Engine-Codes - Generic - B1816

B1816 Code - Open In Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step Circuit

- Code Popularity: 4,752 Views
- Repair Importance Level: 3/3
- Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
Table of contents

|What are the Possible Causes of the Code B1816?

  • Instrument panel wire
  • Faulty Front Passenger Airbag Assembly (Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step)
  • Front Passenger Airbag Assembly harness is open or shorted
  • Front Passenger Airbag Assembly circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

|How to Fix the B1816 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.

|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1816?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1816 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.

Does your Car have Safety Recalls? → Check here

|What are Code B1816 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|What Does the B1816 Code Mean?

The Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step Circuit consists of the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly and the Front Passenger Airbag Assembly. The circuit signals the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) to deploy when deployment conditions are met. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is recorded when a malfunction is detected in the Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step Circuit.

B1816 Code - Open In Front Passenger Side Squib 2nd Step Circuit

|Need more Information on the B1816 Code?

Need more information on how to fix the B1816 code? Get Access to Factory Service Manuals

|Code B1816 Information for Specific Makes

|Need Help with the B1816 Code?

Get the B1816 code diagnosed by a professional: Find a repair shop in your area

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.