Engine-Codes - Ford - B1213 FORD

B1213 FORD - Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1213 FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner
  • Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)

How do I fix code B1213 FORD?

Check 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

B1213:11 Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit Short to Ground
B1213:12 Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit Short to Battery
B1213:13 Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit Open
B1213:1A Passenger Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit Resistance Below Threshold

Cost of diagnosing the B1213 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1213 FORD 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.

Possible Symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

B1213 FORD Meaning

The Restraints Control Module (RCM) analyzes the deployment loop resistance to determine if a fault exists. The value displayed in the PID is the deployment loop resistance measured by the RCM. If the value displayed is lower or higher than the desired range, the RCM can set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). As the deployment loop resistance drifts farther outside the desired range, the chance for a DTC increases. Small variations in resistance can occur due to the effect of road vibrations on terminal fit. Crimps and terminals can be affected by stress and harness movement and can cause an increase in resistance due to wire strain. These variables can result in an intermittent fault. For this reason, the test requires the PID value to be within the desired range before the fault is considered repaired, regardless if the module is reporting an on-demand DTC at the time of diagnosis. Following this direction helps make sure that minor changes in resistance do not create a repeat concern.

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