Engine-Codes - Generic - P0562

P0562 Code - Charging System Voltage Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0562 code possible causes

  • Low battery charge
  • Battery defective
  • Loose or missing alternator drive belt
  • Faulty alternator
  • Open or short system voltage circuit

|How is the P0562 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.

|P0562 code tech notes

Start by recharging or replacing the battery.

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|What is the cost to diagnose the P0562 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0562 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0562 code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected that the electrical system voltage level is out of range.

|What are P0562 code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Slow engine start
  • Low battery power

|What is P0562 code meaning?

The battery supplies electricity to the Engine Control Module (ECM) even when the ignition switch is OFF. This electricity allows the ECM to store data such as Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) history, freeze frame data, fuel trim values and other data. If the battery voltage falls below a minimum level, the ECM will conclude that there is a fault in the power supply circuit. The next time the engine starts, the ECM will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) and a DTC will be set.

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