Engine-Codes - Volkswagen - P0012 VOLKSWAGEN

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

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0012 VOLKSWAGEN Code?

  • Dirty engine oil
  • Faulty camshaft actuator
  • Low engine oil level
  • Camshaft actuator harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft actuator circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P0012 VOLKSWAGEN 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0012 VOLKSWAGEN code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0012 VOLKSWAGEN 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 VOLKSWAGEN code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0012 VOLKSWAGEN Code Mean?

Engine Management Systems (EMS) use the camshaft position sensor to manage sequential fuel injection and as part of misfire diagnosis. The EMS constantly monitors the number of pulses on the signal circuit. The EMS compares the number of camshaft sensor reference pulses and the number of crankshaft position sensor reference pulses received. If the EMS receives an incorrect number of pulses, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) should be stored in the EMS. Some engine management systems will then default to multi-port or gang-fire injector operation. The camshaft position sensor signal is required to sequence the injector operation to the proper cylinder timing. If the camshaft position sensor or circuit is faulty most engines will start. The EMS misfire diagnostic will likely be affected.

'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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