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P0601 Code. PCM... blah... The vehicle is running

P0601 Code. PCM... blah... The vehicle is running fine do I need to take it to the shop? What can go wrong if I don't? How much can I expect to pay?

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P0601 is an internal PCM failure, meaning it didn't pass one or more of its self-tests. If it is running ok and you don't mind the light being on, drive it. A replacement is several hundred dollars depending on where you are and the market value of the area dealerships.

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