Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
DTC B001A 01 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Short to Battery
DTC B001A 02 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Short to Ground
DTC B001A 04 Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Open
DTC B001A 0D Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop High Resistance
DTC B001A 0E Driver Seat Belt Anchor Pretensioner Deployment Loop Low Resistance
The cost to diagnose the B001A code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
During a side or frontal crash of sufficient force, the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) will allow current to flow through the deployment loop in order to deploy an air bag or pretensioner. There are 2 shorting bars which will short together control circuits, when the connector is disconnected. This will help to prevent unwanted deployment of the air bag or pretensioner during servicing.
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