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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replacement of srs computer board (1 reports)
2001 Honda Prelude seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152006

(reported on)

Prelude SI 2.2L VTECH

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles


SRS light comes on and stays on. This is a result of the board shorting out when you try to jump the car. This is a known problem from honda on all 2001 models. The problem was remedied in the subsequent years. Apparently if your battery runs low and you attempt to jump start the car the surge from the jump causes the entire board to short out. The cost to replace this is $919. Honda feels this is your problem and that it is not covered after the warranty expires. Interestingly enough, this little short means that the Air bags may not deploy. Not that they will not. So there is no pressing matter for them to fix it. However, the Seatbelts are covered under a lifetime warranty. I find this lack of responsibility a trickery propogated by lawyers.

- , Irvine, CA, USA

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