When there is a problem with a Ford’s airbag, the airbag warning light will illuminate and flash a code that identifies the problem. Because airbag problems range from a lost battery feed to a shorted circuit, it is important to understand the codes so that the airbag can be properly repaired.
Codes 12 to 14
These codes are started by a single flash of the indicator light, followed by a two-second pause. After the pause, the light will flash the number of times that corresponds to the second digit of the code. Code 12 (single flash, pause, two flashes) means that there is a lost battery feed. Code 13 (single flash, pause, three flashes) means that the airbag circuit has shorted to ground and Code 14 (single flash, pause, four flashes) means that the primary crash sensor circuit has shorted to ground.