C1496 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

C1496 – Power Transfer Unit Performance Or Incorrect Operation


C1496 Possible Symptoms


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


C1496 Possible Causes


Faulty Power Transfer Unit (PTU),Power Transfer Unit (PTU) harness is open or shorted,Power Transfer Unit (PTU) circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Drive Train Control Module (DTCM)


C1496 Description


The Drive Train Control Module (DTCM) monitors the Power Transfer Unit (PTU). The DTCM sets the OBDII code when it detects an internal or mechanical failure in the Power Transfer Unit (PTU).