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NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,200 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 #5

Mar 072016


  • 59,000 miles


The airbag or SRS light is constantly on indicating that it will not deploy in an accident. This happens after starting the engine. The reason appears to be a failed electrical component in the seat belt buckle. This is a major safety issue that is and has been faced by a lot of Tsx owners. Contacted Acura but they will not cover anything, either to replace the component or even to diagnose the exact issue. Their position is: Seat belts still work and so it is not a defect. Note that the airbags still won't deploy with this parts defect. The dealer concurs with Acura. Since this is a known and widespread reported safety issue, Acura should be asked to issue a recall.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 222013

TSX 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving at 45mph and hit a pot whole, instantly my drivers side air bags deployed in my seat and side window panel.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 162010


  • miles
I was involved in a six vehicle accident in which I rear ended another vehicle going at a speed of about 55 mph, I had major front end damage which led to my car being totaled. During the accident, my passenger seat airbag deployed (with no one sitting in the seat) and my driver side airbag did not deploy. The seat belt extended so far that I hit my chest against the steering, which tells me it did not lock. I notified Honda concerning this issue, they had an inspector come out, just to tell me that my car was "smart, but stupid" that it is not up to safety code for today, but it was at the time it was released in 2004! this is completely absurd to me. I've obtain other opinions in the matter and they agree as well. After reading other complaints concerning this problem, I believe this should have been investigated further. Not simply swept under the rug or the statement made "the car did what it was suppose to do". obviously it did not. People could have been killed. And I will be going further with my complaint.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #2

May 022010


  • 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 #1

Nov 062009


  • 54,000 miles
I was on a head on collision in my 2004 Acura Tsx and the driver side airbag did not go off. I (the driver) was the only person in the car. Somehow the passenger side airbag deployed but not the driver side airbag, the reason for concern are two, first with not enough weight on the passenger seat, the airbag should not have gone off, (what if there was a small child seating there), and also the driver side airbag should have gone off. Also the driver side seatbelt did not protect me and it failed to provide any restraint and now is broken.

- Hatfield, PA, USA

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