9th Mar 2006, 17:45

The previous writer is correct. The SRS light on my 2002 ACURA (HONDA) TL TYPE S comes on when I tap into the drivers door especially cornering sometimes aggressively. My kids tap into the passenger door at times also kicking on the light. As soon as I shut the car down and restart it resets. If no one is in the car such as when it is idling it never comes on. You have to tap the door as a driver or a passenger to activate the SRS triangle. The Acura, Accord are essentually the same. I do not consider this a defect or a lemon. I have owned 3 Accords, A Legend and this TL so obviously I really like these cars.

4th May 2006, 11:33

The manufacturer sent a letter last week (March 28, 2006) noting that any SRS problem would be repaired at no cost. It mentions that the cost of checking it out (if I suspected a problem) would not cost anything. I am not having a problem with the SRS indicator however.

10th May 2006, 19:59

Where can I find this letter?

23rd May 2006, 17:19

I just had my side airbag light come on and flash on and off when I was on a trip this past weekend. I just bought the car, a 2001 Accord, a couple weeks ago. It only came on when the front passenger sat sideways in the seat or wasn't sitting completely straight. She was leaning on the door panel. Sounds like it might just deactivate it if it senses someone sitting in the seat awkwardly.

13th Jun 2006, 18:18

My 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 has the same SRS light problem. something is wrong here!!!

7th Aug 2006, 08:38

I bought a 2002 Accord EX two months ago and last weekend, my SIDE AIRBAG light came on and remained On (indicating a failure in the system). I unplugged the battery, unplugged and plugged again all connections underneath the seats and the problem was fixed. However, sometimes, when somebody sits in the passenger seat, the light comes ON for one or two seconds while the car is running. I do believe there is a problem with the system and would appreciate any information on how to get it fixed free. Or I can also help to start a recall on this defect.

8th Nov 2006, 10:13

I purchased a 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan about 4 months ago. My side airbag light comes on all the time. When I spoke to the dealer about this, he stated that this could be a problem that my cell phone is causing, that my cell phone is tripping the side airbag. The light comes on even when I just have my purse on the passenger seat, whether I am on my cell phone or not. What's really going on here?

12th May 2007, 00:36

Funny I read through these and realize I'm not the only one with the side airbag light problem. Mine is pretty random, sometimes on steady, flashing, or nothing for 2 months then the light is back. I've had the car for a year and a half (bought it used) and my warranty is up, but I'm very happy with the car. I'm debating on just pulling the light bulb out of the dash and won't have to be annoyed with it anymore.

30th Nov 2007, 15:38

Well I have the 2002 Honda EX-V6 and it only comes on when someone is leaning in the passenger seat towards the door. Other than that it never comes on.

2nd Mar 2008, 23:59

My 2002 honda accord has the same SRS light on issue, could someone please post the letter? I will call Honda dealer to check sometime next week.


6th May 2008, 18:46

All my cars have been Honda. My current is a 2002 Civic with the SRS light problem. Two years ago (still under warranty) it was "fixed", no charge. The light recently reappeared. The dealership charges $70 to do a diagnostic. Honda Canada, who I agree is arrogant, advised me to pay for the diagnostic and then they'll see what, if any, kind of assistance they can offer towards fixing the problem. Based on the large number of complaints I've seen on the web, the SRS light problem is a widespread issue that even affects the new FIT (which I think had a recall for it). Apparently, some have paid hundreds of dollars to fix this problem, only to have it return. Too bad there isn't a class action lawsuit happening in Canada. Well, Honda has just lost me as a future customer.

16th Jul 2008, 23:35

Same problem but my SRS light is on "ALL OF THE TIME" now. It is on non-stop be there someone in the seat or not. What am I to do?

25th Jul 2008, 23:24

I have a Honda Accord LX V6 2002, and today I noticed that the SRS light is constantly on.

In fall of 2007, I received a letter from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. stating that there is a problem with the OPDS to which another poster alluded.

As this post on this site indicates:


This is the letter.

Here is more information:


The letter instructs us, Honda owners, to take our vehicles to a Honda dealer where an inspection will be made, and if there is a problem with OPDS, the unit will be replaced free of charge. The OPDS warranty has been extended to 10 years or 150,000 miles.


9th Sep 2008, 09:10

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 81,000 of its 2004-2005 Accord sedans because of issues that could cause an air bag-related sensor to fail, the company said Wednesday.

Honda said in a Jan. 9 letter to the government that the wiring harness for the seat position sensor, which detects the driver's seating position and adjusts the air bag inflation pressure accordingly, was attached in the wrong location and may have been overtightened.

Honda said the sensor wire could break and cause the air bag warning light to be illuminated and prevent the sensor from working properly. When the sensor fails, the air bag system automatically moves to full inflation pressure, which could increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers in a frontal crash, the Japanese automaker said.

Your mechanic should be able to tell you which recalls apply to your particular vehicle.

29th Sep 2008, 12:15

So, is this something that Honda will take care of... I just made an appointment to take my 2002 Accord in because of the SRS light... should I mention this to them (so they don't try to take me for a ride)?

25th Nov 2009, 10:10

SRS light came on my 2002 Accord few weeks ago, and I went to the Honda dealer and they told me, diagnosis will cost about $100. A lot of people seem to have a same issue, and it's not normal. I think Honda should fix this problem free of charge.

25th Nov 2009, 14:04

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Honda. Your problems are just beginning.

30th Nov 2009, 17:00

The SRS light displayed on in my 2002 Honda Accord and remained on until I took it to my dealer. They informed me this was a known seat belt related defect and repaired it free of charge.

This occurred several months ago and the problem appears to be corrected. I assumed this is corrected, since the ultimate test would be to experience an air bag deploying event, which I hope to continue to avoid.

7th Apr 2010, 15:08

I have a 2002 Honda Accord with 164,000 miles. The SRS light has come on and hasn't gone out. I agree it's something to do with the passenger seat or belt position. The dealer only extended the warranty to 150,000 miles for this problem.