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.
The cost to diagnose the P1016 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.
The Reductant Quality Sensor is located in the reductant tank and uses an ultrasonic signal to measure reductant fluid quality. The Reductant Quality Sensor includes an integrated temperature sensor to measure reductant fluid temperature. The Reductant Quality Sensor communicates with the Reductant Control Module using serial data. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set if the reductant control module detects a high circuit fault on the signal circuit for greater than 1 s.
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