Sea-Doo Fault Codes, Beep Codes and Their Fixes [List]

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Sea-Doo beep codes are sounds that are never pleasant to hear. Even if you maintain your Sea-Doo carefully, over time problems may occur.

When you hear the beep codes or see the fault messages on your dashboard you most likely start worrying right away.

Is it a serious issue? Can you fix it? How can you diagnose the problem?

The most important thing you can do is calm down, as beep codes and fault messages mean your craft is talking to you. Sometimes it’s just a simple issue, but it must be thoroughly investigated in any case!

If you would like to understand Sea-Doo fault codes, fault messages, and beep codes, this post is for you.

For your convenience, we at JetDrift have compiled all of them into this post. You can also learn what to do if they appear and how to eliminate them!

What Do Sea-Doo Beep Codes Mean?

Sea-Doo beep codes indicate that a minor or major malfunction has been detected by the system. These beep codes often come with fault messages on the dashboard for better understanding. The fault may be coming from the engine, exhaust, fuel line, iBR, or even the electronic system.

As there have been many different Sea-Doo models released over the years, collecting the specific fault codes for each of them would be almost impossible.

Thus, in this post we’ve collected the newest 4-stroke (4-TEC) Sea-Doo fault codes, beep codes and fault messages. As Sea-Doo has used 4-stroke engines with DESS keys for a long time now, your craft is likely powered with this type of power source.

If you have an older model, beware that the vintage 2-stroke Sea-Doo beep codes can be completely different.

That’s why you should refer to your Sea-Doo’s manual every time you notice a beep code or a fault message!

Let’s dig deeper into these codes and learn what to do when they appear.

Official Sea-Doo Beep Code List

When it comes to the newer 4-stoke models, you can expect to have 4 different beep codes on the Sea-Doo:

– One long beep: D.E.S.S. key or ECM issues

– A 2-second beep every 15 minutes interval: Engine management system or iBR faults

– A 2-second beep every 5 minutes interval: Low fuel or fuel sensor issues

– Continuous beeps: Serious engine or exhaust system issues. Turn off the engine immediately!

Let’s take a closer look at each code one-by-one. (Source: Official Sea-Doo Operator’s Guide)

One long beep

(while installing tether cord on watercraft engine cut-off switch)

Bad D.E.S.S. system connection: Reinstall tether cord cap correctly on the engine cut-off


Wrong D.E.S.S. key: Use a tether cord that has been programmed for the


Defective D.E.S.S. key: Use another tether cord with programmed D.E.S.S. key.

Defective engine cut-off switch: Refer to an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.

Improper operation of ECM or defective wiring harness: Seek service from an authorized Sea-Doo

Dealer or repair shop.

A 2-Second Beep Every 15 Minutes Interval

Watercraft is upside down. Turn watercraft upright!

Engine management system fault: Seek service from an authorized Sea-Doo dealer or repair shop.

iBR system fault: Refer to an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.

A 2-Second Beep Every 5 Minutes Interval

Low fuel level: Refill fuel tank. If problem persists, refer to an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.

Fuel tank level sensor or circuitmalfunction: Refer to an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.

Continuously Beeps

High engine temperature coolant: Chech the „ENGINE OVERHEATING” chapter in the owner’s manual.

High exhaust temperature: Seek service from an authorized Sea-Doo dealer or repair shop.

Low oil pressure: Turn off engine as soon as possible. Check oil level and refill. Seek service from an authorized Sea-Doo dealer or repair shop.

Sea-Doo Fault Message List

Besides the beep codes, the fault messages are just as important.

You can easily read these error messages as they’re clearly displayed where otherwise the special modes like the ’Sport’ or ’Touring’ modes are usually indicated.

What Are Sea-Doo Fault Messages?

Sea-Doo fault messages and indicator lights provide you with information on a special condition that exists on the craft or when any other issues occur. Depending on the problem encountered Sea-Doo fault messages vary widely. The most common messages refer to battery issues, engine or exhaust system problems, or fuel line issues. Sometimes they are simply notifications that warn you to refill the tank or get the regular services done.

Below you can find the official Sea-Doo Fault Message List.

Sea-Doo Fault Message List

LOW FUEL level indicator, (NO message)Low fuel level warning
LOW or HIGH BATTERY VOLTAGELow/high battery voltage
HI EXHAUST TEMPERATUREHigh exhaust temperature detected
HI ENGINE TEMPERATUREHigh engine temperature detected
LOW OIL PRESSURELow oil pressure
IBR MODULE ERRORiBR system fault
RIGHT KEYPAD ERRORGauge control button malfunction
LOW OIL PRESSUREEngine low oil pressure detected
HIGH EXHAUST TEMPERATUREHigh exhaust temperature detected
CHECK ENGINEEngine system malfunction or maintenance required
HIGH BATTERY VOLTAGEHigh battery voltage detected
LOWBATTERY VOLTAGELow battery voltage detected
LIMP HOME MODEMajor fault detected, engine power limited
FUEL SENSOR DEFECTIVEFuel level sensor fault
WATER TEMP SENSOR DEFECTIVEProblem with water temperature sensor, not sending water temperature info.
CALIBRATION CHECKSUM ERRORCluster programming corrupted
MAINTENANCE REQUIREDWatercraft maintenance required
UNSYNC GPSGPS signal synchronization with navigation satellites not acquired
FUNCTION CANNOT BE ACTIVATEDMessage when a function is not or cannot be properly activated
O.T.A.S. FAILUREO.T.A.S. sensor failure (or not detected), or O.T.A.S. system failure

What to Do if a Beep Code and Fault Message Appear

The first and most important thing to do is stay calm, as in many cases these error messages will cease automatically.

This is because in instances of transient or minor faults, these message automatically disappear if the condition that caused the malfunction doesn’t exist anymore.

Here is What to Do in case of a Sea-Doo Fault Message

  1. So, if you notice any fault message or beep sound, release the throttle immediately and let the craft return to idle speed. In many cases just doing this can help eliminate the error code and return the craft to normal operation.
  2. If this doesn’t help, remove the key, wait 3 minutes, and attach the key again.
  3. Start the engine and check whether the fault message is still active.
  4. Depending on the type of fault, your Sea-Doo will react differently. In case of a serious malfunction, you probably won’t be able to start the engine.
  5. What is a Limp Mode on a Sea-Doo? In cases of a minor issue, the system allows you to operate the engine, but with just limited performance. If you can see a „Limp home mode” message on the dashboard, this means you can ride your Sea-Doo but at a reduced speed only, and you must head back to the dock immediately!
  6. If your Sea-Doo is beeping continuously this refers to a major fault, which means you have to stop the engine immediately. In this case, it’s highly recommended that you not start the engine to avoid further damage. Best practice is to tow your Sea-Doo back to the dock using another vessel.
  7. Check the owner’s manual for further guidance and get your Sea-Doo inspected by an authorized Sea-Doo dealer as soon as possible.

Sea-Doo Fault Code List

What is a Sea-Doo Fault Code?

The Sea-Doo fault codes (aslo known as Sea-Doo error codes) are an indication that the monitoring system has detected a malfunction. A Sea-Doo fault code consists of an alphanumeric designator and another 3 digits, which are a mix of numbers and letters. The alphanumeric designator identifies the category of the fault, while the next digits define the exact issue.

Beware that unlike fault messages and indicator lights, Sea-Doo fault codes aren’t displayed on the dashboard.

But don’t worry, the system warns you in case of any malfunction with beeps and fault messages, and at the same time, it records a fault code.

Without further ado, the official Sea-Doo fault codes are as follows:

Sea-Doo Manifold Fault Codes

P0106Manifold atmospheric pressure sensor out of range
P0107Manifold atmospheric pressure sensor or
P0107Manifold barometric pressure sensor shorted to ground
P0108Manifold atmospheric pressure sensor or
P0108Manifold barometric pressure sensor shorted to 12V or open circuit
P0111Intake manifold temp sensor faulty
P0112Intake manifold shorted to ground
P0113Intake manifold shorted to 12V or open circuit

Sea-Doo Engine Sensor Fault Codes

P0116Engine temp sensor faulty
P0117Engine temp sensor shorted to ground
P0118Engine temp sensor shorted to 12V or open circuit

Sea-Doo Fuel Line Fault Codes

P01231Fuel pump shorted to ground or open circuit
P0231Burnt starter, fuel pump 10A fuse
P0232Fuel pump shorted to 12V
P0236Knock sensor out of range
P0261#1 injector short to ground or open circuit
P0262#1 injector shorted to 12V
P0264#2 injector short to ground or open circuit
P0265#2 injector shorted to 12V
P0267#3 injector short to ground or open circuit
P0268#3 injector shorted to 12V
P0461Fuel level sensor circuit out of range
P0462Fuel level sensor shorted to ground
P0463Fuel level sensor circuit shorted to 12V or open circuit

Sea-Doo Camshaft and Crankshaft Fault Codes

P0336Crank position sensor - wrong RPM detected
P0337No CPS signal, but CAPS signal detected
P0339Crank signal fault not plausible with cam signal
P0344Cam phase sensor signal missing
P0344, P1200Burnt TOPS 10A fuse

Sea-Doo Ignition Fault Codes

P0351Ignition coil #1 open circuit or shorted to ground or to 12V
P0351, P0261Burnt cylinder #1 ignition coil and injection 10A fuse
P0352Ignition coil #2 open circuit or shorted to ground or to 12V
P0352, P0264Burnt cylinder #2 ignition coil and injection 10A fuse
P0353Ignition coil #3 open circuit or shorted to ground or to 12V
P0353, P0267Burnt cylinder #3 ignition coil and injection 10A fuse

Sea-Doo Exhaust Fault Codes

P0544Exhaust gas temperature sensor faulty
P0545Exhaust gas temperature switch shorted to ground
P0546Exhaust gas temperature switch shorted to 12V or open circuit

Sea-Doo VTS Fault Codes

VTS stands for “Variable Trim System,” an acronym Sea-Doo uses for its adjustable trim system.

P1590 VTS position sensor out of range
P1591 VTS position sensor - low voltage
P1592 VTS position sensor - high voltage
P1593 VTS malfunction
P1690 VTS control up circuit open circuit or shorted to ground
P1690, P1692Burnt VTS 7.5A fuse
P1691 VTS control up circuit shorted to battery
P1692VTS control down circuit open circuit or shorted to ground
P1693VTS control down circuit shorted to battery

Sea-Doo Electric System/ECU Fault Codes

ECU (Engine Control Unit) is the main computer on 4-stroke Sea-Doos.

P0122TPS out of range - short to ground
P0123TPS out of range - short to 12V or open circuit
P0505DLA output stage cutoff memory circuit or
P0505output stage fault or open circuit or short to 12V
P0513Incorrect DESS key
P0520Oil pressure switch faulty
P0536Battery voltage too high
P0562Battery voltage too low
P0600CAN communication problem detected by EMS or MPEM
P0600Burnt MPEM 2A fuse
P0601TPS learns unlikely or checksum fault
P0602ECU not coded
P0604RAM faulty
P0605EEPROM faulty
P0605Checksum fault EEPROM
P0608Sensor 5V power supply short to ground
P0608Sensor 5V power supply short to 12V
P0616Starter relay short to ground or open circuit
P0616Burnt Bilge pump, beeper, diagnostic center 3A fuse
P0617 Starter relay short to 12V
P1102 TPS adaption failure
P1104 TPS adaption cancelled
P1148 Fuel injector 1,2 or 3 - safety fuel cutoff disabled
P1200 Blow-by valve shorted to ground or open circuit
P1201 Blow-by valve shorted to 12V
P1202 Oil tank pressure switch implausible or blow-by valve still closed
P1517 Compass out of range
P1607 MPEM fault
P1675 Spare output 1 shorted to ground or open circuit
P1675 Burnt depth gauge or spare 2A fuse
P1676 Spare output 1 shorted to 12V
P1678 Spare output 2 shorted to ground or open circuit
P1678 Burnt spare 5A fuse
P1679 Spare output 2 shorted to 12V
P1680 Communication problem detected by MPEM
P1680, P1681Burnt information center 1A fuse
P1681Communication problem - instrument cluster message missing
P1682Communication problem - EMS message missing
P1683 COM RAM fault

How to Read a Sea-Doo Fault Code

You can read the Sea-Doo fault codes with the B.U.D.S (BRP Utility and Diagnostic Software). This means you have to attach a computer to your Sea-Doo on which this software is installed. In the software you can find the Sea-Doo fault codes if you click on the Read Data button and the Faults tab. Aside from B.U.D.S. you can also read a list the fault codes with the easy-to-use CanDooPro Software.

The main advantage of this diagnostic software is that it shows not only the active but also all the previous errors that have occurred in the past. You can browse and list all of your Sea-Doo’s fault codes with their details, along with the required service actions as well.

If you don’t have this software and the diagnostic cables your only way you can read the fault codes is if you take your Sea-Doo to an authorized dealer or service shop.


As you already know there are differences between Sea-Doo fault codes, Sea-Soo check engine codes, fault codes, and beep codes.

Sea-Doo fault messages are displayed on the dashboard and only identify the type of fault. They can inform you whether it’s an engine, electric system, or fuel line malfunction, but unfortunately, they don’t provide exact information about the malfunction.

If a fault message appears on your Sea-Doo’s dashboard, just release the throttle, remove the key, wait 3 minutes, then start the engine again. In many cases, this helps to eliminate the message. If not, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Sea-Doo beep codes are an extra warning beyond fault messages. If you hear beep codes, always check the dashboard for error messages to get familiar with the malfunction. The most important to do if your Sea-Doo is beeping continuously is to immediately turn off the engine and don’t start it again!

Sea-doo fault codes (or Sea-Doo error codes) are different from fault messages. You can read these fault codes exclusively using special software and diagnostic cables. Your Sea-Doo has to be connected to a computer, and the software can list all of the active and historical fault codes. If you want to read these fault codes, you have to invest in this software with the diagnostic cables. Your other option is to take your Sea-Doo to a dealership or service shop.

If beep codes of fault messages appear on your Sea-Doo, the best practice is for you to check it out in your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Also, never overlook periodical services like an oil change or winterizing your Sea-Doo, as proper maintenance can reduce the risks of breakdowns and malfunctions!


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