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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,667 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

Dec 052012


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Prizm. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph over loose gravel, the contact temporarily lost control over the vehicle. The contact then attempted to regain control but ended up over steering, causing the vehicle to roll over several times before coming to rest in a ditch. The vehicle was destroyed. None of the air bags deployed. The driver suffered a mild concussion and whiplash. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Butler, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 202000


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Airbag light would come on and flash. Dealer would then replace airbag module. Light had come on 3 different occasions. On second incident airbag was reset. On third incident dealer replaced airbag computer relay.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022001

(reported on)


  • miles
Air bag sensor light would flashes on and off, indictating a defect. Vehicle taken to dealer shop, and informed that air bag module has shorted out, and needed to be replaced. Provide any further information on this matter.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

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