Dodge Charger – Dakota – Durango – Magnum – Nitro – Ram Truck (2003 – 2008) Trouble Code Info

Model Year Engine identification System
Charger 2.7/3.5/5.7/6.1 L 2006-08 VIN  position 8 = R/G/V/H/W/2/3   NGC 1/2/3
Dakota 3.7L 2004-08 EHC/EKG   NGC 1/2/3
Dakota 3.9L 2004 EHC/EKG   NGC 1/2/3
Dakota 4.7L 2003-08 EVA   NGC 1/2/3
Durango 3.7/5.7L 2004-08 EKG/ELM/EZA   NGC 1/2/3
Durango 4.7L 2003-08 EVA   NGC 1/2/3
Durango 5.9L 2004 EKG/ELM/EZA   NGC 1/2/3
Magnum 2.7/3.5/5.7L 2005-08 VIN  position 8 =  R/T/G/V/H/2   NGC 1/2/3
Nitro 3.7/4.0L 2007-08 VIN  position 8 =  K/6   NGC 1/2/3
Ram Truck 3.7/8.3L 2004-08 EKG/EWC   NGC 1/2/3
Ram Truck 4.7/S.7L 2003-08 EVA/EZA   NGC 1/2/3

General information

  • Refer to the front of this manual for general test conditions, terminology, detailed descriptions of wiring faults and a general trouble shooter for electrical and mechanical faults.
  • Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) will illuminate or flash if certain faults are recorded .
  • ECM operates in backup mode if sensors fail, to enable vehicle to be driven to repair shop.
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Accessing

• Trouble codes can only be displayed by using a Scan Tool connected to the data link connector (DLC):
o Charger/Magnum 1
o Except Charger/Magnum 2

Erasing

• Trouble codes can only be erased by using a Scan Tool connected to the data link connector (DLC).

Trouble code  identification

Scan code Fault location Probable cause
PO, P2,UO Refer to OBD-II trouble code tables
P1004 Intake manifold air control valve (short runner) -performance Automatic shut-down (ASO) relay circuit open/short, control circuit short circuit to ground, control circuit open, intake manifold air control valve, ECM
P1105 Turbocharger (TC) boost pressure actuator circuit malfunction Wiring, TC boost pressure actuator
P1115 Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor/intake air temperature (IAT) sensor/outside air temperature sensor -signal variation Wiring, ECT sensor, IAT sensor, outside air temperature sensor, ECM
P1128 Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) 1, bank 1 signal error Mechanical fault, wiring, fuel pressure, injector(s), intake leak, H02S, ECM
P1129 Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) 1, bank 2 signal error Mechanical fault, wiring, fuel pressure, injector(s), intake leak, H02S, ECM
P1239 Engine oil temperature (EOT) -temperature too low Engine oil, wiring, EOT sensor, ECM
P126B Engine control module, output driver -short to ground Wiring, injector(s), ignition coil(s), ECM, multifunction control module
P126C Engine control module, output driver -short to positive Wiring, injector(s), ignition coil(s), ECM, multifunction control module
P1260 Engine control module, output driver -open circuit Wiring, injector(s), ignition coil(s), ECM,multifunction control module
P126E Engine control module, output driver excessive current draw Wiring, injector(s), ignition coil(s), ECM, multifunction control module
P1272 Ale compressor clutch, circuit 2 -voltage low Wiring, AlC compressor clutch, ECM
P1273 Ale compressor clutch, circuit 2 -voltage high Wiring, AlC compressor clutch, ECM
P1274 AlC compressor clutch, circuit 2 -open circuit Wiring, AlC compressor clutch, ECM
P1275 AlC compressor clutch, circuit 2 -circuit malfunction Wiring, AlC compressor clutch, ECM
P1277 Starter motor control circuit -voltage low Wiring, starter motor, starter motor relay, multifunction control module, ECM
P1278 Starter motor control circuit -voltage high Wiring, starter motor, starter motor relay,multifunction control module, ECM
P1279 Starter motor control circuit -open circuit Wiring, starter motor, starter motor relay, multifunction control module, ECM
P127A Starter motor control circuit -circuit malfunction Wiring, starter motor, starter motor relay, multifunction control module, ECM
P127C Fuel pump, circuit 2 -voltage low Wiring, fuel pump, ECM
P127D Fuel pump, circuit 2 -voltage high Wiring, fuel pump, ECM
P127E Fuel pump, circuit 2 -open circuit Wiring, fuel pump, ECM
P129C Powertrain control module (PCM), inverter control -circuit 2 high Wiring, inverter module, PCM
P129E Powertrain control module (PCM), inverter control-circuit 2 over-current Wiring, inverter module, PCM
P1404 Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve position sensor malfunction Wiring, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, ECM
P1411 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 1 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure, ECM
P1414 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 4 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure, ECM
P1416 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 6 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure, ECM
P1417 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 7 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure, ECM
P1501 Vehicle over-speed condition -rear axle speed greater than front axle Wiring, VSS, mechanical fault, ECM
P1502 Vehicle over-speed condition -front axle speed greater than rear axle Wiring, VSS, mechanical fault, ECM
P150D Cold start emission control -irregular idle speed Wiring, connections, engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor, manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, H02S circuit fault, mechanical fault, ECM
P1521 Engine oil sensor module -malfunction Wiring, connectors, oil quality, oil level
P1572 Brake pedal position (BPP) switch -circuit malfunction BPP switch adjustment, wiring, BPP switch
P1573 Brake pedal position (BPP) switch -circuit malfunction BPP switch adjustment, wiring, BPP switch
P1593 Cruise control system, multi-function input AlB -circuit stuck Wiring, poor connection, multi-function switch, mechanical fault, ECM
P1602 Engine control module (ECM) not programmed New ECM not programmed, incorrectly programmed, ECM
P1603 Engine control module (ECM) -RAM link error ECM
P1604 Engine control module (ECM) -RAM read/writeerror ECM
P1607 Engine control module (ECM) -shut down timer error ECM
P1618 Engine control module (ECM) -primary 5 volt output erratic Wiring, poor connection, AlC pressure sensor,APP sensor, CKP sensor, throttle control unit,TPS sensor, ECM
P1628 Engine control module (ECM) -auxiliary 5 volt output erratic Wiring, poor connection, AlC pressure sensor,APP sensor, CMP sensor, EGR solenoid, EGR valve position sensor, MAP sensor, transmission fluid pressure sensor, ECM
P1652 CAN data bus -short circuit to ground Wiring, connected system, ECM
P1684 Engine control module (ECM) -supply voltage disconnected within last 50 ignition switch ON-OFFcycles Wiring, battery
P1687 CAN data bus, instrumentation -no signal Wiring, instrumentation control module (mechanical)
P1694 CAN data bus, engine control module (ECM) no signal Wiring, ECM
P1695 CAN data bus, SCM -no signal Wiring, BCM
P1696 Engine control module (ECM) -EEPROM error ECM
P1697 Engine control module (ECM) -EEPROM error ECM
P1715 Restricted port in T3 range Other trouble code(s) stored, transmission fluid level, transmission shift linkage adjustment 0
P1736 Transmission -gear/input speed/output speed ratio error Transmission fluid level, wiring, input shaft speed (ISS) sensor, output shaft speed (055) sensor,transmission mechanical fault
P1775 Solenoid switch valve locked in TCC (torque converter clutch) position Wiring open circuit/short circuit, transmission system relay, transmission fluid level low, UR pressure switch, solenoid switch valve
P1776 Solenoid switch valve locked in UR (low/reverse) position Wiring open circuit/short circuit, transmission system relay, transmission fluid level low, UR pressure switch, solenoid switch valve
P1790 Fault immediately after shift Speed ratio error, transmission mechanical fault
P1793 Torque reduction communication error Wiring open circuit/short circuit, ECMITCM
P1794 Transmission speed sensor -ground circuit Wiring open circuit, TCM, input shaft speed (ISS)sensor, output shaft speed (055) sensor
P1797 Manual shift overheat Wiring, transmission fluid level low, transmission cooling fan -if fitted, transmission fluid temperature (TFT) sensor
P1897 Engine control module (ECM) communication malfunction ECM
P3400 Cylinder cut-out system, bank 1 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid(s), oil pressure,H02S, ECM
P3401 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 1 -circuit malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, ECM
P3402 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 1 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure,ECM
P3425 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 4 -circuit malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, ECM
P3426 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 4 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure,ECM
P3441 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 6 -circuit malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, ECM
P3442 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 6 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure,ECM
P3449 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 7 -circuit malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, ECM
P3450 Cylinder cut-out solenoid 7 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid, oil pressure,ECM
P3497 Cylinder cut-out system, bank 2 -malfunction Wiring, cylinder cut-out solenoid(s), oil pressure,H02S, ECM
U110A Steering column function control module, serialcommunication -circuit malfunction Wiring, CAN data bus, ECM
U110C Fuel level, serial communication -circuit malfunction Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U110E Outside air temperature, serial communication -circuit malfunction CAN data bus, multifunction control module front,ECM
U110F Fuel volume, serial communication -circuitmalfunction Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U1110 Vehicle speed, serial communication -circuit malfunction CAN data bus, ASS control module, ECM
U1111 Odometer mileage, serial communication -circuitmalfunction Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U1113 NC pressure sensor -communication malfunction Wiring, multifunction control module, ECM
U1120 Wheel distance traveled, serial communication -circuit malfunction CAN data bus, ASS control module, ECM
U1403 Fuel level, serial communication -implausible signal Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U1411 Fuel volume, serial communication implausible signal Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U1412 Vehicle speed, serial communication -implausible signal CAN data bus, ASS control module, ECM
U1413 Odometer mileage, serial communication implausible signal Wiring, instrument panel, CAN data bus, multifunction control module front, ECM
U1417 LH front wheel, distance traveled -implausible signal ABS trouble code(s) stored, CAN data bus, ABS control module, ECM
U1418 RH front wheel, distance traveled implausible signal ABS trouble code(s) stored, CAN data bus, ASS control module, ECM
[1] Following conditions may also set trouble code:
  • Moving the shift lever towards neutral while the accelerating .
  • Resting a hand on the shift lever while driving.