NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,207 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1999 Pontiac Bonneville seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1999 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 112009


  • miles


A dear friend of mine had an accident a few days ago deploying the passenger side airbag resulting in the windshield being busted to an extent that it not being able to see through.. shouldn't this be a recall.... she owns a 99 Pontiac Bonneville SRS.

- Shawneetown, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 292006

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,585 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 35 mph and getting off an exit from the highway, the front driver airbag deployed suddenly without warning. The vehicle did not impact any object on the road prior to the deployment. The driver did not lose control of the vehicle. The airbag warning light was not illuminated prior to the unwarranted deployment. The contact sustained minor lip injuries. The manufacturer was contacted and suggested that the vehicle needed to be inspected at an authorized dealership. The dealer was contacted and after inspecting the vehicle, determined the airbag deployed due to water damage. The dealer determined the heater core caused the computer to get wet, and therefore set off the deployment of the front airbag. The dealership disconnected the airbag. There were no pictures or police reports taken. A repair invoice for the disconnection of the airbag was available.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 072004


  • 149,242 miles
While at a stop, the front air bags inadvertently deployed. The consumer drove home.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 301998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked when consumer stuck key into ignition and the driver's side air bag deployed. Vehicle is a rental by avis 412-472-5200. Consumer does not know if air bag was repaired.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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