Engine-Codes - Generic - P0A1A

P0A1A - Generator Control Module

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0A1A Possible Causes

  • Faulty Inverter with converter assembly
  • Inverter with converter assembly harness is open or shorted
  • Inverter with converter assembly circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0A1A 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 P0A1A code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0A1A 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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When is the code detected?

The MG ECU located in the inverter with converter assembly monitors its internal operation and it will set DTCs when it detects malfunctions.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0A1A Meaning

The MG ECU performs many diagnostic tests to verify proper operation of internal ECU systems. In one of those tests, the MG ECU checks the result of the generator CPU self-test. If the MG ECU detects a Fail from the generator CPU self-test, it will conclude that there is an internal malfunction in the generator CPU. The power management control ECU (HV CPU) will illuminate the MIL and set a DTC.

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