NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,181 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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2004 Pontiac Grand Am seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 222006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,800 miles


I had an accident in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am hitting the median which spun me around the other side of the highway hitting the other cement wall on the side of the highway and after all that my air bags did not deploy. The police asked me "why didn't they deploy"? I said "that I didn't know.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 152005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,923 miles
The contact stated while stopping at a stop light she was rear ended by another vehicle going 60 mph. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. The contact and passenger sustained injuries. No repairs to vehicle were made.

- St Loius , MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 132005

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact's vehicle was involved in a side impact accident and the front airbags deployed. Due to the sudden airbag deployment the contact sustained burns to her hands. Both she and the passenger were wearing seat belts. A police report was taken at the scene. The vehicle incurred extensive damage. The insurance company took possession of the vehicle for inspection.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 122004

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
While driving 40 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained injuries because of the impact with the steering wheel.

- Monroe, LA, USA

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