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Simos injection and ignition system
Fault table: SAE P1 and P3 codes
Fault table: SAE P1 and P3 codes

Notes:

  • ◆ The fault code overview is listed according to SAE or V.A.G code.
  • ◆ Erase fault memory after rectifying fault .

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1102

17510

Bank 1, probe 1 heating element circuit, short to positive

- Check Lambda probe heating before catalyst

P1103

17511

Bank1, probe 1 heating element circuit, performance too low

- Check Lambda probe and Lambda regulation before catalyst
=> Page 24-82

P1105

17513

Bank 1, probe 2 heating element circuit, short to positive

- Check Lambda probe heating after catalyst => Page 24-33

P1115

17523

Bank 1, probe 1 heating element circuit, short to earth

- Check Lambda probe heating before catalyst => Page 24-28

P1116

17524

Bank1, probe 1 heating element circuit, open circuit

P1117

17525

Bank 1, probe 2 heating element circuit, short to earth

- Check Lambda probe heating after catalyst => Page 24-33

P1118

17526

Bank1, probe 2 heating element open circuit

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1141

17549

Load determination, implausible value

- Check air mass meter
=> Page 24-76

P1171

17579

Angle sens. 2 for throt. valve drive -G188, implausible signal

- Check throttle valve control part => Page 24-48

- Clean throttle valve control part

P1172

17580

Angle sens. 2 for throt. valve drive -G188, signal too small

P1173

17581

Angle sens. 2 for throt. valve drive -G188, signal too large

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1176

17584

Bank 1, Lambda correction after catalyst
control limit reached

- Check intake system for leaks => Page 24-76

- Check secondary air system for leaks:

- Check fuel pump:

- Check fuel pressure regulator and holding pressure => Page 24-72

- Check injectors

- Check Lambda probe and Lambda regulation after catalyst
=> Page 24-91

- Check Lambda probe and Lambda regulation before catalyst => Page 24-82

- Check activated charcoal filter solenoid valve 1 => Page 01-61 , final control diagnosis

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1213

17621

Injector Cyl. 1 -N30 short to positive

- Check injectors

P1214

17622

Injector Cyl. 2 -N31 short to positive

P1215

17623

Injector Cyl. 3 -N32 short to positive

P1216

17624

Injector Cyl. 4 -N33 short to positive

P1225

17633

Injector Cyl. 1 -N30 short to earth

P1226

17634

Injector Cyl. 2 -N31 short to earth

P1227

17635

Injector Cyl. 3 -N32 short to earth

P1228

17636

Injector Cyl. 4 -N33 short to earth

P1237

17645

Injector Cyl. 1 -N30 open circuit

P1238

17646

Injector Cyl. 2 -N31 open circuit

P1239

17647

Injector Cyl. 3 -N32 open circuit

P1240

17648

Injector Cyl. 4 -N33 open circuit

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1250

17658

Fuel level too low 1)

- Fill fuel tank

- Check signal from fuel gauge sender:
=> Electrical system self diagnosis; Repair group 01

P1290

17698

Coolant temperature sender -radiator output -G83
signal too high

=> Repair group 19; Removing and installing parts of cooling system

P1291

17699

Coolant temperature sender -radiator output -G83
signal too low

P1292

17700

Thermostat for map-controlled engine cooling -F265
open circuit

P1293

17701

Thermostat for map-controlled engine cooling -F265
short to positive

P1294

17702

Thermostat for map-controlled engine cooling -F265
short to earth

1)     This fault code is only detected in conjunction with other fault codes. An empty fuel tank can be the cause of the other stored fault. Therefore erase fault memory after filling tank and carry out a test drive. Then interrogate the engine control unit fault memory again => Page 01-21 .

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1335

17743

Engine torque control 2, control limit surpassed1)

- Check throttle valve control part
=> Page 24-48

- Check intake air temperature sender => Page 24-43

- Check coolant temperature sender => Page 24-56

- Check intake system for leaks => Page 24-76

- Check pedal position sender:

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1336

17744

Engine torque control, control limit surpassed

- Check throttle valve control part
=> Page 24-48

- Check coolant temperature sender => Page 24-56

- Check intake system for leaks => Page 24-76

- Check pedal position sender:

P1338

17746

Bank 1, camshaft positioner sensor -G40
open circuit/short to positive

- Check Hall sender

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1356

17764

Ignition circuit cylinder 1, short to positive 1)

- Check ignition transformer => Page 28-12

P1357

17765

Ignition circuit cylinder 1, short to earth 1)

- Check misfire recognition
=> Page 28-23

P1359

17767

Ignition circuit cylinder 2, short to positive 2)

P1360

17768

Ignition circuit cylinder 2, short to earth 2)

P1386

17794

Control unit defective

- Replace engine control unit (J361) => Page 24-120

P1387

17795

Control unit defective

P1388

17796

Control unit defective

P1397

17805

Engine speed sender wheel adaption limit reached

- Check engine speed sender

- Remove engine speed sender and check sender wheel is not damaged and is seated securely.

1)     The ignition output 1 provides the high tension voltage for cylinders 1 and 4 because a double ignition coil is installed. Both cylinders are always ignited at the same time. One cylinder is just before TDC on the compression stroke and the other cylinder is on the exhaust stroke.

2)     The ignition output 2 provides the high tension voltage for cylinders 2 and 3 because a double ignition coil is installed. Both cylinders are always ignited at the same time. One cylinder is just before TDC on the compression stroke and the other cylinder is on the exhaust stroke.

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1401

17809

Exhaust gas recirculation valve -N18 short to earth

- Check exhaust gas recirculation valve , final control diagnosis

P1402

17810

Valve for exhaust gas recirculation -N18 short to positive

P1403

17811

Exhaust gas recirculation system control difference

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1410

17818

Tank breathing valve -N80 short to positive

- Check activated charcoal filter solenoid valve 1=> Page 01-61 , Final control diagnosis

P1421

17829

Secondary air inlet valve -N112 short to earth

- Check wiring for short circuit:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

P1422

17830

Secondary air inlet valve -N112 short to positive

P1423

17831

Bank 1, secondary air system, flow rate insufficient

- Check secondary air system:

P1424

17832

Bank 1, secondary air system, leak detected

- Check pipes and pipe connections to and between components:

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1425

17833

Tank venting valve -N80 short to earth

- Check activated charcoal filter solenoid valve 1=> Page 01-61 , Final control diagnosis

P1426

17834

Tank venting valve -N80, open circuit

P1432

17840

Secondary air inlet valve -N112, open circuit

- Check secondary air inlet valve , Final control diagnosis

P1434

17842

Secondary air pump relay -J299, short to positive

- Check secondary air pump relay => Page 01-61 , Final control diagnosis

P1435

17843

Secondary air pump relay -J299, short to earth

P1440

17848

Exhaust gas recirculation valve -N18 open circuit

- Check exhaust gas recirculation valve , Final control diagnosis

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1442

17850

Exhaust gas recirculation potentiometer -G212, signal too high

=> Repair group 26; Exhaust gas recirculation system

P1443

17851

Exhaust gas recirculation potentiometer -G212, signal too low

P1501

17909

Fuel pump relay -J17 short to earth

- Check fuel pump relay => Page 01-61 , Final control diagnosis

P1502

17910

Fuel pump relay -J17 short to positive

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1503

17911

Load signal from alternator terminal DF,
Implausible signal

- Check wiring to alternator:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

P1512

17920

Intake manifold changeover valve -N156
short to positive

- Check intake manifold changeover valve=> Page 01-61 , Final control diagnosis

P1515

17923

Intake manifold changeover valve -N156
short to earth

P1516

17924

Intake manifold changeover valve -N156
open circuit

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1523

17911

Crash signal from airbag control unit, implausible signal

- Interrogate and erase engine control unit fault memory => Page 01-21

- Check airbag system:
=> Body self-diagnosis; Repair group 01; Airbag system self-diagnosis

P1542

17950

Angle sender for throt.val.drive -G187, implausible signal

- Check throttle valve control part => Page 24-48

- Clean throttle valve control part

P1543

17951

Angle sender for throt.val.drive -G187, signal too small

P1544

17952

Angle sender for throt.val.drive -G187, signal too large

P1545

17953

Throttle valve control faulty

P1558

17966

Throttle valve drive -G186,
fault in electrical circuit

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1559

17967

Throttle valve control part -J338,
Fault in basic setting

- Adapt engine control unit to throttle valve control part => Page 24-128

- Clean throttle valve control part

P1564

17972

Throttle valve control part -J338,
Low voltage at basic setting

- Check battery, charge if necessary
Adapt engine control unit to throttle valve control part => Page 24-128

P1565

17973

Throttle valve control part -J338,
Lower limit not reached

- Check throttle valve control part=> Page 24-48

- Clean throttle valve control part

P1568

17976

Throttle valve control part -J338, mechanical fault

P1569

17977

CCS switch -E45 implausible signal

- Check cruise control system:

- Evaluate measured value block 66

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1570

17978

Engine control unit blocked

- Adapt engine control unit (J361) to electronic immobilizer:

=> Electrical system self-diagnosis; Repair group 01

P1579

17987

Throttle valve control part -J338
Adaption not started

- Adapt engine control unit to throttle valve control part => Page 24-128

- Check throttle valve control part => Page 24-48

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1589

17997

Temperature control knob potentiometer
short to earth 1)

- Check wiring for open circuit, short to earth and positive between engine control unit and potentiometer using current flow diagram.
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

- Check temperature control knob potentiometer:

P1590

17998

Temperature control knob potentiometer
open circuit 1)

1)     These faults only concern vehicles with a standard heating system or manual air conditioning. If the faults are displayed on vehicles with Climatronic, please check the coding of the engine control unit .

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1602

18010

Voltage supply terminal 30, Voltage supply too low

- Check voltage supply for control unit => Page 24-112

- Check alternator and battery voltage, charge battery:

P1603

18011

Control unit defective

- Renew engine control unit (J361) => Page 24-120

P1608

18016

Steering angle signal
fault message from steering angle sender 1)

- Check signal from power assisted steering pressure switch => Page 24-156

P1609

18017

Crash shut-off was triggered

- Interrogate and erase engine control unit fault memory
=> Page 01-21

- Check airbag system:
=> Body self-diagnosis; Repair group 01; Airbag system self-diagnosis

P1612

18020

Engine control unit incorrectly coded

- Code engine control unit
=> Page 24-123

1)     If the message: Fault in control unit software is encountered, it can be deemed to be referring to the power assisted steering pressure switch -F88

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1625

18033

Drive train data bus
Implausible message from gearbox CU

- Interrogate automatic gearbox fault memory:
=>Automatic gearbox 01M; Repair group 01; Performing self-diagnosis

- Check coding => Page 24-123

- Check data bus:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

P1626

18034

Drive train data bus
No message from gearbox CU

P1630

18038

Accelerator position sender -G79, signal too low

- Check accelerator pedal position sender:

=> Repair group 20; Electronic power control (EPC); Checking accelerator pedal position sender

P1631

18039

Accelerator position sender -G79, Signal too high

P1633

18041

Accelerator position sender 2 -G185, Signal too low

P1634

18042

Accelerator position sender 2 -G185, Signal too high

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1636

18044

Data bus drive
No message from airbag CU

- Interrogate airbag system fault memory:
=> Body self-diagnosis; Repair
=> group 01; Self-diagnosis for airbag systems

- Check coding => Page 24-123

- Check data bus:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1639

18047

Accelerator pedal position senders 1/2 -G79+ -G185, implausible signal

- Check accelerator pedal position sender:

P1640

18048

Control unit defective

- Replace engine control unit (J361) => Page 24-120

P1648

18056

Drive train data bus defective

- Automatic test sequence for interrogating all fault memories => Page 24-137
Check data bus:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1649

18057

Drive train data bus no messages from ABS control unit

- Interrogate ABS control unit fault memory:
=> Running gear self-diagnosis for ABS; Repair group 01; Performing self-diagnosis; Interrogating fault memory

- Check coding => Page 24-123

- Check data bus:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1650

18058

Drive train data bus
No messages from combi-instrument

- Interrogate combi-instrument fault memory
=> Electrical system self-diagnosis; Repair group 01; Self-diagnosis of dash panel insert

- Check data bus:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

P1657

18065

Air conditioner input/output
Short to positive

- Check signal to/from air conditioner => Page 24-143

Fault code

Fault text

Fault elimination

SAE

V.A.G

P1659

18067

Radiator fan activation stage 1
short to positive

=> Check wiring for short to positive and to earth using current flow diagram:
=> Current flow diagrams, Electrical fault finding and Fitting locations binder

P1660

18068

Radiator fan activation stage 1
short to earth

P1661

18069

Radiator fan activation stage 2
short to positive

P1662

18070

Radiator fan activation stage 2
short to earth

P1680

18088

Reset window, emergency run active

- Check throttle valve control part => Page 24-48

- Check accelerator pedal position sender:

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