10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #16

Jan 012000

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Consumer was traveling on a bridge and a suddently stopped for another vehicle that jumped in front of him. Dual airbag didn't go off, and hit vehicle from behind. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #15

Apr 262001

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When slamming on his brakes to avoid hitting vehicle that had stopped in front, and air bags didn't deploy. Consumer and friend were injured.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #14

Jan 082001

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While driving about 20 mph next to a close curve saw a deer in front of vehicle on road. Tried to avoid hitting it by stepping on brakes. They locked up, and vehicle rolled over. None of front air bags deployed.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #13

Jun 302000

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While approaching a stop sign both airbags deployed. There was no accident involved. My daughter and her friend were slightly injured. My daughter still suffers neck and back aches. No explanation as to why this happened.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #12

Jan 112000

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Consumer was driving 45mph and driver's airbag went off in his face.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #11

Mar 241999

(reported on)

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Driver's and passenger's air bags deployed in a very minor collision, causing the occupant to sustain injuries.

- Teaque, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 231998

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While parking vehicle, the engine suddenly revved up for no reason & then shot forward. Applying brakes, did not stop vehicle. It went over small embankment. Air bags did not deploy.

- Northport, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 231998

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While parking vehicle, the engine suddenly revved up for no reason & then shot forward. Applying brakes, did not stop vehicle. It went over small embankment. Air bags did not deploy.

- Northport, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 191997

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While driving, the driver's and passenger's side air bags deployed without reason. Cause unknown.

- Minerva, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 191997

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While driving, the driver's and passenger's side air bags deployed without reason. Cause unknown.

- Minerva, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 121997

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Consumer states that while travling about 25 mph, and had a very light impact in which vehicle skidded about 3 feet into the back of another vehicle. The vehicle in front didn't have any rear brake lights. The airbag deployed on very light impact, causing it to smash the windshield on the passenger's side. It also split the instrument panel/damaged glove compartment/bent the steering wheel, resulting in extreme injuries to the neck and chest. Also punctured the airbag in 2 places. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 181997

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The air bag came out due to the accident, but did not inflate, caused the driver to hit the windshield of the car and sustaining injuries.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 221996

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Vehicle was hit on the passenger's front side and the shoulder belt did not restrain the driver. Also, the deployment of the driver's side air bag knocked driver out of seat and head hit the passenger side window.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 211997

(reported on)

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Need to install on/off switch on passenger's side air bag.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #2

May 121996

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  • Manual transmission
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Lug nuts were loose, causing wheel to fall off while driving, resulting in loss of control/accident, also no deployment of driver's airb ag upon impact. Driver sustained injuries.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 041995

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Upon frontal collision, driver made contact w/steering wheel before air bag deployed.

- Sarasota, FL, USA