B0048 - Third Row Right Side Airbag Deployment Control

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

B0048 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Third Row Right Side Airbag
  • Third Row Right Side Airbag harness is open or shorted
  • Third Row Right Side Airbag circuit poor electrical connection

Cost of diagnosing the B0048 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the B0048 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.

B0048 Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0048 Meaning

The Air Bag Sensor Unit (Air Bag Control Module) monitors the Third Row Right Side Airbag. The Air Bag Sensor Unit sets the OBDII code when the Third Row Right Side Airbag is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code B0048 - Third Row Right Side Airbag Deployment Control - Engine-Codes.com

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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