Engine-Codes - Ford - B1602 FORD

B1602 FORD - PATS Received Invalid Format Of Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B1602 FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

How is the B1602 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 B1602 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B1602 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.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

B1602 FORD Meaning

During 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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