NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac G6 (Page 2 of 4)

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,807 miles

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2007 Pontiac G6 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #52

Feb 102015

G6 6-cyl

  • 94,897 miles


I started my car and my airbag sensor lit up on my dashboard and on my stereo screen it said "service air bag". there was an issue with my passenger air bag when I purchased the vehicle in June 2014 but they said they had it reset before I purchased it. Also, on multiple occasions people have told me at stop lights that my brake lights are on while I am driving and off while I am stopped. I found online that this a recall issue but it doesn't pull up for my particular VIN number. These are issues outside of the recalls that I was already forced to deal with.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #51

Feb 132015


  • 92,000 miles
Loss of all power steering while driving. Power steering displayed on display screen. Loss of power steering made it extremely difficult to drive and extremely dangerous. This issue could definitely cause a very serious accident. The problem then became intermittent in the following days it would take up about four time to start the car to be able to start driving without power steering. My car is not included in any of the recalls. I took to a GM dealership they diagnosed that the problem was indeed, the torque module sensor, which is the same as all the other vehicles under recall. So why is my vehicle not included"!"! I had this issue fixed today. Another issue that also just started happening in the past few weeks is my passenger airbag will intermittently will not work. The airbag display will show on my dash board and it will show that the passenger airbag is off. This light comes at random times whether or not there is someone sitting in the passenger seat. I also had this diagnosed at the GM dealership. The said it was my pps (passenger presence system) this also needs a new sensor and it will cost $700 to fix!!!! there is service bulletin regarding this for my car so they are obviously aware that this a common problem. The service tech at GM said that is extremely dangerous to drive with this (no kidding) and that if the airbag light is displayed on the dash none of my airbags will deploy. Lets hope that GM does not drag their feet on this, all someone needs is to loose their power steering, crash, and have no airbags deploy. I have not had my airbags fixed as I already had to spend $400 plus to have my power steering corrected. If GM does not correct this asap I predict they will have many more lawsuits coming their way. Lets hope I do not get into a serious accident until GM decides to pay for it or until I can save enough money to fix this safety issue.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #50

Nov 162013

G6 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I was parked in a parking lot and my air bag light came on and it flashes check air bags. And my seat belts won't extend to buckle. Also, under my hood it starts to smoke and there's no leak or anything.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #49

Jul 292014

G6 6-cyl

  • 115,237 miles


The air bag light goes on and a bell rings about three times and the air bag light stays on as long as drive the car, it is a very frightening situation. I feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes thinking would it go off and make me have an accident. If afraid to even let my daughter drive it. I bought the car used in 2008 so I don't know if the previous owner ever took it for the recall. I was looking in the internet and saw that in 2007 there was a recall for air bags on the passenger side. Which it is exactly where it is happening in my vehicle recall 07V146000. I'm having this problem constantly. Place advise me in what to do before there is an accident. I will not continue to drive it because I fear for my life and my family. My name is [xxx]. it is beginning to happen my often. Am I still eligible for the recall. A mechanic put a code machine and told me that it comes from the passenger side seat. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Glenn Dale, MD, USA

problem #48

Sep 032011

G6 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The passenger air bag light is always on showing that there is a malfunction with airbag. Did search and shows my year and date of manufacture there is a recall but doesn't show up with my VIN number and dealer will not replace.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #47

Dec 122008

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
My car was involved in an hit and run accident in front of my home. The front end was rebuilt. Ever since that accident the airbag light comes on in the dash and radio.this is a daily thing. It even lights up when no one is in the passenger seat. I also noticed this year that my seat belt light has come on as I was wearing it meaning the light states I didn't have it on when I did. This year I also lost steering in the car due to a bad alternator which fried my battery and passenger head lamp socket. Good thing I lost the steering while I was parking and no on a highway... these problems I encountered are very similar to the ignition switch issues. When I switched insurance companies to progressive they had on their website about recalls I clicked it and saw a recall for the issue I was having. I called about it and was denied. So I let it go because no one would help me. Then I saw on C-span that this was an issue with the ignition switch and air bag. Once again I called and was denied. They said my VIN number didn't match the infected vehicles. Now I have a recall that states that GM is concerned about my safety and there is a recall for the shift cable assembly. If GM is concerned about my safety then this issue I have will be investigated. All I ask is that GM do the right thing for me one of their customers.

- Christiana, PA, USA

problem #46

Sep 092014


  • miles


My passenger airbag light turns on and off at random points while driving. It doesn't happen every day and there is no common thing that causes it to turn off and on. Leads me to believe that it is malfunctioning and will not work properly if there were an accident.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #45

Aug 042014

G6 4-cyl

  • 82,300 miles
"transmission shifter cable; brake lights, air bag passenger side, ignition" shifter intermittently hangs up when shifting. Called dealership first was told they had no recall for that VIN number, that nothing was on file. Then when I read him the notice I received today he said that I was to wait until they had parts. I felt uncomfortable driving this car and asked for a loaner. I was told there was nothing he could do. (service dept.) called Pontiac cs. 800 762 2737 I was told after explaining my problem that it was the dealerships discretion as to whether to provide a loaner. She talked to dealership, came back and then asked me how many mi was on car. 82K then she talked to dealer again and she comes back and tells me they need to check it and provide me with an estimate for repairs then I am to call the Pontiac customer serv back with the estimate. "??????? so I am still driving a car that I don't feel comfortable with because they need an itemized bill of repair? is this the process for a recall? I definitely will not take it to "that dealership" for an inspection as now I do not trust them as their computers had no recalls or repair reports for my car at all.. recall no. 14152 transmission cable I was provided with a case no. And told to call Pontiac cs back. P.S. so is this part of the ignition switch and brake lights intermittently coming on while driving down the road also I am confused????"

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #44

May 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Pontiac G6 2007 suffered a total failure of the power steering column and sensor, which needed to be replaced for approximately $700. Although this very issue is subject to recall in other model year Pontiac G6 vehicles, the 2007 is not subject to the recall. A letter was sent to GM notifying them of part failures and costs. To date, GM has not responded to the notification, and the 2007 model year has not been included in the current recall. Simultaneously, Pontiac G6 2007 suffered a total failure of front passenger air bag system, so that the passenger air bag would not be deployed. When I notified GM, they stated it was a "warranty" issue, and normal "wear and tear". the estimated cost of repair was over $1500, for this critical safety feature. A letter was sent to GM notifying them of part failures and costs. To date, GM has not responded to the notification.

- Allentown, NJ, USA

problem #43

Jul 192014

G6 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Airbag lamp illuminates while vehicle is in operation. The driver information center displays an airbag malfunction message and has a warning chime. During this time the system is identifying that the airbag system is not operating. The issues seems to be related to the sensor in the front passenger seat. If the vehicle is shut off the error message and indicator lamp go away. This has been happening more frequently over the last year. In addition the driver information center sometimes fails to turn on with the vehicle, making it hard to tell when there is an issue with the vehicle. During this time the information screen/radio are not illuminated. This is corrected by shutting off and restarting the vehicle.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #42

Jan 102014

G6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. In addition, the contact stated that the gears were difficult to shift and would seize. On one occasion, the contact was unable to shift from drive into reverse or park. The contact was required to use excessive force to shift into park and activated the emergency brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling away. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V224000 (power train) however, the part was unavailable to remedy the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and uncertain of when the remedy would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 10/7/14 updated 7/15/2015

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #41

Feb 252014


  • 67,000 miles
On morning commute to work traffic slowed and driver in vehicle attempted to slow down. Vehicle then slid off the left side of the roadway into the median and struck the guardrail head on. Airbags were not deployed. Vehicle deemed a total loss. Driver was not seriously injured.

- Massillon , OH, USA

problem #40

Jan 012012

G6 4-cyl

  • miles
The passenger seat fails to realize that someone is sitting in the seat with the seat belt buckled. Therefore the light and bell continuously goes off when someone is sitting in it or not.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #39

Jan 102014

G6 6-cyl

  • 126,300 miles
Driving along the road a deer came out we tried to swerve to avoid the deer and slammed on the brakes, and vehicle lost steering due to anti skid failure, does not indicate anti skid failure, shows it is operational, tires were very heavily flat spotted, we went off the road and hit a sign and damaged the front of the car after this the air bag sensor is dangling we had no air bag deployment. Took it into the dealership when it was still under factory warranty and we were told the anti skid and our cruise control problem was all working and normal, the car will surge forward very fast when the cruise is set, it will go about 10 mph past the set speed, and will go back to the set speed, but not until it goes very quickly to the point where if your not careful you will run up on someone in front of you.

- Solvang, CA, USA

problem #38

Apr 202014


  • 85,000 miles
I was stopped at a stop sign. Other vehicle stopped to my left, so I turned right. He accelerated, hitting my car. I had a hole in my door[ drivers] and he took my bumper off, totaling my car. The air bags never deployed. He hit me hard enough to put a large hole in the metal door, and the drivers side air bag, or any air bag, did not deploy.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #37

May 162012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the air bag light would turn off and on regardless if the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where the technician was unable to diagnose a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 156,000.

- New Carlisle, IN, USA

problem #36

Nov 012013

G6 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Car has caught on fire twice due to power steering hose rubbing and leaking flammable fluids brake lights malfunction always....on when accelerating and off when you actually apply brakes air bag lights on and off on and off--malfunctioning all the time.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #35

Apr 302014


  • 33,279 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac G6. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the passenger's side air bag sensor had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 07V146000 (air bags). The failure and current mileage was 33,279.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #34

Mar 282014

G6 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The airbag dash symbol lit up and a message to check the airbag appeared on the screen. When I parked and turned off the car and turned it back on the airbag warning stopped. This happened twice on this day and once the next day. Today, a month later, the same thing recurred but I did not stop the car to turn it off. I removed a second set of keys attached to the car keys and the warning stopped while I continued to drive.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #33

Apr 202014


  • miles
Note: The date provide in the upper part of this form is not accurate because the webpage would not let correct date be entered. This vehicle's electronic messaging system (in the dashboard) frequently shows the message: "service air bag" the first occurrence of this message occurred within the first 6 months after the vehicle was purchased. The problem was reported to the dealership service manager, who responded, "I've never heard of that." The problem has occurred randomly/semi-regularly since that time. Sometime later, the vehicle was taken into the dealership service department while the message was showing, and a request was made to make a notation of the problem on the vehicle's service record, the request was ignored by the service manager. Additional information: For the first 3 years after this vehicle was purchased, it had major electronic problems that were later corrected by replacing the factory-installed battery, that the dealership parts manager stated was the wrong size (it was too small), with the correct size battery. However, the "service air bag" message has continued to appear frequently and at random. Having just checked the NHTSA website (thanks to an alert from fox news) and discovering an air bag related recall, this vehicle will be taken intop the dealership. Along with a print-our of the recall, for repair.

- Milton, FL, USA

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