Airbag Connector Seating

The airbag warning lamp may be illuminated on some 2016 Malibu (VIN Z); 2016-2017 CT6, Camaro, Volt; and 2017 LaCrosse, ATS, CTS, XT5, Escalade models, Colorado, Impala, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Acadia (VIN N), Canyon, Sierra and Yukon models. One or more of the following airbag DTCs may be set: B0012, B0013, B0014, B0015, B0016, B0017, B0018, B0019, B0020, B0021, B0022, B0023, B0024, B001A or B001B.


The cause of the illuminated warning lamp may be an airbag warning lamp connector that is loose or not fully seated. (Fig. 9)



Fig. 9


Inspect the airbag connector for complete contact. If the airbag connector is not fully seated, disconnect and reconnect it. Verify the repair.


TIP: Any time the airbag connector is disconnected and reconnected, perform a “push/push” test (not a “push /pull” test) on the connector to ensure it is fully seated. (Fig. 10)



Fig. 10


– Thanks to Bob Wittmann

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