Acura RL Problems

Sensor Problems May Cause SRS Light To Turn On on Acura RL

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Acura RL Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 129,234 (21,000–271,700)
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
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This is an ongoing problem since I owned the car. I finally made a push button with a plug and in 30 seconds I can reset the light whenever it activates. I keep the button and instructions in my glove box for whenever it occurs.
One day SRS light came on and stayed on. dealer quoted $1800-$1950 to replace the whole airbag system. I think it should be covered by life time warranty or recall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
SRS stays on. appears to be a defect but surprised to see the dealers would charge to fit it. it is a safety hazard. pretty sure there are more acura owners being impacted but since it doesn't interfere with driving so people just ignore this problem. other than that my 16 years old acura is doing fine
I have several codes on my 1999 Acura Rl. 1)P0155 2)P0174 3)p1204 4)P0401=EGR VALVE Also, SRS Light is On, TCS Light is on, ABS Light is on. Car still drives good but, I found out that the O2 sensor after the catalyis converter needs replacing. EGR Valve is 149.99, O2 sensor is 168.99 Direct fit Possible#4 Cylinder coil is misfiring.
SRS light came on and stayed on. Found it to be the sensor inside the passenger seat. The repair was over $500.00. The part alone is $370.00. It is not covered under the lifetime extension that the seat belt sensor is. The entire air bag system shuts down when this light is on.
got srs light and error messages couple years ago. Car was under mileage warranty when error message occurred which is still on my Error Message Log. I took it to dealer thinking that any type seatbelt error is to be covered. I was told it was not. I was quoted over a $1,000 without a limit as they did not have firm quote. I did not want to pay the money and kept thinking I would find recall or some other group experiencing same problem and hopefully get ACURA to take care of this problem. I will check error numbers to list here tomorrow.
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?
-Michelle, CA
SRS warning light on dash came on, dealership diagnosed sensor in passenger seat was the fault. Had 2 sensors and to replace both was $1800. Without the repair my insurance company said my rates would go up and to operate the car without the safety feature of airbags could be seen as gross negligence. Oh joy!