Engine-Codes - Dodge - U1601 DODGE

U1601 DODGE - ECU Application Software Code 1 Missing Or Corrupted

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U1601 DODGE Possible Causes

  • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) Software Issue
  • Faulty Occupant Restraint Controller
  • Occupant Restraint Controller harness is open or shorted
  • Occupant Restraint Controller circuit poor electrical connection

How is the U1601 DODGE 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 U1601 DODGE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U1601 DODGE 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)

U1601 DODGE Meaning

When powered, during flash programming of the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) experienced an interruption of the programming procedure due to a software or hardware failure. The repair of this fault centers on verifying the ORC completed successfully the flash programming process completely. The flash programming process is asked to run again in the diagnostics written to possibly clear the internal hardware or software failure.
This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets when the ORC detects a failure of the flash programming process in the bootloader mode not allowing the ORC module to enter the application mode. This DTC will not set as a Stored Code.

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