B2295 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

B2295 – Restraint System Side Air Bag Fault


B2295 Possible Symptoms


Air Bag Warning Light ON


B2295 Possible Causes


Faulty Side Air Bag Module,Side Air Bag Module harness is open or shorted,Side Air Bag Module circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)


B2295 Description


A Side Air Bag Module provides protection of the thorax area (between the neck and abdomen) of the body, working in conjunction with the head protection provided by a safety canopy module. The Restraints Control Module (RCM) continuously monitors the driver and passenger Side Air Bag Module circuits (loop) for an acceptable resistance range, unacceptable voltage and shorts to ground. The RCM will set on-demand and store Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) B2294 in memory if any of these conditions are detected to be outside of their respectful range. If the RCM detects a fault, it will send a message to the instrument cluster module to illuminate the air bag warning indicator. As the RCM continuously monitors Side Air Bag Module circuits for resistance, it expects a normal resistance between 1.31 to 4.29 ohms. If a loop resistance is between 0.9 and 1.31 or between 4.29 and 5 ohms, there exists a strong potential for an intermittent fault, a DTC may or may not set. The RCM will also set an on-demand DTC if the loop resistance is less than 0.9 ohm or greater than 5 ohms.