Cheers all,I have a 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP. For some time the passenger side airbag indicator light has failed to change when an adult sits in passenger seat. Now the display panel reads "service airbags". I took it into GM, who advised that we need a SDM module. I am extremely surprised. This is abnormal and safety issue and begs question of how many within its class/year have similar complaint findings, and should this not be a class recall before someone pays a price (at min, a voluntary recall) ?Are you able to confirm how widespread this electrical safety flaw is among the class/year?Wayne
Country: CanadaMake: PontiacModel: Solstice GXP
you are first point of contact, except that I asked service manager to advise of how widespread this problem is, and still pending his reply.
Glad to be of help. This is currently being investigated and is wide spread. Here is documented proof.
Car problem(s) with the 2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE. This database includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at(NNN) NNN-NNNN TTY:(NNN) NNN-NNNN You can also file your complaint online.
ASEMaster35yrs,I am extremely grateful of your research and reply. My only request is if you have additional problem hits than that just above. Above demonstrates a very real potential of a class safety problem but, with at least 20 hits of same complaint, I suspect I can feel confident with assertion to GM dealer that this is in fact a class safety problem that GM should be voluntarily taking seriously as a voluntary recall before extending to the degree Toyota recently experienced.Can you assist with at least 11 more hits of this complaint; or what you can without extending beyond reason? Your response is certainly giving me, as first time user, confidence in this venue for research and resulting sage. Thank you much for your encouraging assistance. I look forward to your assist.
Complaint Number: 10419848 Incident Date: January 30, 2011 Date Added to File: August 17, 2011
Description of the Complaint:
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated the air bags light remained illuminated.The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnosed which located the failure at the air bags sensor. The dealer replaced the air bag sensor, the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer took a report 71-977-959082 , but did not offer to assist with the cost of the repair. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.
Complaint Number: 10416394 Incident Date: May 20, 2011 Date Added to File: July 31, 2011
2007 pontiac solstice airbag problems.Service airbag light stays on.This seems tobe a very common problem with this model.Over $600 to have this repaired.
Complaint Number: 10402823 Incident Date: February 26, 2011 Date Added to File: May 26, 2011
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated the air bag light began illuminating on the instrument panel upon starting the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 15,500 and the current mileage was 17,307.
Complaint Number: 10274614 Incident Date: April 22, 2009 Date Added to File: June 22, 2009
The contact owns a 2007 pontiac solstice. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminates whenever the seat is occupied. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,682.
Complaint Number: 10371596 Incident Date: November 15, 2010 Date Added to File: December 17, 2010
Service air bag error light came on. After reading some threads in forums, I saw that a lot of owners of this model were having the same problem. To replace the "sdm module" will cost over $500, so my car will be without and air bag on the passenger side.
Complaint Number: 10351580 Incident Date: July 10, 2010 Date Added to File: August 24, 2010
1-"service air bag" light stays on, probaly meaning the airbag system is disabled. 2-no one seems to know how to fix the problem.
Here's a link that may help
Here's some service bulletins
Description: DAEWOO/SATURN/OPEL/PONTIAC/CHEVROLET: INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED (INSTALL PROTECTIVE MATERIAL). UPON PERFORMING A DTC CHECK, THE TECHNICIAN MAY FIND A B0012-02, B0012-OE OR B0013-OE CODE STORED IN THE SUPPL
Repair Information for NHTSA #10032335
Description: SES LIGHT DUE TO DTC'S P0031, P0101, P0131, P0137, AND/OR P0171. *KB
Repair Information for NHTSA #10020798
Description: GENERAL 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,
Repair Information for NHTSA #10029924
Description: AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT IS ON. *KB UPDATED ON 12/13/07. *NJ
Repair Information for NHTSA #10020881
Description: PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DOOR DOES NOT FLUSH WITH DASH PAD/WARPED. (REPOSITION LOCKING TABS ON AIRBAG PANEL). *KB UPDATED 10/5/07. *NJ UPDATED 9/12/08. *PE
Repair Information for NHTSA #10020722
Hope this helps.
ASE Certified since 1972,Master Auto tech,Heavy Truck,4 years pontiac dealer Tech
ASEMaster35yrsThank you greatly for your thorough assist in my personal plight; greatly appreciated. I not only fully accept responses but, being a first time client/user of this site, have gained strong initial confidence. I will contact GM again to solicit their initial response, all the while being prepared to back my claim that there is more to it than an isolated individual safety issue that warrants voluntary recall for the sake of lives saved. Wish me luck as I broach this challenge.Wayne
Best of luck with your claim. Just remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease so if you have trouble with the service manager, go higher up, service representative and GM corporate if necessary. Thank you for your accept & bonus. Thank you for using just answer.