NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Pontiac Torrent (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,802 miles

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2007 Pontiac Torrent seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jan 102014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac torque. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph and crashed into a cement wall. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent towing company. The contact injured her right hand and neck. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 02/27/14 the consumer was rear ended. Updated 02/27/14

- Geneva, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 182013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
When you sit in the passenger seat the air bag does not turn on. There is a similar recall already out there for the same issue but my vehicle is not part of the recall according to the dealer.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #6

Dec 162013

Torrent 6-cyl Diesel

  • 94,250 miles
Air bag service light illuminated on the dash. Service air bag message appeared in drivers information center.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 052012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Shortly after the 5-year warranty on my 2007 Pontiac Torrent expired, the service airbag light came on for the passenger side, and the "off" light for that airbag remains illuminated. This appears to be a known problem for this vehicle, and yet there is no recall. The car only had about 40,000 miles on it. It will cost $725 (500 part, 200 labor) to fix plus a $99 diagnostic fee. So, GM makes a car with a defective safety feature and then makes the consumer bear the cost of fixing it.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 072011


  • 69,000 miles
I have a constant warning to service passenger airbag. I believe after reading several complaints that the sensor is a known issue with the Pontiac Torrent. I took to the dealer and they said my VIN does not fall in the recall, however that service bulletins released clearly show that many people are having this same issue. I was told that they could not repair at no cost and that I could pay to replace sensor at my cost. Not very happy, as I have grandchildren who are big enough to ride up front, not to mention just regular passengers and I do not think the airbag would work, when it may need too. Fix this..GM.... I am not happy about the run around they are giving us owners over something so important. I wonder if there has been accidents and it has come back on GM for the a no deployed front passenger airbag issue!

- Lake Ozark, , MO, USA

problem #3

May 152010

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
We own a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The air bag warning light first started illuminating almost a year ago (May 2010). At first, it would illuminate when the front seat passenger would lean forward to adjust the radio or open the glove box. Soon it began happening more often. And now, when I start the car, the light comes on and remains lit even when I don't have a front passenger. The dealer reports to us that this is not a common problem, and there isn't a recall on the air bag problem. If we were to have a crash, we wonder if the passenger seat wouldn't have the air bags deployed.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel whenever a passenger was seated in the front passenger seat. An authorized dealer as well as the manufacturer were notified and they informed the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V344000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage is 95,000. The consumer stated the passenger air bag failed to turn on when a small adult sat in the seat. The issue fit the description of a known recall. However, the vein was not included. Updated 07/20/11

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 062010


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning light was illuminated while the passenger seat was occupied. The contact stated that the light would illuminate intermittently and most recently, the driver side air bag off warning light was illuminated. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V520000 (air bags) but was advised by the manufacturer that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired for the failure. The failure and current mileage was 39,000.

- Sattle Brook, NJ, USA

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