2008 Pontiac Torrent seat belts / air bags NHTSA complaints: Air Bags

NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Pontiac Torrent (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,923 miles

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2008 Pontiac Torrent seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Aug 012013


  • miles


When someone sits in the passenger sear the air bag light goes on and off frequently as well as warning on the information system. Don't want to pay big bucks for them to fix a problem they most likely knew about based on all the complaints listed on the internet about them. The 2007 has had a recall issued on it but not the 2008 which sounds like the same problem, just not fixed due to the nameplate going under. GM really needs to fix this due to the safety issues this causes not to mention people cant afford to shell out $1200 to $1500 to fix this in todays economy.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 152009

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
Aside from ignition key being stuck in ignition switch, which is still that way, the engine shut off. On highway speed of 70mph. Also, the passenger air bag shows it being off.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 252014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I noticed every time someone would sit in the passenger seat the airbag service bag message would appear the off button would not switch to on. I checked to see if a recall was issued and noticed the 2007 Pontiac Torrent had a recall for the same issue I am having with my 2008. I tried reaching out to GM which I know will turn out as a fail. I have seen other complaints from other people online on their 2008 GM vehicles with the same issue and the 2007 was recalled. I was quoted around $900 to fix from the dealer after I was advised by a representative of GM to get it tested by the dealership so they could further assist me if possible.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 042011


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The service passenger air bag light came on and off, when a passenger is in the seat, some time it work and other time it does not. When I took it to the dealer they found no codes of this in the computer which I can provide proof of this with service records. I think there are many car out there with the same issue.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #2

May 012012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The passenger seat air bag sensor is faulty. It will not stay active when there is a person seating in the passenger seat. Everytime I turn on the car the check air bag light turns on. This is a common problem with these vehicles.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 272008

Torrent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag sensor continues to illuminate. The indicator displays a "passenger air bag is off" warning even when a passenger is seated in the front seat. After a few minutes or more, the air bag light illuminates intermittently. The dealer stated that they were unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. During the second visit, the dealer stated that the vehicle must be kept for a few days and must be brought in while the warning light was illuminated. The failure mileage was 900 and current mileage was 1,300. Updated 09/10/08 updated 09/19/08.

- Brighton, MI, USA

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