Engine-Codes - Generic - P0A9C

P0A9C - Hybrid Battery Temperature Sensor 'A' Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0A9C Possible Causes

  • Faulty HV Battery Assembly (HV battery temperature sensor)
  • HV Battery Assembly harness is open or shorted
  • HV Battery Assembly circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Battery smart unit

How is the P0A9C 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 P0A9C code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0A9C 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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Possible Symptoms

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

P0A9C Meaning

The battery temperature sensors are provided at 3 locations of the HV battery. The resistance of the thermistor, which is built into each battery temperature sensor, varies in accordance with changes in the HV battery temperature. The lower the battery temperature, the higher the thermistor resistance. Conversely, the higher the temperature, the lower the resistance. The battery smart unit uses the battery temperature sensors to detect the HV battery temperature, and sends the detected value to the power management control ECU. Based on the results of this detection, the power management control ECU controls the blower fan. (The blower fan starts when HV battery temperature rises above a predetermined level.)

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Information for specific makes

  • P0A9C BUICK Hybrid Battery 1 Temperature Sensor Performance
  • P0A9C CADILLAC Hybrid Battery 1 Temperature Sensor Performance
  • P0A9C CHEVROLET Hybrid Battery 1 Temperature Sensor Performance
  • P0A9C GMC Hybrid Battery 1 Temperature Sensor Performance
  • P0A9C LEXUS Hybrid Battery Temperature Sensor 'A' Range/Performance
  • P0A9C SATURN Hybrid Battery 1 Temperature Sensor Performance
  • P0A9C TOYOTA Hybrid Battery Temperature Sensor 'A' Range/Performance

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