NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Solstice (Page 5 of 8)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,885 miles

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2007 Pontiac Solstice seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments (Page 5 of 8)

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problem #69

Jul 282014


  • 20,679 miles


I took our Solstice to a GM dealer in alcoa, tn on July 28, 2014 for the ignition cylinder recall. The ignition cylinder was replaced by the dealer. While driving home I noticed the dealer had move the steering wheel to the maximum tilt up position. When I moved the steering wheel to a middle tilt position the service airbag warning light activated. No one was in the passengers seat at this time. This warning had never been activated before. I returned the vehicle to the same dealer on August 7, 2014 and was informed that there was an open circuit in the passenger presence air bag circuit. The module was replaced at a cost to me of $852.29.

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #68

Mar 152014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the parts needed were unavailable to perform the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #67

Aug 052013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • miles
My 2007 Pontiac Solstice, 4 cylinder, 2.0 engine's is under the recall for the ignition switch. My Solstice and tons of other Solstice owners along with the ignition recall...are also having problems with the warning light for the airbag safety light staying on. GM needs to add the Pontiac Solstice to their lists of recalls to other GM vehicles having the same exact issue. This is dangerous for passengers/driver if involved in a front of side collision and the airbags will not deploy.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #66

Jul 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles


Service air bag light came on. After dealer quoted a price of $1080.14 a found out on solsticeform.com that this is a common safety issue with this car and several other GM vehicles. Several owners have reported more then one failure.

- Johnsonburg, PA, USA

problem #65

Jul 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Had message service air bag come on. System showed passenger air bag off. Took vehicle to GM dealer. Inspection showed a defective passenger presence sensor, compromising both air bags. This would require a $800 repair.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #64

Jul 012014


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light failed to illuminate when a passenger seat was occupied. The contact also stated the service air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #63

Jul 162014


  • 32,000 miles


The passensger seat air bag sensor stopped working at 32000 miles.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #62

Jul 042014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
Passenger seat cushion airbag sensor module or pps is defective and does not arm the passenger airbag with an adult in the passenger seat. Dealer estimate is $1000 to replace the seat cushion. This seems to be an issue with most if not eventually all Pontiac Solstices. This sub standard critical life safety part should be recalled and replaced.

- Glendale, NY, USA

problem #61

Jul 042014


  • 80,000 miles
While driving out of town on July 4, 2014, the airbag light for passenger went from on to off (there was a passenger in the seat) and a service airbag warning light came on. Called dealer to check on this, already had an appointment scheduled for July 9th to replace ignition switch (recall). Were told that the two incidents were not related. Received a phone call from the service department (at dealer) on July 9, 2014 that there was a faulty module for airbag system and would cost $750 to replace. There appear to be many complaints regarding this airbag issue. I don't feel we should have to pay for this safety issue but don't feel like there is any choice!

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #60

Jun 102014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Service air bag light came on had it checked and was told that it is a faulty pps system I have had no wrecks and think this should be fixed by the dealer without charge as there is no reason for faulty airbag.

- Barwick, GA, USA

problem #59

Jul 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,048 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 24,048. Updated 08/28/14 the consumer stated the dealer discovered that the seat sensor was inoperable. The manufacturer offered to pay approximately 50 percent of costs for the repair. Updated 09/02/2014

- South Glens Falls, NY, USA

problem #58

Mar 192014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated she had received NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer did not have the part available. The contact felt that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer was contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Barbeau, MI, USA

problem #57

Jun 022014


  • miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle air bag light and passenger seat issues. Consumer has another vehicle complaint in artemis. The consumer stated the passenger air bag light would not come on, when the seat was occupied. The dealer recommended the consumer have the air bag system replaced. On August 15, 2013, the consumer took the vehicle to another vehicle, where the passenger presence module was replaced. After the dealer, brought the vehicle from the service bay, the consumer had a passenger sit in the vehicle, and the air bag light would not come on. They had a GM representative weighing 145 pounds sit in the seat and it would come on periodically. But, one had to manipulate the key to have it come on. The dealer suggested the cushion be replaced.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #56

May 052014


  • 56,000 miles
Every time I start my car, I'm told my air bags need to be serviced. My dealer says it's going to cost almost $900 to fix. After some doing some research online, apparently I'm not the only one with this problem. The seat sensor mechanism is apparently defective and the cost to fix it is more than exorbitant. I'm also worried about putting myself and/or my passengers at risk because I don't have confirmedly information about whether or not the air bags are defective or not.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #55

Sep 012013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Service airbag warning stays illuminated, passenger airbag is not engaged when a passenger is in the seat. I have seen many cases reported by other customers. Very surprised that this is not on a recall list. Dealership states not a defect. Failure caused by water getting to the unit (ie coffee spill on passenger seat?). personally, I had no coffee spill, but dealership "detailed" my car two times. If this is so common, perhaps the unit should have been protected against water causing an important piece of equipment to malfunction. No doubt in my mind that this should result in a recall due to the air bag safety system intended to save lives commonly malfunctions. I have not driven my car for 2 months due to the fact I cannot get a sticker and it will cost $1,000 to fix at the dealership.

- Lakeville, MA, USA

problem #54

Aug 032013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Premature failure of the passenger seat airbag sensor/control module. Seems to be a fairly wide-spread event that GM refuses to acknowledge in this make/model and affiliated cars (I.e. Saturn sky).

- Weston, CT, USA

problem #53

Apr 122011


  • 75,000 miles
My wife was driving down a straight road about a mile from our home and the road curved but the car didn't and she hit a sign then a pine tree that stopped her. There were no skid marks and the air bag did not deploy. She was hospitalized and the car was totaled. We never could figure out what happened until the ignition problem came to light. She never drove again and developed multiple infections until she died Feb. 24,2013 at age 57. Not knowing the wreck was not her fault.

- Tyty, GA, USA

problem #52

Jan 012013

Solstice 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Service air bag message and air bag light are on. Passenger side air bag seat occupancy sensor is not detecting when someone is on the seat. System stop working for no reason. Wondering if this malfunction is a manufacturing defect of the sensor. This is a safety issue since air bags won't deploy in case of an accident.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #51

Apr 072014


  • 66,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,400.

- Granite Falls, WA, USA

problem #50

Apr 012014

Solstice 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Pontiac Solstice. Submission from re safety recall notice(GM recall #14063) the consumer stated didn't understand why, it took so look to discover the defect, relating to the ignition switch recall.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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