Technical Definition:

(Internal Control Module) Memory Check Sum Error

Trouble Code: P0601
Address: 0x0601
System: Powertrain
Subsystem: Computer and Auxiliary Output Circuits
Technical Description:

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.

Possible Causes:

Possible Symptoms:

Have not symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Control Module Read Only Memory

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Tech Notes:

The P0601 OBDII 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.

Specific Makes:

– Faulty Engine control Module (ECM)
– Engine control Module(ECM) harness is open or shorted
– Engine control Module (ECM) cicuit poor electricl connection
– Low battery voltage

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