really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,776 miles

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2003 GMC Yukon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 162014


  • 130,074 miles


On 9/16/14, I got into my car and started the engine. Upon starting the engine, both airbags blew up. There was no accident or impact, they just blew up. There was nobody in the passenger seat and that one blew up too. I reported this incident to GM and they investigated it and have denied paying to repair damages. They say there was corrosion in the airbag sensor. Nowhere in the owners manual does it say that I am responsible for maintaining these connections. This is a life safety device that should be assembled with the highest level of care a precision. This is not the responsibility or the owner or operator, it is faulty equipment and should be the responsibility of GM. Now I have a car that I cannot drive, it has two blown airbags. It would appear that GM has had this problem ongoing, there are lots of complaints out there and it needs to be addressed. I find it hard to believe that corrosion could cause deployment of airbags at any moment. I could have been driving when this happened and could have caused a serious accident and or injury.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 212007

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,730 miles
I was sold a used car in Florida with deployed airbags. I need help in getting this problem corrected. The shop that fixed the car as well as the used car dealer say that they don't have to do anything and I beg to differ as they represented the car as being fixed 100%.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 052006

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving there was a squealing noise that appeared to be coming from the brakes. During a normal maintenance service, the service dealer determined the squealing noise was normal. On April 4, an appointment was made with the dealer regarding the vehicle's brakes. The dealership determined the vent solenoid had failed internally and the vent solenoid and bracket parts had to be replaced. The contact was told by dealership that until work could be performed the car was driveable. On April 5th, the vehicle was in an accident. While driving 55 mph on wet roads, the brakes failed which caused the contact to loose control of the vehicle. While the contact attempted to manuver the vehicle to the side of the road, the vehicle hit a pole and slide into a ditch. During the accident the air bags did not deploy. All occupants were wearing seatbelts however injuries were sustained. The contacts had lower back injuries. An mri was performed showing a dislocated disk to the lower back. Other injuries occurred to two other passangers ages 12 and 7; minor head injuries. A police report was filed and accident report was processed with the dealership. After the accident, the vehicle was taken to a body shop for repairs. Additional repairs still need to be made to brakes and airbags.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102006

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,300 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was involved in a T-bone collision at 10mph and the airbags did not deploy. There was no pre-braking prior to impact. Although the occupants were wearing seatbelts, minor injuries were sustained. The vehicle was totaled by the insurance Agency. The police were on the scene and a report was taken. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer for inspection.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

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