NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Volvo S40 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 192012


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated without warning. The dealer was contacted and advised him that the occupant weight sensor may have failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered him a 10 percent coupon. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000. The current mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 142011


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the driver side air bags were previously replaced under warranty due to the warning light illuminating continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance but the dealer informed him that the air bags needed to be replaced. The contact attempted to contact the manufacturer to no avail. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Featerville, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 092011


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S40. While the contact started the ignition, the air bag warning indicator began to illuminate continuously until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the front driver's side air bag was replaced. One year later, after the repair was performed the failure recurred. The air bag was replaced for a second time. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Feasterville, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 042008


  • miles
On October 4th I was involved in a car accident in which a driver hit my car on the driver's side pushing my car down a pth in the woods in fairfax, va. My airbags did not deploy although the sensors were activated according to the collision center.

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 182004


  • miles
Multiple failures. Air bag system, problem starting and noise in steering. The vehicle also had an air condition problem. The air bag light illuminated on 3 occasions. The consumer stated the passenger seat was equipped with a device that weighed passengers to determine if the air bag should be activated.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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