Engine-Codes - Acura - P1253 ACURA

P1253 ACURA - VTEC System Malfunction

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

P1253 ACURA Possible Causes

  • Engine oil level low
  • Low engine oil pressure
  • Blocked oil passage
  • Faulty VCT oil control valve

How do I fix code P1253 ACURA

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.

Tech Notes

If the P1253 is present, start by checking the engine oil level and condition. Change engine oil and filter if necessary with factory recommended oil weight.

Cost of diagnosing the P1253 ACURA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P1253 ACURA 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)

P1253 ACURA Meaning

The VTEC system, in conjunction with the Engine Control Module (ECM), activates the VTEC solenoid valve to control oil pressure to the VTEC mechanism that is installed in the valve system to switch valve timing between Low and High. If the VTEC solenoid valve has an open or short circuit, a DTC is stored.

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