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My 17 year old was driving our 2006 GMC Acadia, the side air bags deployed unexpectedly. Has this been an issue with Acadias?

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  • dahester Sep 30, 2009

    Ironically, this same vehicle was involved in a front-end crash in June...airbags did not deploy! About $6000 worth of damage done to the vehicle. 3 months later a dog runs out in front of the car...DID NOT HIT DOG OR ANYTHING ELSE...slowed the car down to pull off the road onto the shoulder...side head airbags go off on both side of Acadia. Seat belt locked causing chest burn..The dealer from which we purchased the vehicle said they had never heard of this before. Do you think this is an issue the GMS should help with? Thanks for your help!!

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There's been numerous issues regarding the airbag system in the Acadia. The system would not deploy the airbags in a crash, or would deploy them prematurely.

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I have been involved in GM service for over 25 years. From time to time we hear of an airbag deploying without reason. I have never seen such a vehicle occurance in any product, GM or otherwise. I would suggest calling GM, their number is in the back of your owners manual. I would also suggest safercar.gov to check on similar complaints. I hope this helps.

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