Engine-Codes - Generic - P0859

P0859 - Traction Control Input Signal High

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?

P0859 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
  • EBCM Harness is open or shorted
  • EBCM Circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

How do I fix code P0859

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 connector's pins.

Cost of diagnosing the P0859 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0859 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0859 Meaning

When traction control is active, the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM). sends a serial data message to the Engine Control Module (ECM) requesting torque reduction. When certain ECM DTCs are set, the ECM will not be able to perform the torque reduction for traction control. A serial data message is sent to the EBCM indicating that traction control is not allowed.

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