Kia_Sephia_Rio_Spectra_Optima_1998-2006

TroubleCodes (70 of 130)

Print

2.4L L4 VIN 6 Auto



Trouble Code: P0138

HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph, and the PCM detected the front HO2S signal remained fixed at more than 600 mv during the CCM test.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal tracking (wet/oily) in connector causing a short
 
HO2S signal circuit shorted to VREF or system power (B+)
 
HO2S signal circuit is open, or the ground circuit is open
 
HO2S heater supply voltage is open or the HO2S has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0139

HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Slow Response

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph, and the PCM detected the average ratio between the HO2S Actual and maximum allowed frequency during 100 Lambda cycles was more than the Threshold value (e.g., 0.66 Hz).

Possible Causes:



Exhaust leak present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
Front HO2S failed, or front & rear HO2S connections reversed
 
HO2S has deteriorated, is contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0140

HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) No Activity Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at cruise speed at over 3 mph for more than 2 minutes, and the PCM detected the HO2S signal stroke rationality was more than the threshold value (0.250 volt) during the Oxygen Sensor Monitor test.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
HO2S has deteriorated, is contaminated or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0141

HO2S-12 (Bank 1 Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running and PCM detected the HO2S heater current was more than 2 amps, or it was less than 0.25 amps.

Possible Causes:



HO2S power feed circuit from the Main Relay is open
 
HO2S heater control circuit is open
 
HO2S heater element has high resistance, is shorted or open
 
HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0152

HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph for more than 2-3 minutes, and the PCM detected an unexpected voltage condition on the HO2S signal circuit.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal circuit open or shorted to ground
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to VREF or to system power (B+)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0154

HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) No Activity Detected

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph for more than 2 minutes, and the PCM detected the HO2S signal stroke rationality was more than the threshold value (0.250 volt) during the Oxygen Sensor Monitor test.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
HO2S has deteriorated, is contaminated or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0155

HO2S-21 (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running and PCM detected the HO2S heater current was more than 2 amps, or it was less than 0.25 amps.

Possible Causes:



HO2S power feed circuit from the Main Relay is open
 
HO2S heater control circuit is open
 
HO2S heater element has high resistance, is shorted or open
 
HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0156

HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph for more than 2 minutes, and the PCM detected an unexpected low voltage condition on the HO2S-22 circuit during the CCM test.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal circuit open between the HO2S and the PCM
 
HO2S signal circuit shorted to ground between HO2S and PCM
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0159

HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Slow Response

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph for more than 2 minutes, and the PCM detected the average ratio between the HO2S Actual and maximum allowed frequency during 100 Lambda cycles was more than the Threshold value (e.g., 0.66 Hz) during the Oxygen Sensor Monitor test.

Possible Causes:



Exhaust leak present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
Front HO2S failed, or front & rear HO2S connections reversed
 
HO2S has deteriorated, is contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0160

HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running in closed loop at a speed over 3 mph, and the PCM detected an unexpected high voltage condition on the HO2S circuit during the CCM test.

Possible Causes:



HO2S signal circuit is shorted to VREF or to the Heater power
 
HO2S signal circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0161

HO2S-22 (Bank 2 Sensor 2) Heater Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine started, engine running and PCM detected the HO2S heater current was more than 2 amps, or it was less than 0.25 amps.

Possible Causes:



HO2S power feed circuit from the Main Relay is open
 
HO2S heater control circuit is open
 
HO2S heater element has high resistance, is shorted or open
 
HO2S heater is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0170

Fuel System Too Rich or Too Lean (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0171and P0172 not set, engine running in closed loop for over 2 minutes, and the PCM detected the amount of rich or lean Fuel Trim correction exceeded the Threshold maximum.

Possible Causes:



Air leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
Air being drawn in from leaks in engine gaskets or other seals
 
Incorrect fuel pressure, or one or more fuel injectors has failed
 
Front HO2S element is contaminated or has failed
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (BARO, ECT or IAT)
 

Trouble Code: P0171

Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop at a speed of over 5 mph for 2-3 minutes, and the PCM detected the Lambda correction value exceeded the "high" Threshold limit, condition met for 200 seconds.

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in intake manifold, exhaust pipes or exhaust manifold
 
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
 
Air is being drawn in from leaks in gaskets or other seals
 
O2S element is deteriorated or has failed
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAP)
 

Trouble Code: P0172

Fuel System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop at a speed of over 5 mph for 2-3 minutes, and the PCM detected the Lambda correction value exceeded the "low" Threshold limit, condition met for 240 seconds.

Possible Causes:



One or more injectors leaking or pressure regulator is leaking
 
O2S element is deteriorated or has failed
 
EVAP vapor recovery system has failed (canister full of fuel)
 
Base engine fault (i.e., cam timing incorrect, engine oil too high
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAP)
 

Trouble Code: P0174

Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 2)

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop at a speed of over 5 mph for 2-3 minutes, and the PCM detected the Lambda correction value exceeded the "high" Threshold limit, condition met for 200 seconds.

Possible Causes:



Air leaks in intake manifold, exhaust pipes or exhaust manifold
 
One or more injectors restricted or pressure regulator has failed
 
Air is being drawn in from leaks in gaskets or other seals
 
O2S element is deteriorated or has failed
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAP)
 

Trouble Code: P0175

Fuel System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running in closed loop at a speed of over 5 mph for 2-3 minutes, and the PCM detected the Lambda correction value exceeded the "low" Threshold limit, condition met for 240 seconds.

Possible Causes:



One or more injectors leaking or pressure regulator is leaking
 
O2S element is deteriorated or has failed
 
EVAP vapor recovery system has failed (canister full of fuel)
 
Base engine fault (i.e., cam timing incorrect, engine oil too high
 
A "fuel control" sensor is out of calibration (ECT, IAT or MAP)
 

Trouble Code: P0181

Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: If the voltage difference between fuel tank temperature and engine coolant temperature at starting is greater than threshold value (above 59 degree F), a fault code exists. Rationality check. Engine coolant 14 to 122 degrees F.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection
 
Faulty fuel temperature sensor
 
Faulty PCM
 

Trouble Code: P0182

Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: If the sensor signal is less than 0.1 volt after starting, a fault code exists. Output voltage (VFTS) is monitored.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection
 
Short to ground in fuel temperature sensor circuit
 
Faulty fuel temperature sensor
 
Faulty PCM
 

Trouble Code: P0183

Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: If the sensor signal is above 4.6 volts after starting, a fault code exists. Output voltage (VFTS) is monitored.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection
 
Open in fuel temperature sensor circuit
 
Faulty fuel temperature sensor
 
Faulty PCM
 

Trouble Code: P0196

Engine Oil temperature Sensor Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: Stuck oil temperature sensor signal or unusual low or high signal. Condition 1 (signal high or low), engine coolant temperature more than 158 degrees F and oil temperature less than 68 degrees F. Condition 2 (signal high or low), engine coolant temperature less than 158 degrees F and oil temperature above 212 degrees F. Condition 3 (stuck signal) engine coolant temperature less than 104 degrees F.

Possible Causes:



Contact resistance in connectors
 
faulty OTS
 

Trouble Code: P0197

Engine Oil temperature Sensor Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Signal voltage lower than the possible range of a properly operating OTS. Voltage range check. Engine coolant temperature less than 212 degrees F. Oil temperature above 309 degrees F.

Possible Causes:



Short circuit to ground
 
Contact resistance in connectors
 
faulty OTS
 

Trouble Code: P0198

Engine Oil temperature Sensor High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Signal voltage higher than the possible range of a properly operating OTS. Voltage range check. Five minutes after engine start if engine coolant temperature less than 14 degrees F. Oil temperature minus 33 degrees F.

Possible Causes:



Open circuit to battery
 
Contact resistance in connectors
 
faulty OTS
 

Trouble Code: P0201

Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 1 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 1 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0202

Cylinder 2 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 2 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 2 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0203

Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 3 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 3 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0204

Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 4 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 4 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0205

Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 5 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 5 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0206

Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the identified fuel injector control circuit signal was more than the upper limit, or that it was less than the lower limit, or that no control signal was present.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 6 control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 6 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0221

Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit Range/Performance

Trouble Code Conditions: The ECM compares the TPS1 and TPS2 signal, and sets a code as required. Enabling conditions are as follows; no engine stop and engine start, no TPS adaptation request, no relevant failure.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection or damaged harness
 
Air leakage in intake system
 
Faulty TPS2
 

Trouble Code: P0222

Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: The DTC is recorded if the output voltage of the TPS 1 is lower than threshold value (Vtps1 less than or equal to 0.2 volt). TPS 1 low input.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection
 
Open or short to ground in TPS circuit
 
Faulty TPS
 
Faulty PCM
 

Trouble Code: P0223

Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: The DTC is recorded if the output voltage of the TPS 1 higher than threshold value (Vtps1 greater than or equal to 4.85 volts, load value, EV less than 70 percent) when TPS 2 (Vtps2 less than or equal to 2.5 volts) is normal. TPS 1 high input.

Possible Causes:



Poor connection
 
Open or short to ground in TPS circuit
 
Faulty TPS
 
Faulty PCM
 

Trouble Code: P0230

Fuel Pump Circuit Malfunction

Trouble Code Conditions: Key on, and then the PCM detected an unexpected voltage condition on the fuel pump circuit through the fuel pump monitoring input.

Possible Causes:



Fuel pump control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Fuel pump relay power circuit from ignition switch is open
 
Fuel pump relay is damaged or has failed
 
PCM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0261

Fuel Injector 1 Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 1 signal was in a low signal state (0 volt) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 1 control circuit is shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 1 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0262

Fuel Injector 1 Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 1 signal was in a high signal state (12 volts) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 1 control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Fuel injector 1 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 1 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0264

Fuel Injector 2 Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 2 signal was in a low signal state (0 volt) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 2 control circuit is shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 2 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 2 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0265

Fuel Injector 2 Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 2 signal was in a high signal state (12 volts) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 2 control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Fuel injector 2 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 2 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0267

Fuel Injector 3 Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 3 signal was in a low signal state (0 volt) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Main relay power supply circuit to the injector is open
 
Fuel injector 3 control circuit is shorted to ground
 
Fuel injector 3 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 3 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0268

Fuel Injector 3 Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 3 signal was in a high signal state (12 volts) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 3 control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Fuel injector 3 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 3 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0270

Fuel Injector 4 Circuit Low Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 4 signal was in a low signal state (0 volt) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 4 control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Fuel injector 4 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 4 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0271

Fuel Injector 4 Circuit High Input

Trouble Code Conditions: Engine running and the PCM detected the Injector 4 signal was in a high signal state (12 volts) with the injector commanded off in the test.

Possible Causes:



Fuel injector 4 control circuit is shorted to system power (B+)
 
Fuel injector 4 is damaged or has failed
 
Injector 4 "driver" circuit in the PCM is damaged or has failed
 

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo