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Front Air Bag Sensor Control Problems of Chevrolet Suburban



Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 14 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1
Failure Date: 05/29/2014

Had to replace second faulty impact sensor for air bag on my vehicle. This is located in front of vehicle. The first replacement of the other sensor was July 26, 2013. This vehicle was never in a crash and had not damage to the front of the vehicle. When the air bag comes on they tell me my air bags no longer work. My family has a 2000 Chevrolet tahoe that has never had this problem. I am sure there is a lot of people who would not have this item fixed.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2
Failure Date: 05/23/2014

The front airbag sensor has failed and the airbags are no longer operable. This appears to be an issue with the year and model of chevy truck. This should be a recall item due to its impact on safery. Given the low mileage there is no legitimate reason for this part to fail.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 3
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Air bag sensor has failed causing the airbags to be rendered inoperable.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 4
Failure Date: 11/04/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and the air bag sensor was replaced however, the failure later recurred. The vehicle was not further repaired and manufacturer was not made award of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 75000.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 5
Failure Date: 09/14/2008

Air bag sensors in my chevy 2007 surb. Kept going bad and need to be replaced.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 6
Failure Date: 04/20/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The air bag warning light illuminated and the dealer, macmahon Chevrolet, performed a diagnostic and found no failures. However, they were able to get the light to dim. The following day the failure occurred and the light remained illuminated for approximately a week. The light would illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance ,and informed the contact that the center that sends the signal for the air bagswas damaged. This failure would prevent the air bags from deploying in a crash. The current mileage is 80,000, and failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 7
Failure Date: 02/02/2007

The sensor for the passenger side airbag on our 2007 Chevrolet Suburban does not function properly with a small adult weighing between 105 and 115 pounds sitting in the seat. The airbag continually switches back and forth from on to off on a trip. My wife will try to find a position where the airbag is on, only to notice several minutes later it is again off.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 8
Failure Date: 12/14/2006

1) while stopping, an unwanted activation of the abs system occurred at approximately 8 mph. 2) our vehicle almost crashed into back of vehicle in front of us because our vehicle did not stop in the expected distance. 3) dealer cleaned abs sensors.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 9
Failure Date: 09/30/2004

Airbag light came on and off. After 10,000 miles consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and they were unable to repair vehicle. Currently, they were telling the consumer that they were going to replace the sensor and diagnostic module. The parts were on order. This problem occurred 3 weeks after the vehicle was purchased with 23,000 miles on it.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 10
Failure Date: 07/14/2004

Consumer noticed a wire burning smell, and air bag indicator service light started flashing.


 
car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 11
Failure Date: 11/13/2003

Airbag sensor light continued to stay on. Dealer stated airbag unit was defective.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Original battery leaked acid, replacement battery leaked as well. Acid corroded airbag sensor and wiring, causing airbag system failure.

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car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 13
Failure Date: 01/03/1999

The battery leaked/sprayed acid onto the engine and right front side components of the Suburban. The air bag sensor had to be replaced, but the rest of the components were just cleaned off (this included brake hydraulic cables and lines, brakes, air conditioning hoses, radiator, etc. ). The dealer/manufacturer said they don't cover the battery because it is not made by them althought I think the company is owned by them. We had to buy a new battery and pay for all the damage to the car and still don't know what the long term affects of this corrosive acid will be. It left a huge orange puddle in our garage floor which we can't get rid of. We took video and pictures of the damage to the car, battery and garage. The cracked front transaxle casing was only diagnosed after they had replaced the seal on the front axle twice since it was always leaking fluid. The rear differential had the seal replaced 2 or 3 times but it still leaks. The fuel pumped failed on our car leaving us stranded. We were told that the truck needs to keep a 1/4 tank of gas at all times in the tank so that this does not happen. The air conditioner has never really worked well on this model, it appears that it is undersized to handle the thermal load. We also had to have the spot welds on the door jams filed because many sharp burrs existed which were a safety hazard.

car image   Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 14
Failure Date: 01/10/1996

Air bag sensor failed, causing warning light to come on.


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