Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
SB-12-09-41-00110/01/201210047441Buick/chevrolet: information being provided regarding counterfeit vehicle airbag modules. models 2011-2012 camaro, volt, cruze. 2010-2011 lacrosse. 2006-2010 aveo. *pe11/28/2012
SB-12-09-41-00110/01/2012SB-12-09-41-001A10047441Buick/chevrolet: information being provided regarding counterfeit vehicle airbag modules. models 2011-2012 camaro, volt, cruze. 2010-2011 lacrosse. 2006-2010 aveo. *pe updated 12/4/12. *pe11/28/2012
07094100705/01/2009SB-07-09-41-007A10023980Airbag readiness light on, dtc's 52, 56, b1378 and/or b1382 set (install updated side airbag connector). *nj updated 11/04/09. *pe02/26/2008

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
02/22/2013570001
 Passenger air bag light will not go off. *tr
02/22/201357000
 Passenger air bag light will not go off.
02/22/201357000
 Passenger air bag light will not go off.
02/22/201357000
 Passenger air bag light will not go off.
02/22/201357000
 Passenger air bag light will not go off.
08/01/2012340001
 The driver airbag sensor malfunctioned, and the airbag is no longer engaged, which is indicated by the driver air bag light remaining on while the engine is turned on. the dash light, passenger tail lamp and the passenger fog light all stopped working simultaneously. passenger tail lamp doesn't work even after replacing the bulbs, which suggests there is an electrical issue. *tr
08/01/201234000
 The driver airbag censor malfunctioned, and the airbag is no longer engaged, which is indicated by the driver air bag light remaining on while the engine is turned on. the dash light, passenger tail lamp and the passenger fog light all stopped working simultaneously. passenger tail lamp doesn't work even after replacing the bulbs, which suggests there is an electrical issue.
08/01/201234000
 The driver airbag censor malfunctioned, and the airbag is no longer engaged, which is indicated by the driver air bag light remaining on while the engine is turned on. the dash light, passenger tail lamp and the passenger fog light all stopped working simultaneously. passenger tail lamp doesn't work even after replacing the bulbs, which suggests there is an electrical issue.
09/22/201246000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the air bag warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring was defective, causing the air bags to deactivate. as a result, the clock spring needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 46,000.
08/01/201234000
 The driver airbag censor malfunctioned, and the airbag is no longer engaged, which is indicated by the driver air bag light remaining on while the engine is turned on. the dash light, passenger tail lamp and the passenger fog light all stopped working simultaneously. passenger tail lamp doesn't work even after replacing the bulbs, which suggests there is an electrical issue.
09/22/201246000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the air bag warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring was defective, causing the air bags to deactivate. as a result, the clock spring needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 46,000.
09/22/201246000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the air bag warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring was defective, causing the air bags to deactivate. as a result, the clock spring needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 46,000.
04/22/2012
 My husband rear ended a car due to a car stopping suddingly and the roadway was wet. the airbag deployed but the opening it came out of split the airbag on both sides, so it did not inflate properly.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
04/22/2012
 My husband rear ended a car due to a car stopping suddingly and the roadway was wet. the airbag deployed but the opening it came out of split the airbag on both sides, so it did not inflate properly.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
04/22/2012
 My husband rear ended a car due to a car stopping suddingly and the roadway was wet. the airbag deployed but the opening it came out of split the airbag on both sides, so it did not inflate properly.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
04/22/2012
 My husband rear ended a car due to a car stopping suddingly and the roadway was wet. the airbag deployed but the opening it came out of split the airbag on both sides, so it did not inflate properly.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
04/16/201242500
 Airbag light stays on. checked it and received code b1448, which refers to a sensor on the passenger seat. the passenger seat rarely is used and now sensor in seat it needs to be replaced for a cost of 1000 + installation.
09/01/200950000
 Was driving down the highway, and the red airbag malfunction light came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and restarted it, the light turned off, stayed off for about 30 mins, and then came back on, and is now on steady every time the car is running. i have also had problems with the sensor in the passenger seat not registering a passenger sitting in the seat, and the passenger airbag off light stays on.
09/01/200950000
 Was driving down the highway, and the red airbag malfunction light came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and restarted it, the light turned off, stayed off for about 30 mins, and then came back on, and is now on steady every time the car is running. i have also had problems with the sensor in the passenger seat not registering a passenger sitting in the seat, and the passenger airbag off light stays on.
09/01/200950000
 Was driving down the highway, and the red airbag malfunction light came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and restarted it, the light turned off, stayed off for about 30 mins, and then came back on, and is now on steady every time the car is running. i have also had problems with the sensor in the passenger seat not registering a passenger sitting in the seat, and the passenger airbag off light stays on.
11/29/2009263401
 My sister recently cut her hand when she grabbed the inside door handle on my 2008 chevrolet aveo. when we looked closer at the handle, it appears to be separating at the top joined seams. it has a very sharp edge to it similar to the lid of a pull top can. i don't transport many people so i was not aware of it's condition. i'm glad that the incident did not involve a child because they could have sustained a serious cut. i have not had any wrecks or damage to my car to result in the door handle separating. i fell this is a serious enough situation to warrant reporting. i've also had problems with the airbag light consistently malfunctioning. it's been supposedly fixed twice..but it still malfunctions. *tr
04/28/2009417041
 We helped our daughter, who is in college, purchase her first automobile. we went to autoworld in petaluma, specifically petaluma hyundai (owned by autoworld). this means, if you walk into hyundai, it doesn't really mean anything because the salesperson can sell you a car from any of their other dealerships. in our case, we were sold 2008 chevrolet aveo, which was previously a rental car with factory warranty still left on it. we bought an extended warranty, as we explained to our salesperson; that since our daughter was in college, and working part time, she could afford her payment, normal maintenance/ vehicle costs; however, she needed to have coverage for major repair problems if they arose. unfortunately, the airbag computer system is having problems for the second time now and victory chevrolet says the cost to repair is $2,600.00. ok, the extended warranty should cover that, right? no. apparently, the warranty we were sold doesn't cover airbags. victory chevrolet contacted the factory district service manager to ask for assistance, since the vehicle was so new and it was only due to the fact, that the car had exceed the 36,000 mile factory warranty. chevrolet told victory that it would have been possible if we were the first buyers, but since we were the second owners they would not help. so then the question is; is it a product warranty? or, is it a buyer warranty? we were told it is a product warranty. we did a check on the nhtsa web site and according to the national highway traffic safety administration; there have been numerous problems with the airbag system of this make and model over numerous years. it would appear that chevrolet is well aware of the problem; however, the company is taking a minimalist approach to the problem, in the hope the warranty expires; so the burden will fall to the vehicle owners. nor, has the dealership
12/12/2008100001
 My granddaughter was involved in an mvc in florida. she was exiting on an interstate ramp and failed to leave room for another stopped vehicle resulting in a front end/rear end crash. the air bags failed to deploy and her seat belt did not fully restrain her, resulting a fractured sternum (3 places). she as been recovering ever since and neither the auto repair shop nor the chevrolet dealer has been able or willing to find out why these systems failed. *tr
05/16/2008550
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that fumes leaked into the vehicle and he noticed moisture on all the windows. he activated the defroster, but the moisture remained. the dealer wiped black soot off of the interior windows and stated that the failure may have something to do with the environment, instead of being a manufacturer's defect. the manufacturer agreed with the dealer's environmental theory. the vehicle was also taken to the dealer twice because the air pressure sensor light was illuminating. the tires were filled with nitrogen, but the sensor light continued to illuminate. the contact was advised to keep restarting the engine so that the module would reset itself. when his wife was seated in the passenger seat, the air bag light also continued to illuminate. the current mileage was 1,937 and failure mileage was approximately 550.
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
08/01/20083600
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. since year 2008 the passenger frontal air bag warning light remained illuminated on the instrument control panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, and the passenger seat was replaced under warranty. recently the drivers frontal air bag failed has failed. the dealer wanted to charge $95.00 dollars to diagnose the failure. the failure mileage was 3600 and the current mileage was 69,400.
06/25/20083000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. when the vehicle was purchased in june of 2008, the contact noticed that the front passenger side air bag indicator remained illuminated. he took the vehicle to the dealer four times and they stated that the failure was due to the air bag system being unhooked. the dealer hooked the system back, but the front driver and passenger air bag indicators currently remain illuminated. he took the passenger with him to the dealer, but they were unable to retrieve a diagnostic code for the failure. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure ; however, they will order the air bag seat sensor. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 6,500.
05/15/200835105/14/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 chevrolet aveo. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminates occasionally when a passenger is seated in the passenger seat. the failure only occurs when the occupant weighs between 110 to 145 pounds, and has been occurring since may 15, 2008. the vehicle has been taken to the repair shop three times regarding the air bag light. she stated that no shop has been able to give her a diagnosis or explanation for the air bag light failure. the contact feels that this is a safety issue because the vehicle is lightweight. she also feels that the air bag should never be deactivated. the current mileage was 2,200 and failure mileage was 35. the consumer stated when she applied the brakes, the vehicle continued to move. after a few seconds. the brake would function and the vehicle would stop. updated *jb
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
11/19/2007181
 While at work at larson automotive, as a sales manager, in baraboo wisconsin i went to move a 2008 chevy aveo. this vehicle was brand new. i started the car and shifted from reverse to first gear (manual transmission) and the side air bag exploded. i did not purchase vehicle. the result of the noise caused a significant loss of hearing in my right ear, my right side of my face went num and tingling. as of today my hearing is still not fully functional. i am scheduled for a recheck next monday on november 26, 2007. *tr