Engine-Codes - Ford - B1038 Ford

B1038 Ford Code - Left Front Seat Heater Sensor

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1038 Ford?

  • Faulty Left Front Seat Heater Sensor
  • Left Front Seat Heater Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Left Front Seat Heater Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module

|How to Fix the B1038 Ford Code?

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.

|Code B1038 Ford Tech Notes

B1038:11 Left Front Seat Heater Sensor: Circuit Short To Ground
B1038:12 Left Front Seat Heater Sensor: Circuit Short To Battery

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1038 Ford?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1038 Ford 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.

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|What are Code B1038 Ford Possible Symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|What Does the B1038 Ford Code Mean?

The engine must be running for the heated seat system to operate. The driver and passenger heated seat buttons are selected from the touchscreen interface, which initiates the CAN communication to request heated seat operation. Upon receiving the request, the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module supplies voltage to the appropriate driver and/or passenger seat cushion and backrest heater mats, which are connected in series. Temperature is maintained by the HVAC module using a sensor contained within the cushion heater mat. The HVAC module supplies a reference voltage to the temperature sensor and monitors the return signal from the temperature sensor for controlling current flow to the heater mats. The HVAC module remains on, heating the seat and maintaining temperature until commanded off from the touchscreen (or until the ignition is turned OFF).

Left Front Seat Heater Sensor

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