P1257 HONDA - VTEC System Malfunction
P1257 HONDA Possible Causes
- Engine oil level low
- Low engine oil pressure
- Blocked oil passage
- Faulty VCT oil control valve
How is the P1257 HONDA 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.
What is the cost to diagnose the P1257 HONDA code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the P1257 HONDA 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.
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P1257 HONDA MeaningThe 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, the P1257 code is set.
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