Engine-Codes - Generic - P0A79

P0A79 - Drive Motor 'B' Inverter Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?

P0A79 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 do I fix code P0A79

Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0A79 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0A79 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)

P0A79 Meaning

The inverter converts the high-voltage direct current of the HV battery and the alternating current for the MG1/MG2. The inverter contains a three-phase bridge circuit, which consists of 6 power transistors each for the MG1 and the MG2, in order to convert the direct current and the three-phase alternating current.
The HV control ECU controls the actuation of the power transistors.
The inverter transmits information that is necessary for effecting control, such as the amperage and voltage, to the HV control ECU.
The motor inverter current sensors detect the amperage that flows through the V and W phase cables between the inverter and MG1/MG2. The inverter transmits information that is necessary for effecting control, such as the amperage and voltage, to the HV control ECU.
The HV control ECU monitors the inverter current sensors to detect a malfunction in the sensor system.

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