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Honda Element SRS Light Due to Faulty Wire Harness For Seat Belts

Honda Element Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 109,837 mi (38,430 mi - 220,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • Visitor, , 38,430 mi

    SRS light -- code 4-1. Dealer reported that seatbelt tensioner was under warranty but "wire harness" would be $260.

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  • The SRS light kept coming on. Honda replaced drivers side buckle 3 times obviously not fixing problem then Tech said he rerouted wires adding zip tie to be more away from track and handle and problem has been fixed now for years and an additional 80K miles. BTW, someone asked if Honda would cover this later with more mileage and out of warranty. I recall reading somewhere that safety systems tech bulletins due to design faults and recalls are covered forever.Check with the NHSTA to find out.

    At the very least you can get it done free if you shout loud enough so people in the sales showroom can hear! ;-)

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  • Visitor, , 68,400 mi

    When starting engine you have to put your seat belt on,if you don't the airbag light will go on after you start my car,and as your driving and take your seat belt off for any reason the airbag light will go on,not your seatbelt light won't go on.Same for starting the car.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Light stays on. Dealer says it is faulty driver belt buckle sensor and not under warranty even though my air bags may or may not deploy in a collision.

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  • Many problems with the Honda element/ It has only 60 thousand miles. The tires replaced. The starter replaced three times. The alternator replaced. The brakes replaced. The tie bars both front and back replaced etc. Guess this is wahy Honda is not making them any more.

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  • Visitor, , 66,500 mi

    Seat belt light simply illuminated in May 2014. Dealer told me what everyone else has said - $100.00 for a diagnostic check.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    SRS light on and dealer reports driver side seat belt sensor about $300 to fix.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    Our Honda dealer estimated at least $1,000 to fix.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    SRS light came on. Diagnostic points to sensor in driver side buckle. Dealer want to charge $350 to replace it.

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