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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: 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: P2179



System Too Lean Off Idle Bank 2

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: P2180



System Too Rich Off Idle Bank 2

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: P2184



Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit Low

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: P2185



Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 2 Circuit High

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: P2187



System Too Lean On Idle Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2188



System Too Rich On Idle Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2189



System Too Lean On Idle Bank 2

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2190



System Too Rich On Idle Bank 2

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2191



System Too Lean at Higher Load Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2192



System Too Rich at Higher Load Bank 1

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2193



System Too Lean at Higher Load Bank 2

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2194



System Too Rich at Higher Load Bank 2

Possible Causes:



Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge regulator valve is faulty
 
Exhaust system components are damaged
 
Fuel injectors are faulty
 
Fuel pressure regulator and residual pressure have failed
 
Fuel Pump (FP) in fuel tank is faulty
 
Intake system has leaks (false air)
 
Secondary Air Injection (AIR) system has an improper seal
 
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor has failed
 
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
 
ECM has failed
 

Trouble Code: P2195



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Engine oil level high
 
Camshaft timing error
 
Cylinder compression low
 
Exhaust leaks in front of O2S
 
EGR valve is stuck open
 
EGR gasket is leaking
 
EVR diaphragm is leaking
 
Damaged fuel pressure regulator or extremely low fuel pressure
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
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
 
Air leaks after the MAF sensor
 
PCV system leaks
 
Dip stick not seated properly
 

Trouble Code: P2196



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Rich Bank 1 Sensor 1

Possible Causes:



Engine oil level high
 
Camshaft timing error
 
Cylinder compression low
 
Exhaust leaks in front of O2S
 
EGR valve is stuck open
 
EGR gasket is leaking
 
EVR diaphragm is leaking
 
Damaged fuel pressure regulator or extremely low fuel pressure
 
O2S circuit is open or shorted in the wiring harness
 
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
 
Air leaks after the MAF sensor
 
PCV system leaks
 
Dip stick not seated properly
 

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: P2234



O2 Sensor Signal Circuit Shorted to Heater Circuit Bank 2 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: P2240



O2 Sensor Positive Current Control Circuit/Open Bank 2 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: P2247



O2 Sensor Reference Voltage Circuit/Open Bank 2 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: P2254



O2 Sensor Negative Voltage Circuit/Open Bank 2 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: P2272



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 2 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: P2273



O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Rich Bank 2 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: 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: P2336



Cylinder #1 Above Knock Threshold

Possible Causes:



Contact surfaces between knock sensor and cylinder block are dirty
 
Knock Sensors not tightened to be exactly 20 Nm.
 
Knock sensor(s) have failed
 
Engine Control Module (ECM) is not connected or has failed
 
There is a fuel contamination
 
Engine equipment is lose or broken
 

Trouble Code: P2337



Cylinder #2 Above Knock Threshold

Possible Causes:



Contact surfaces between knock sensor and cylinder block are dirty
 
Knock Sensors not tightened to be exactly 20 Nm.
 
Knock sensor(s) have failed
 
Engine Control Module (ECM) is not connected or has failed
 
There is a fuel contamination
 
Engine equipment is lose or broken
 

Trouble Code: P2338



Cylinder #3 Above Knock Threshold

Possible Causes:



Contact surfaces between knock sensor and cylinder block are dirty
 
Knock Sensors not tightened to be exactly 20 Nm.
 
Knock sensor(s) have failed
 
Engine Control Module (ECM) is not connected or has failed
 
There is a fuel contamination
 
Engine equipment is lose or broken
 

Trouble Code: P2339



Cylinder #4 Above Knock Threshold

Possible Causes:



Contact surfaces between knock sensor and cylinder block are dirty
 
Knock Sensors not tightened to be exactly 20 Nm.
 
Knock sensor(s) have failed
 
Engine Control Module (ECM) is not connected or has failed
 
There is a fuel contamination
 
Engine equipment is lose or broken
 

 
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