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P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ Code - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ Code?

  • Faulty Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid
  • Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid harness is open or shorted
  • Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid circuit poor electrical connection
  • Mechanical Defect
  • Valve Timing

|How to Fix the P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ Code?

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.

|P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ code tech notes

Mercedes Benz Code = 0272 Continuous camshaft adjustment (RIGHT): Incorrect position of the intake camshaft (P0012)

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|What Does the P0012 MERCEDES-BENZ Code Mean?

This fault code is stored when a fault is detected with the camshaft control circuit. The circuit is monitored by the Engine Control Module (ECM) for anomalies. Mechanical defects such as timing issues can result in this fault code. Basic engine timing should be checked before any further investigations.

'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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