Engine-Codes - Kia - P0016 KIA

P0016 KIA - Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correction- Bank 1 Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0016 KIA Possible Causes

  • Faulty Crankshaft Position
  • Crankshaft Position harness is open or shorted circuit.
  • Crankshaft Position circuit poor electrical connector
  • Faulty Camshaft Position
  • Camshaft Position harness is open or shorted circuit.
  • Camshaft Position circuit poor electrical connector
  • Incorrect timing
  • Engine mechanical problems
  • Damaged Engine Control Module (ECM)

How is the P0016 KIA 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.

Tech Notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following KIA models:

Kia Rio (JB)
Kia Soul (AM)
Kia Optima (MG)
Kia Rondo (UN)
Kia Forte (TD)
Kia Spectra (LD)
Kia Sportage (KM)
Kia Optima (MG)
Kia Sedona (VQ)
Kia Amanti (GH)
Kia Borrego (HM)
Kia Sedona (VQ)
Kia Sorento (BL)
Kia Borrego (HM)

The bulletin provides information on how to inspect and diagnose problems related to the Oil Control Valve (OCV) used in Constant Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), if at any time the OCV is suspected as the caused of rough idling, poor acceleration, camshaft timing misalignment-related trouble codes, misfire-related trouble codes.

Factory Service Bulletin: Kia Constant Variable Valve Timing Oil Control Valve Inspection OBDII Code P0016

What is the cost to diagnose the P0016 KIA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0016 KIA 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.

When is the code detected?

If the relative angle between CKPS and CMPS is out of the threshold value, the ECM determines that a

Possible Symptoms

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

P0016 KIA Meaning

The Camshaft Position Sensor (CMPS) and the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) are hall effect type of sensors that generate voltage using a sensor and a target wheel. Then CMPS signal is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the ECM uses the its signal for synchronizing the firing of sequential fuel injectors. And the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) is sent to the ECM and it calculates engine RPM by using CKPS's signal and controls the injection duration and the ignition timing.

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