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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2007 Saturn Sky (Page 6 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

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2007 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 6 of 10)

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problem #92

Jan 152015


  • 24,800 miles


The passenger air bag warning light came on. The message center warned of air bag error. Note: Many Saturn Sky cars are reporting this flaw. This car had only 24,500 miles on it. It has never been abused. It has less than 26,000 miles on it now. Is this a recall" can onstar trigger this notice"

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #91

May 042015


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was informed that the air bag system on the front passenger side failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Trappe, PA, USA

problem #90

May 042015


  • 31,500 miles
While driving...noticed air bag indicator light on.......would not go off during anytime....took to dealership...they indicated this is a defect in the air bag system and should have been recalled...this is going tost a lot of money to fix

- Trappe, PA, USA

problem #89

May 262014

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles


I just bought this Saturn and the next week the passenger air bag light came on. I have done research a lot of people with this issue have complained and it is expensive to repair. There are numerous reports of people with the passenger airbag and saying it should be recalled. I agree because there was no reason for it to need serviced yet.

- Mt. Pleasant , SC, USA

problem #88

Apr 192015

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag passenger present module in passenger seat has failed giving an error code. This is a known problem on Saturn Skys as the forums have several reports of similar failures. I see that BMW has just issued a recall for these sensors. The Saturn Sky and Pontiac solstice should also be recalled.

- Rockvale, TN, USA

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problem #87

Oct 012009

Sky 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
In 2009, the passenger side airbag sensor began to intermittently fail to detect the presence of a passenger. The passenger restraint light sometimes registered "off", even when passenger was present. Because it was intermittent, the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. In 2014, the failure became ever-present, with additional warning lights on the dashboard, the driver information system, and an audible warning chime on ignition start. Repeated calls to GM have had no results. The company line is that the car is out of warranty, and the product line has been discontinued. The cost of repair is substantial, approaching $1,000, for an airbag sensor module located beneath the passenger seat. Although a common problem for the 2007 Saturn Sky and Pontiac solstice cars, GM says that this is not a safety issue deserving a recall.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #86

Jan 072015

Sky 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles


Car is 2007 model with <20,000 miles and has air bag warning light coming on. The car is rarely used and is garage kept. I see hundreds of complaints online about this safety problem on the Saturn Sky. GM should warn the public owners and do a recall to fix this dangerous safety problem.

- Fair Play, SC, USA

problem #85

Feb 012011


  • 13,500 miles
The passenger air bag sensor in my vehicle failed shortly (2 mos) after its 'bumper-to-bumper' warranty expired. Any passenger in the car faces added risk if an accident were to occur. It is my understanding that the owner's cost to fix this item is prohibitive ($500 - $800), and that the early failure of this part is somewhat common for this vehicle.

- Piedmont, OK, USA

problem #84

May 142012


  • 46,222 miles
5/14/12 46222 miles vehicle indicated a "service air bag" warning - took vehicle to covert Buick dealership service for diagnosis. It was determined that the passenger present module was faulty and it was replaced. 2/10/15 84300 miles vehicle is again showing "service air bag" warning. Again problem with the passenger present module. It was conveyed that if this module is not in working order the passenger air bag may not deploy in the event of an accident. It is obvious that this module is poorly made to have another failure in less than 40,000 miles. The passenger seat on this car is used very infrequently, no spills of any kind. My research shows that this a common issue with this part. GM should take action to avoid injury or fatality at their hands. Thank you

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #83

Dec 272012


  • 50,000 miles
2007 Saturn Sky had ignition switch replaced May 2014 at 49500 miles. December 2014 service airbag came on at 50000 miles. $ $900 to replace at dealership.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #82

Dec 012014


  • 60,000 miles


Dashboard message center indicating a "service air bag" message when car is started. Receive the message every time key is turned on... I understand from other owners of the Saturn Sky this is a common issue related to the passenger side seat sensor. GM will not cover the cost to replace the sensor, even though it is a part of the vehicle safety system. The failure of this component should not be considered a normal "wear and tear" component and/or a periodic maintenance issue. GM has issued recalls on other GM models with the same or similar issues, so why not the Saturn Sky. It seems GM needs government intervention and/or lawsuits, before it will take action. As a Sky owner I should not have to be concerned whether or not my air bag will deploy, due to a defect in a safety system. A car owner┐'s expectation is the air bag system will function properly for the life of the vehicle, just like the expectation the seat belt will function properly during the life of the vehicle.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #81

Dec 262014

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles
Airbag sensor has failed for second time in two years.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #80

May 092012


  • miles
Passenger airbag sensor is broken. I replaced it once and the entire seat once.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #79

Dec 022014


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. The contact stated that the passenger's side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Longview , WA, USA

problem #78

Sep 082014

Sky 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Saturn Sky recently, a light came on the dashboard which read "service air bag." The consumer was informed by a reputable auto garage shop, the vehicle needed a sensor which activated the air bag, at a cost of $800 plus, and after the repair was completed, he would need to take the vehicle to the dealer to be reprogrammed at an additional cost of approximately $125. The consumer went to the dealer, and was informed the sensor would cost $ $1,692. The consumer declined the repairs. The consumer went online and discovered, the 2009 model was recalled for the same issue.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #77

Oct 112014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 69,950 miles
For no apparent reason the service air bag light activated for the passenger seat while driving. Found that the air bag sensor in the seat has a separation crack. Nothing heavy has ever been placed on the seat and my only passenger weighs only 97 lbs. I have read that GM has recalled many of the passenger seat sensors just not for the Sky due to the sensors breaking. I would like to request that this issue is addressed as this happened while we were driving and if an accident had happened the passenger air bag would not have deployed.

- Graham, WA, USA

problem #76

Sep 122014


  • 45,000 miles
As so many other Sky and solstice owners have experienced the passenger seat airbag sensor has failed rendering the right side air bag inoperable. After some research this is apparently a defect going back to the time of manufacture. Very little use of my seat has made my car unsafe for passengers obviously from a defect. GM has been of no help to resolve this safety issue other than a charge of a $1000 to replace it. A recall is required here. This is no different from the ignition key issue.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #75

Jul 152014


  • 56,000 miles
Driving and the service air bag light came on. Took my vehicle to a GM dealership for the ignition switch recall and asked them to diagnose it. They came back and told me that it was crucial to get it fixed and if I ever was in an accident the air bag would not deploy. Quoted me $850 to get it fixed! told them I couldn't afford to fix it right now. Its been 3 months and I have a 7 year old. I use my husbands truck to take my son to school. I wont let anyone sit in the passenger seat in fear of crashing with no airbag. Not good GM. Please recall this so no one gets hurt! I've never heard of airbags going so quickly (if at all) in a vehicle. Faulty equipment that continues to be ignored.

- Marathon, FL, USA

problem #74

Sep 102014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V047000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cherryville, NC, USA

problem #73

Jul 012013

Sky 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Passanger seat airbag failure.

- Reston, VA, USA

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