Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
SB-09-09-41-00305/01/200910030646Chevrolet/pontiac: the sir/airbag light is illuminated. upon investigation, the technician may find dtc b0081 set. *pe11/04/2009
TSB-09-09-41-00204/01/200910030146General motors: sir/airbag light illuminated, passenger presence system (pps) dtcs 023, 024, 063, 064, 065 set (inspect pps system wiring and/or connectors). *pe08/07/2009
TB-09085000804/01/200910030114General motors: the passenger seat wiring is binding or catching on the seat adjuster mechanism and/or that the sir indicator light in the instrument panel cluster is illuminated. this may cause the harness to become damaged or disconnected08/03/2009
TB-080941006B04/01/200910030104General motors: the sir light is illuminated. dtc b0081 passenger presence system (pps) code stored (inspect pps system connectors). *pe08/03/2009
SB-08-09-41-002C02/01/200910029924General motors: diagnostic information for intermittent restraints, air bag (sir) indicator/lamp on with dtc(s) b0012, b0013, b0016, b0016, b0019, b0020, b0022, b0023, b0026, b0033, b0040, b0042 or b0044 set. this may be caused by a loose,07/20/2009
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
08-09-41-007G04/27/201210043830Passenger presence system (pps) may command passenger airbag indicator and seat belt reminder on when electronic devices (computers, mp3 players, cell phones, diagnostic scan tool, etc.) are placed on front passenger seat, dtcs 5045 or b04/27/2012
08-09-41-007D02/01/201110038262Ready06/14/2011
08-09-41-007D02/01/201110038262Gm: the front passenger airbag indicator may light when electronics are placed in the passenger seat. the electronics cause the vehicle to think there is a passenger sitting in the seat. *rm06/14/2011
08-09-41-007D05/01/2011SB-08-09-41-007E10038262Gm: the front passenger airbag indicator may light when electronics are placed in the passenger seat. the electronics cause the vehicle to think there is a passenger sitting in the seat. *rm updated 6/24/11. *pe06/14/2011

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
08/15/201244900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for repair and was told there was nothing they could do until the light illuminated constantly. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 44,900. pmb
08/15/201244900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 chevrolet cobalt. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for repair and was told there was nothing they could do until the light illuminated constantly. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 44,900. pmb
10/02/2012920641
 I noticed the past week my passenger air bag light was on and no one was sitting there and then this morning 10/02/12 i turn my car on and it says service airbag did some research and its a major safety hazard for my passenger cause it does not work and no protection i also notice that the 2006 cobalts and 2007 cobalts have had this problem i personally have a friend that has a 2006 cobalt ls that has this problem mine is a 09 cobalt lt iv already had to pay 500 to fix my fuel pump module which they just put a recall on it this past month and i cant get my money back so before i go out and spend 300 to fix my air bag i would like to see if i can get it fixed for free thank you *tr
10/02/201292064
 I noticed the past week my passenger air bag light was on and no one was sitting there and then this morning 10/02/12 i turn my car on and it says service airbag did some research and its a major safty hazzard for my passenger cause it does not work and no protection i also notice that the 2006 cobalts and 2007 cobalts have had this problem i personally have a friend that has a 2006 cobalt ls that has this problem mine is a 09 cobalt lt iv already had to pay 500 to fix my fuel pump moduel which they just put a recall on it this past month and i cant get my money back so befor i go out and spend 300 to fix my air bag i would like to see if i can get it fixed for free thank you
10/02/201292064
 I noticed the past week my passenger air bag light was on and no one was sitting there and then this morning 10/02/12 i turn my car on and it says service airbag did some research and its a major safty hazzard for my passenger cause it does not work and no protection i also notice that the 2006 cobalts and 2007 cobalts have had this problem i personally have a friend that has a 2006 cobalt ls that has this problem mine is a 09 cobalt lt iv already had to pay 500 to fix my fuel pump moduel which they just put a recall on it this past month and i cant get my money back so befor i go out and spend 300 to fix my air bag i would like to see if i can get it fixed for free thank you
10/02/201292064
 I noticed the past week my passenger air bag light was on and no one was sitting there and then this morning 10/02/12 i turn my car on and it says service airbag did some research and its a major safty hazzard for my passenger cause it does not work and no protection i also notice that the 2006 cobalts and 2007 cobalts have had this problem i personally have a friend that has a 2006 cobalt ls that has this problem mine is a 09 cobalt lt iv already had to pay 500 to fix my fuel pump moduel which they just put a recall on it this past month and i cant get my money back so befor i go out and spend 300 to fix my air bag i would like to see if i can get it fixed for free thank you
05/30/201262500
 I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. the passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. it was about 80 degrees and dry. i went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. my insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. a gm investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. initially gm claimed i put the vehicle in a rollover situation. now that that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. my vehicle is unusable and sitting because of gm's failure to step up and do something about my case.
05/30/201262500
 I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. the passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. it was about 80 degrees and dry. i went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. my insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. a gm investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. initially gm claimed i put the vehicle in a rollover situation. now that that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. my vehicle is unusable and sitting because of gm's failure to step up and do something about my case.
05/30/201262500
 I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. the passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. it was about 80 degrees and dry. i went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. my insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. a gm investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. initially gm claimed i put the vehicle in a rollover situation. now that that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. my vehicle is unusable and sitting because of gm's failure to step up and do something about my case.
05/30/201262500
 I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. the passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. it was about 80 degrees and dry. i went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. my insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. a gm investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. initially gm claimed i put the vehicle in a rollover situation. now that that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. my vehicle is unusable and sitting because of gm's failure to step up and do something about my case.
05/30/201262500
 I was stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake waiting for the light to change to green. the passenger airbag curtains both deployed and blew out the headliner of the vehicle. it was about 80 degrees and dry. i went to the dealer who said the incident was an insurance claim. my insurance company denied the claim saying there was no accident. a gm investigator read the data box and the cdr file information shows there was no event recorded to recover. something was preventing the data box from being read at the computer port under the dash, they had to remove the data box and plug their computer directly into it. initially gm claimed i put the vehicle in a rollover situation. now that that has been proven wrong, they are saying something like moisture made the airbag deploy. my vehicle is unusable and sitting because of gm's failure to step up and do something about my case.
09/08/200925001
 Air bags did not deploy in a 2009 chevrolet cobalt crash that caused $7,200 in damage and on star did not call or report the crash. when i asked why, i was told because the brains of onstar was knocked out in the crash, that shut down the air bag system and other safety measures. fortunately, this crash did not cause any bodily harm to the person involved, but the whole front end of the car was pushed in, radiator was pushed back, with lots of other damage. the person in the car was fine, but if the engine would have been pushed in further in, it could have been in the lap or, even worse, the chest of the person driving. i do not have on star for it to be disabled in a crash because of where it is placed in the vehicle. this seriously needs to be examined and fixed before someone does really get hurt, if this had not happened already. *tr
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
02/20/2010346501
 I was driving my 2009 chevy cobalt within the posted speed limit when the power steering failed resulting in a fairly horrific crash, with the car coming to rest on the drivers side against some trees. i suffered a head injury and thank god my son was not hurt although we have both been suffering from headaches since the accident. were it not for the small trees lining the road the car would have continued to roll possibly killing us both since none of the airbags deployed. the car was totaled and i do not have access to the vin#. *tr
10/08/200926001
 My car would chime for me to look at instrument panel to see that the airbags needed to be serviced.it would give me this message every 15 mins. for the hour drive i was on the road. the next day i called the dealer & set up an appointment. that afternoon when they were done with my car i was told that the mechanic had already seen this a few times & knew exactly what it was. my print out from service reads diagnostic code #b0012 stored in system test circuit, module shorting out under steering wheel , replaced sir coil & repair circuit.* my car is a 2009 chevrolet cobalt lt (just purchased 06/05/09) with 2600 miles. *tr
09/10/20081
 My wife has an defribulator pacemaker. we need the air bag disengaged. we have been haggling with the dealer for almost 2 weeks. they are dragging their feet on this matter. the heart hospital says if the air bag came out and hit my wife, it could kill her. this is the third new vehicle i have bought from dobrinski's in okeene. i need something done. i do not have to buy chevy's. i might have to change dealers. thank you, rusty ferrell *tr
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
02/20/2010346501
 I was driving my 2009 chevy cobalt within the posted speed limit when the power steering failed resulting in a fairly horrific crash, with the car coming to rest on the drivers side against some trees. i suffered a head injury and thank god my son was not hurt although we have both been suffering from headaches since the accident. were it not for the small trees lining the road the car would have continued to roll possibly killing us both since none of the airbags deployed. the car was totaled and i do not have access to the vin#. *tr