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

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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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
  • 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

    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 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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