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SRS Light on - Code 6-1 (Seat Belt Buckle)
So my airbag light has been coming on randomly for the past couple days.
If I get a seat belt warning beep/light, the airbag light won't come on, if I don't see the seat belt warning, the airbag light comes one.
I got the code 6-1 jumping the OBDII port. Looking at this forum and many other for hours, many have had the same exact problem before and their Honda dealership has fixed it for free under the Safety warranty. I have spoken to multiple service advisers at my local Honda dealership and none of them said I could get the sensor/buckle fixed for free. They said they would have to replace the ENTIRE seat belt system and it would cost ~$350.
They say only if the buckle doesn't latch, it's under warranty.
I have tried cleaning the buckle by taking the plastic cover over it off, but haven't tried taking the whole buckle out itself. This has made it a bit better, but airbag sign still comes on after 5 mins of driving.
2004 Accord 4cyl lx, 98,000 miles.
***Just talked on the phone for 15 minutes with Honda America Customer service***
I explained to the rep that the buckle sensor is messed up, it triggers the srs warning light, or the seat belt warning doesn't work, and the car wont deploy the airbag. I asked if it's covered under any safety warranty or the seat belt warranty. She explained to me MULTIPLE times that the warranty only covers if the belt doesn't buckle and that there is NO problem with my buckle, and they kept saying that this is an airbag problem and has nothing to do with seat belts at all!!!!
WTF?! What sort of stealership do people go to, to get this fixed.