NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,216 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Pontiac GTO seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Pontiac GTO Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 102015


  • 89,000 miles


Airbag light on after minor impact while parking

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 022014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac GTO. After starting the vehicle, the air bag sensor illuminated and the air bag fault message displayed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the sensor for the passenger side seat belt retractor was faulty. The contact notified the manufacturer of the failure and was informed that the parts needed to repair the failure were permanently no longer available. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Fort Mitchell, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 082014

GTO 8-cyl

  • miles
Drove off a mountain in western N.C. due to loose gravel. Went down over 300 yards plus. The air bags did not deploy. I received two skull fractures and two broken neck bones. Also, the skin on my left arm, was scraped to the bone. Numerous cuts and my entire body was sore....updated 10/22/14

- Fontana Dam, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 292014


  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac GTO. The contact stated when that the no air bag warning light illuminated once the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the diagnosis was that the seat belt pretensioners were defective. The contact was told that the parts were not available, and that model was no longer being made. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage were 106,000.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

GTO 8-cyl

  • 87,299 miles
Feb 16th 2013 case # [xxx] my car was in for this service for a airbag fault light I was told that "found low voltage to various SRS components" and that according to a GM services bulletin inspection of the SRS wiring system behind the dash is needed. According to the dealer there is a GM service bulletin on faulty wiring harness being the cause. The airbag system could be not working. My concern is with said services bulletin I could not find anyone in the network of GTO owners clubs that were givin any notice of this. But I did find on these forums that one particular wiring harness comes in contact with a metal brace when the cars was converted to left hand drive for sale here that has caused fires. Would not this be a serious safety issue for which either GM or NHTSA would be involved in" GM acknowledged the problem to me in my many emails and conversations with customer service reps on the phone but has not notified owners nor wants to fix the issues. The issue of the airbag failure is another safety concern. Given the nature of these failures why would not this be handled as part of a safety recall? here is just one link to the board where this is shown www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php"T=377773&highlight=wire+harness+glove+box&page=9 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 292005

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 GTO air bags did not deploy when the vehicle hit a tre head on. Updated11/29/05.

- Norwich, NY, USA

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