NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,775 miles

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2004 Pontiac GTO seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 312005

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles


Single car accident. Driver lost control of car striking and breaking a utility pole. No air bag deployment on either side of 2004 Pontiac GTO. New car, just 2500 miles, no modifications, stock. Car to be seen by insurance adjuster this week. Driver, wearing seat belt, hit head on steering wheel and has very sore back.

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222004

GTO 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950 miles
I bought a brand new 2004 Pontiac GTO in June 2004. In August 2004 I was in an accident. I was driving when hit and as per my passenger(front seat) we hit a tree head on dead center at about 35 mph. We were wearing seat belts. The brake pedal bent and neither airbag deployed. The inside of the car was twisted and cracked. The car was deemed a total loss. I was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to my upper extremities including my head and face. And continue to suffer serious deficits in memory and thought etc. I suffer from severe migraines multiple times a day and have since been on pain medication for it. Also suffer from strong psychological impairment and till this day I am still in weekly treatment. My passenger needed knee surgery and suffered from a dislocated thumb. General Motors was contacted about 15 days later they promised an investigation but no word from them since. There have been no recalls or tsb about this. My vehicle has yet to be replaced and no owners of the same car have been notified of this. (note:)- the Pontiac GTO was built in australia as the holden manaro and sold in the us as the Pontiac GTO. In australia it has a rite side drivers position. And side airbags. It was crash tested by australian government and the manufacturer. Even though the vehicle had changed its structure and deleted its side airbags it was not tested by the us government or by the manufacturer or any other organization. It was brought to the us as a totally different vehicle that reacts different in situations than it does in the manaro. The result of these injuries was a result of manufacturer negligence.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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