Engine-Codes - Honda - P0011 HONDA

P0011 HONDA - Variable Control Timing System Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0011 HONDA Possible Causes

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Valve Timing Control (VTC) open or shorted circuit.
  • Valve Timing Control (VTC) electrical connector
  • Faulty Valve Timing Control (VTC)
  • Damaged ECM

How is the P0011 HONDA code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0011 HONDA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0011 HONDA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of power
  • Engine rough idle

P0011 HONDA Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) optimizes the valve timing using the Valve Timing Control (VTC). The ECM sends a target duty cycle control signal to the VTC. This control signal regulates the oil pressure supplied to the VTC. The VTC can advance or retard the engine timing.

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