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Air Bag Not Deploy Problems of GMC Envoy - part 1



GMC Envoy owners have reported 65 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

My daughter was driving the Envoy at about 45 mph when a drunk driver pulled out in front of traffic, causing everyone to slam on their brakes, and my daughter was not able to stop in time before rear-ending another vehicle. The car is totaled but the airbags never deployed.

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Failure Date: 03/31/2014

I had an accident on a major highway due to weather conditions. I ended up spinning the vehicle around while in the travel lane and hit the car in the passing lane. My airbags never deployed. Although no one was injured thankfully. I wondered why the airbags didn't go off. Should I be worried? has anyone made this same complaint? thank you.

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Failure Date: 03/12/2014

Car slid into right guardrail and then slid to left in ditch on expressway. The airbags did not deploy. Impact was significant enough to bend the front passenger corner of frame. The frame is also cracked underneath the middle of vehicle as result of crash. Car is no longer driveable. Driver suffered whiplash.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 01/16/2014

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the contact was involved in a crash. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy and the contact sustained injuries to the arms. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 100,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, he slightly crashed into a curb and the vehicle turned over in a ditch. The air bags did not deploy and the contact sustained neck and lower back injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was deemed destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 12/10/2012

Driving at approx. 2:30 pm in intermittently rainy conditions- I suddenly found myself unable to control my vehicle and had trouble seeing my surroundings even though I had new rain-x wipers on. While I applied the brakes they did not work as effectively as they should. Additionally, after the first and second impact (multiple vehicles were involved)- no air bags deployed. I was the only person in the vehicle and still the drivers side air bag did not deploy. Resulted in two fatalities in another vehicle while I suffered a head injury, facial fractures that required surgery, and a broken collar bone from the seat belt that I could not afford the medical intervention required for repair.


car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 06/13/2012

A car hit me head on doing 50 mph. My air bags never deployed.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 06/04/2012

I was driving about 40 mph when I went threw a yellow light when a older lady turn in front of me, I hit her on the passenger side between the front n back dr, , pushing n rolling n totaling her small SUV. She was not serious hurt. My airbags did not deploy. My Envoy was still driveable . I took my Envoy to my local GMC dealer to have them find prob why the airbags didn't go off, they or I called a rep for GMC, to come to sioux falls to investigate and he told me that the reason they didn't deploy was because I wasn't going fast enough for impact for deploy. I think that is bunch of bull. Can someone help me ,is there anything I can do . I hear that a person can receive cash from GMC if a person s airbags don't go off.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 02/04/2012

I was in accident on Saturday February 4, 2012 in my 2004 Envoy xuv. I was traveling approx. 40 mph when another car pulled in front of me and within 1 second I t-boned the side of their car. My airbags did not deploy. Fortunately all I ended up with was minor bruses from the steering wheel and the seatbelt strap. This was to be the best engineered SUV GMC had ever made and I was shocked the airbags did not deploy.

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Failure Date: 12/20/2011

The contact owned a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that the vehicle lost control while driving 25 mph on a slightly icy roadway. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact also stated that the limited slip differential system failed to engage during the failure. The contact, as well as a passenger suffered minor injuries during the crash. In addition, the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance lot. An authorized dealer and the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that they would investigate the vehicle. The failure mileage was 98,630. Updated 01/05/lj updated 01/09/12.


 
car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 11/16/2011

Car had a head collision with other car that jump form the opposite traffic. Both cars were totaled because of this accident, but my airbags did not deploy at the time of the accident.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 09/16/2011

On September 16th, 2011, I was involved in an auto accident that was a head on crash. The air bags never deployed and I sustained back injuries. On site of the accident my back was hurting some but did not go to hospital until later that evening, after the adrenalin and the shock wore off. I now have sever back problems with a lot of pain and was declared disabled in 2012. At the time of doing research I was told by on-star, which never came on, that if my air bags didn't deploy they wouldn't come on. . But, the frame was bent so bad that they totaled the vehicle, with a lot of other damage. The whole front was damaged, the bumper was destroyed along with damage to the motor. And we could not understand why the air bags did not deploy.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 07/15/2011

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the vehicle crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor tissue damage on the upper body from the impact. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop, where it was declared destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure; however, they provided no assistance. The VIN, the current and failure mileage were unavailable.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 11/20/2010

The airbag warning light would come on immediately as the car was started (and occasionally the seatbelt warning light) and remain on, especially when it is cold outside. Occasionally the light would go off when the car got very warm. My understanding is when the warning light is on the airbags will not deploy. This is a big safety issue as thi scar is used by my children the sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) was found to be defective and needed to be replaced. The old part is available. It seems that this is a part that the manufacturer (gm) should be responsible for since this is not a part that requires owner maintenance and is critical to the car's safety.

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Failure Date: 07/29/2010

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. The contact was traveling 55 mph when an unknown part fractured from under the vehicle, causing the contact to lose control. The vehicle proceeded to roll over three times into a ditch. The contact and one passenger were able to crawl from the vehicle following the crash. The crash shattered the windshield and caused several injuries to the vehicle occupants. The vehicle was destroyed. The air bags did not deploy. The police stated that they were surprised that the occupants survived the crash with the failure of the air bags and the condition of the vehicle. A police report was available. The failure and current mileage was 118,700.

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Failure Date: 01/26/2010

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While driving 65 mph in snowy conditions, he attempted to pass a vehicle and while returning back into the lane the vehicle slid and he crashed into a concrete barrier front-end first. The frontal air bags did not deploy at the time of the crash. The contact did not suffer any injuries. The police arrived shortly after and a police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were under 97,000.

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Failure Date: 10/07/2009

While traveling down I-95 at appx. 60mph the car in front of me stopped short. I slammed into the back of it. My airbags did not deploy, nor did onstar call to check on me (so much for believing in those ads!) the entire front end needs to be replaced. Fluids were spilling from the vehicle. 2 witnesses are capitol hill police officers who were shocked that the airbags did not deploy. The seatbelt did restrain me causing irritation at that site. My back, neck and head were aching. I was checked out by the er.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 09/06/2009

Sunday September 6, 2009 my wife who is 8 months pregnant was involved in an auto accident as well as our 4 year old son in our 2007 GMC Envoy. She did not see a vehicle as she was crossing a highway and was hit on the drivers side of the vehicle just behind the drivers door. The vehicle that collided with her was traveling over 60 miles per hour as my wife was traveling only about 5 miles per hour as she just started through a stop sign. The car did 2 complete 360 degree turns and then flipped over on its side. The air bags never deployed during the impact and the engine was still running when the vehicle came to a stop on its side.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 08/25/2009

My wife was in the car alone. Vehicle ran off road, crashed into parked truck, air bag did not deploy. Wife died of "closed chest trauma".

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Failure Date: 06/29/2009

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While driving 35 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. His vehicle was destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belts did not retract for both occupants seated in the front. The contact and the passenger struck the steering wheel with their chests and shoulders. Both were severely injured. The contact, passenger, and other driver were transported to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and is awaiting an investigation. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 05/02/2009

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While driving 60 mph with the cruise control activated, the contact passed out due to a severe medical issue . He lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. The contact and passenger were severely injured. The driver sustained a broken clavicle and his teeth were knocked out of his mouth. The passenger sustained a laceration to the head and abdominal injuries. The vehicle was inspected by an insurance adjuster, who was unable to determine why the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that an investigation was implemented and a representative will call him back in five business days. The failure mileage was 42,600. Updated 6/5/09 updated 06/09/09.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 03/27/2009

For the past few months when I turn on my truck the airbag light turns on and stays on for a few hours stating that it needs service. It happens every few weeks and it can be very dangerous. If I were to be involved in a car accident the air bags may or may not deploy. I had taken it back to the dealership where I purchased the truck to take a look at it and they said it was ok, that I must of passed a bump too fast causing it to turn on, but it has been quite a while and it continues to do the same thing. I guarantee no bump would cause a air bag light to turn on and malfunction. As if that was not enough of a problem in the beginning of this month (March) I started having trouble with the gas gauge. At first when I would fill it up it would read empty and would register about 30 minutes later to the correct level. Now it doesn't register at all, it just moves from side to side, states empty when I fill up and everymorning when I turn the truck on and says I have a quarter tank there after. What sad is that I am not the only person with this problem and it has not been recalled. This can be a safety hazard and causes distractions when driving.

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Failure Date: 02/17/2009

Accident on 2/17/2009 front crash to other vehicle and air bag did not deploy hood damage, windshield damage, all front damage, doors could not open radiator damage, engine damage.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 01/28/2009

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact was involved in a head-on crash. The contact was severely injured and the entire front end of the vehicle was crushed. All four tires blew out and the frontal air bags failed to deploy. There were no other passengers in the vehicle and no maintenance was performed on the vehicle prior to the crash. The vehicle was destroyed and towed from the scene. A police report was filed. The mileages, speed, and VIN were unknown.

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Failure Date: 08/10/2008

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle struck a gate, went airborne, dropped approximately 35 feet down an embankment, struck some trees, boulders, and landed in a swamp. The air bags failed to deploy and the vehicle sustained major damage. Both the driver and passenger sustained multiple injuries. The vehicle had to be lifted from the embankment with a crane and was towed away. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 51,000.

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