B0071 BUICK - Passenger Seat Belt Tension Sensor Circuit

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

Possible causes

  • Faulty Passenger Seat Belt Tension Sensor
  • Passenger Seat Belt Tension Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Seat Belt Tension Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)
  • Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON
  • B0071 Buick Description

    The inflatable restraint seat belt tension sensor is a 3-wire potentiometer mounted on the retractor or buckle side of the seat belt and provides an input to the Passenger Presence System (PPS). When an infant car seat is properly restrained on the front passenger seat, the seat belt is tightly secured through the car seat. The seat belt pulls on the tension sensor and changes the voltage signal to the PPS module. The PPS monitors the seat belt tension sensor circuit and if a fault is detected, DTC will be set. When the PPS detects this DTC within the PPS, it will notify the customer of the enable/disable status by turning ON the OFF indicator on the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON/OFF indicators. Then the PPS will communicate to the Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) through a serial data communications that a PPS fault is present. The SDM will then suppress the deployment of the Instrument Panel (I/P) module and then turn the AIR BAG indicator ON.
    OBDII Code B0071 Buick - Passenger Seat Belt Tension Sensor Circuit - 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.

    Related Information

    Repair Importance Level: 3
     
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    Repair Difficulty Level: 3
     
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