Engine-Codes - Buick - U18B5 BUICK

U18B5 BUICK Code - Lost Communication With Hybrid Powertrain Control Module On Chassis Expansion CAN Bus

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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|U18B5 BUICK code possible causes

  • Faulty Hybrid Powertrain Control Module
  • Hybrid Powertrain Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Hybrid Powertrain Control Module circuit poor electrical connection

|How is the U18B5 BUICK 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 U18B5 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U18B5 BUICK 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.

|What are U18B5 BUICK code possible symptoms?

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

|What is U18B5 BUICK code meaning?

Devices connected to the Chassis high speed General Motor Local Area Network (GMLAN) serial data circuits monitor for serial data communications during normal vehicle operation. Operating information and commands are exchanged among the devices. The devices have prerecorded information about what messages are needed to be exchanged on the serial data circuits, for each virtual network. The messages are supervised and also, some periodic messages are used by the receiver device as an availability indication of the transmitter device. Each message contains the identification number of the transmitter device.
The Motor Control Modules and the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module 1 are all internal to the Power Inverter Module. Communication diagnostics for the serial data, including device power and ground as well as the wakeup circuits for Motor Control Modules and the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module 1 are all diagnosed from external sources only to the Power Inverter Module connector because any circuit fault condition within the Power Inverter Module will cause a complete replacement.The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set a supervised periodic message that includes the transmitter device availability that has not been received.

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