definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,554 miles

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problem #2

May 182007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,107 miles
When my car battery died last year, I took the vehicle to my dealership for replacement. The service technician called to tell me the car was ready but asked if I had noticed if my safety restraint system light had been on. I said it had not prior to the new battery being installed. The service technician told me he didn't want to charge me to diagnose the problem, and suggested I wait and see if it "self-corrected". he said that the light being on could mean my airbags would not deploy in an accident. The light remained on and several months later I took the car in for scheduled service I asked them to again look at it. They charged me $92 to perform an input function test which showed SRS control unit failure and informed me repairs would cost $616. The car is now out of warranty, but the service technician kindly informed me that if it was the seatbelt that had broken they could of fixed it no charge even if the car was out of warranty. I declined the repair and looked online only to find many Accord drivers have had the same issue, and each dealer charges a different amount for repair. This is a safety issue, not something normal wear and tear could cause to malfunction, nor could a driver cause this control unit to malfunction.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 092001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was going approximately 60mph when battery light flashed on and off. Consumer was on a 3-lane interstate in middle lane when vheicle stalled. Consumer managed to coast to the shoulder of the road. Consumer got help to charge battery, but sparks started coming from battery and was told not to drive it. Honda dealer never heard of problem, and will be looking at vehicle. Vehicle was about 7 weeeks old new then, also note cd that was playing was burning hot when it was taken out. Dealer replaced alternator and battery. Dealer also adjusted belt.

- Troy, NY, USA