P0015 - Camshaft Position 'B' Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0015 Possible Causes

  • Dirty Oil
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) circuit is open or shorted
  • Oil Control Valve (OCV) circuit is open or shorted
  • Faulty variable valve timing (VVT)
  • Faulty oil control valve (OCV)
  • Damaged ECM

First diagnose P0015 code

    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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P0015 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0015 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.

P0015 Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0015 Description

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the Oil Control Valve (OCV) to regulate the intake camshaft angle. As a result of the angle change, the engine timing is advance or retard. Optimizing engine timing will help the engine improve torque and fuel economy, and the exhaust emissions decrease under overall driving conditions. The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system includes the Oil Control Valve (OCV) and VVT controller. The ECM detects the actual intake valve timing using signals from the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, and performs feedback control.
OBDII Code P0015 - Camshaft Position 'B' Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1 - AutoCodes.com

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P0015 Information for specific makes

  • P0015 AUDI 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 BMW 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 HYUNDAI 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 KIA 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 LEXUS Camshaft Position 'B' Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 MERCEDES-BENZ 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 MINI 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 SCION Camshaft Position 'B' Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 TOYOTA Camshaft Position 'B' Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 VOLKSWAGEN 'B' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1
  • P0015 VOLVO Variable Valve Timing Control Valve

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