Faulty Reductant Level Sensor 3
Reductant Level Sensor 3 harness is open or shorted
Reductant Level Sensor 3 circuit poor electrical connection
Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
The reductant level/temperature sensor is a solid-state device that provides the Engine Control Module (ECM) with information on reductant level and temperature. The level/temperature sensor receives system voltage directly from the underhood electrical center and ground through a chassis ground circuit. The level sensor consists of three sensing elements. Reductant level sensor 3 is highest, reductant level sensor 2 is located between sensors 1 and 3. Reductant level sensor 1 is located at a low reductant level. Reductant level sensor 3 is located at less than half the range of the DEF tank level. The scan tool will display Active when the level sensors are in contact with the reductant and Inactive when not in contact with the reductant. An integrated temperature sensor monitors reductant temperature. Reductant level and temperature signals are processed within the sensor and supplied to the ECM as serial data messages. The ECM will set a DTC when it detects an invalid level or temperature serial data message from the sensor. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the ECM receives a serial data message from the reductant sensor module that the emission reduction fluid tank level sensor 1, 2, or 3 voltage is less than 0.17 V for greater than 3 s. A voltage within this range indicates a short to ground.