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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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.

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032013

Grand Vitara

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy until after impact. The contact sustained injuries to the chest and sternum while the passenger sustained a facial injury from striking the windshield. The contact and the passenger were both transported to a hospital. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact did not call the manufacturer regarding the air bag failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #4

Oct 032013

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Suzuki Grand vitara. The contact was traveling approximately 35 mph and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy until moments after impact. The passenger was propelled into the windshield and sustained injuries to the knee, fingers and face. The contact sustained injuries to the sternum. A police report was filed. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired to determine the air bag failure. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 12/24/13

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102004

Grand Vitara 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling inside of the car port vehicle accelerated uncontrollable, and hit a brick wall. No injuries reported. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. The second incident occurred when consumer was backing out of the driveway and vehicle accelerated backwards.in both incidents consumer stepped on the brake pedal in order to stop. However, vehicle continued to speed. Consumer turned the vehicle off, and took vehicle to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the problem could not be duplicated. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once, and had not been resolved.

- Waynesboro, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272004

Grand Vitara

  • miles
2001 Suzuki Grand vitara involved in an accident and none of the air bags deployed. Consumer was hit on the rear by another vehicle, which caused consumer to slide and spin. After the spin, vehicle hit a wall head on causing major damage on the front end. The airbags and module where fully intact and had no sign of being tampered prior to accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042002

Grand Vitara 4WD

  • miles
Nothing but problems and a nightmare to own.. dealer not sypathetic. No safety defect mentioned.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

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