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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: 113,125,153 mi (32,000 mi - 2,147,483,647 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, , 32,000 mi

    My airbag light came on back in 2007 and has not gone off since the dealer wants $450.00 to fix the problem, Honda said they would not pay for it. I was still under warranty. I have wrote to Honda and NHTAB, they refuse to do anything about it. I should not have to pay for something I did not cause. Honda has recalled other vehicles with the same problem but the recalls do not cover the Element. Ten years later I still have my Element with 92,000 miles. I just pray I do not get in an accident. Has anyone got Honda to pay for this fix, if so how?

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

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

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  • Visitor, , 2,147,483,647 mi

    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, , 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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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    SRS light came on. After reading all these reports I hope it's covered by Honda.

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    air bags is on

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Diagnostic points to the SRS wiring harness

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  • 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, , 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?

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