B1601 MERCURY - PATS Received Incorrect Key-Code From Ignition Key Transponder
B1601 MERCURY Possible Causes
- Faulty Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) key
- Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
First diagnose B1601 MERCURY code
Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
Cost of diagnosing the B1601 MERCURY code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the B1601 MERCURY code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
B1601 MERCURY Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine no start situation
B1601 Mercury DescriptionDuring 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).
B1601 MERCURY More InformationNeed more information on how to fix the B1601 MERCURY code?
Get Access to Factory Service Manuals
Need more help?Get the B1601 Mercury code diagnosed by a professional: Find a repair shop in your area
B1601 MERCURY CommentsHelp us improve AutoCodes.com. Leave a comment below or tell us if the information above help you fix the code. What are the symptoms on your vehicle for the B1601 Mercury code? Have you replaced any parts?
Any information is appreciated. Thanks