really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,455 miles

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2007 Saturn Sky seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Saturn Sky Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #161

Apr 122013


  • 28,322 miles


Passenger presence module is loose or not functioning properly which means the airbag may deploy during or not when there's an accident! warning light comes on to check passenger airbag module. Had estimates to cost me over $1000 the car is in great condition and wasn't ever wrecked! it just stopped working without a cause. It's 10 years old, garage kept and only has 43,200 miles on it. I had 3 recalls already on the rear main seal and twice on the ignition switch where it would just shut down everything almost causing a near fatal accident getting off ramp onto I-80 tractor trailer just missed me!

- Saint Marys, PA, USA

problem #160

Dec 232016


  • 81,000 miles
My 2007 Saturn Sky with 81,000 miles on it displayed "service air bag", took it to GM dealer who diagnosed it as a passenger presence system (pps) fault and said the cost for repair would be $1000+. I paid them their diagnostic time ($105) and elected to repair myself. Removal of passenger seat bottom cover indicated a break in the flexible circuit pad which detects passenger presence. Cost for replacement seat cushion assembly (includes pps) from GM is over $400 but still cheaper than paying dealer for this work. This is discussed all over the internet and a common issue with the Sky & solstice and GM recalls have been made on other vehicles having similar issues (ie: Cadillac cts) but GM refuses to issue a recall on the Sky or solstice. This is a very costly repair for such an important safety device with known flaws in it (plastic ribbon cables cannot withstand repeated force applications forever). I understand most people elect to just continue driving with this issue, due to the extremely high cost of repairs, which leaves an adult passenger unprotected during a crash with airbag deployment (pps deactivates passenger side airbag if child is present. GM should be forced to issue a recall on this or provide extended warranty on this safety critical item.

- Morgantown, IN, USA

problem #159

Nov 152016


  • 32,799 miles
Passenger presence module went bad. Trips the air bag sensor to go off and can only be reset by dealer. Airbag will not deploy when a passenger is in the seat in an event of an accident. This has been a known safety issue for years.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #158

Sep 052012


  • 51,000 miles


Service air bag light came on on car, L occurred one day randomly turning on car, looked around online and turns out it is a very very common issue. Huge safety hazard because passenger airbag stays permanently off. In order to repair have to replace the whole bottom seat.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #157

Nov 232016


  • miles
Faulty airbag sensor, will not pass va state safety inspection. I have gotten numerous tickets due to this issue. Need a recall today!!!!!! this is just ridiculous.

- Montross, VA, USA

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problem #156

Nov 052016


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. While turning, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained head injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Buena, NJ, USA

problem #155

Oct 212016


  • 62,000 miles


Vehicle has standard transmission. Service air bag warning came on during trip with passenger in passenger seat. Vehicle has approximately 62,000 miles. Able to extinguish warning light but returns every time ignition turned on. Passenger airbag indicator will not engage.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #154

Jun 112016


  • 20,000 miles
2007 Saturn Sky redline at about 20000 miles service airbag light came on while passenger seat was occupied driving on highway about 50mph. Light came on intermittently whether seat was occupied or not. Now seems to stay on continually.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #153

Oct 012016


  • 56,000 miles
Passenger sensing system for passenger side airbags shows pasgr presence module invalid data, GM dealer says they will replace only if I pay about $900. I investigated and found NHTSA action number DP16001 May 16 2016. I want to add my vehicle into this claim. This is a severe issue just because no one has been injured doesn't lessen the importance this could be handled by GM by volunteering to replace and repair when a vehicle comes to their service center for the defect

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #152

Sep 012014

Sky 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My passenger airbag light came on. When I took my vehicle to the dealer, I was told repairs were going to be close to $1,000! while searching for information on this, I discovered hundreds of Saturn Sky and Pontiac solstice owners having the exact same problem. If this is a defective piece, that involves passenger safety and lives, this needs to be addressed asap. Thank you.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #151

Jun 082015


  • miles


Getting check airbag light. Appears issue with passenger side airbag sensor.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #150

Sep 102016


  • 67,000 miles
The passenger air bag sensor has been intermittent for the last year and on a recent trip failed to function during actual driving, disabling the air bag, turned on the "service airbag" display and light and would not clear. This occurred several times and then became permanent. The seat was occupied and it was a intermittent failure that became permanent. Since the fairlure occurred while away from home and on the weekend, took the vehicle to a shop who read the code (B0081) tried to further diagnose the failure and then indicated the most probable cause was the ppu unit (whatever that is) there were none available locally so drove the car home (columbus oh to dallas, tx) and parked it being careful with my driving as my wife was in the passenger seat. Doing internet searches indicated that this is a common problem with the car and GM has refused to acknowledge it because the car is no longer in production even though the problem existed during the actual production cycle. Why does G"M not recall the car with an obvious safety defect that can affect lives?"

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #149

Aug 312016


  • 10,200 miles
Faulty passenger presence air bag module at 10,264 miles

- Whitehall, MI, USA

problem #148

Aug 312016


  • miles
Service air bag light came on motion

- San Antonio, FL, USA

problem #147

Jun 172014


  • 23,500 miles
The airbag detection system, which are housed in seat sensors in the passenger front seat have failed

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #146

Jul 212016


  • 31,000 miles
At about 31,000 miles while driving down the road with a passenger the airbag off light flashed on and off several times finally ending up off with a service airbag message.was traveling about 65 miles per hour on freeway.

- Osage Beach, MO, USA

problem #145

Jul 122016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Saturn Sky. While the vehicle was stationary, the passenger air bag sensor remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

problem #144

Jan 012015


  • 41,000 miles
The passenger presence module failed with less than 45000 miles on the vehicle. Passenger side air bag function is disabled. This is a high failure rate item on this vehicle and its sister vehicle the Pontiac solstice. The vehicle is stored indoors and well maintained without abuse. The part is available for inspection upon request

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #143

Jun 072014


  • miles
Air bag seat sensor failure will not pass safety inspection in my state. Va.

- Montross, VA, USA

problem #142

Jun 122016


  • 86,000 miles
Airbag warning indicator stays lit. On the dic and cluster. Noticed this about 2 weeks ago. This is a major safety hazard that needs to be addressed before someone gets killed. Assuming no one has yet. Airbags will not operate when warning lights are on.

- Buffalo, MO, USA

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