ECU Application Software Code 1 Missing Or Corrupted

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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 do I fix code U1601 DODGE?

  Check 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.

Cost of diagnosing the U1601 DODGE code

  The cost of diagnosing the U1601 DODGE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

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

U1601 DODGE Description

  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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