left in front of me. I had the green light. My daughter was driving my 2005 Saturn Vue. We were going between 40 and 50 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. The front center to the left front corner collided with the other vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The insurance company said sometimes they just don't. at the seen of the accident the emt told me I should get out of the car if I was able to. Because the air bags might still deploy, as they have been known to do so before. The insurance company refuses to pay for new air bags. Stating that there is no danger of them unexpectedly deploying. My complaint is that the air bags did not deploy and they might unexpectedly.

- Bandera, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 112006

Vue 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the vehicle crashed and the air bags deployed but did not inflate. The front of the vehicle was the point of impact in the crash. The contact rear ended another vehicle. There were 2 occupants in the vehicle, both were wearing seat belts did not tighten to keep contact and passenger from hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. The contact sustained neck, back, chest and tooth injuries. Passenger suffered from B urns from material that came out of the air bags, and sustained chest, back and leg and back injuries from hitting dashboard. A police report was taken.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

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