B1601 FORD - PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder
B1601 FORD Possible Causes
- Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
How is the B1601 FORD code repair?Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
What is the cost to diagnose the B1601 FORD code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the B1601 FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine no start situation
B1601 FORD MeaningDuring each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver reads the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key identification code and circuit send the data to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
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