Engine-Codes - Generic - U1218

U1218 - Hard Disk Drive Connection

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U1218 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Audio and Video (AV) Control Unit
  • Audio and Video Control Unit harness is open or shorted
  • Audio and Video Control Unit circuit poor electrical connection

How is the U1218 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 U1218 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U1218 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)

U1218 Meaning

Integrates Hard Disk Drive (HDD) allowing map data and music data to be stored. It is the master unit of the MULTI AV system, and it is connected to each control unit by means of communication. It operates each system according to communication signals from the AV control unit. The AV control unit includes the audio, hands-free phone, voice control, navigation, and vehicle information functions. It is connected to ECM and combination meter via CAN communication to obtain necessary information for the vehicle information function.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets when the Audio and Video (AV) Control Unit detects an internal malfunction of the Audio and Video (AV) Control Unit (HDD connection malfunction).

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