P0012 FORD - Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Camshaft timing incorrect
  • Variable Camshaft Timing solenoid stuck open

Tech notes

There is factory service bulletin for the following Ford Models:

2002 Ford Focus
2003 Ford Focus
2002-2003 Ford Focus Factory Service Bulletin OBDII code P0012

Possible symptoms

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

P0012 Ford Description

The ECM has detected the VCT position in an over retarded condition- Camshaft timing retarded
OBDII Code P0012 Ford - Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded Bank 1 - Engine-Codes.com

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