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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 301999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer has frontal & side airbags. They don't deploy, but the sensors go out which means they will not work & the airbag light stayed on. Vehicle has been repaired through the dealer 5 times. GMC said there was no problem. However, if it happened again they would order another part. Vehicle has also had problems with engine surges, ac trouble, and trunk leaking, for all of which vehicle has been serviced for.

- Taft, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 241999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light comes on indicating a problem with the front or side driver's & passenger's airbags, which may deploy unexpectedly or wont deploy at all in event of a crash, failing to protect the occupants. Been to dealer since Oct. 24, 1999, and dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem. Manufacturer said they may rewire the vehicle, S system.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 062000

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling 65 mph, and as a result of an accicent by hiting a wall, air bags did not deploy at any time. Driver sustained injuries.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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