Diagnostic Trouble Codes        (DTCs)

Ford Airbag Codes or the lamp fault codes (LFCs) are an indication of a general concern in the passive restraints system, the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) are more specific. The DTCs can be retrieved from the restraints control module (RCM) with a diagnostic tool via the data link connector (DLC).
Ford Airbag Codes The following table lists the Ford Airbag Codes  DTCs in numerical order.

Restraints Control Module (RCM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Priority Table

Ford Airbag Codes

DTC     LFC     Description    Action To Take
-    Steady    RCM Disconnected or Inop
B1231    13    Crash Data Memory Full    INSTALL a new RCM and impact sensors.
B1317    Continuous    Battery Voltage High    CHECK battery voltage; to be below 16 volts.
B1318    Continuous    Battery Voltage Low    CHECK battery voltage; to be above 9 volts.
B1342    12    RCM is Faulted    INSTALL a new RCM or clear the crash data at www.karmanauto.com
B1869    NONE
B1870    NONE
B1884    18    PAD Warning Lamp Circuit Failure
B1890    18    PAD Warning Lamp Circuit Short To Battery
B1891    53    Air Bag Tone Warning Indicator Short to Battery
B1892    53    Air Bag Tone Warning Indicator Circuit Failure
B1921    14    Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Ground Circuit Open
B2290    16    Occupant Classification System Fault
B2292    33    Restraint System – Safety Belt Pretensioner Status (Driver Pretensioner Circuit Failure)
B2292    34    Restraint System – Safety Belt Pretensioner Status (Passenger Pretensioner Circuit Failure)
B2293    19    Restraint System – Air Bag Status (Driver Front Air Bag Circuit Failure)
B2293    21    Restraint System – Air Bag Status (Passenger Front Air Bag Circuit Failure)
B2295    22    Restraint System – Side Air Bag Status (Driver Seat Side Air Bag Circuit Failure)
B2295    23    Restraint System – Side Air Bag Status (Passenger Seat Side Air Bag Circuit Failure)
B2296    42    Restraint System – Impact Sensor Status (Front Impact Severity Sensor Circuit Failure)
B2296    43    Restraint System – Impact Sensor Status (Driver Side Impact Sensor Circuit Failure)
B2296    44    Restraint System – Impact Sensor Status (Passenger Side Impact Sensor Circuit Failure)
B2434    51    Driver Safety Belt Buckle Switch Circuit Short to Ground
B2435    51    Driver Safety Belt Buckle Switch Resistance Out of Range
B2438    52    Passenger Safety Belt Buckle Switch Circuit Short to Ground
B2439    52    Passenger Safety Belt Buckle Switch Resistance Out of Range
B2477    54    Module Configuration Failure    INSTALL a new RCM.
B2691    51    Driver Safety Belt Buckle Switch Circuit Fault
B2692    52    Passenger Safety Belt Buckle Switch Circuit Fault
B2909    16    Belt Tension Sensor Fault
C1414    15    Incorrect Vehicle Identification Code
C1947    49    Seat Track Position Switch Circuit Short to Ground
C1948    49    Seat Track Position Switch Circuit Resistance Out of Range
C1981    49    Seat Track Position Switch Circuit Fault
-    -    No Communication With The Restraints Control Module (RCM)
1 DTC: Diagnostic trouble code, retrieved using diagnostic tool.
2 LFC: Lamp fault code, flashed on air bag indicator.

Ford Airbag Codes can be retrieved by turning ignition on and counting the trouble code.

see video instructions on our site how to diagnose the ford airbag light.