Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
08270009/29/20006092304Subject regarding non-deployed airbag handling procedures. *tt12/04/2000
97091908329709/19/199754423Authorized airbag deactivation for medical necessity. *yc04/07/1998
AIR BAGS - ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
08379911/12/1999081798C6089800Daimlerchrysler corporation is now offerinb airbag on / off switches for selected vehicles. *tt02/25/2000
08179812/30/1998603153Subject regarding airbag on - off switches. *yc02/05/1999
081798 REV B09/18/1998081798 REV A602450Subject regarding the airbag on-off switches. *yc11/05/1998
08!79807/31/1998602318Discussion on airbag on- off switches for selected vehicles *ak10/26/1998

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
03/04/20031
 Air bags did not deploy.*jb *ts
05/02/20011
 While traveling vehicle 1 hit vehicle 2. insured is concerned about the air bags not deploying and the passengers seat belt failed, one person was injured in accident, claim 16-n171-233. *jg
07/11/20011
 Vehicle 2 slammed on brakes causing vehicle 1 to rear end vehicle 2. airbags did not deploy, 2 people were injured in the accident, claim 46-0463-331. *jg
08/30/20011
 While approaching vehicle 2 at a traffic light, vehicle 1 was braking, pavement was damp and vehicle 1 slid into rear of vehicle 2. air bags did not deploy, one person was injured in accident, claim 11-3696-209. *jg
05/02/20011
 While traveling vehicle 1 hit vehicle 2. insured is concerned about the air bags not deploying and the passengers seat belt failed, one person was injured in accident, claim 16-n171-233. *jg
11/21/2001
 While making a slow turn heard a crunching sound from steering wheel. at same time airbag light came on, and horn was sounding intermittently. consumer contacted dealership who determined that clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. *ak
01/21/2001112/01/1999
 Airbag light came on. then there was a rubbing noise in steering column, horn went out before, and consumer had to keep replacing fuse. consumer feared airbag would deploy in face.*ak consumer states the clock spring went out. *slc
10/16/20001
 Consumer lost control of the vehicle and air bag did not deploy when the vehicle hit a tree, occupant/owner of the vehicle died of cardiac arrest at hospital (hartford county sheriffs orffice - sherrif traffic enforcenent section) . nlm
06/01/20001
 Airbag light comes on sometimes. dealer said when light is on it's an indication that airbag will not deploy.*ak dealer says it is due to a failure of the spring in the streeing column. the driver did not want spring repair, but say light goes off when seat belt is tightened. the vehicle also developed shudder as it shifts the forward gears, particularly between speed of 44 and 50 mph. with light acceleration. *yh
03/08/1997112/04/1991
 No deployment of air bag during vehicle collision, resulting in chest injury to consumer.
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
07/01/20041
 While driving vehicle swerved to keep from hitting an animal. instead, it hit a tree at 45 mph. consumer's head crashed into the windshield, breaking the windshield. upon impact, air bags did not deploy. contacted the manufacturer. it took two weeks for manufacturer to assess the damage. *ak
1350001
 While the driver was pulling out of his driveway the air bag on the driver side deployed although there was no impact. please provide any additional information. *nm
01/31/2002
 Front collision at 45 mph and airbags did not deploy, consumer suffered extensive back and neck injuries. vehicle was totalled.*ak
03/30/20011
 Was making left turn. another vehicle ran red light and hit consumer's vehicle on side.upon impact, driver's air bag failed to deploy. driver sustained injuries, and was hospitalized.*ak
05/05/2000101/01/1992
 Consumer's automobile had rearended a 2001 ford pickup truck, and driver's airbag did not deploy. the effect of the airbag not deploying could cause serious injuries to consumer. *ak
12/11/1998
 Traveling approximately 55 mph on the beltway, consumer was approching turn off when she was involved in a three car collision. seat belt failed to hold, and the driver's side air bag did not deploy. dealer/manufacturer were not notified at this time. *ak
 While driving a strange smell entered the vehicle. immediately after the smell, the driver's side air bag deployed without warning, causing consumer to crash. dealer has been contacted. *ak
03/08/1997
 While traveling 25-30mph, hit a pole, impact was on the front bumper slightly off the center to the driver side with significant front end damage, driver air bag did not deploy.
02/26/19981
 Driving 30-40mph when blazer ran red light & hit caravan on driver's side. air bag did not deploy. seat belt restrained, but had trauma to neck & shoulders. *ak
11/07/199712/11/1994
 Vehicle was struck by a vehicle out of control and flipped twice. during the crash owner's 2 children were ejected from vehicle through the rear door which opened on impact. the built in child seat clip opened allowing 3 year old child to be ejected from vehicle. air bag also failed to deploy.
 While driving at 60 mph owner hit a tree at direct center and there was no deployment of driver's side airbag. owner notes that dealer said vehicle was not traveling fast enough. *ak
02/14/1997
 Air bag: driving approximately 45mph another vehicle pulled out in front ad was hit sideways, air bag did not deploy. cause unknown. *ak
10/04/1996
 Driving along approximately 25mph and hit a vehicle head-on and the air bag did not deploy. chrysler corporation said that vehicle was not going fast enough for the air bag to deploy. *ak
 Consumer was involved in a 35 mph frontal collision in which the driver's side air bag did not deploy. *ak
02/18/1996
 The vehicle went off the road and hit a post and the air bag did not deploy. please describe. *ak
2
 Air bag deployed twice for no reason. please describe. dup 974183, posted on 03-nov-98. *ak
08/15/1994
 While driving drivers side airbag deployed with no warning or reason for its deployment. tt
09/13/1995
 Driver's head hit windshield even though driver was wearing seatbelt and the airbag deployed. tt
10/14/1995
 Had a frontal collision, air bag deployed half way, hub did not open properly. tt
 Upon impact, during frontal crash, at approx. 80mph, airbag fail to deploy, when vehicle rolled 8-10 times down an embankement. tt
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
01/24/20051
 The air bag light remains on in the vehicle. consumer is informed by the owner's manual that the air bag may not function in an accident. manufacturer was contacted by owner.*ak
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
04/18/2000
 While driving down highway, another vehicle coming around a curve from the opposite direction, lost control and hit consumer in the front end. upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't deploy. *ak