NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal: Sensor/Control Module Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,800 miles

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2000 Acura RL seat belts / air bags problems

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2000 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012005

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


SRS light appears in dash indicating failure of the opds unit (occupant position detection system) this unit is responsible for airbag/seat belt detection and deployment. This component should be replaced free of charge due to the fact that it is seat belt/airbag related. This component fails frequently according to independent online service technical support.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 182005

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Acura Rl. The consumer states has a SRS sensor in the passenger's seat. He feels it is defective because it is on. The dealership told him to replace the sensor, which indicated that the whole seat must be replaced. If the sensor is not replaced the passenger's side air bag may not deploy. This problem has not yet been fixed. The manufacturer put the information in their database.

- New Market, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 082004

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
S.R.S light came on and took it in to the dealer on Nov. 4, 04'. the dtc code requiered to have the left seat belt hoster replaced. On Nov. 7th the S.R.S light came back on, so I took the car back to the dealer (hoy fox Acura). The dtc code this time was 15-3 witch indicates that the opds sensor or opds unit now needs to be replaced. The only thing is that this time it will not be covered under warranty like the seat belt hoster (since seatbelts have lifetime warranty). So it seams to me that there is defenetly something wrong with the airbag system sensors and that a recall should be send out for this. Instead of one having to pay $532 for parts, $75 for labor and $75 for diag., plus taxes.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003


  • miles
While driving SRS light illuminated. SRS light was replaced three times, but problem recurred. The consumer was told that this problem could cause the seat belts and the air bags malfunction.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 062001

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
SRS malfunction 6 different times after being fixed each time. 2000 Acura 3.5rl VIN # jh4ka9652yc007814

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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