Engine-Codes - Cadillac - P0171 CADILLAC

P0171 CADILLAC Code - Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0171 CADILLAC Code?

  • Intake air leaks
  • Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
  • Ignition misfiring
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Exhaust gas leaks
  • Incorrect fuel pressure
  • Lack of fuel
  • Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
  • Incorrect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hose connection

|How to Fix the P0171 CADILLAC 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.

|P0171 CADILLAC code tech notes

If the P0171 is combined with the P0174 code, it's very likely that the problem is caused by an intake leak. If there are no intake leaks, the next step is to replace the air filter and clean the air flow meter. If the problem persists the front oxygen (O2) sensor may need to be replaced.
The P0171 code could also be caused may be caused by one or more of the following: debris on the MAF sensor causing an incorrect reading, improper oil level, low or high fuel pressure, or Engine Control Temperature (ECT) Sensor reading inaccurate.

There are Factory Service Bulletins for the following Cadillac models:

2000-2013 Cadillac All Models:
2000-2013 Cadillac Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0171

2007 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
2007 Cadillac Escalade Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0171

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|What is the cost to diagnose the P0171 CADILLAC code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0171 CADILLAC 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.

|When is the P0171 CADILLAC code detected?

- Fuel injection system does not operate properly.
- The amount of mixture ratio compensation is too small. (The mixture ratio is too lean.)

|What are P0171 CADILLAC code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Excessive Fuel Consumption

|What Does the P0171 CADILLAC Code Mean?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the air/fuel metering system in order to provide the best possible combination of drivability, fuel economy, and emission control. Fuel delivery is controlled differently during Open Loop and Closed Loop. During Open Loop, the ECM determines fuel delivery based on sensor signals without heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) input. During Closed Loop, the ECM adds HO2S inputs to calculate the short- and long-term fuel trim (FT) adjustments. If the HO2S indicates a lean condition, the fuel trim values will be above 0 percent. If the HO2S indicates a rich condition, the FT values will be below 0 percent. The short-term FT values change rapidly in response to the HO2S voltage signals. The long-term FT makes coarse adjustments in order to maintain an air/fuel ratio of 14.7:1.

Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1

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