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B1618 Code - Front Airbag Sensor Left Initialization Incomplete

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By AutoCodes.com - Updated Oct 09, 2022
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|Code B1618 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Front Airbag Sensor Left
  • Front Airbag Sensor Left harness is open or shorted
  • Front Airbag Sensor Left circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Center Airbag Sensor Assembly

|How do I Fix the Code B1618?

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.

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|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code B1618?

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the B1618 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are Code B1618 Possible Symptoms?

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON

|Code B1618 Description

The Front Airbag Sensor Left consists of parts including the diagnostic circuit and the frontal deceleration sensor. When the Center Airbag Sensor Assembly receives signals from the Frontal Deceleration Sensor, it determines whether or not the SRS should be activated. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is set when a malfunction is detected in the Front Airbag Sensor Left circuit.

OBDII Code B1618 - Front Airbag Sensor Left Initialization Incomplete - AutoCodes.com
B1618 Code - Front Airbag Sensor Left Initialization Incomplete

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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.

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