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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems Notes: In North America, the RSX is really the "4th generation Integra.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,017 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.

2002 Acura RSX seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #8

May 062010


  • 91,136 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rsx. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the SRS service light illuminated on the instrument panel and the front driver side seat belt would not latch. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the seat belt was replaced. The vehicle was then taken to another independent repair shop where the contact was informed the seat belt would not function in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired for the SRS service light failure. The failure mileage was 91,136 and the current mileage was 92,862.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 012008

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rsx. While driving at an unknown speed, the SRS warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel, which indicated that the restraint assembly was inoperative. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01V166002 (seat belts:front:buckle assembly). The contact would have to replace the wiring harness for the seat belt assembly at the cost of $500. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer would not assume any responsibility because the vehicle exceeded its warranty. The failure mileage was 78,000 and current mileage was 80,000. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/15/08.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 012006

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles
: the contact stated the SRS light illuminated which made the contact concerned that the air bags may not deploy in the event of an accident. There was a technical service bulletin #637638. The contact expressed this was safety defect. There also has been trouble with switching gears from first to second gear. It made a grinding sound while going into second gear. This problem developed at 12,7000 miles. The vehicle has not been to a service dealer to address either problem.

- Trabuco, CA, USA

problem #5

May 192004


  • 27,000 miles


While driving at 55 mph, the consumers son was cut off by another motorist. Her son lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a metal divider head on. The vehicle then flipped over and rolled three times, landing on it's roof. None of the frontal air bags, or the side air bags deployed upon impact. The driver and passenger suffered injuries.

- Lodi, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 262004

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Airbag did not deploy in head-on collision at 35 mph+. after collision, the dealer claims that SRS system is "defective" and needs a new part in order for airbags to deploy properly in the future.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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problem #3

Feb 142003


  • miles
Problems with 2002 Acura Rsx possible lemon law qualifier. The check engine light had come on. The consumer was told that the 02 oxygen sensor was sensitive and was reset but the problem was more than two occasions. There were problems with the locks/keyless entry, and the passenger side airbag light had come on.

- Dunlap, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 212002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was in an accident with the vehicle. The air bag did not deploy as it should have. The SRS warning light did come on. The body shop had to replace the computer responsible for the SRS system control which caused the light to illuminate. Consumer was informed by mechanic that there were problems with them.

- Pomona, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 042002


  • miles
When vehicle was turned on air bag light would remain on continuously after vehicle has been turned. Had taken vehicle to dealership 7 times for problem, that was not repairable.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

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