P0601- inter control module memory checksum error
Basically that means that there is an internal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.
A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.
With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (I recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered. I'm not sure about that but you should check anyway.
P0411 secondary air injection system incorrect flow detected.
The check engine light error you're referring to, "secondary air injection system-incorrect flow detected", means there is a leak somewhere on the air pump assembly.
What you need to do is inspect for damaged vacuum hoses at the secondary air inlet valve, the brake booster vacuum check valve.
Let me know if you have any questions
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 4:12 PM