B196F Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B196F – Power Liftgate Open Direction Ratchet Primary Switch Performance


B196F Possible Symptoms


Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


B196F Possible Causes


Binding Liftgate,Faulty Liftgate Ajar Switch,Liftgate Ajar Switch harness is open or shorted,Liftgate Ajar Switch circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Liftgate Latch,Faulty Power Liftgate Module


B196F Description


The Primary Ratchet (Ajar) Switch must remain closed when the liftgate is fully open or between fully open and closed positions. The switch will open when the liftgate is fully closed and latched. This switch indicates when the latch is in the primary position. It is open when in primary and closed when out of the primary. The OBDII code is set when the Liftgate Ajar Switch remained open during a power open cycle.