Engine-Codes - Generic - B11D8

B11D8 - Restraint Event Notification

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B11D8 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Restraint Control Module (RCM)
  • Restraint Control Module (RCM) harness is open or shorted
  • Restraint Control Module (RCM) circuit poor electrical connection
  • Fualty Battery Energy Control Module (BECM)

How is the B11D8 code repair?

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.

Tech Notes

B11D8:36 Restraint Event Notification Signal Frequency Too Low
B11D8:37 Restraint Event Notification Signal Frequency Too High
B11D8:38 Restraint Event Notification Signal Frequency Incorrect
B11D8:11 Restraint Event Notification Circuit Short to Ground
B11D8:15 Restraint Event Notification Circuit Short to Battery or Open

What is the cost to diagnose the B11D8 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B11D8 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.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B11D8 Meaning

The Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) monitors the impact notification output from the Restraint Control Module (RCM). The RCM outputs a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) voltage on the circuit based on status. If the BECM senses the frequency is out of range, will illuminate the powertrain malfunction (wrench) warning indicator and set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC).

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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.