Engine-Codes - Generic - U0501

U0501 - Invalid Data Received From Door Control Module 'B'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U0501 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Door Control Module 'B'
  • Door Control Module 'B' harness is open or shorted
  • Door Control Module 'B' circuit poor electrical connection

How is the U0501 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 U0501 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U0501 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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Possible Symptoms

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

U0501 Meaning

A Controller Area Network (CAN) is a vehicle bus standard designed to interconnect automotive devices without a host computer. Operating information and commands are exchanged among the devices. The devices have programmed information about what messages are needed to be exchanged on the serial data circuits. Some devices are constantly receiving information from other devices through serial data communication network. The invalid data Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when a receiving device detects a discrepancy in the information it receives from the Door Control Module 'B' causing its integrity to be questioned.

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Information for specific makes

  • U0501 FORD Invalid Data Received From Door Control Module 'B'
  • U0501 LINCOLN Invalid Data Received From Door Control Module 'B'
  • U0501 MERCURY Invalid Data Received From Door Control Module 'B'

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