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P1285 Engine Trouble Code

P1285 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P1285 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 P1285 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

When your car's 'P1285 Check Engine' light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting the car dealer to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

P1285 Code Meaning :

P 1 2 8 5
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Fuel And Air Metering Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Low Shift/Timing Solenoid Malfunction/ 3-2 Shift Solenoid Circuit Electrical

The poor running symptoms are consistent with a MAP sensor malfunction. In addition, in some cases, a bad MAP sensor will not throw a code. Again, the ELD code likely represents a separate wiring issue.

P1285 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P1285 OBD-II Trouble Code Cylinder Head Over Temperature Sensed is one of the definitions for the P1285; however your vehicles manufacturer may have a different definition for the P1285 code. Please check below for your specif P1285 code.

Reason For P1285 Code

The reason of P1285 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.

P1285 DTC specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing. In this case, if the cam timing is over-retarded, the engine light will be illluminated and the code will be set.