NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,667 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.

2006 Buick LaCrosse seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 252011


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving apprximately 30 mph, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the air bag sensor/module needed to be replaced in the front passenger seat. The parts necessary to make the repairs were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was approximately 62,000. The VIN was not available.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 032010


  • 63,000 miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse passenger side airbag sensor not working. I purchased the vehicle used with 60,000 miles on it and was told at the time that the indicator light for the passenger side airbag was periodically displaying, but it was simply a problem with the indicator light. Now at 98,000 miles, I took the car in with a problem on the driver's side seat belt assembly. They pointed out to me that in addition to the seat belt retractor malfunctioning, the sensor for the passenger side airbag isn't working, which is what the light has been indicating all along. So when someone is in the seat, it doesn't relay that info to the airbag. So I've been driving over 30,000 miles with no working passenger side airbag. Fixing the problem will cost nearly $1000. Was there any recall relating to this problem with this vehicle, or were there enough similar complaints to initiate one?

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 152009


  • 59,000 miles
My airbag light would not go off after I started the car, it would go off then it would come on randomly while I was driving the car. I had it checked at a Buick dealer. I was told that the intermittent module inside the passenger seat was what came up on the computer. Then I noticed that the on/off control on the passenger side quit reading "on" when I had a passenger. I was told that as long as light on the instrument cluster is "off" all my airbags are working. Sounds like a safety issue to me. I was also told that if I did not fix it at a cost of $1300 the airbags may deploy for no reason. I read the other complaints and have not had this issue due to any low cabin temperatures. It is August and 80 F. I was not using A/C when this first happened but it has occurred while the A/C was on as well. It happens at least twice during my commute to work (25 mins) and the same on my way home.

- Brownsville, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 212008


  • miles


The passenger airbag sensor works intermittently when a person is sitting in the passenger seat. Sometimes the sensor will not turn on with my wife or I sitting in the passenger seat. Took the car in to the garage and they said that they could not find anything wrong with it. This has happened several times. This is a serious safety hazard and the manufacturer should be informed of this so I can get my auto repaired properly.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 042008


  • miles
Traveling to Florida I noticed the airbag light was off when the passenger was buckled up. This light would go on and off the whole trip to and from Florida. When I got home I took the car in the Buick dealership to have checked. They ran a test on it and said they could not find a problem. The light continues going on and off when the passenger is buckled in. I looked on the internet and found that this was a recall on my 2006 Buick Lacrosse. I cannot believe the dealership would allow me to Transport a passenger knowing that they recalled this car for the same issues I described above.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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problem #1

Jul 132007

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact's wife was involved in a head on crash. The air bags failed to deploy. Both passengers sustained minor injuries. A police report was filed. The purchase date, failure speed, and mileage information were unknown.

- Delta, CO, USA

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