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P0013 - OBD II Trouble Code

Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0013 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0013 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0013

    Fault Code Definition

    • "B" Camshaft Position - Actuator Circuit/Open

    What does this mean? Newer vehicles use a variable timing system to adjust the timing of the intake and exhaust valves in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and performance. The engine control module (PCM) uses a Camshaft Position Actuator to adjust the camshaft accordingly. If the Camshaft does not respond as the PCM requests, the PCM will set code P0013.

    Symptoms

    • Decreased engine performance
    • Increased fuel consumption

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0013 Code

    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Variable valve timing actuator failure
    • Wiring issue

    Common Repairs Needed for the P0013 Code

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