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P0C16 Chevrolet Code - Drive Motor 'B' Inverter Phase W Over Temperature

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What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0C16 Chevrolet?

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

How to Fix the P0C16 Chevrolet Code?

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 Code P0C16 Chevrolet?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0C16 Chevrolet 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.

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When is the P0C16 Chevrolet Code Detected?

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

What are Code P0C16 Chevrolet Possible Symptoms?

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

What Does the P0C16 Chevrolet Code Mean?

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.

P0C16 Chevrolet Code - Drive Motor 'B' Inverter Phase W Over Temperature

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