P0279 Engine Trouble Code
When you check engine light came on code P0279 the reason should be Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light). However your vehicle's manufacturer may have a different definition for the P0279 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.
P0279 code can be about replacing a broken oxygen sensor can eventually lead to a busted catalytic convertor which can cost upwards of $2,000. Taking your car into a shop will cost you around $200 depending on the car. However, an oxygen sensor is easy to replace on many cars and is usually detailed in the owner's manual. If you know where the sensor is, you only have to unclip the old sensor and replace it with a new one. Regardless of how you approach it, you should get this fixed right away.
P0279 Code Meaning :
|OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine||Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low||Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low||Injection lump Fuel Metering Control 'B' High (Cam/Rotor/Injector)||Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction|
Regarding the P0279 code, it would probably be worthwhile to carefully inspect the wire harness near the intake manifold bracket. This is done most easily from below the car in the area near the oil filter.
P0279 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code DescriptionP0279 OBD-II Trouble Code Code P0279 is triggered when the Engine Control Module ( P0279 code.
Reason For P0279 CodeThe reason of P0279 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.
P0279 DTCs may also be triggered by faults earlier down the line. For example, a dirty MAF sensor might be causing the car to overcompensate in its fuel-trim adjustments. As a result, oxygen sensors are likely to report fuel mixture problems.