NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,937 miles

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1997 Buick Skylark seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Buick Skylark. The contact stated that the air bags deployed unexpectedly. A police report was not filed and an injury was sustained. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 140,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 252003

Skylark 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,749 miles
While parking horn continuously sounded. The gear shift lever knob broke off. The dealership had to replace the entire air bag system in order to correct the horn failure and replaced the shifter knob.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #2

Apr 062002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn is inoperative because of a failure within internal contact of horn assembly. Vehicle was taken in for repair to the horn. Consumer was informed that the internal contacts for horn inside airbag assembly was faulty. Consumer was also informed that if the horn was not repaired the air bag may not deploy.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001


  • miles
Horn button is under airbag in order to fix airbag must be replaced at a cost of $800 or I remove the fuse, I can't afford to replace airbag for a simple button so this becomes a safety issue. Since I have no horn am deeply concerned for my and my kids safety in case of an emergency (need to alert someone who is going to run into me ) please help.

- Temple Terrace, FL, USA

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