Front Air Bag Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 124 problems related to front air bag (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Accord based on all problems reported for the Accord.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

I was driving like any other day on the freeway and my passenger airbag deployed for no apparent reason- there was no accident at all. Luckily there was no one in the passenger seat. After contacting Honda they said they would send a representative to the local dealership to check to take care of the repair but the Honda dealership in el cerrito CA did not want to pay for the repair and wanted to charge full amount to fix it saying the car is out of warranty. I needed my car soon for my transportation so I went to my trusted mechanic to repair the airbag and he informed me it was not safe to drive becuase the driver's airbag could deploy at anytime which could result in a crash or injury or fatality. I would appreciate a full refund from Honda for cost of the repair as it came out to be $3,374. 68. This cost is very high and I am not responsible for this safety malfunction. This is a major safety issue and I am very upset that Honda does not want to fix what could have possibly caused a person harm. Thank you updated 09/05/lj.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Similar to other complaints already on file, the srs light stays on constantly. This problem was checked by a Honda dealer and an idependent auto repair facility. Both concluded that either faulty wiring and electronics were causing this problem or that one of the airbags is defective. The estimated repair cost is $700. Since the car has never been in an accident , the airbag system has never been touched since the car was manufactured. Given the number of almost identical complaints that are already on file, Honda should have been required to address this safety problem a long time ago.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

Honda sent a recall for the airbags. Took to dealership and they said they would fix for free. Had me wait 2 hours while they didn't do anything but look at my car. The srs light is still on. The government should step in and do something about it. How is it that thousands of Hondas are riding around and the airbag wont even deploy if you get into a accident. Not to mention Honda wont even make sure that its safe. There should be a law stating that all recalls must be handled Accordingly or get fined a hefty fine. 2001 Honda Accord v6. . . . . . . . . Still unsafe. . . . . . . And upset.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

2005 Honda Accord coupe. The airbag symbol light on the panel stays on intermittently once I start my car.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 09/02/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While traveling 15 mph, the contact stated that the passenger and driver front air bags deployed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The current and failure mileages were approximately 150,000. Updated 02/09/lj updated 05/23/11.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact was traveling between 40-50 mph when a vehicle abruptly turned left in front of the driver. The driver was unable to stop his vehicle in time and proceeded to crash into a second vehicle. The air bags only partially deployed. The driver was severely injured and transported to a trauma center. A police report was available. The driver sustained a broken wrist, severed thumb and severe bodily contusions in the upper torso. The manufacturer was not contacted and the failure had not been investigated by the manufacturer. The contact was handling the crash through the her insurance company. The failure and current mileages were 45,200.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

My 2004 Honda Accord ex started illuminating the front airbag on my instrument panel. I was wondering if this a unsafe warning about my airbags. I have read other complaints and it seems no one was reimbursed for fixing the problem, that is listed as a recall. Do we have any other means of getting it fixed?.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 02/01/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact referenced recall 10v041000 (air bags). While driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle crashed into the side of another vehicle. The contact suffered an injury to the left arm when he air bag deployed. The vehicle was destroyed as a result of the crash. The current and failure mileages were unknown.

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Failure Date: 01/26/2010

Honda Accord 2001: both airbags (driver's and passenger side) deployed without any specific reason while vehicle proceeded on slow speed (10 mph) along residential road. Under distress the driver damaged 2 parked cars. Both the driver and the passenger sustained airbag-deployment related injuries. This car belongs to my father and he and my mother were involved in this accident.

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Failure Date: 09/18/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact had his vehicle repaired According to recall # 09v259000 (air bags: frontal: driver side inflater module). After the repair the air bag reel failed. This condition could result in unintended air bag deployment. He is in the process of having the vehicle repaired at his expense. The failure and current mileages were 86,529.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2009

While parking my car in my garage, I had put it in park and took my foot of the brake pedal, my 2007 Honda Accord sedan lunged forward hitting my drywall, solar water heater, washer and dryer then it jumped back and stopped. I was so stunned as I didn't know what was happening here. Instantly the car decided to go in reverse at an accelerated rate down the hill of my driveway hitting the concrete side of my neighbor's garage, their car and bounced forward up the hill to hit my house again and stopped at the crest of the hill. The car is totaled. State farm insurance hired an investigator sea that decided that there are no deficiencies yet they failed to look at the transmission, electronic control module, powertrain only reviewed the brakes, tires, throttle. Can you help me. After reviewing an article of the toyotas and how they and other manufacturers have gone to a new electronic throttle control module which has resulted in the same type of problem, I accelerated as my foot was on the brake the whole time and the shift gear was in park. This needs to be investigated further . Possible new recall. There are several other incidents listed on the Honda malfunctions complaint page under 2007 Honda Accords with the same type of problems, cars being totaled and what recourse do we have as consumers? obviously state farm isn't going to pursue it with Honda just charge to me as an accident and probably drop me and raise my rates sky high. I need help on how to pursue this further. $10,000 damage to my house, car totaled @ $18,000+, and $19,000+ damage to my neighbor's house. Luckily no children were out and no deaths occurred as a result of this. The only air bag that deployed were the side curtains not the driver's side either.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 08/31/2009

I had a head on collision with a big rig on the freeway on I-5 Monday August 31st. I was going about 68/miles an hr when the big rig hit me from the front. The impact was pretty bad because I have cervical strain and been in bed since Monday. Also strained my back due to me being thrown forward n back even with my seat belt on. The strange part is that my air bag didn't go inflate with that much impact. I think if the air bag would've inflated then that would've saved me from all this injury. 5 years ago, I was in an accident as well and at that time I rear ended a still car going about 65 miles and at that time the air bad didn't go off either, my concern at this point is that there's some defect in the air bag in my car because it should've inflated this time due to the impact but it didn't.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 08/24/2009

My 2009 Honda Accord ex-l was rear impacted by a big SUV when I was stopped at signal light. As a result of rear end collision, I hit the car in front. The front airbag was poorly inflated. I was injured and went to the nearest emergency room. The air bag part was repaired by the auto body shop.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 07/31/2009

2001 Honda Accord airbag caused severe burns and cuts.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 06/23/2009

When driving this vehicle the idle always seemed too fast. Even when the brake was depressed the car appeared to want to go ahead on its own whether in drive or reverse. My parents had reported this problem several times to a local Honda dealer who told my mother she didn't know how to drive and asked my father if he bought gas at a local indian reservation insinuating it was cheap gas that caused the problem. My father stopped driving the car because he felt he could not control it because it was too fast. I drove the car several times and always felt I could not control the speed of the car. On the date noted prior to the crash my mother was at a busy intersection. When the light turned red she had to use both feet to depress the brake in order to keep the car under control. Prior to the crash she was entering a parking lot and had taken her foot off the accelerator to pull-up in front of a building. Her foot was on the brake and the car lunged forward at a very high rate of speed-jumped a curb crossed over a flowerbed and only stopped when it hit a brick retaining wall. My mother tried pressing the brake as hard as she could and had the brake pedal to the floor and the car just kept the momentum going until it hit the retaining wall. When the car came to a stop, both airbags deployed. My father who was the front-seat passenger was badly injured breaking several ribs, requiring surgery and months of hospitalization. He is now non-ambulatory and still recovering. My mother was also badly bruised and could not speak for weeks because of the airbag hitting her so hard. We requested that the police investigate if the accelerator had stuck and to checkout the mechanics of the car and never received a report. Basically, they blamed my mother because of her age. When my mother exited the car at the scene of the crash she was obviously upset and was talking to witnesses and the police took what she said to be her 'statement of admission of guilt'.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 06/08/2009

I went to the Honda dealer , I asked them to replace the air bag module of my Honda Accord 2000 . The air bag of this vehicle is turned on all the time . I showed them copy of the odi NHTSA campaign id number : 02v080000. They claimed that I have to pay $89. 00 to test the car , and then they will check the VIN number. They requested the letter from Honda in order to proceed. Please advise me.

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car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

I am concerned that Honda has used substandard brake rotors and faulty airbag equipment on some of their models. I owned a 2007 Honda Accord lx that required replacement of airbag components within two years of purchase(the car was new at purchase in 2007). It also developed faulty braking in the form of vibration and excessive stopping distances within 18 months of purchase--this was under mild driving conditions. I have been told by Honda that it is common for their brake rotors to need turning within two years of service, which, based on my experience with vehicles, would constitutes a marginally sound brake rotor. Substandard braking equipment coupled with questionable airbag components could lead to catastrophic consequences in the event of an incursion or near-incursion.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 09/27/2008

On September 27, 2008 I was involved in a collision where the front of my vehicle collided with the back of a stopped vehicle at a significant speed. The airbags in my 2000 Honda Accord did not inflate. The extent of the damages totaled the vehicle and I was interested in determining if the vehicle's airbags were defective at the time of the collision.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2008

I have a 2000 Honda Accord lx. The srs light came on a few weeks ago and it has remained on ever since. I was looking at some blogs and a number of Accord owners (2000 and 2001 model years) have this problem.

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Failure Date: 06/21/2008

2001 Honda Accord srs light remains on. Service dept. Said car is "safe" to drive. "good news is that the airbags won't deploy when you are driving around. The bad news is that the airbags won't deploy in an accident. " my research shows that Honda is not concerned about consumers with this issue. There is no type of warranty coverage and it is a very expensive fix with marginal results (likely to recur). I should think that seat belts and airbags would have a lifetime warranty.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 06/01/2008

My 2000 Honda Accord se is approaching 107,000 miles. Around a week ago (June 1s, 2008) , srs light came on and has stayed on ever since.

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Failure Date: 03/01/2008

2001 Honda Accord srs dash light comes on, will not go off. This renders the srs inoperable in the event of a frontal collision According to manufacturer. This is a common problem with these 2001 Honda models.

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Failure Date: 02/12/2008

The srs light has been on constantly for the past week. The dealer charges $97 just to diagnose the problem. After reading about all the similar complaints on this site and the fact that this is a safety issue, I don't believe there should be any charge to repair the airbag system.

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Failure Date: 08/31/2007

I have a 2000 Honda Accord ex-v6 coupe and for about about a week now the srs light will not go out. I contacted Honda and was told there was not a recall and warranty would not cover after 10 years or 150,000 miles (which ever came first) I have 188,000 on my car so I did some searching on the internet and was stunned to find so many people looking for a solution to get the srs light off. So if I am in a accident will the airbags deploy? I think someone should find out before a death results from this issue this is a safety hazard and should definitely be looked into. Please do a little research and require Honda to do a recall.

car image   Front Air Bag problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 07/05/2007

I had an accident, the passenger side's airbag of the 2003 Honda, Accord deployed, the driver's airbag did not.

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