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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0617 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0617 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0617

    OBD-II Code Engine may not start is defined as a Starter Relay Circuit High

    The Starter Relay controls the voltage from the battery to the starter when the ignition is in the start position. If the engine computer sees that the starter circuit is not operating properly, code P0617 will be set. The engine will not crank if there is a fault in starter circuit.

    Engine may not start Symptoms

    • Engine may not start

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0617 Code

    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Starter failure
    • Starter relay failure
    • Wiring issue
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