Front Air Bag Sensor Control Problems of GMC Acadia
GMC Acadia owners have reported 10 problems linked to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category).
#1 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 GMC Acadia
The vehicle was a 2008 GMC Acadia. The VIN of the car is 1GKER23748_. Airbag passenger presence sensor failed despite limited seat use. Repair cost almost $800. This issue happened on September 4, 2013.
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#2 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
The vehicle was a 2007 GMC Acadia. The VIN of the problem Acadia is 1GKEV33777_. For quite some time, the front right air bag sensor does not sense that there is a passenger sitting in the front right seat. We have had the sensor checked repeatedly at the dealer, and they have not been able to replicate the problem (saying everything is fine). The passengers typically are our children, both of whom are 5'9" tall and weigh 120 to 125 pounds. We usually have to stop the car, turn the car off and then on, and then it works. This past week, the sensor was flashing, and we got a related "service air bag" light on the dashboard. We took it in to the dealer, and have been told it is a $1,000 repair to replace the front right passenger sensor module. This after we have had this item checked multiple times (and have been told that there has been nothing wrong with it), and, after a full extended warranty on the car (which included air bags) has expired. There has been a recall for 2007 GMC Acadias for improper sensors, but our car was not included in the recall. In 'googling' this issue on the internet, we see several complaints on official car sites like edmunds, stating a similar problem for other Acadias. We believe that GMC has known that it has had faulty sensors on their 2007 GMC Acadia models, but did not make their 2007 recall comprehensive enough. We would like for the nhtsb to investigate with GMC how many other 2007 GMC Acadias have been serviced for similar problems. Our car has never been involved in any vehicle crash or accident. It was 09/01/10 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
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#3 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 GMC Acadia
The vehicle involved is a 2008 GMC Acadia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKER13758_. Pps module-passenger presence system- detects front seat passenger presence to activate restraint system, the dealer found to have a short and was sending signal to dashboard alert-- "service airbag" dealer also found front sensors also bad. However, no warranty coverage even though an extended gm warranty was purchased when vehicle was new. Appears from other complaints with NHTSA dealing with airbag issues on same model vehicle there is a safety issue GMC needs to address, or NHTSA needs to get GMC to issue a recall. . See my prior submission case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This front air bag sensor control issue occurred 01/24/2012.
#4 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 GMC Acadia
The car involved is a 2008 GMC Acadia. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKER23718_. Adult passenger seated in the passenger front seat with an approximate weight of 120lbs and a height of 5'3" does not enable the airbag sensor to turn on. The system does not enable the airbags even though an adult is seated in this position. We have taken the vehicle to the dealer twice and they have not been able to repair the issue. The failure date was Aug. 17, 2009.
#5 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2008 GMC Acadia
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKEV33798_. The vehicle is a 2008 GMC Acadia xlt2. The contact stated the passenger air bag would intermittently shut off while the passenger seat was occupied. The contact stated the failure would occur most frequently in warmer temperatures and less frequently during winter months. The dealer advised the contact that the passenger would have to be over 100 pounds in order for the air bag sensor to register the seat as occupied and for the air bag to engage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times in regards to the failure yet the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 25,000. Updated 09/27/10 updated 10/04/10. The failure date was Thu., Jul. 17, 2008.
#6 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
The car was a 2007 GMC Acadia. The VIN of the problem Acadia is 1GKEV13767_. While completing a right turn from a complete stop I rode up on a curb and all curtain air bags deployed. There is no physical damage to car exterior,tires, rims and undercarriage. Damage assessment has been confirmed by two GMC dealerships and my insurance company. I have asked GMC to provide information referencing whether or not the sensors and computer performed per design. The only answer I have received is that the yaw sensor is what triggered the deployment, that all bags where deployed and this is not a manufacturer defect but an insurance claim. To my knowledge no analysis has been done to determine speed, angle etc. . . My wife and two children where in the vehicle when this occurred. We are so confident that the vehicle malfunctioned that unless we are reassured that gm has resolved the issue we will not drive the vehicle any longer. The failure date was 07/20/2007.
#7 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
The car involved is a 2007 GMC Acadia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKER23747_. Passenger side airbag sensor does not always sense when there is a passenger and indicator light shows airbag is off. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where I purchased it and they said there was no diagnostic code and they could not duplicate. This issue happened on Aug. 28, 2007.
#8 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKER33717_. The vehicle is a 2007 GMC Acadia. The contact stated that when someone weighing approximately 105 to 110 pounds sits in the front passenger seat, the air bag light illuminates. The illumination indicates that the air bag is deactivated. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times and they stated that nothing was wrong. The current mileage is 14,000 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 01-29-08. It was Sat., Sep. 1, 2007 when this front air bag sensor control issue occurred.
#9 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
2007 GMC Acadia with defective passenger airbag sensor. Consumer states that the mechanic stated that they replaced the seat sensor and the consumer noticed no change. He states that the airbag light goes off and on while driving. The consumer was informed his vehicle identification number was not included in the recall. The failure date was Tuesday, January 1, 1901.
#10 - Front Air Bag Sensor Control problem of the 2007 GMC Acadia
The car was a 2007 GMC Acadia. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GKER13797_. Passengers front seat airbags. Both front and side are effected. Sensor in seat becomes inop and the diver is not aware the chi;d in the front seat is not protected by the airbag system!!!! can result in death!!! seat sensor stopped working in the first 3 years of service. The apparent recall of 2007 was a temp fix. This front air bag sensor control problem happened on February 1, 2011.
Other Air Bag related problems of GMC Acadia:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Air Bag Light On problems||17|
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||10|
|Air Bag problems||9|
|Side/window Air Bag problems||8|
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||8|
|Warning Light On problems||5|
|Front Air Bag problems||2|
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||1|