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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,215 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Acura MDX seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 172015


  • 161,218 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Acura MDX. While at a traffic light with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle lunged forward. The contact also stated that the supplemental restraint system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 161,218.

- Pacific, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 212003


  • 35,198 miles
11/21/2003 reported SRS light was off now it is on. Acura dealer service (ds) documented as maint. Light on. Was told it was a matter of service tech. Turing the airbag light on or off. Code 9002 reported. 8/29/2004 mil. 43469 reported SRS light is staying on although turned off last visit.code 9002 ds ordered module. 9/29/2004 ds installed sop SRS module. Cause:shorted. Code 751100 SRS control unit replaced S/B# 02-018, 177960-S3V-305 unit, part# 77960S3V305. As driving off lot light came back on. 6/14/15 still noticing SRS light. Ds doc. B C/S SRS light on check and advise. Was told by ds it was a safety hazard and the airbag most likely would not deploy in event of accident. 2/17/15 airbag light on check advise. Code 9002, op ds unit needs to be replaced, 90241 caas. 3/31/15 ds stated that SRS airbag not recognizing passenger in drivers front seat, sensor needs replacing too. The two parts must be done together. At a cost to me. Car was still under warrantee when this all began. Every time unit was reset it comes back on before leaving lot. Current day airbag still a hazard/safety issue. Advise.

- Saint Johns, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 122001


  • 0 miles
I have an Acura MDX 2001. Since I bought this vehicle the yellow warning light (side airbag) is always lighting up even driving the car, when I'm stop, most of the time its lighting up. I'm worried maybe one day it will blow up. Also under the chasis when backing up then forward there was a noise that the crank might brake.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 092005

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


A vehicle crossed the median on my local freeway and collided head on with my 2001 Acura MDX. Even though the car was totaled, none of the airbags went off. Police on the scene and emergency personnel thought this was very unusual and should be reported to NHTSA.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 302003

(reported on)


  • 19,090 miles
Consumer states that airbag light is constantly on. Consumer says that air bag light is on and there is no passenger sitting in the passenger's seat.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

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problem #2

Feb 112002


  • miles
The warning sensor on the SRS systems keeps failing. The dealer is fixing, but I'm told that when the warning light is on the SRS system will not deploy. Thus, the repeated faults in the SRS sensing system is creating potential safety issue as the warning system is (in effect) shutting down the SRS system. While the dealer has been fixing, there appears to be no urgency to warn customers that this kind of warning sensor actually keeps the air bag from deploying (manual is quite vague on this point). I am pursuing state lemon law remedies to get new car as I am now at the 4th failure of this component. Thought you should know about this systematic issue.

- Mercer Island, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102001


  • miles
No replacement part available to correct problem. When SRS light comes on for whatever reason, airbags probably will not deploy in a collision.

- Kelseyville, CA, USA

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