AutoCodes - OBDII Code List - C0213 PONTIAC

C0213 PONTIAC - Lateral Accelerometer Signals

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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C0213 PONTIAC Possible Causes

  • Faulty Yaw Rate Sensor/Lateral Accelerometer
  • Yaw Rate Sensor/Lateral Accelerometer harness is open or shorted
  • Yaw Rate Sensor/Lateral Accelerometer circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code C0213 PONTIAC?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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Cost of diagnosing the C0213 PONTIAC code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the C0213 PONTIAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON
  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

C0213 PONTIAC Description

The Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (VSES) is activated when the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) determines that the desired yaw rate does not match the actual yaw rate. The desired yaw rate is calculated from the measured steering wheel position, vehicle speed, and lateral acceleration. With no sensor bias present, a volt signal from these sensors is interpreted by the EBCM respectively as follows:
- Zero yaw rate.
- Zero lateral acceleration.
- Zero longitudinal acceleration.
The sensor bias compensates, during VSES initialization, for sensor mounting alignment errors, electronic signal errors, temperature changes, and manufacturing differences.
OBDII Code C0213 Pontiac - Lateral Accelerometer Signals -

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