Engine-Codes - Chevrolet - P0D26 CHEVROLET

P0D26 CHEVROLET - Battery Charger System Precharge Time Too Long

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0D26 CHEVROLET Possible Causes

  • Faulty Hybrid/EV Battery Charger Receptacle
  • Hybrid/EV Battery Charger Receptacle harness is open or shorted
  • Hybrid/EV Battery Charger Receptacle circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0D26 CHEVROLET 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.

Tech Notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the 2016-2017 Volt. The factory recommends check for open fuse.
"This concern may be caused by an open 15 Amp fuse in the High Voltage Battery Disconnect Relay Assembly on the front part of the High Voltage Battery. If you experience one or more of the conditions above, check for an open 15A fuse in the Battery Disconnect Relay Assembly."

What is the cost to diagnose the P0D26 CHEVROLET code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0D26 CHEVROLET 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)

P0D26 CHEVROLET Meaning

Before connecting the battery charger to the hybrid/EV battery pack, it is necessary to raise the voltage level of the battery charger output to match the hybrid/EV battery pack voltage. This is called the precharge of the battery charger. During precharge, the charging positive contactor is closed. Also the drive motor battery charger cable needs to be plugged into the hybrid/EV battery charger receptacle and utility power needs to be enabled to the vehicle. The hybrid/EV powertrain control module 2 monitors the amount of time it takes to achieve the proper pre-charge voltage.

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