really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #7

Sep 012002


  • miles
I hit 2 horses on hiway 51 South-killed both horses-air bags never deployed -speed at impact approx. 50 mph.

- Ripley, TN, USA

problem #6

May 081999


  • miles
Lady ran stoplight - I T-boned her in the driver door at 45 mph. My airbags never deployed.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 182001


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with a tree. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer was not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Twinlake, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 022000


  • miles
I was in a wreck going 65 miles per hr.I crashed head on into the side of another vehicle. Extensive damage to both vehicles. My air bag did not deploy.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 031999

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Chevrolet was contacted approx. Feb. 20th regarding the airbag failure. They filed a report and said someone would check the truck out. I called again in April because I had heard nothing and the vehicle was close to being repaired, and was told someone had dropped the ball and the complaint never got to the appropriate dept. They are now telling me that because the vehicle is repaired there is nothing they can do. The only way I can have it checked is to pay for it myself. I think this is totally ridiculous!!! what happens if god forbid there be another accident and next time someone is killed"?"!!!

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 072000

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was traveling at 25-30mph in freezing rain and skidded into a tree. Airbag did not deploy. No injuries. Owner's manual stated that going 9-16mph impact at any angle, airbag should deploy. Consumer called dealer, and was told that at a minimum impct of 30mph airbag would deploy. Consumer will call manufacturer to investigate reason.

- Pewaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 111997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at approx 55 mph another vehicle came from right stopping at stop sign, suddenly pulled out from right side of consumer vehicle, ending up hitting driver's side door. Hit head on. Air bag did not deploy/seat belt was worn at time, consumer received head/ disc/ back/ neck injuries. Dealership cannot find problem. Claim sensor was toggled, neededto get new bumper/ fan was into motor part cracked.

- Seguin, TX, USA