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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:
35,958 miles

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2007 Saturn Sky seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 4 of 10)

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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

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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

problem #117

Dec 082015


  • miles
I got the check airbag. Took to Chevy dealership. Repalaced under " good will". 33K on my odometer. 46K on my odometer it is back again called GM. They know it is defective but because a qtyy of people have not die yet they are doing a recall

- Forest City, NC, USA

problem #116

Oct 162015


  • 92,350 miles
My passenger pressance control module came on after my passenger leaned forward in my car while at a stop light. It now comes on everytime I start my car whether I have a passenger or not.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #115

Oct 042015

Sky 4-cyl

  • 51,774 miles
The passenger presence system module has gone out. I have done all circuit testing, research and priced the repairs. I am a service technician of 6 years and have worked for GM for the first 3. almost every Saturn Sky I know of has had the pps module fail, and we have many reports and pictures of the passenger air bag not deploying during collisions, sometimes the driver does not either. This is close to a $1000 fix, considering the price of the pps module by itself is $500+ from the dealer. My vehicle was stationary, and in motion, city and highway when this failure occured. The pps module does not recognize a passenger in the car and therefore does not turn the passenger air bag on. The first time it did it, 10 minutes into driving, it turned on and the air bag light went off. A few minutes later it cycled back off, lit up the air bag light and said, 'service air bag, ' on the dic. It cycled one more time to on, and then back off a few minutes later and now stays off. The entire time it cycled back and forth there was a passenger in the car. As a technician and a car enthusiast, I am well aware that cars have to be maintained and expensive parts will be bought over the years, but the overwhelming evidence that there is a problem with the Saturn Sky's air bag system is concerning and I would hope, with as many recalls have gone out over the last several years, that NHTSA, and GM, would do something about it before someone gets hurt like people did in the cobalt ignition recalls. I also have a cobalt, so I know all about that as well. Thank you for your time, and I hope someone will actually investigate this instead of ignoring it and people get hurt. If it was your own vehicle, you would be alarmed as well. Also, there is concern that the 2005-07 Cadillac cts airbag recall was the same part number used in the 2007 Sky, possibly 07-10. I do not have proof of that, yet.

- Gautier, MS, USA

problem #114

Sep 092015


  • 73,300 miles
My passenger pressance control module came on after my passenger leaned forward in my car while at a stop light. It now comes on everything I start my car whether I have a passenger or not. My local GMC quote 889 to fix this and even he said that's pretty expensive (note that the quoted price included labor).

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #113

Sep 172015


  • 14,700 miles
Passenger airbag presence switch failed which is common among owners of this same vehicle. Great expense to repair. GM should recall as it is so prevalent before a fatality occurs.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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