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NHTSA — Air Bags: Side/Window Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,375 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.

2004 Acura TSX seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 172011

TSX 4-cyl

  • 104,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2004 Acura Tsx passenger side curtain and seat airbags deployed with no collision or contact, both Acura dealership, independent dealer and usaa insurance verified yet neither Acura or insurance will pay for repairs. Airbags deployed while making a right hand turn from a complete stop. No evidence of impact or damage anywhere on vehicle to include undercarriage. Similar complaints on NHTSA and on the internet for this year, make and model.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #5

May 022010

TSX

  • 108,000 miles
At 5:00 pm, May 2, 2010, while driving at 65 mph on interstate 5 freeway (North bound) in los angles area, the driver-side side-airbag, curtain-airbag, and seatbelt pre-tensioner was deployed with no reason. Light traffic and clear weather. There was no injury or accident involved. The car is 2004 Acura Tsx model and mileage is about 108,000 miles. The car was towed to glendale Acura and contacted Acura customer service. The dealership sent pictures to Acura customer service. Acura customer service representative claims that their engineering department determined (based on the picture the dealership provided) that is road damage (scratches and dents) underside of the car and the sensor may reacted due to the damage. Therefore Acura will not fix the damage (replace airbag...) and will not release the picture.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 212005

TSX 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
1) on 10/21/05, I was driving on the fwy at approx. 65 mph and my side curtain & driver seat airbags deployed for no apparent reason. 2) I did not see any debris on the road or feel anything hit my car underneath the frame, however, according to Acura and american Honda, a frequency sensor detected a loud noise that caused the airbags deploy. It is obvious there is a defect with either the airbag itself or the sensors. 3) tustin Acura (in tustin, ca) refused to cover my airbags under my warranty and made me go through my insurance to get it fixed. It is now being considered an at fault "collision" when I didn't see what they say I must have hit and I did not feel or hear any impact. The sensor is obviously too sensitive and therefore it seems to be a defect, but still american Honda refuses to cover it.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 192004

TSX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer rear ended a vehicle at 25 mph. Upon impact, passenger's side air bag deployed and the driver side did not.

- Roeland Park, KS, USA

problem #2

Aug 162004

TSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
(1) driving on the New Jersey turnpike I unintentionally ran over a small piece of shredded tire, it felt like I hit a pothole (2) as a result the passenger side-curtain airbag deployed, no damage to the exterior damage to the vehicle but it damaged the car's interior ceiling and passenger seats. (3) currently in the repair shop for interior damage by the side curtain airbag false deployment.

- Fairview, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Aug 182004

TSX

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,948 miles
While driving 40 mph drove over some debris in the road and passenger side curtain air bag deployed inadvertently. Passenger sustained shoulder bruises due to the force of the air bag.

- Simsbury, CT, USA

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