Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

1.8L L4 - Auto 11

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Trouble Code: P1854



Data BUS Powertrain Hardware Defective

Possible Causes:



Check the Terminal resistance for CAN-bus
 
Data-Bus wires have short
 
Data-Bus components are malfunctioning
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1855



Data BUS Powertrain Software Version Control

Possible Causes:



Check the Terminal resistance for CAN-bus
 
Data-Bus wires have short
 
Data-Bus components are malfunctioning
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1857



Load Signal Error Message From Engine Control

Possible Causes:



Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Motor for intake flap is faulty
 
Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1861



Throttle Position Sensor Message from ECM

Possible Causes:



Throttle Position (TP) Sensor has failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 has failed
 
ECM has failed
 
Ground (GND) connections between engine and chassis must be OK
 
Engine Control Module (ECM) may not connected
 

Trouble Code: P1866



Data Bus Powertrain Missing Messages

Possible Causes:



Check the Terminal resistance for CAN-bus
 
Data-Bus wires have short
 
Data-Bus components are malfunctioning
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1912



Brake Booster Pressure Sensor Short Circuit to B+

Possible Causes:



Circuit short to ground or open
 
Brake booster pressure sensor has failed or is dirty
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1913



Brake Booster Pressure Sensor Short Circuit to Ground

Possible Causes:



Circuit short to ground or open
 
Brake booster pressure sensor has failed or is dirty
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2088



-A- Camshaft Position Control Circuit Low Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Camshaft position control wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
Camshaft adjustment valve has failed
 
Circuit is open or grounded
 
Assembly is damaged or it has failed (an open circuit)
 
ECM power supply relay has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2089



-A- Camshaft Position Control Circuit High Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Camshaft position control wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
Camshaft adjustment valve has failed
 
Circuit is open or grounded
 
Assembly is damaged or it has failed (an open circuit)
 
ECM power supply relay has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2096



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2097



Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2101



Throttle Actuator Control Motor Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



TACM wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
TACM wiring may be crossed in the wire harness assembly
 
TACM (motor) circuit is open, or TACM assembly is damaged (possible open circuit)
 
TACM or the Throttle Valve is dirty
 
Throttle Position sensor has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2106



Throttle Actuator Control System - Forced Limited Power Conditions

Possible Causes:



TACM wiring harness connector is damaged or open
 
TACM wiring may be crossed in the wire harness assembly
 
TACM (motor) circuit is open, or TACM assembly is damaged (possible open circuit)
 
TACM or the Throttle Valve is dirty
 
Throttle Position sensor has failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2122



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -D- Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2123



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -D- Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2127



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -E- Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2128



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -E- Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2133



Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor -F- Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:



Ground between engine and chassis may be broken
 
Throttle position sensor may have failed
 
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor has failed
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle position sensor has failed
 
Faulty voltage supply
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2138



Throttle Position Sensor D/E Voltage Correlation

Possible Causes:



ETC TP sensor connector is damaged or shorted
 
ETC TP sensor circuits shorted together in the wire harness
 
ETC TP sensor signal circuit is shorted to VREF (5v)
 
ETC TP sensor is damaged or the ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2177



System Too Lean Off Idle Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Motor for intake flap is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
Fuel Injector(s) may have failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2178



System Too Rich Off Idle Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Motor for intake flap is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Check circuits for shorts to each other, ground or power
 
Fuel Injector(s) may have failed
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2181



Cooling System Performance Malfunction

Possible Causes:



ECT sensor has failed
 
ECT Sensor (on Radiator) has failed
 
ECT sensor signal circuit is open (inspect wiring & connector)
 
ECT sensor signal circuit is shorted
 
Cooling system malfunction, or the thermostat is stuck
 
Engine not operating at normal operating temperature
 
EOT sensor is damaged or it has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2231



O2 Sensor Signal Circuit Shorted to Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2237



O2 Sensor Positive Current Control Circuit/Open Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2243



O2 Sensor Reference Voltage Circuit/Open Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2251



O2 Sensor Negative Voltage Circuit/Open Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2257



Secondary Air Injection System Control -A- Circuit Low

Possible Causes:



AIR solenoid power circuit (B+) is open (check dedicated fuse)
 
AIR bypass solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
AIR diverter solenoid control circuit open or shorted to ground
 
AIR pump control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Check valve (one or more) is damaged or leaking
 
Solid State relay is damaged or it has failed
 
Check activation of Secondary Air Injection (AIR) Pump Relay
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2258



Secondary Air Injection System Control -A- Circuit High

Possible Causes:



AIR solenoid power circuit (B+) is open (check dedicated fuse)
 
AIR bypass solenoid control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
AIR diverter solenoid control circuit open or shorted to ground
 
AIR pump control circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
Check valve (one or more) is damaged or leaking
 
Solid State relay is damaged or it has failed
 
Check activation of Secondary Air Injection (AIR) Pump Relay
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2270



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 1 Sensor 2

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2271



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Rich Bank 1 Sensor 2

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2274



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 2 Sensor 3

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2275



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Rich Bank 2 Sensor 3

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2279



Intake Air System Leak

Possible Causes:



Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor is damaged or has failed
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Motor for intake flap is faulty
 
ECM has failed
 
IAT sensor signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
IAT sensor is damaged or has failed
 
ECM has failed.
 

Trouble Code: P2400



EVAP Leak Detection Pump (LDP) Control Circuit Open

Possible Causes:



EVAP LDP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP LDP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP LDP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 
EVAP canister system has an improper seal
 
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve 1 has failed
 
Leak Detection Pump (LDP) is faulty
 
Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 

Trouble Code: P2401



EVAP Leak Detection Pump Control Circuit Low

Possible Causes:



EVAP LDP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP LDP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP LDP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 
EVAP canister system has an improper seal
 
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve 1 has failed
 
Leak Detection Pump (LDP) is faulty
 
Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 

Trouble Code: P2402



EVAP Leak Detection Pump Control Circuit High

Possible Causes:



EVAP LDP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP LDP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP LDP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 
EVAP canister system has an improper seal
 
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve 1 has failed
 
Leak Detection Pump (LDP) is faulty
 
Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 

Trouble Code: P2403



EVAP Leak Detection Pump Sense Circuit Open

Possible Causes:



EVAP LDP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP LDP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP LDP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 
EVAP canister system has an improper seal
 
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve 1 has failed
 
Leak Detection Pump (LDP) is faulty
 
Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 

Trouble Code: P2404



EVAP Leak Detection Pump Sense Circuit Range/Performance

Possible Causes:



EVAP LDP power supply circuit is open
 
EVAP LDP solenoid valve is damaged or it has failed
 
EVAP LDP canister has a leak or a poor seal
 
ECM has failed
 
EVAP canister system has an improper seal
 
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve 1 has failed
 
Leak Detection Pump (LDP) is faulty
 
Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
 
EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel tank pressure sensor, canister vent solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve).
 

Trouble Code: P2414



O2 Sensor Exhaust Sample Error Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor is damaged or has failed
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Motor for intake flap is faulty
 
ECM has failed
 
Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 

Trouble Code: P2626



O2 Sensor Pumping Current Trim Circuit/Open Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Check activation of Recirculation Pump Relay
 
Oxygen sensor (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (before catalytic converter) is faulty
 
Oxygen sensor heater (behind catalytic converter) is faulty
 

 
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