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Old 19 Oct 2003, 08:18 pm
Bob Street
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Default SRS Problem on Acura RSX

I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors (part
of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice already.
The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
repeatedly could cause the failure. Although I have had this done under
warrantee, the dealer told me that it is $600 repair and if the SRS light is
on the passenger air bag will not deploy. Has anyone else had this problem?


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Old 22 Oct 2003, 12:36 am
Dave M.
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Default Re: SRS Problem on Acura RSX


"Bob Street" <bob_street@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors

(part
> of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice

already.
> The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
> repeatedly could cause the failure.


"Poppy-Cock". These sensors are decelerometers that use powerfull rare earth
magnets to generate an electrical signal when there is an impact and is
detected by a computer that in turn sends an electrical impulse to an
igniter in the airbag assembly. A laptop or cell phone wouldn't have the
slightest effect on the relatively strong field of the magnets.

Believe me when I tell you, your service manager is bullshitting you so that
you will assume the repair bill.

Dave M.


Although I have had this done under
> warrantee, the dealer told me that it is $600 repair and if the SRS light

is
> on the passenger air bag will not deploy. Has anyone else had this

problem?
>
>



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Old 11 Nov 2003, 11:15 am
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Default Re: SRS Problem on Acura RSX

"Bob Street" <bob_street@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<gqWdnegJ_PhZqg6iRVn-vQ@comcast.com>...
> I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors (part
> of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice already.
> The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
> repeatedly could cause the failure. Although I have had this done under
> warrantee, the dealer told me that it is $600 repair and if the SRS light is
> on the passenger air bag will not deploy. Has anyone else had this problem?


I've also had this problem with my 2003 RSX, among others that have
recently cost me $2000. The dealer told me it was because either I
had something on the seat (ie: sunglasses, cell phone), or because the
passenger was moving around too much. They claimed there was nothing
wrong with the sensor. However, after spending $2000 on work that
should bave been warranty...they did discover a problem and replaced a
part. Unknown yet if the problem is fixed as I just got the car back
today. Anybody have any problems with the transmission? Mine grinds
when shifting from 1st to 2nd if I don't hold the clutch in for at
least a second, and it also threw me out of 4th gear twice on rapid
acceleration, overrevving the engine and damaging every valve (hence
the $2000 repair). onda claimed it I downshifted, and wouldn't cover
the cost of repair.
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Old 12 Nov 2003, 11:41 am
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Default Re: SRS Problem on Acura RSX

WOW! What a car.........

"wooooobaaass" <wooooobaaass@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:4c930f15.0311110915.18e51faf@posting.google.c om...
> "Bob Street" <bob_street@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:<gqWdnegJ_PhZqg6iRVn-vQ@comcast.com>...
> > I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors

(part
> > of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice

already.
> > The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
> > repeatedly could cause the failure. Although I have had this done under
> > warrantee, the dealer told me that it is $600 repair and if the SRS

light is
> > on the passenger air bag will not deploy. Has anyone else had this

problem?
>
> I've also had this problem with my 2003 RSX, among others that have
> recently cost me $2000. The dealer told me it was because either I
> had something on the seat (ie: sunglasses, cell phone), or because the
> passenger was moving around too much. They claimed there was nothing
> wrong with the sensor. However, after spending $2000 on work that
> should bave been warranty...they did discover a problem and replaced a
> part. Unknown yet if the problem is fixed as I just got the car back
> today. Anybody have any problems with the transmission? Mine grinds
> when shifting from 1st to 2nd if I don't hold the clutch in for at
> least a second, and it also threw me out of 4th gear twice on rapid
> acceleration, overrevving the engine and damaging every valve (hence
> the $2000 repair). onda claimed it I downshifted, and wouldn't cover
> the cost of repair.



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Old 13 Nov 2003, 06:56 am
Bob Street
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Default Re: SRS Problem on Acura RSX

Just to clarify... I love my RSX and would definitely buy it again (it gets
better and better the more I drive it). Service at my dealer has been
excellent. The below information about the SRS problem came when I was at
dealer in Maryland on trip that I had never dealt with before.

"noyap" <noyap?@aol.com> wrote in message
news:khusb.8460$nz.6991@newsread2.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
> WOW! What a car.........
>
> "wooooobaaass" <wooooobaaass@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
> news:4c930f15.0311110915.18e51faf@posting.google.c om...
> > "Bob Street" <bob_street@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> news:<gqWdnegJ_PhZqg6iRVn-vQ@comcast.com>...
> > > I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors

> (part
> > > of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice

> already.
> > > The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
> > > repeatedly could cause the failure. Although I have had this done

under
> > > warrantee, the dealer told me that it is $600 repair and if the SRS

> light is
> > > on the passenger air bag will not deploy. Has anyone else had this

> problem?
> >
> > I've also had this problem with my 2003 RSX, among others that have
> > recently cost me $2000. The dealer told me it was because either I
> > had something on the seat (ie: sunglasses, cell phone), or because the
> > passenger was moving around too much. They claimed there was nothing
> > wrong with the sensor. However, after spending $2000 on work that
> > should bave been warranty...they did discover a problem and replaced a
> > part. Unknown yet if the problem is fixed as I just got the car back
> > today. Anybody have any problems with the transmission? Mine grinds
> > when shifting from 1st to 2nd if I don't hold the clutch in for at
> > least a second, and it also threw me out of 4th gear twice on rapid
> > acceleration, overrevving the engine and damaging every valve (hence
> > the $2000 repair). onda claimed it I downshifted, and wouldn't cover
> > the cost of repair.

>
>



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Old 15 Nov 2003, 01:42 pm
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Default Re: SRS Problem on Acura RSX

"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message news:<OHolb.14584$ih3.8693@news01.roc.ny>...
> "Bob Street" <bob_street@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:gqWdnegJ_PhZqg6iRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> > I have owned my RSX for about a year and half and have had the sensors

> (part
> > of air bag system or SRS) in the passenger seats changed out twice

> already.
> > The dealer told me that placing a Cell phone or Laptop on the seat
> > repeatedly could cause the failure.

>
> "Poppy-Cock". These sensors are decelerometers that use powerfull rare earth
> magnets to generate an electrical signal when there is an impact and is
> detected by a computer that in turn sends an electrical impulse to an
> igniter in the airbag assembly. A laptop or cell phone wouldn't have the
> slightest effect on the relatively strong field of the magnets.
>
> Believe me when I tell you, your service manager is bullshitting you so that
> you will assume the repair bill.


Actually it is not poppy-cock. He was not referring to the impact
sensors but rather the OPDS system. Occupant Position Detection System
is located in the seat pad. It has a sensor that is affected by
changing the magnetic field by moving the body around in the passenger
seat. If the sensor determines that the person occupying the seat is
small of stature or is leaning against the door it will turn on the
"side airbag" light and deactivate the side airbag system for the
passenger. However if the sensor fails then the red SRS light will
illuminate and deactivate the airbag sytem in general. Cell phones ,
laptops, electrical interference of any kind can interupt the sensors
ability to function properly thus causing the lights to come on.

David Short
Acura God
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