B1212 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B1212 – Driver Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner Deployment Control Circuit


B1212 Possible Symptoms


Air Bag Warning Light ON


B1212 Possible Causes


Faulty Driver Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner,Driver Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner harness is open or shorted,Driver Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)


B1212 Description


The Restraints Control Module (RCM) analyzes the deployment loop resistance to determine if a fault exists. The value displayed in the PID is the deployment loop resistance measured by the RCM. If the value displayed is lower or higher than the desired range, the RCM can set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). As the deployment loop resistance drifts farther outside the desired range, the chance for a DTC increases. Small variations in resistance can occur due to the effect of road vibrations on terminal fit. Crimps and terminals can be affected by stress and harness movement and can cause an increase in resistance due to wire strain. These variables can result in an intermittent fault. For this reason, the test requires the PID value to be within the desired range before the fault is considered repaired, regardless if the module is reporting an on-demand DTC at the time of diagnosis. Following this direction helps make sure that minor changes in resistance do not create a repeat concern. The RCM sets the OBDII code when the Driver Seatbelt Buckle Pretensioner is not to factory specifications.