The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive to replace.
Car Problem Reports
Acura RL Sensor Problems May Cause SRS Light To Turn On
Acura RL Problem
Average Mileage: 129,721 mi (21,000 mi - 271,700 mi)
Has it chcecked and was told it was a sensor under the passengers seat, which could be replaced for $355. Is there a less expensive price for this.
Visitor, 2000 Acura RL, 113,000 mi
SRS light, turns out if it needs OPDS sensor, part is $730, about $960 with labor! if just unit, around $400. Warranty for this expired 2010. We just bought this car for my son! It Was a great deal....then this! Good luck if this happens to you!
Visitor, 1998 Acura RL
Same issue on a 2000 with 150K. SRS light on and have traced it to a seat sensor. Like lots of things, electronic parts are far more generic than one might believe when it comes to switches and such.
Once I dig into it and determine the specs, I'll try to source it independently of the Honda supply chain.
Visitor, 2000 Acura RL, 118,000 mi
Problem diagnosed as bad seat belt sensor. I was told at the dealership that the light being on disabled the airbags in the car as well. Shoddy design if a bad sensor on the passenger side seat belt disabled the driver's side airbag. Bad design if the seat belt sensor is bad, but it still shuts down the airbag, even though there's nothing wrong with either the seat belt, or the air bag. Sounds like a problem that could endanger lives.
Visitor, 2002 Acura RL, 70,000 mi
My SRS light came on and I took it to the dealer who informed me that it was sensors in my passanger seat had gone bad . He said it would be 800.00 to fix. I did some checking on my own and discovered that the warranty on these parts had been extended for 10 years or I believe 150,000 miles. Once I called and told him about my findings he then confirmed it and there was no charge. (Thankfully I checked on my own before just going ahead and getting it repaired ) my SRS came on again ater 80,000 miles . This time it was a faukty sealt belt sensor and again there was no charge. I Love my Acura and have had very little problems. I purchased it new in 2002 and just now have had a few problems.
Visitor, 2000 Acura RL
SRS light stay on
Visitor, 2002 Acura RL, 128,000 mi
tried the paperclip trick no dice must be a bad sensor!
I bought this car used private party at 129,800 miles. There were no acura link messages I was aware of because I did not know what to look for even if there was one. I had a pre buy used car inspection done by a AAA referred auto repair facility, so I don't know if they would have caught the message as it is just an acura link message, no check engine lights on. I took it to a dealer at 133,000 miles when my power steering fluid leaked everywhere and they changed the p/s pump. I informed them of the message and they cleared it (I'm assuming the same way I did once by taking the negative terminal off the battery for ten minutes and it cleared the message for about an hour and then it came back up in my inbox, at that time my sh-awd also had an acura link message which also reappeared) when the dealer did it the passengers front airbag off, passengers side airbag off, and the sh-awd messages all cleared for a few good days. Now the passengers front air bag off message has reappeared, the other two have stayed off. I noticed a recall for rl 2005 passengers airbag on the acura site. Idk what's up with mine as I am a 2006?
Visitor, 2000 Acura RL, 124,000 mi
SRS light on
Visitor, 2002 Acura RL, 21,000 mi
The SRS light is constantly on. I have been told that there was a recall to fix the problem and they extended the recall time to 10 year. I don't know if the Acura dealership is going to honor the no cost fix.