NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,716 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 #4

Jun 202005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


2001 Buick Lesabre VIN [xxx] dash pad has been peeling upward toward windshield. Started in front of steering wheel and has migrated across to the passenger side. Also peeling apart on corners and above glove box. As the passenger side has worsened, there is a noise that I suspect is coming from the passenger side air bag. I am concerned about a deployment of the passenger side air bag. The dash looks to be a blast away unit when the air bag is deployed. If the passenger side air bag were to deploy under normal driving conditions it may obscure the view of the driver. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Dardanelle, AR, USA

problem #3

May 212010


  • 34,863 miles
Car was struck from behind first then forced into the car in front. This resulted in damage to both front and rear. The impact to the front failed to activate either driver or passenger airbag, yet caused enough damage to indicate a force beyond the activation point was received.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 052002


  • miles
Consumer states that when hit at 30mph in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. Dealer notified

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 222001


  • miles
Consumer was involved in a front end collison traveling 10-`15 mph in which front driver and passenger side airbags failed to deploy. Consumer sustained injuries to abdominal area/ knees, and eyes. Manufacturer has been contacted, but has been unable to offer any customer satisifaction.

- Corinth, MS, USA

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