B0086 - Right Front Side Impact Sensor

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

Possible causes

  • Faulty Right Front Side Impact Sensor
  • Right Front Side Impact Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Right Front Side Impact Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

Tech notes

DTC B0086 02 Right Front Side Impact Sensor Short to Ground
DTC B0086 05 Right Front Side Impact Sensor Short to Battery or Open
DTC B0086 0F Right Front Side Impact Sensor Erratic
DTC B0086 39 Right Front Side Impact Sensor Internal Electronic Failure
DTC B0086 3A Right Front Side Impact Sensor Incorrect Component Installed
DTC B0086 71 Right Front Side Impact Sensor Invalid Serial Data Received

Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B0086 Description

The Inflatable Restraint Side Impact Sensor (SIS) utilizes a unidirectional 2-wire circuit. The SIS modulates current on the interface to send ID, state of health, and deployment commands to the Inflatable Restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM). The SDM serves as a power source and a ground for the SIS. When the ignition is turned ON and input power from the SDM is first detected, the SIS responds by performing internal diagnostics and sending an ID to the SDM. The SDM considers the ID to be valid if the response time is less than 5 seconds. The SIS continually communicates status messages to the SDM, which determines if a fault is present in the SIS circuit. When a fault is detected, the SDM resets the SIS twice by removing and reapplying power to it. If the fault is still present, the SDM will set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC).
OBDII Code B0086 - Right Front Side Impact Sensor - Engine-Codes.com

B0086 Information for specific makes

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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