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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Element SRS Light Due to Faulty Wire Harness For Seat Belts
Honda Element Problem
Average Mileage: 111,052 mi (38,430 mi - 220,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Honda Element, 38,430 mi
SRS light -- code 4-1. Dealer reported that seatbelt tensioner was under warranty but "wire harness" would be $260.
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, 2003 Honda Element, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Honda Element, 95,000 mi
SRS light on and dealer reports driver side seat belt sensor about $300 to fix.
Visitor, 2004 Honda Element, 165,000 mi
Our Honda dealer estimated at least $1,000 to fix.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Element
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! ;-)
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