NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,368 miles

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1998 Buick Regal seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

May 292013

Regal 6-cyl

  • 208,104 miles


I T- boned a car. When my front end hit it the airbags were set off. The passenger side airbag had way too much charge in it occurring to the insurance adjuster. When it went off it exploded so hard and fast that the top of the dash flipped up and shattered the window in that shape. The rest of the window is fine but this really exploded and could have killed someone if they had been in the front seat when this happened.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 062004

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling at 20 mph consumer's vehicle was hit head on by another vehicle. Upon impact, none of the airbags deployed.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 092000


  • miles
False deployment of both air bags when consumer hit a curb at a low rate of speed causing damage to sun roof, front windshield and dashboard, the gasses expelled from the air bag irritated drivers bronchial tubes causing problems with breathing and constant bouts of coughing, consumer believes this is a design flaw. Nlm

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

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