Engine-Codes - Ford - B12E8 FORD

B12E8 FORD Code - Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch

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|What are the Possible Causes of the B12E8 FORD Code?

  • Faulty Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch
  • Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Body Control Module (BCM)

|How to Fix the B12E8 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.

|B12E8 FORD code tech notes

B12E8:11 Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch: Circuit Short To Ground
B12E8:23 Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch: Signal Stuck Low

|What is the cost to diagnose the B12E8 FORD code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B12E8 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.

|What are B12E8 FORD code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the B12E8 FORD Code Mean?

The Body Control Module (BCM) monitors the Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch. The BCM sets the OBDII code when the Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch is not to factory specifications.

Liftgate/Tailgate Control/Release Switch

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