P0012 FORD - Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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

P0012 FORD Possible Causes

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

First diagnose P0012 FORD code

    Check 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 terminals.

P0012 FORD 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

Cost of diagnosing the P0012 FORD code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0012 FORD 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.

P0012 FORD Possible Symptoms

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

P0012 FORD Meaning

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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