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B1351 KIA - Passenger-Side Air Bag Module First Stage Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1351 KIA Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passenger-Side Air Bag Module
  • Passenger-Side Air Bag Module harness is open or shorted
  • Passenger-Side Air Bag Module circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Supplemental Restraint System Control Module (SRSCM)

How is the B1351 KIA 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.

What is the cost to diagnose the B1351 KIA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1351 KIA 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

B1351 KIA Meaning

A Passenger Air Bag (PAB) Module, located in the passenger side crash pad, contains a folded cushion together with an inflator unit. The main circuit in the Supplemental Restraint System Control Module (SRSCM) senses and judges the force of impact and if necessary inflation of the cushion occurs. If battery voltage is too low or power is disconnected due to the impact, the voltage regulator and the back-up power circuit respectively will keep the voltage at a constant level. A self-diagnosis circuit is built into the SRS control module, When the ignition switch is turned ON, the SRSCM indicator light turns on and turns off, after about six seconds, if the system is operating normally. If the light does not come If the light does not turn on or does not turn back off after six seconds, or if it lights while driving, an abnormality in the system is indicated.

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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.