C1856 - Traction Motor Encoder circuit Failure

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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C1856 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Traction Motor Encoder
  • Traction Motor Encoder harness is open or shorted
  • Traction Motor Encoder circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code C1856

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 C1856 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the C1856 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.

Possible Symptoms

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON
  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

C1856 Description

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module monitors the Traction Motor Encoder. The ABS Module sets the OBDII code when the Traction Motor Encoder is not to factory specifications.
OBDII Code C1856 - Traction Motor Encoder circuit Failure - AutoCodes.com

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