B1601 FORD - PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine no start situation

B1601 Ford Description

During each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver reads the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key identification code and circuit send the data to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
OBDII Code B1601 Ford - PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder - AutoCodes.com

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