2008 Cadillac STS seat belts / air bags NHTSA complaints: Air Bags

NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,679 miles

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2008 Cadillac STS seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Cadillac STS Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 192016


  • 180,000 miles


Air bag sensors going bad or corroded. Shouldn't they last the life of the vehicle?

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 012015


  • 45,000 miles
The information window under my speedometer warned me to check the driver side air bag. It then went off about 2 days later. I warned me again in the middle of April, beginning of may and May 22nd. I did not drive my car today (5/23) so I don't know if the warning is still on. If it is I will write again.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 012014


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Sts. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 132014

STS 6-cyl

  • 44,750 miles


I had this car serviced at gold coast Cadillac, oakhurst, N.J. on March 25, 2013 and the mileage was 42,951. Since my wife does not drive much anymore, we do not use this car very much as you can see by the mileage. On or about November 13, 2014 I got into the car and when I started the engine the display said "service air bag". since I felt that this was a problem that should be addressed by GM because of all the problems with air bags, I emailed a letter telling GM about my problem. I received a follow up call from some women representing GM. I told her about the problem and she told me my car was not on the recall list. I guess neither were all the GM cars that had defective ignition switches. I told her that this car had never been touched by another car (accident) and is in pristine condition without the slightest scratch on it and I did not want to go to the dealer and have him charge me $600 to repair an air bag that had a defect in it. I did not want to chance being charged a lot of money for something that was not my fault. I am writing you to tell you about this problem since there are millions of air bags that are defective and I think I have a defective air bag and GM should inspect it and fix it free of charge. Please put this in your records for possible recalls of air bags in GM cars. Thank you,

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 062014

STS 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Was involved in and accident with the front grill, radiator, hood, and driver door had been severely damaged. Airbags never ejected.

- Longview, TX, USA

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problem #2

Mar 082009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Cadillac Sts. While driving 35 mph, the contact was involved in a head-on crash and the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that only the front end was damaged. The vehicle was repaired. The contact informed the dealer that he wanted the vehicle inspected to find out why the air bags failed. The manufacturer was notified. A police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008

STS 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Cadillac Sts air bag indicator light has a malfunction. The consumer stated when his 100lb wife sat in the passenger seat, the air bag light sometimes stayed on, but most times it was off. The dealer has tried to fix the problem 3 times. The dealer replaced the entire seat which still did not resolve the problem. Finally, they said nothing was wrong. The dealer sent the consumer a GM flyer that explained the computer in the vehicle made the decision as to when the air bag light should be on.

- Oldwick, NJ, USA

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