P0C16 BUICK - Drive Motor 'B' Inverter Phase W Over Temperature

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0C16 BUICK Possible Causes

  • Low coolant level in the hybrid cooling system reservoir
  • Faulty coolant pump

How do I fix code P0C16 BUICK

    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 P0C16 BUICK code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0C16 BUICK 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.

When is the P0C16 BUICK code detected?

The code is set when the control unit has detected an in-range over-temperature condition that can potentially damage inverter.

P0C16 BUICK Possible Symptoms

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

P0C16 BUICK Meaning

The Power Inverter Module, often referred to as the Drive Motor Generator Power Inverter Module, contains two motor control modules and the hybrid powertrain control module. Each motor control modules operates its respective drive motor generator based upon hybrid powertrain control module commands. Each motor control modules controls the speed, direction and output torque of its respective drive motor generator through the sequencing actuation of high current switching transistors called insulated gate bipolar transistors. Each drive motor generator operates utilizing 3 phase AC. Each insulated gate bipolar transistor operates a single phase of the drive motor generator. Each phase is individually identified as U, V and W. Each motor control modules monitors the temperature of each phase in order to detect power inverter module overtemperature conditions.
OBDII Code P0C16 BUICK - Drive Motor 'B' Inverter Phase W Over Temperature - Engine-Codes.com

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