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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,156 miles

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2005 Honda Element seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Element Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 132013

Element 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Driver seat belt buckle switch for SRS air bag system shuts off SRS system - red warning light comes on. This has happened several times after resetting, system may work okay for several weeks. Repair shop says common problem seen may times. Cost to fix $350+.

- Monticello, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 202006


  • 8,311 miles
Started with pass. Air bag light & pass. Seatbelt beeper & light. Have had it repaired 4 times but pass. Beeper & light has not been fixed. Spoke with Honda America in ca regional mgr morris said it doesn't exist in the 2005 Honda Element the manual is a misprint. This is a safety issue which Honda does not want to correct. It had worked before so my wife & I spoke to people with 1996 to 2008 Honda Elements and they all have a seatbelt light & beeper for the passenger front seat. Could you please help with this safety issue that has been going on for four long years. I believe Honda America is trying to deceive us. I even asked morris to put it in writing that it is a misprint in the manual but he said he could not do that. I also told him that I had spoken to other 2005 Element owners who stated their passenger seatbelts have a light & beeper but still insists that my car does not.

- Shohola, PA, USA

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