P0561 KIA - System Voltage Unstable

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0561 KIA Possible Causes

  • Low battery charge
  • Battery defective
  • Loose or missing alternator drive belt
  • Faulty alternator
  • Open or short system voltage circuit

First diagnose P0561 KIA 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 terminals.

P0561 KIA Tech Notes

Start by recharging or replacing the battery.

Cost of diagnosing the P0561 KIA code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0561 KIA 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.

When is the P0561 KIA code detected?

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) sets DTC P0561 if the voltage after Main Relay is lower than a predetermined threshold after ignition key-on or higher than a predetermined threshold after ignition key-off.

P0561 KIA Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Slow engine start
  • Low battery power

P0561 Kia Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) measures the voltage from ignition key and from main relay respectively and compares two voltages. This comparison will watch if the Main Relay has switched and remains on after ignition Key-On and if it has switched off after the ignition Key-Off.
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