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Honda CR-V Airbag Problem

crvexl2008crvexl2008 Posts: 15
edited December 2013 in Honda
Hi has anyone else had problems with their side airbags ? I am curious since this is the first problem I have encountered with my CRV. When I start the engine the indicator used to be Green with the Side Airbag "ON" message, Now I start the engine and the Amber light with "OFF" appears then the amber light turns off while driving and then lighting up intermittantly in no particular order . Anyone having similar issues. Also any 2008 owners please update me with any other issues you might be encountering minus the vibration issue. Thankyou !


  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,872
    It sounds like an issue with the seat sensors. Airbags are designed not to blow, if the corresponding seat is empty.

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  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    Do you lean on the window sill, or the armrest when driving?

    If yes, have you read the OWNER's MANUAL?
  • have anyone had a problem with the airbag in their honda crv, let meknow what model and when, i hit a deer going 65mile per hour on a highway and the air bage never came out.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    An air bag is only deployed when the impact reaches a certain threshold, i.e. some particular rate of deceleration of the vehicle. Even though you may have been traveling fast, you may not have reached the threshold for deployment.

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  • what do u mean a certain threshold
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Think of it this way. A soft or small bump to the car will not set off the air bag while a very hard or severe bump will. A soft bump would be like bumping into a parking meter or a simple fender bender where no serious injury to the occupants is likely to occur. Severe means that serious injury to the occupant is likely.

    The manufacturer sets the threshold someplace in between soft and severe meaning that the air bag will only deploy if the bump is above that level.

    Note also that there is a difference in the severity of, say, a head on collision with a telephone poll at 50 miles per hour and sideswiping that poll. The air bag will likely deploy in the head on collision but probably won't in a sideswipe situation.

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  • It means the impact wasn't severe enough to set off the airbag.... How fast you are going isn't the issue... It's how fast you decelerate when you hit something... If you struck a deer, but then ran over it, or it flew over top of the car, then it's possible (even likely) the airbags weren't needed...

    A good test? Did you hit your head on the windshield or steering wheel? Did the steering column get forced back into your chest from the impact? If not, then you probably didn't need airbag deployment..

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  • tylerp1tylerp1 Posts: 1
    The airbag light on my 2006 honda crv is lighting up and staying on while driving. While I know that I can not fix it myself, I would like to know something when I take it to the mechanic. Price of the repair, the possible problems, and any thing else that would be important for me to not get scammed. Thanks
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