On some models a faulty wire harness for the seat belts can cause the SRS light to illuminate. Replacing the faulty wire harness should correct this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Element SRS Light Due to Faulty Wire Harness For Seat Belts
Honda Element Problem
Average Mileage: 106,218 mi (56,000 mi - 220,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Honda Element, 75,000 mi
SRS light came on. Diagnostic points to sensor in driver side buckle. Dealer want to charge $350 to replace it.
Visitor, 2004 Honda Element, 65,500 mi
The SRS light was on at about 65K for no reason. Brought to Honda dealer checked, code 9-3. Replaced driver side seat belt. Clear the code. run about 5 minutes, SRS light on again. Brought back to dealer again, rewire under passenger side, clear the code. run 5 minutes later SRS light on again. Brought back to dealer again, replaced the passenger seat belt, clear the code. run 5 minutes later SRS light on again. Brought back to dealer again, checked code 21-3, may be the faulty harness or SRS unit (50% chance of them). About $550 for each fix. Any suggestion?
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 78,000 mi
SRS light came on. After reading all these reports I hope it's covered by Honda.
Visitor, 2004 Honda Element, 67,000 mi
air bags is on
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 110,000 mi
Diagnostic points to the SRS wiring harness
Visitor, 2004 Honda Element, 160,000 mi
Airbag light stays on. Honda wants $100 just to hook it up to their machine to read the code!!!So the manufacturer,Honda, puts out a faulty product,usually a defective seatbelt harness, then charges you through the nose to diagnose and fix the problem...on top of all that, it is a safety feature that could save your life...and they won't even tell you why it malfunctioning unless you pay $100. There are hundreds of cases online about this problem!SHAME on you Honda!
Visitor, 2005 Honda Element, 116,774 mi
Parked on a very slight incline, engaged the emergency brake. Drove car ~two-tenths miles & noticed brake light & SRS light on. Pulled over, disengaged emergency brake, shut off car, took packages off passenger seat & restarted car--brake light off (naturally), SRS light on steady for 3 days. Took it to dealer (in Newark) next day & told to make an appointment. Dealer said problem is w/seat belt & is covered by Honda BUT part not available--will this be an issue if I have to stop fast or have an accident?
Visitor, 2005 Honda Element, 148,000 mi
srs light on
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 91,000 mi
airbag light is on. Not fixed yet.