Engine-Codes - Ford - B140D FORD

B140D FORD - Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B140D FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt
  • Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt harness is open or shorted
  • Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Restraint Control Module (RCM)

How do I fix code B140D 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

B140D:11 Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Short to Ground
B140D:12 Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Short to Battery
B140D:13 Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Open
B140D:1D Second Row Passenger Side Seatbelt Sensor Circuit Current Out of Range

Cost of diagnosing the B140D FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B140D 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

B140D FORD Meaning

The Restraint Control Module (RCM) continuously monitors the second row right safety belt buckle switch circuits for the following faults: Open circuit, Short to voltage, Short to ground, Current out of range, Faulted second row right safety belt buckle switch. If a fault is detected, the RCM stores DTC B140D in memory and sends a message to the IPC to illuminate the airbag warning indicator.

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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.