P0A38 - Generator Temperature Sensor Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0A38 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Hybrid Vehicle Motor
  • Hybrid Vehicle Motor harness is open or shorted
  • Hybrid Vehicle Motor circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0A38 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 P0A38 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0A38 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.

P0A38 Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0a38 Description

The motor temperature sensor No. 2 detects the temperature of the transaxle fluid. The resistance of the thermistor installed in the motor temperature sensor No. 2 varies with the changes in the transaxle fluid temperature. The construction in the motor temperature sensor No. 2 and how it is connected to the HV control ECU are the same as those of the motor temperature sensor No. 1.
Based on the signal provided by the motor temperature sensor No. 2, the HV control ECU limits the load to prevent the motor from overheating. Furthermore, the HV control ECU checks the motor temperature sensor No. 2 for a wiring malfunction and the sensor for malfunction.
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