P0A90 - Drive Motor 'A' Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0A90 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Engine assembly
  • Faulty HV transaxle assembly (shaft or gear)
  • Faulty Transmission input damper
  • Wire harness or connector
  • HV control ECU

How do I fix code P0A90?

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.
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Cost of diagnosing the P0A90 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0A90 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

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

P0A90 Description

The HV transaxle consists of a planetary gear unit, MG1 and MG2.
A gear unit uses the planetary gear to split engine output in accordance with a driving request during driving the vehicle or charging its internal HV battery.
The MG2 provides assistance to the engine output while increasing the drive force of the vehicle.
Furthermore, the MG2 effects regenerative braking by converting the energy (which is consumed in the form of heat during normal braking) into electrical energy and recovering it into the HV battery. Through regenerative braking, as well as decelerating the vehicle, the MG2 generates high-voltage electrical power which is used for the purpose of charging the HV battery.
The MG1 supplies electrical power, which is used for charging the HV battery or for driving the MG2. It also has a stepless transmission function to control the transaxle by regulating the amount of generation of electrical energy, which effectively varies the MG1 speed. In addition, the MG1 is used as a starter motor to start the engine.
The transmission input damper absorbs the shock that accompanies transmission of the drive force from the engine.
OBDII Code P0a90 - Drive Motor 'A' Performance - AutoCodes.com

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