SFI SYSTEM, Diagnostic DTC:P0617

DTC Code DTC Name
P0617 Starter Relay Circuit High

MONITOR DESCRIPTION

While the engine is being cranked, positive battery voltage is applied to terminal STA of the ECM.

If the ECM detects the starter control (STA) signal while the vehicle is being driven, it determines that there is a malfunction in the STA circuit. The ECM then illuminates the MIL and stores this DTC.

This monitor runs when the vehicle is driven at 20 km/h (12.43 mph) or more for 20 seconds or more.

DTC No. Detection Item DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area MIL Memory
P0617 Starter Relay Circuit High

All of the following conditions are met, and a (+B) battery voltage of 10.5 V or higher is applied to the ECM for 20 seconds (1 trip detection logic).


  • (a) The vehicle speed is 20 km/h (12.43 mph) or more.

  • (b) The engine speed is 1000 rpm or higher.

  • (c) The STA signal is on.


  • Park/neutral position switch assembly

  • ST NO. 1 relay circuit

  • ECM

Comes on DTC stored

MONITOR STRATEGY

Required Sensors/Components (Main)

ST NO. 1 relay

Park/neutral position switch assembly

Certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly)

Required Sensors/Components (Related)

Vehicle speed sensor

Crankshaft position sensor

Frequency of Operation Continuous

TYPICAL ENABLING CONDITIONS

Vehicle speed 20 km/h (12.43 mph) or more
Engine speed 1000 rpm or higher

TYPICAL MALFUNCTION THRESHOLDS

Starter signal On

CONFIRMATION DRIVING PATTERN

B0024DVE24

  1. Connect the GTS to the DLC3.

  2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and turn the GTS on.

  3. Clear the DTCs (even if no DTCs are stored, perform the clear DTC procedure).

  4. Turn the ignition switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.

  5. Turn the ignition switch to ON and turn the GTS on [A].

  6. Start the engine.

  7. Idle the engine for 5 seconds or more [B].

  8. Drive the vehicle at 24 km/h (15 mph) or more for 20 seconds or more [C].

    CAUTION:

    When performing the confirmation driving pattern, obey all speed limits and traffic laws.

  9. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine and ECT / Trouble Codes [D].

  10. Read the pending DTCs.

    Tech Tips


    • If a pending DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.

    • If a pending DTC is not output, perform the following procedure.

  11. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine and ECT / Utility / All Readiness.

  12. Input the DTC: P0617.

  13. Check the DTC judgment result.

    GTS Display Description
    NORMAL
    • DTC judgment completed

    • System normal

    ABNORMAL
    • DTC judgment completed

    • System abnormal

    INCOMPLETE
    • DTC judgment not completed

    • Perform driving pattern after confirming DTC enabling conditions

    N/A
    • Unable to perform DTC judgment

    • Number of DTCs which do not fulfill DTC preconditions has reached ECU memory limit

    Tech Tips


    • If the judgment result shows NORMAL, the system is normal.

    • If the judgment result shows ABNORMAL, the system has a malfunction.

    • If the judgment result shows INCOMPLETE or N/A, perform steps [C] and [D] again and, if necessary, extend the driving time.

WIRING DIAGRAM

B0025MRE02
B0024CQE01

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

Tech Tips

Read freeze frame data using the GTS. The ECM records vehicle and driving condition information as freeze frame data the moment a DTC is stored. When troubleshooting, freeze frame data can help determine if the vehicle was moving or stationary, if the engine was warmed up or not, if the air fuel ratio was lean or rich, and other data from the time the malfunction occurred.

PROCEDURE


  1. READ VALUE USING GTS (STARTER SIGNAL)


    1. Connect the GTS to the DLC3.

    2. Turn the ignition switch to ON.

    3. Turn the GTS on.

    4. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine and ECT / Data List / All Data / Starter Signal.


      Powertrain > Engine > Data List
      Tester Display
      Starter Signal
    5. Check the value displayed on the GTS when the vehicle is driven at 20 km/h (12.43 mph) or more.

      CAUTION:

      When performing the confirmation driving pattern, obey all speed limits and traffic laws.

      Result
      Condition Starter Signal Result
      Driving at 20 km/h (12.4 mph) or more OFF A
      ON B

    A
    B
  2. INSPECT PARK/NEUTRAL POSITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY


    1. Inspect the park/neutral position switch assembly.

      for 2WD:

      Click here

      for 4WD:

      Click here

      Result
      Proceed to
      OK
      NG

    NG
    OK
  3. REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR (STA SIGNAL CIRCUIT)


    1. Repair or replace harness or connector (STA signal circuit).

      Result
      Proceed to
      NEXT

    NEXT
  4. CHECK WHETHER DTC OUTPUT RECURS (DTC P0617)


    1. Connect the GTS to the DLC3.

    2. Turn the ignition switch to ON.

    3. Turn the GTS on.

    4. Clear the DTCs.


      Powertrain > Engine > Clear DTCs
    5. Turn the ignition switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.

    6. Drive the vehicle in accordance with the driving pattern described in Confirmation Driving Pattern.

    7. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine and ECT / Trouble Codes.

    8. Read the DTCs.


      Powertrain > Engine > Trouble Codes
      Result
      Result Proceed to
      DTC P0617 is output A
      DTCs are not output B

    A
    B