really awful
Crashes / Fires:
47 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
43 / 2
Average Mileage:
76,065 miles

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problem #50

May 052005

Accord 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2002 Honda Accord V6 coupe -- SRS system light on the dash is on. This indicates that SRS system, including safety devices (seat belts and airbags) may not be working correctly. The problem was at first intermittent. I read that there was recall in regards to the seat belts and that was causing the problem. I took the car in to the Honda dealer for servicing. He did not acknowledge the safety recall and said they would troubleshoot it and I have to pay for it. The light is solid on for past couple of years.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 272009


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notice for recall 10V041000 (air bags). When driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle rear ended another vehicle and the front driver air bag exploded. The contact was injured as a result and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership. The vehicle was totaled. The current and failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Dubois, WY, USA

problem #48

Jan 192002


  • 3,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact stated that if the arm rest is used on the passenger side the air bag light comes on. The vehicle had been taken the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000. The current mileage was 256,000.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #47

Mar 122008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. While driving at speeds of 5 mph and abruptly depressing the brake pedal, the seat belt failed to engage and lock the contact into position. The SRS air bag warning light also illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer replaced the seatbelts at the owners expense. They were unable to determine the failure in the air bags and advised that they would have to manually deploy the air bags in order to determine if they were fully operational. Although there was a recall for the air bags for his year, make and model, his VIN was not included with the recall campaign (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V041000: Air bags). There were no repairs made to the air bags. The VIN was not available at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current was 90,000. Updated 06/25/10. Updated 06/29/10.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #46

Sep 052009

Accord 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) Honda has recalled many 2002 Accord for airbag problems. I have a 2002 Accord. About six months ago, the air bag light came on and has remained on since then. Honda has told me my vehicle, [xxx] is not part of the airbag recall. I believe it should be part of the recall.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #45

Jan 232010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My 2002 Honda Accord V6 coupe has a problem with the safety restraint system. I brought it to dealer, and I was told that it was a seat belt buckle switch failure, and it would cost $200+ to fix, even though the owners manual states that all seat belt problems have a lifetime warranty. I refused to pay to have it fixed, and they sent me away, informing me that the SRS system is shut down. This is a big safety concern for me, and I feel they should fix the problem. I have read online that there are many people with the same problem I have on their Accord. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #44

May 022007


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The driver-side air bag did not deploy when he rear-ended another vehicle at 50 mph. He sustained minor injuries. The passenger side air bag deployed and no occupant was present. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed from the scene and repaired; except for the driver side air bag. The Honda manufacturer recommended that the air bag did not require replacement because the impact was not severe enough to merit deployment. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #43

Sep 152009


  • 45,700 miles
My 2002 Honda Accord had a failed SRS unit which Honda repaired but issued me a bill stating it was not covered under the extended warranty. Stating a fail code of 15-3 (opds sensor) that is clearly covered under the 06-009 Honda service bulletin. It cost me $85 for them to clear the code, stating that the cause was electrical interference like a cell phone or laptop. It is an important safety issue because if at anytime I should use an electrical device in my car there is a chance my air bags will not deploy. Honda should issue a recall not an extended warranty and fix the issue not cover it up.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #42

Aug 062009


  • 23,336 miles
My experience very similar to complaint #10311376. The SRS warning light came on and stayed on this 2002 american mfg. Accord with only 23,336 miles. I inquired whether the "recall" or extended warranty applied, and the service department told me it did not apply because the faulty part was a sensor in the seat belt latch, not in the module for the opds. Replacement will cost about $200. A part #04813-S84 - A33zc, buckle set, was ordered. The disconnected the sensor so the light won't glow until the sensor is fixed. They also said the air bag won't deploy if the SRS light is on.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #41

Jul 182009


  • 80,600 miles
SRS light stays on, Honda service told me air bag failure do to defective buckle switch which is not covered under warranty.(lifetime warranty on seat belts does not apply to buckle). 2002 Honda Accord.

- Cortland, OH, USA

problem #40

Apr 292007


  • miles
SRS light came on and stays on continuously after my wife used upholstery cleaner on the front seats. I am told the airbag system is now disabled with the light on. Very poor design SRS system design!

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #39

Aug 012008


  • 42,000 miles
The SRS light has been staying on continuously on my 2002 Honda Accord. I was wondering if there was recall for this that I have not been notified about?

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #38

Jul 172004


  • 20,000 miles
The SRS light on the dashboard on my 2002 Honda Accord coupe V6 has been on for a few years now, and it never goes off. A friend of mine, who used to work for Honda as a mechanic, told me when that light comes on the airbag is disengaged, so if I get in an accident the airbags will not deploy.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #37

Aug 142008


  • 70,000 miles
This became a problem about 1 month after driving it off of the used car lot approximately 04/2005. The SRS indicator light is always on on the dashboard. This is not general wear and tear on the vehicle as I've never been in an accident and have never done anything to damage the airbags. I"ve attempted to call Honda regarding this issue but they maintain it is not covered under warranty and they tried to deemphasize the importance of airbags. My local dealer says this could cost around 1500 dollars.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #36

Aug 052008

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
The SRS light has come on my 2002 V6 Honda Accord ex and based on dealerships that I have taken the vehicle to claims that is it a seatbelt issue that is not covered... other forums that I have been to that have people that have similar problems or airbags not deploying properly and was linked to the SRS light. The SRS system is for the airbag system but dealerships are only asking for money for getting the car diagnosed but stating that the seatbelt and airbag system are not covered by Honda. Please help me with my situation. My wife and child ride in the vehicle daily.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #35

Jul 102008


  • 92,000 miles
The SRS light on my dash board is on and won't go off. After some research I understand that this is a common problem in Honda Accord. The SRS light indicates that there is a problem with the seat belt or airbags. As far as I'm concerned both are very necessary in providing to all occupants in the vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #34

Jan 012008


  • 75,000 miles
The SRS airbag light is on my 2002 Honda Accord ex. My best friend has the same car and his is on also after 75K. Apparently this problem is in just every Accord 98-02 and its not covered under the warranty because it is an electrical problem. It can cost from 400 to 1000 dollars to fix. This is crazy! they should recall these vehicles because clearly....if everyone I know with an Accord has the same problem then its Honda problem not ours.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #33

Jan 152007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
SRS airbag light is on, and stays on on my 2002 Honda Accord. Honda will not replace due to having side airbags. Technician told me the the air bags will not deploy if light is on. To fix will cost me approximately $900, this is a safety issue.

- Merriam, KS, USA

problem #32

Jul 302007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Note: Transmission broke three times in the past 8 months and an SRS problem as well. Even this was covered under warranty, does not really appear to be normal issues and happened too frequently.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #31

Apr 202007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,718 miles
Re. three major factory defects of 2002 Honda Accord V6 ex I currently own four Honda vehicles. Two of them are 2002 Honda Accord V6 ex models. Honda released 2002 Honda Accord ex without any thorough final inspections. The malfunctioning on my two Honda was all factory defects deeply related to passenger safety. Honda does not care for human life sincerely as advertised. Honda does not deserve to be one of the best vehicles in the states. Since I purchased brand new 2002 Honda, three serious mechanical and electrical defects have been found: Seat belt sensor malfunctioning, timing related engine RPM surge, and powertrain breakdown. All three happened within 36,000 miles. First problem was a seat belt sensor problem. It was detected several months on both vehicles. And I asked a Honda mechanic to fix it. He told me that it would go away if you drove more. However, this problem was not gone. And couple of years later, I strongly ask Honda dealer to check and fix it. One was seat belt sensor problem and the other was the main seat belt controller. Second problem was a timing related engine surge. It happened on both Honda within 30,000 miles on the same day. RPM of both Honda went up and engine light was on. Even in braking, I could feel very strong force, which might break something. It was a sudden surge enough to cause a big accident. I want you to inspect this factory defect of all 2002 Honda Accord ex. Third problem happened in the first 2002 Honda. It was a powertrain problem. This brand new vehicle has surged several months after delivered to us. The mechanics in Honda dealerships said that it would go away if we drove more. The surge in first three years seemed moderate jolting when the second gear shifted to the first gear. But it got worse and worse. Finally, oil leaked. After fixing it, there are no more jolting or surging in gear transitions. This incident took place due to Honda's negligence and irresponsibility.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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