NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,424 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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2001 Pontiac Bonneville seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Comments

problem #5

May 292012

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • miles


My son was the passenger in a head on collision with airbag deployment and his eyeball was severed by the airbag. My son received his prosthetic eye for his 18th birthday.

- Free Soil, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 202008


  • 97,619 miles
Air bag light kept coming on, was advised this would have to be replaced. I feel this should be something that is within manufacture standards. The car has never been in an accident, thus why do I have to spend $542 to have a drivers side air bag replaced?

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 222003


  • 39,000 miles
While driving 55 mph and when trying to avoid a deer in the road vehicle rolled over. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and consumer sustained neck and hand injuries.

- Billingsley, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 212003

Bonneville 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,500 miles
I have a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville. The air bag warning light displays check air bag. The dealer says it has to be replaced for $650. The same day the left rear window fell down and the cost to repair is over $500. Neither the airbag nor the window have ever been used. The car has never been in an accident or off the road. Two parts failed for no reason.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 172002


  • miles
Consumer states that when hit at 10mph passenger side air bags did not deploy. * nlm

- Gambrills, MD, USA

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