B0031 - Second Row Left Frontal Stage 1 Deployment Control

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

B0031 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Second Row Left Frontal Air Bag
  • Second Row Left Frontal Air Bag harness is open or shorted
  • Second Row Left Frontal Air Bag circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

First diagnose B0031 code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the B0031 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0031 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

B0031 Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0031 Meaning

When the ignition switch is turned to RUN position, Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) performs tests to diagnose critical internal malfunctions. SDM then performs deployment loop voltage out of range test and deployment loop resistance measurement test. If voltage out of range test detects a short to voltage condition, the resistance measurement test will not be performed.
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B0031 Information for specific makes

  • B0031 BUICK Second Row Left Frontal Stage 1 Deployment Control
  • B0031 CADILLAC Second Row Left Frontal Stage 1 Deployment Control
  • B0031 CHEVROLET Second Row Left Frontal Stage 1 Deployment Control
  • B0031 GMC Second Row Left Frontal Stage 1 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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