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Old 26 Dec 2006, 09:37 pm
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Default Ack! SRS light on a RSX

It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week of
normal driving, then comes back on again.

I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out in
about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in the
near future.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 10:06 pm
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Default Re: Ack! SRS light on a RSX

Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2006122620371116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:

> It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
> shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
> reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
> couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
> for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
> they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week of
> normal driving, then comes back on again.
>
> I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
> REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out in
> about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in the
> near future.




Usually the spiral cable goes bad. However...

There are a number of outstanding TSBs for your car having to do with the
SRS systems.

What -- specifically -- were the error codes pulled off the SRS light? If
you don't know, call the dealership and have them tell you. They owe that
to you.

Be quick about this. You've only got 1200 miles.

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Old 27 Dec 2006, 09:53 am
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Default Re: Ack! SRS light on a RSX

Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
news:Xns98A5E0B9026F3tegger@207.14.116.130:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
> news:2006122620371116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
>> shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
>> reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
>> couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
>> for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
>> they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week
>> of normal driving, then comes back on again.
>>
>> I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
>> REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out
>> in about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in
>> the near future.

>
>
>
> Usually the spiral cable goes bad. However...
>
> There are a number of outstanding TSBs for your car having to do with
> the SRS systems.
>
> What -- specifically -- were the error codes pulled off the SRS light?
> If you don't know, call the dealership and have them tell you. They
> owe that to you.
>
> Be quick about this. You've only got 1200 miles.
>


Some states have Lemon Laws that if you have a recurring problem that the
car has to keep going back to the dealer for repairs,they have to fix it
even past the warranty period(or replace the car!).
You should have gotten a booklet on this when you bought the car.

And any reputable dealer should cover the repair under warranty,as it was
brought to their attention long before the warranty was due to expire,and
never fixed properly.


This is why it's important to keep service records.
(like an aircraft's logbook)


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Old 27 Dec 2006, 11:50 pm
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Default Re: Ack! SRS light on a RSX

On 2006-12-26 21:06:21 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2006122620371116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
>> shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
>> reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
>> couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
>> for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
>> they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week of
>> normal driving, then comes back on again.
>>
>> I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
>> REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out in
>> about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in the
>> near future.

>
>
>
> Usually the spiral cable goes bad. However...
>
> There are a number of outstanding TSBs for your car having to do with
> the SRS systems.
>
> What -- specifically -- were the error codes pulled off the SRS light?
> If you don't know, call the dealership and have them tell you. They owe
> that to you.
>
> Be quick about this. You've only got 1200 miles.


Thanks for the ideas. Got the car back today - they said there were no
"hardware error codes", whatever that means. They reset the thing
again, and did another test drive, found no problems, and gave it back
to me. Deja vu. Oh - they tried to charge me for it, I said no - it was
probably an honest error on their part. Hopefully, if the pattern works
out normally, the light will come back on in the next 300 miles or so,
and I can bug the snot out of them yet again. FWIW, this is a long
established reputable acura dealership - this shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 10:12 pm
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On 2006-12-27 22:50:00 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:

> On 2006-12-26 21:06:21 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:
>
>> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2006122620371116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>>
>>> It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
>>> shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
>>> reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
>>> couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
>>> for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
>>> they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week of
>>> normal driving, then comes back on again.
>>>
>>> I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
>>> REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out in
>>> about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in the
>>> near future.

>>
>>
>>
>> Usually the spiral cable goes bad. However...
>>
>> There are a number of outstanding TSBs for your car having to do with
>> the SRS systems.
>>
>> What -- specifically -- were the error codes pulled off the SRS light?
>> If you don't know, call the dealership and have them tell you. They owe
>> that to you.
>>
>> Be quick about this. You've only got 1200 miles.

>
> Thanks for the ideas. Got the car back today - they said there were no
> "hardware error codes", whatever that means. They reset the thing
> again, and did another test drive, found no problems, and gave it back
> to me. Deja vu. Oh - they tried to charge me for it, I said no - it was
> probably an honest error on their part. Hopefully, if the pattern works
> out normally, the light will come back on in the next 300 miles or so,
> and I can bug the snot out of them yet again. FWIW, this is a long
> established reputable acura dealership - this shouldn't be a problem.


Yet another follow up - this evening, 3 days after getting it "fixed"
(for the 3rd time), the srs light came back on. This sucks. I'm going
to get it fixed one more time, and trade the thing in for a civic si or
something.
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Old 16 Jan 2007, 02:27 pm
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Default Re: Ack! SRS light on a RSX

On 2006-12-30 21:12:37 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:

> On 2006-12-27 22:50:00 -0600, Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> said:
>
>> On 2006-12-26 21:06:21 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:
>>
>>> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2006122620371116807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>>>
>>>> It's a 2002 base RSX. Very cool car, I love it. However it's in the
>>>> shop for the 3rd time for the srs light coming on for no apparent
>>>> reason. It started coming on at about 40K, and the first time they
>>>> couldn't find anything wrong, but said they replaced the control box
>>>> for the system. The second time they couldn't find anything wrong, so
>>>> they just reset it. Same thing both times - it runs for about a week of
>>>> normal driving, then comes back on again.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not really looking for any reasons or help here, just venting. I
>>>> REALLY hope they fix it for good this time, as my warranty runs out in
>>>> about 1200 miles, and I don't want to get stuck with a big bill in the
>>>> near future.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Usually the spiral cable goes bad. However...
>>>
>>> There are a number of outstanding TSBs for your car having to do with
>>> the SRS systems.
>>>
>>> What -- specifically -- were the error codes pulled off the SRS light?
>>> If you don't know, call the dealership and have them tell you. They owe
>>> that to you.
>>>
>>> Be quick about this. You've only got 1200 miles.

>>
>> Thanks for the ideas. Got the car back today - they said there were no
>> "hardware error codes", whatever that means. They reset the thing
>> again, and did another test drive, found no problems, and gave it back
>> to me. Deja vu. Oh - they tried to charge me for it, I said no - it was
>> probably an honest error on their part. Hopefully, if the pattern works
>> out normally, the light will come back on in the next 300 miles or so,
>> and I can bug the snot out of them yet again. FWIW, this is a long
>> established reputable acura dealership - this shouldn't be a problem.

>
> Yet another follow up - this evening, 3 days after getting it "fixed"
> (for the 3rd time), the srs light came back on. This sucks. I'm going
> to get it fixed one more time, and trade the thing in for a civic si or
> something.


Follow up further - 4th try they replaced a connector to the passenger
seat back sensor. It seems to have fixed the thing - 2 weeks and no
light yet. Cool!
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Old 17 Jan 2007, 08:25 pm
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Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
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>
> Follow up further - 4th try they replaced a connector to the passenger
> seat back sensor. It seems to have fixed the thing - 2 weeks and no
> light yet. Cool!




Y'know, these new cars with all their electrical stuff out the wazoo, I
sure wouldn't want to own one of them when they're 15 years old.

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