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My Chrysler Sebring has a code P0601 (internal control failure)what should i do

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That code indicates that there's an internal failure inside the powertrain control module. Some internal failure codes are false and can be corrected with a software update. Most are not and require replacement of the component throwing the internal failure code. Unfortunately, I feel as though you will need a new computer in order to correct this fault code.

Also, one thing to keep in mind is that if you decide to use a salvage yard part then you need to be aware of a few glitches you may run in to. Vehicles with SKIM (grey headed keys) have special chips in them that prevent swapping engine controllers, Body controllers and other modules that have the VIN encripted in to them. This will mean that if you put in a module that originally did not come in your car you may be carrying the car to the dealer on a roll-back to have them replace the locked-out modules.

RESUME: This is an internal problem with the pcm where there is no communication between the internal processors. Then vehicle may or may not run well, but as far as fixing the light the only way is to replace the PCM.
Hope helps.

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P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error

Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Symptoms: Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes: A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions: With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.

Other PCM / ECM Codes: P0602, P0603, P0604, P0605, P0606, P0607, P0608, P0609, P0610.

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P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error
What does that mean?
Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Symptoms
Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes
A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions
With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.


Good luck!

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P0601 means PCM Internal Controller Failur

It just needs to be troubleshooted and if found to be bad, a replacement might be necessary.

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i was told the P0601 code for the chyrsler sebring is the ECM is this correct????

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below is coped directly from Chrysler. sorry but if you have that code you need a PCM

Symptom:

P0601-PCM INTERNAL CONTROLLER FAILURE
POSSIBLE CAUSES
POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE
TEST ACTION APPLICABILITY

1 NOTE: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If there are no possible causes remaining, view repair.

All
Repair
Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance
with the Service Information.

Perform POWERTRAIN VERIFICATION TEST VER - 2.
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COMMUNICATION

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