P257E - Engine Hood Switch Circuit Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P257E Possible Causes

  • Faulty Engine Hood Switch
  • Engine Hood Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Hood Switch circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P257E?

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 P257E code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P257E 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

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

P257E Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Engine Hood Switch Circuit signal. The PCM sets the OBDII code when the Engine Hood Switch signal is out of factory specifications.
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