2009 Pontiac G8 seat belts / air bags NHTSA complaints: Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,406 miles

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2009 Pontiac G8 seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Pontiac G8 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012009

G8 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles


The contact owned a 2009 Pontiac G8. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph in the rain, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The driver's side air bags did not deploy. The contact stated that he was in a coma for four days and suffered permanent brain damage to his frontal lobe. There were no other injuries and a police report was available if needed. The insurance company was not notified. The manufacturer was notified by E-mail and had not responded to his inquiries. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 10,000. The consumer stated he received a recall notice after he had the accident. Updated evoq 06/20/12....updated 07/11/12 updated 07/16/12 updated 08/08/12

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122009

G8 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,811 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Pontiac G8. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall # 09V172000 (tires: Pressure monitoring and regulating systems) on June 12, 2009. Since the recall repair, the tire pressure monitor light illuminated constantly. She asked the dealer to reset the tire pressure monitor system for the front tires to 25, and the rear tires pressure to 28; however, the dealer refused to reset the TPMS. He manufacturer was notified and the contact filed report number 71-767919699. The manufacturer also refused to change the tire specification since the front tire pressure should be 36 and the rear tire pressure should be 39. The failure mileage was 6,811. The current mileage was 11,264. Updated 11/3/09 the air bag required a replacement part, due to the air bag light was coming on. Updated 11/06/09.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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