NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,922 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.

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 122011

Grand Prix

  • 80,000 miles


My daughter was in an accident hit in the right front and the airbags did not deploy.

- Belle Mead, NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 232009

Grand Prix

  • 9,000 miles
My brother was involved in a very serious car accident with my car in which he hit one side of the wall and then bounced off and hit another side of the wall all with the airbags not deploying. The car damage makes the car appear as if there was no airbag in the car because the whole front dash was moved and on the passenger side there is a dent in the dash, appearing like there was no airbag in the car. I have been in contact with GM regarding the issue however they have not been helpful and will not provide me adequate information.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #5

Nov 242007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,755 miles
I was involved in an accident where I had front end dmg to my 2004 Grand Prix neither my front air bags deployed on impact luckily no one was hurt this time this seems to be a problem with the 2004 grandprix I have numerous complaints about this vehicle its a lemon how dare they sell this crap. You have to love the corporate greed in America no concern for the consumer.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 032005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


The consumer's vehicle was involved in an accident. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle struck a roadside barrier with a frontal impact. He was wearing a seat belt. A police report was taken and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The mechanic determined the air bag sensor was intact but was unable to determine why the air bags did not deploy. No repairs have been made. Updated 1/4/2006 -

- Garfield Heights , OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 022005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The consumer stated his daughter was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, neither of the air bags deployed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 072004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My accident happened on a sunny dry day. I was driving home from work doing about 45 mph when the vehicle in front of me had hit a car that was stopped for the light. I was the fourth car back and had heard the crash. I slammed on the brakes and they grabbed and then proceeded to just continue to go and basically my car hit the back of a truck causing about $10,000 in damage and sending me to the hospital. I had enough room behind that vehicle to stop. It was like the pedal just went to the floor and I had no brakes. I am also concerned because the air bag also did not deploy. GM told me that it's because the bumpers did not meet with each other. More lies if you ask me. I think they need to have these vehicles checked before someone really get hurt bad. This has cost me much grief, loss of work and out of pocket money.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 042003

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • 4,700 miles
While at a complete stop, vehicle was rear ended at 50 mph. Upon impact, vehicle was push forward, and rear ended by another motorist. None of the air bags deployed. As a result, consumer sustained back and neck injuries. Upon inspection of the vehicle by the insurance company, they noticed that air bag sensor was damaged in the crash.

- Mililani, HI, USA

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