NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,023 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152009


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick lasabre. While examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the airbag light had appeared on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the airbag module was replaced, however the contact was still experiencing the failure. While traveling 45 mph the frontal airbags exploded without warning. The vehicle has not been diagnosed. The failure mileage was 71000 and the current mileage was 80000.

- Fort Valley, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact stated that the airbag light illuminated without incident. He took the vehicle to a dealer, who suggested resetting the airbag. The dealer reset the airbag, and the airbag light later illuminated. He took the vehicle back to the dealer. The dealer determined the airbag was not working properly, and could not offer any explanation. No further repairs or corrections have been made.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 032002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,069 miles
Buick lost the BBB decision and did not perform within the 40 days allotted to replace the car. The car has multiple safety defects (air bag, transmission, braking) that the BBB said could cause serious bodily injury or death. They want to buy back the car and inspect it so it can be resold.

- Desmoines, IA, USA

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