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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Saturn Sky (Page 4 of 10)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,091 miles

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2007 Saturn Sky seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 4 of 10)

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problem #137

May 042016


  • 75,000 miles


After a GM ignition recall on Saturn Sky--we received notice and took our car to the GM shop to do the work. However now the "airbag warning light" stays on---we did much research and replaced the passenger side seat cushion and sensor-----this did not result in the airbag warning light going off--we took it to the GM dealer to do a diagnostic to see why the seat/sensor replacement did not fix the problem and they state the seat is properly installed and it is not causing the airbag warning light issue---but they did not tell us what was the diagnosed problem. Many Saturn Sky owners have written to you and are very concerned about the safety of their families, the fact they cannot pass state required safety inspections; which renders their GM product completely useless. GM has never responded to these issues for Saturn Sky owners or for Pontiac solstice owners and the NHTSA likewise have not responded to this dangerous issue, despite numerous complaints. Many other air bag issues have been addressed by your board for a variety of vehicles---why not this one" I will be approaching my state and federal representatives with this concern as well; it is a public safety issue that needs to be addressed immediately. My husband has also written to the NHTSA has never responded. Will you respond now"

- Pahoa, HI, USA

problem #136

May 242016


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. While driving 55 mph, the passenger side air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 46,000.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #135

Jun 012016


  • 73,000 miles
Air bag activation is malfuctioning. The passenger airbag is designed to activate when someone sits in the seat. It is not doing so.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #134

Apr 152016


  • 64,000 miles


Passabger airbag sensor stopped working after a friend weight 185 sat in the seat at 64K miles

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #133

May 192016


  • 60,000 miles
The airbag warning light has just come on, on my 2007 Saturn Sky. After getting the error code scanned air bag code B0081. I was informed that there is a problem with the passenger presence system. After speaking to the GM service manager and mechanic who diagnosed the problem with my vehicle and doing some research, I quickly learned this is a known problem and issue for the 2007 Saturn Sky as with the Cadillac cts and Kia. Both vehicles have been recalled for the same issue. Based on the number of complaints for the passenger airbag safety system. Why has no recall been issued to solve this malfunctioning system?

- Windsor - Ontario - Canada, MI, USA

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problem #132

Jul 212011


  • miles
Failure of passenger seat seat sensor, once covered under extended warranty, and now has failure has less than 25000 miles on it. Pps failed first time at 8100 miles

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #131

May 102016


  • 42,400 miles


Passenger side airbag warning light is coming on intermittently. Did some research, appears this is a "common problem" with all the Sky/solstice cars due to a defective seat sensor. My car is a low mileage, garage kept car with only 42K miles on it. This should not happen. Also, if other makes and models have had this airbag sensor recalled, why has GM not recalled the Sky/solstice; are the passengers safety not as important in our cars?

- Peck, MI, USA

problem #130

May 062016


  • 31,500 miles
Service air bag light is constantly illuminated. Car has 31500 miles on it.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #129

Apr 162016


  • 56,000 miles
I get a "service air bag" message when I start the car. This was previously repaired in 2011 after I got the same message at that time. This is a problem with the passenger air bag and it has been diagnosed as the air bag sensor module needs to be replaced. I understand from web searches that this problem is occurring often for this model of the Saturn Sky.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #128

May 012015


  • 75,000 miles
As with every other Saturn Sky out there the passenger seat airbag sensor has failed. As everyone else has said, you guys are full of it, you will wait until people die with this issue. It is a safety problem step up and recall it.

- Pahoa, HI, USA

problem #127

Feb 192016


  • 45,000 miles


Typical engineered problems @ low mileage: Seat air bag sensor, dash info lights, check engine light and extremely noisy ac system. A recall would be nice, but the car is an orphan. (a discontinued vehicle, with little support.) safe at any speed ?

- Schriever, LA, USA

problem #126

Oct 102015


  • 6,700 miles
Sometimes the passenger airbag does not turn on when there is an adult person seated in the seat. Also has an oil leak at the differential.

- Springport, IN, USA

problem #125

Feb 282016


  • 41,000 miles
As I was thedriving down the highway at 65 mph, the airbag light came on. The service airbag message came up and I noticed that the passenger airbag on/off light would alternate from on/off. The passenger was just sitting there in the seat properly. After I stopped another passenger got in and still stayed illuminated.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #124

Jan 022015


  • miles
My passenger side airbag sensor is faulty. It then shuts down the entire airbag system. Once the passenger presence sensor fails, it stores a code in the SRS module and lights up the 'service air bagż light. The airbag on the passenger side becomes disabled once this light is illuminated. This can pose an increased risk of injury to the passenger in an accident. The same problem has occurred in other cars with the airbag sensor brand/type - including the Cadillac cts- these were recalled. Why has the Saturn not been recalled if it is the same part? please look into this issue before people get hurt or killed!

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #123

Feb 012016


  • 89,000 miles
My wife's 2007 Saturn Sky passenger service air bag indicator and air bag warning light is on and stays on. I was told unless this is fixed (for a cost of about $900) the air bag will not deploy in case of an accident. The GM dealer that looked at the Sky said "passenger seat sensor is out again." Not good that GM does not care if young kids that ride with their grand mother gets fatally injured in a car accident. (no air bag will deploy). Maybe a GM executive would care more if one of their kids or grand kids would be riding in a car that has a faulty air bag issue. This issue is happening on most of the Saturn Sky vehicles. Just give a recall - do the right thing!

- Lockport, LA, USA

problem #122

Jan 202016

Sky 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
Takata recall.the air bag service light came on. My vehicle has that device and it is not included on the recall. I would like to know if and when this will be added to the recall. If not I need to know the reason why not for my lawyer. I understand its going to cost me $1000 to replace their defective device. Please let me know. Thank you. [xxx] email: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rincon, GA, USA

problem #121

Jan 142016


  • 9,023 miles
Service airbag message displays on the dic, and confirmation from onstar that code B0081 is present, meaning the passenger airbag will not deploy because the seat sensor has malfunctioned. This is a known and common issue with Saturn Skys, and my vehicle has only 9023 miles - almost all driven with no passenger the cost to fix this issue as shown from others who've had this problem is over $1000.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #120

Sep 012015


  • miles
Passenger presence system has failed prematurely. Issue has caused air bag light to activate and has also caused airbags to be disabled.

- Corinth, TX, USA

problem #119

May 192015


  • 89,000 miles
Passenger seat airbag sensor failed. Vehicle was stationary. Warning on dash.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #118

Dec 012014


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. While operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger seat sensor was faulty. The seat cushion was replaced and the failure was remedied. Approximately 12,000 miles later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Forest City, NC, USA

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