B0003 - Driver Frontal Stage 3 Deployment Control

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Sophisticated Air Bag Sensor (SAS) Control Module Configuration Error
  • Faulty Sophisticated Air Bag Sensor (SAS) Control Module
  • Sophisticated Air Bag Sensor (SAS) Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Sophisticated Air Bag Sensor (SAS) Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0003 Description

The Sophisticated Air Bag Sensor (SAS) Control Module sets the OBDII code when the configuration has not been set.
OBDII Code B0003 - Driver Frontal Stage 3 Deployment Control - Engine-Codes.com

B0003 Information for specific makes

  • B0003 MAZDA Driver Frontal Stage 3 Deployment Control

Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

  • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
  • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
  • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
  • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

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